NEW ERA EAUDESEA, Art Exhibition Dedicated to the Refugee – Athens

The collective art exhibition NEW ERA EAUDESEA, dedicated to the refugee, opens on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 20:00 at House of Cyprus and runs till March 24.

In conjunction with the opening, there will be a panel discussion on “The Refugee Crisis and the Future of Europe” at House of Cyprus, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 18:00.

The Hellenic Foundation for Culture presents, as part of its series of events dedicated to the Refugee, in collaboration with the House of Cyprus:

The collective art exhibition entitled NEW ERA EAUDESEA with the participation of 16 Greek artists (Nicos Charalambidis, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Erato Hadjisavva, Irini Bazara, Christos Michaelides, Marina Provatidou, Hara Piperidou, Theo Laios, Vivi Panagiotou, Αrtemis Alcalay, Eleanna Martinou, Ioanna Kafida, Konstantinos Patsios, Ioannis Malegiannakis, Altin Patselis, Dionisis Christofilogiannis) will run from 10 to 24 March, 2016 in the exhibition hall of House of Cyprus.

Painters, artists, and sculptors undertake to approach and comment on, through the language and different forms of art, the phenomenon of refugees, the harsh sociopolitical reality of modern states, forced displacement of populations, the uprooting of people from their homes and the search for a new, safer, and peaceful space/place.

The artist Irini Bazara, who undertook the curation of the show, writes in her foreword “… This trip of the refugees is through the fluid passage of the sea. The liquid element is directly related to human life and birth, since life itself begins its journey through the liquid element of water.”

A panel discussion on “The Refugee Crisis and the Future of Europe” on Thursday, March 10, 18:00 at House of Cyprus. The discussion will examine the causes and consequences of the global drama, manifesting itself as as a side effect of the violent conflict that has escalated dangerously in the Middle East.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Greece, Kyriakos Kenevezos, will deliver the opening remarks.

The panelists are:
Ioannis Mouzalas, Deputy Minister of Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior.
Christodoulos Yiallourides, Professor of International Affairs, Dean of School of International Studies, Communication and Culture, Panteion University and President of Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
Stelios Perrakis, Ambassador, Professor of International and European Institutions, Panteion University, Permanent Representative of Greece to the Council of Europe.
Theophilos Rosenberg, Professor of Medicine, University of Athens, President of Doctors Without Borders.
Heracles Moskof, National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Vasilis Karapostolou, Professor of Culture and Communication at the Department of Communication and Media of the University of Athens.
George Votsis, journalist, as moderator.

The events will be opened by the Minister of Interior, Panagiotis Kouroumblis.

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