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Landscapes of Modernization. Greek Architecture, '60s and '90s
21 November 2002
Since last year, after the presentation of the exhibition 20th century Architecture in Greece, the Center of Mediterranean Architecture had taken the initiative to present in Chania the exhibition Landscapes of Modernization. Greek Architecture, 60s & 90s that had been touring abroad. Now the time has come and starting from November 8 the exhibition is open to the Cretan public in the exhibition hall of Megalo Arsenali.
Focused on the exhibition Landscapes of Modernization. Greek Architecture, 60s & 90s, that opens in Friday, November 8 in Megalo Arsenali and lasts up to Wednesday, December 11, CMA tries explore the Greek architectural reality of our time.
The exhibition had been organized in common by architects Yiannis Aesopos and Yorgos Simeoforidis, who left us so suddenly this year, and now it is taking place as an act of respect for his work and memory. Curator of the exhibition is architect Yannis Aesopos, who had worked close with Simeoforidis for its presentation.
The exhibition consists of a rich photographic material, a lot of models and designs, as well as a collection of videos and films from the 60s and the 90s, in which important public and private buildings in Greece are shown.
The exhibition had been presented for the first time in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in February 1999 and it later traveled to many European cities (Barcelona, Helsinki, Thessaloniki, Belgrade, Pescara), before arriving to Chania, Crete.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the Greek translation of the Rotterdam catalogue (144 pages) is being published, together with a smaller catalogue (130 pages) with title Landscapes of Modernization: Estimations, where architects exhibiting their works comment on the Greek architectural realities.
Together with the exhibition and throughout its presentation, CMA organizes three interesting side events in Chania's Megalo Arsenali. These are the following:
Two-day Symposium entitled Greek Architectural Reality in the 60s through the work of important Architects (November 9-10)
Theatre monologue entitled Do you love Brahms? (November 11)
Music performance entitled License to ride a bicycle (December 2-3).
The Center of Mediterranean Architecture is the Municipal Cultural institution of the city of Chania, chich was founded in order to bring about several activities that would trigger the interest of the people of Chania, Crete, Greece and the Mediterranean basin in architecture. It also aims to highlight all these architectural characteristics that represent what we call today Mediterranean identity. These are the elements that come up from the way we create as caretakers of space in the Mediterranean countries.
CMA aims also to try to give back to the built environment its value as a work of art and culture. In what concerns architects themselves, CMA aims to encourage research, give further support to the development of architecture and its cultural character.
Greek Ministry of Culture
License to ride a bicycle
02/12/2002 - 03/12/2002
As part of the side events that are presented on the occasion of the exhibition "Landscapes of Modernization. Greek Architecture, '60s & '90s," organized by the Center of Mediterranean Architecture in Chania, Crete, the Megalo Arsenali venue also hosts a music performance entitled "License to ride a bicycle."
"License to ride a bicycle" is a quality show, based on texts and real life letters collected by Kerassia Samara, who wanted to present moments from Greece's contemporary history (1947-1967).
The play is directed by Vassilis Nikolaidis, who has also selected the songs. Lightings by Dimos Abdeliodis and choreography by Eleni Yerodimou. Yorgos Komboyannis plays the piano.
Side events in Chania are also the following:
- Two-day Symposium entitled "Greek Architectural Reality in the '60s through the work of important Architects" (November 9-10)
- Theatre monologue entitled "Do you love Brahms?" (November 11).
The Center of Mediterranean Architecture is the Municipal Cultural institution of the city of Chania, chich was founded in order to bring about several activities that would trigger the interest of the people of Chania, Crete, Greece and the Mediterranean basin in architecture. It also aims to highlight all these architectural characteristics that represent what we call today "Mediterranean identity." These are the elements that come up from the way we create as caretakers of space in the Mediterranean countries.
CMA's aim is also to try to give back to the built environment its value as a work of art and culture. In what concerns architects themselves, CMA aims to encourage research, give further support to the development of architecture and its cultural character.
Greek Ministry of Culture
Omma Gallery- Chania - Crete
18 - 21 May 2003
You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition of works created during the second International Artists' Workshop, at:
Omma Center of Contemporary Art,
43 E. Venizelou, Chania, Crete, Greece
Tel. 28210 42100
Cell phone 6944 294330
Paola Direnzo (Italy)
Jane Alcorn (USA)
Carol Hicks (USA)
Ronaldo Encarnacion (Cuba)
Despina Tunberg (Greece)
Eun-kyung Choi (Korea)
Moon-young Lee (Korea)
In-hoo Yoo (Korea)
Jung-joo Lee (Korea)
Jung-eun Kim (Korea)
Kyung-a Han (Korea)
On the opening night the guests will sit on the floor (barefoot!) together with the artists and they will take part in a conversation. If you are somewhere close to Chania, don't miss this very interesting event! It will be unforgetable!
The exhibition will last until Wednesday 21 May.
Opening Hours: Daily 10-2 Morning 7-10 Evening
Despina & Thomas Tunberg
Despina & Thomas Tunberg
Cinema posters exhibition in Chania, Crete
29/05 - 07/06/2004
Material from the rich collection of poet Leonidas Kakaroglou makes up the exhibition of cinema posters that is presented for ten days at the Great Arsenali venue of the city of Chania in Crete (May 29 to June 7, 2004), The exhibition is organized by the Municipality of Chania, the City's Cultural Enterprise and the Center of Mediterranean Architecture. To celebrate its opening, a round table entitled Cinema Posters: Aesthetics, memories, cinephiles and advertisement takes place at Arsenali.
The round table that opens on the evening of Saturday, May 29, at 9pm, is seated by speakers Dimitris Arvanitis, graphic designer, Elias Kanellis, journalist-cinema critic, Antonis Kioukas, deputy director of Thessaloniki's Film Festival, and Konstantinos Proimos, lecturer in the Univeristy of Crete.
The exhibition takes place as part of the celebrations for the inauguration of the new Municipal Cinema Hall "Kipos" (Garden).