Time & Location
Mar 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – Mar 25, 2023, 4:00 PM
Macart Cultural Space, Lenorman 244, Athina 104 43, Greece
About the event
"The necessary thing is after all but this; solitude, great inner solitude."
Rainer Maria Rilke
In his iconic work "Letters to a Young Poet", the Austrian romantic poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, addresses an unknown young man who asks his opinion about the verses he is writes. In ten letters, Rilke, who does not accept the role of the critic, shares his Poetics with the young man. In several of his letters, Rilke exalts the role of Solitude, as a state that the creator should seek. The most difficult thing, but also the most fruitful, he considers to be the artist immersing himself in it and confronting his inner world, retrieving from the depths the material with which he creates his works.
The world today bears little resemblance to the one Rilke lived in a century ago. It was already difficult in the early 1900s for an artist, as a person who shares his life with other people, to convince himself to seek Solitude, so that within it he could be more creative. In today's time of constant hussle, the abundance of information, the bombardment of stimuli, the achievement of Solitude seems something unattainable. And yet, despite the difficulty for the artist to both pursue and maintain the condition that Rilke considers fundamental to the creative process, it seems that creators still produce their work in the same condition as in the early 20th century, or in times before then.
In the exhibition Creative Solitude, the Dogma Athens team attempts to illuminate this very interesting creative atavism, presenting works by thirteen contemporary and emerging Greek artists. The works, which are evidence of this immersion in the inner world of their creators, convey to the viewer something of this Solitude in which they were completed, while at the same time they discuss the creator's relationship with the outside world, in the light of this creative process.
The works will be featured from 11 to 25 March 2023 at Macart's Cultural Space, one of the largest and most distinguished graphic arts workshops in Greece, where every day, for over 30 years, works from the entire spectrum of the industry have been produced. The thirteen artists participate in the exhibition with works that have been created through printing techniques on different materials, such as paper, fabric, canvas and vinyl. Thus, the works of the exhibition are presented very close to the environment in which they were created, at the last stop of their journey from creative Solitude to the outside world.
the artists participating with prints: Alexandra Anagnostopoulou | Niki Gulema | Antonia Iroidou | Konstantinos Kotsis | George Lambropoulos | Ilektra Maipa | Thanos Makris | Dimosthenis Boyatzis | Isidora Papadouli | Christina Papaioannou | Yannis Rousakis | Konstantinos Tsitsigos | Chrysanthos Christodoulou
@Macart Cultural Space
11 - 25 March 2023
works by 13 artists
Macart Cultural Space
Lenorman 244, 104 43 Athens
Saturday 11 March 2023 | 12.00 - 20.00
Monday to Friday 09.00 - 18.00
Closed on Sundays
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