Within the framework of the International Day of Museums for 2017 and under the general title “Museums and Ambiguous Stories. The Museums Speak Out For What Cannot Be Spoken”, the collective painting exhibition “All About Health” is organized in the diachronic Museum of Larissa in May.
More than thirty participating artists have created works of art about the human body, health and cure, presenting them for the first time in September 2016 in the archaeological site of the Asclepieio in Epidavros and at the historical Xenia hotel, an initiative of the Union DIAZOMA and under the due care of Iris Kritikou.
The participating artists imprint, each one through their personal view, the journey of the human body from health to disease and from disease to the hope for cure. Also, through their work they state the concepts of the bodily and spiritual health as these are being shaped historically and socially through the centuries, summarizing the incessant struggle of man against mortality and nonexistence.
As the above works of art were exhibited in the areas of the Diachronic Museum in close contact with the School of Medicine, immediate associations are made with the worship of Asclepius and the work of Hippocrates which were widely spread in Thessaly.
The organizing agents are the Ephorate of Antiquities of Larissa, the Clinic of Pulmonology of the University of Thessaly, the company of Respiratory Disorders and Severe Disease, the Union “DIAZOMA” and the Municipality of Larissa.
The following artists participate in the exhibition:
Kostas Ananithas, Aggelos Antonopoulos, Alexis Veroukas, Marios Voutsinas, Gavreel Paraskevi, Gonou Eirini, Grigoriou Maria, Georgia Damoploulou, Dikaia Despotaki, Giorgos Zoggopoulos, Stavroula Kaziale, Tina Karageorgi, Voula Karabatzaki, Kyriaki Kouniari, Elena Kyrkili, Maria Kotsiou, Aphrodite Liti, Panagiotis Marinis, Varvara Mavraki, Kyriaki Mavrogeorgi, Chariton Mpekiaris, Panagiotis Mprendas, Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, Vana Xenou, Christina Papageorgiou, Pasandas Panagiotis, Demetra Siliali, Eleni Soumi, Christos Stergiopoulos, Praxitelis Tzanoulinos, Giorgos Chouliaras.
There was a group participation of students from the Higher School Of Fine Arts - workshop of plaster sculpturing & copper melting of Marcos Georgilakis, namely: Olga Valassi, Penelope Mercouri, Andrea Tsourovitch, Anna Tzortzi, Athanasia Tsatsou, Daphne Fikiori.
The exhibition was inaugurated on Saturday 13 of May, at 7:30a.m.
Exhibition Supervisor: Iris Kritikou
Exhibition Duration:13 May- 30 June 2017