Islands Never Found
State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloníki, 06/28/2010 - 11/28/2010
The “islands” in question are those particular creative areas, unique and individual, within which all artists objectify and communicate their own unmistakable approach, their own language and system of symbols, and their own ideological, philosophical, aesthetic and historic vision of the world. The life and work of artists can also be understood through this metaphorical search for “their islands”, “their places”, and their own sphere of skills accompanied by a fitting technique.
The purpose of this exhibition is to set out and monitor the artist’s perennial migration in search of his "islands" and to reveal the emotional and dramatic aspects of limitless discoveries, anarchic freedom, and unconventional invention and at the same time inordinate dissatisfaction, self-destructive misery, appalling torment and unacceptable, grievous imperfection.
Curators of exhibition:
Lóránd Hegi, director of the Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole & Katerina Koskina, president of the Board of Trustees of SMCA.