REFLECTIONS ON ART AND LITERATURE
February 22 – March 22 2014
Rebecca Agnes, Giorgos Papadatos, Isabel Baraona, Christina Mitrentse, Artemis Potamianou, Richard Humann, Nikos Papadimitriou, Meg Hitchcock, Kostas Bassanos, Renee Magnanti, Maria Ikonomopoulou, Tiny Domingos, Barbara Knight, Cris Giannakos, Imni Lee, Robert C. Morgan
Curated by Artemis Potamianou, Thalia Vrachopoulos
The relationship between visual art and literature — close, reciprocal and multifaceted in terms of aims and objectives — is characterised by a dynamic interaction which had been going on for centuries and constitutes a popular area of art history, with different approaches depending on the researcher’s starting point.
Yet even without aspiring to follow such an approach, one can hardly fail to observe the common path, the parallel interpretation of historical reality and the interaction among so different fields of artistic creation, to the point where they go beyond being mere stimuli and sources of inspiration for each other as their boundaries are abolished in the oeuvre of certain artists.
The different roles but also the influences exchanged between literature and visual art make this a typical example of the evolution of a productive symbiotic relation. Although varying in their nature and expressive media, their creative process heeds comparable principles and fulfils similar needs, providing new paths and opportunities for discourse over and beyond the individual traits of images and language. (text: press release)
An exhibition organised by
Lo and Behold, Athens