Zivasart Gallery launches an exhibition of drawings and models by Manolis Korres titled The Cube of Naples and the Monolith of Kubrick. The exhibition presents an artistic and philosophical journey that begins from Egypt, reaches Naples and finally launches into Vast Space, exploring Order and Chaos, through the symbolism of the Simple Polyhedrons of the Monoliths (the Pyramid, the Cube and the Parallelepiped). Stanley Kubrick, along with the exceptional Drawings and Thoughts of Manolis Korres will guide us in this journey.
[…] One answer could be that the monolith was the equivalent of a visiting card from God, a way of actually emphasizing visually (with an actual stone) an otherwise invisible divine intervention. Another answer, without supposing the existence or action of a godly figure, could be that the monolith has no physical existence but is merely a visual expression of a mental image, symbolizing a leap in the evolutionary path of man. The latter case can be further divided: this picture was created in the imagination of the subjects of history – apes, an astronaut at the end of his life, or added by the director for the purpose of visualizing one of the de facto invisible mental stimuli of the subjects of history. But which one is true?
The catalogue of the exhibition includes 14 full-size drawings by Manolis Korres, photographs of the 3D models of the exhibition, introductory texts by Nikos Zivas and Dimitris Kalokyris, the text ‘in principio erat verbum’ (2019) by M. Korres, the short story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke translated in Greek by M. Korres, and additional comments on some of the drawings.
Exhibition duration: July 5 to August 29, 2021
Opening hours: daily 10:00 to 21:00