“Janus also represents the fragility of man. These two enigmatic faces represent two personalities. I think we all have two faces: a public face and a more private one”.
The VALMONT Foundation (Fondation VALMONT) presents the contemporary art exhibition JANUS by Didier Guillon, at the Historical Archives Museum of Hydra. Artist Didier Guillon’s exhibition focuses on a series of white masks, through which he explores the concepts of new beginnings and endings, choices and passages.
Janus Bifronsis is one of the first deities of the ancient Latins and Romans. He is depicted with two faces, and is the god of beginnings, doors and passages. Didier Guillon explains: “Janus also represents the fragility of man. These two enigmatic faces represent two personalities. I think we all have two faces: a public face and a more private one. This duality radiates through my masks, which are not perfect, but distorted, as if human weaknesses are reflected in their expressions”.
This summer, Didier Guillon is the artist who was invited to present his work at the Museum, which hosts exhibitions about the history of Hydra and the role that the island played in the Greek Revolution.
Exhibition duration: July 2 – August 31, 2021
Opening hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
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