The exhibition, organized by the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Municipal Gallery, presents ninety-nine works by artists-members of the Association, for which the curator of the exhibition, museologist Evi-Maria Pitsiava, says:

“The artists were asked to draw inspiration for their works from the iconic Guernica painted by Pablo Picasso in 1937, after the bombing of the Spanish city of the same name by Nazi planes. The memory of the catastrophe becomes both a memory and an experience as violence, grief and fear permeate our modern world every day. For each artist, today’s Guernica carries a different meaning that may relate to the plethora of bad news in the media, the fear of a new pandemic, domestic violence, abandoned children in war zones. Nevertheless, there are also optimistic approaches, as some artists see signs of adaptability, collectivity or hope for a better tomorrow. The aim of the exhibition, with works of various techniques, such as painting, sculpture, engraving, ceramics, mosaic, photography, digital art and video art, is to move, reflect, provoke in the viewer an emotional connection with the works of art, a reflection on one’s own role in the world and raise awareness of important issues.”

Curator: Evi-Maria Pitsiava, Museum Specialist.

Duration:  27 June through 27 July 2024

Thessaloniki Municipal Art Gallery- CasaBianca

Vas. Olgas 182 and Th. Sofouli, 54646, Thessaloniki

Opening Times : Tuesday-Friday: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-16.00

Tel. 2313 318538, 2310 427555 | e-mail [email protected]

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