Κείμενο στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της σελίδας
Right To The Future
MISP - Museum of the 20th and 21st Century Art
The State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Greek Consulate of St. Petersburg are pleased to announce the official participation of ten Greek artists at the international group exhibition organized by the Museum of Art of the 20th and the 21st Centuries in St. Petersburg (Музей искусства Санкт-Петербурга XX-XXI веков), on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the October 1917 Revolution.
The exhibition, entitled Right to the Future, develops around the theme of "Revolution", not just the specific Russian revolution, but the concept of revolution in general, seen as a complex socio-cultural event, which is not limited to the revolt or the military conflict. Over 60 contemporary European artists, masters, famous names and emerging talents express their own views on the idea of revolution, the innovative processes, the world order of things, and prospects for the future.
The ideal of Revolution has always excited and inspired human creativity in all its expressions (music, dance, poetry, visual arts, etc.), since the cancellation of the established schemes opens, even as an illusion, new perspectives and free horizons. From the thrilling image of utopia to the harsh reality of destruction, there are many conceptual facets of the term. The idea of the mass revolt has always been linked to the dream of humanity for the reorganization of the world, for development and progress, for the improvement of the quality of life for all. But the revolutionary faith and the struggle for the ultimate triumph of freedom and justice often turn into catastrophes, wars, dramatic situations. From such a process, the artistic sensibility can draw optimism and hopeful messages for the future or, conversely, it may record the clash, the massacre, the tragedy. Each artist, therefore, through his personal point of view, his beliefs and experiences of life, using the means and the expressive languages that best represent him, gives us his own picture of the revolution, deepening the various aspects and unforeseen implications that may arise from this specific concept.
The Right to the Future project was born from an idea of MISP – Museum of the 20th and 21st Century Art in St. Petersburg and it has been implemented with the collaboration of: National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow), Garuzzo Institute for Visual Arts - IGAV (Italy), State Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki), New Museum of Aslan Chekhoev (St. Petersburg) and the Galleries Anna Nova ArtGallery, Marina Gisich (St. Petersburg) Pechersky Gallery Gallery (Moscow).
The exhibition opens on October 25th, 2017 (18am) in the newly renovated venues of the MISP Museum, on 103 Griboedova str. and is accompanied by a catalog of all the artists participating in the project.
The Greek/Cypriot artistic delegation has the institutional support of the SMCA – State Museum of Contemporary Art and is composed of 10 artists: Manolis Baboussis, Elli Chrisidou, Venia Dimitrakopoulou, Stelios Faitakis, Antigoni Kavvatha, Theodor Lalos, Alexander Alexandros Maganiotis, Dimitris Merantzas, Natassa Poulantza and Klitsa Antoniou (Cyprus).
Afrodite Oikonomidou and John Bolis have collaborated for the individuation of the artistic projects and have curated the participation in St. Peterburg’s exhibition.
Δικαίωμα στο Μέλλον.
Elli Chrysidou, 160 X 150, Acrylic on paper, 2017