Taking part in this Young Artists’ workshop has been an extremely interesting and tempting experience for me so far.
First of all, the title of the workshop is “Romance” and our approach to the subject should have come from the book of Antonio Gramsci: “Prison Notebooks” (I am very happy that I found it and read it) written between 1929 and 1935, when Gramsi was imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime.
Then, the people who are taking part formed a nicely diverse, creative, dynamic and funny team. We ‘ve laughed alot, discussed with each other and interacted perfectly. Areti Leopolou, our curator has always been very helpful and sweet and Spyros Staveris, one of my favorite photographers, offered us generously his knowledge and experience as well as a very interesting masterclass.
Third, oh, well, the place:Yeni Djami (ex Archaeological Museum) is one of the most beautiful monuments in Thessaloniki. Constructed in 1902, it is a typical work of eclecticism, where renaissance and baroque lines prevail, but with obvious Byzantine, Islamic and neoclassical influences. It has a spiritual ambience which exudes poetry and mystique and as you can imagine, it has been so exciting to work there every day.
So, still going and preparing our work intensively under the instructions of Areti Leopoulou.
The opening is on Saturday 19th of September at 20:00.
See you there, romantic guys!