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# Rest@rt contemporary art platform continues the actions in Santorini with the art group painting exhibition "THINK OF ME"

Rest@rt contemporary art platform continues the actions in Santorini with the art group painting exhibition "THINK OF ME"
The popular #Rest@rt Contemporary Art Platform continues its actions on the islands and presents the art group exhibition "THINK OF ME" on Saturday, 26th of August at the Aqua Gallery in Pyrgos, Santorini.
The concept and organization of the exhibition is undertaken by Dimitris Lazarou and the curator is the art historian mr. Constantine Vapheiades.  The exhibition will be presented in a 24-hour operation new art space created by Aqua Vista Hotels in the spacious lobby of Art Hotel in Pyrgos, Santorini ( www.aquavistahotels.com // www.hotelsantorini.com).
From Wednesday, August 24th till  Wednesday, October 4th, #Rest@rt presents paintings by 25 contemporary artists, most of them made specifically for this exhibition.
The art historian and painter mr. Constantine Vapheiades  notes:
“THINK OF ME implies a “Communion” indicating an equation with the dissimilarity of others. It means also the agony of thinking “as other person”, beyond the lame limits of subjectivity, as long as this fact guides us to a self-confinement of Ego. In Art, especially in painting, the way of thinking “as other person” or about other person presupposes the exceeding of Ego, the exceeding of a self-reference of Ego. On the other hand it is known that Art concerns the pursuit of the “dimensions” of our conscience and the stumping of the entities performed and established by our mental reality.
The works of art exhibited here testify in many ways the above mentioned dimension of thinking. Most of them perform obviously parts of our existence. Some of them indicate a kind of artistic “gesture” concerning the vanity of the Extroversion. But, it is true the works of art exhibited in this Gallery sound an “inexpressible scream” concerning a response in the universe of Silence.” 
Πάστρα Μαρία, Maria Pastra, Άνωση II, Levitation II,
The participating artists are:
Antzoulidis Antonis // Apostolou Magda // Bloukou Vassiliki // Bobori Angeliki // Boni Sofia // Chrysanthopoulos Aristidis // Dragatsi Loukia // Dragatsi Frini // Dritsas George // Fili Maria // Ginaki Anastasia // Kanellou Evita // Karalis Angela // Konstantinou Penny // Loukidi Christina // Manavi Peny // Othoneou Fotini // Papadopoulou Sofia // Pastra Maria // Petranaki Alexandra // Rapti Nadia // Stavrou Sofia // Sotirchos Stathis // Touliatou Kerassia // Vapheiades Constantine
Angeliki Bobori, Mermaid, 50x70cm, 
Opening: Saturday, August 26, at 21:00hrs
Curator: Constantine Vapheiades
Artistic Direction: Kelly Athanasiadou
Concept - Organization: Dimitris Lazarou
#Rest@rt Contemporary Art Platform, under the auspices of the Greek ministry of Tourism, marks the art developments of the summer season 2017. It is one of the most important actions that highlights the contemporary artistic potential of the country.
Renowned metal sculptor Kelly, Art Manager of “Aqua Vista Hotels” curates the platform, presenting an excellent organization at the base of an art dialogue among contemporary creators.
The international touristic audience will watch Greek Contemporary Art developments in their place of residence in art spaces like “Aqua Gallery” of “Art Hotel Santorini”- Aqua Vista Hotels, “North Luxury Villas” of “Voreina”, both in Pyrgos Santorini and "LINDOS BLU, Luxury Hotels & Suites" in Rhodes.
#Rest@rt creates and unifies cultural spaces in Athens and the islands, presenting contemporary group exhibitions of painting, sculpting, video art and installations. This year 80 contemporary creators participate in multiple group shows from April till October. The exhibitions are hosted in the specially designed art spaces of luxury hotels and villas where global- intellectual visitors will watch the Greek contemporary art developments in their place of residence.
Inquiries: Kelly Athanasiadou, info@kellyathanasiadou.gr
Communication Manager: Dimitris Lazarou, dimitriolazarou@gmail.com




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