"AIR, FIRE, WATER, EARTH"
2 - 22 February 2023
Natasa Govedarou, visual artist, curator and owner of Govedarou Art Gallery, organizes the group exhibition in the gallery space.The theme of this group exhibition is "Air, Fire, Water, Earth".The following text may facilitate the visual artist in the inspiration of the theme chosen for this exhibition.It is important to emphasize that this philosophy of the 4 elements of nature is found in all cultures deep in human history and is not limited only to the ancient Greeks.
The teaching and symbolism of the four elements is something that until recently caused laughter and ironic comments from researchers.Most people could not perceive the value of a symbology foreign to the logic of the 19th and 20th centuries, as rationalism had watered their minds.Allegories and symbolism for the 4 elements are found in numerous cultures throughout the earth.
According to the ontological theory of the four elements the whole world is fundamentally structured by four basic elements.From these, their interactions and mixtures are built all the material and immaterial, visible and invisible objects of the Universe.The four elements have the following names:
• the air
• the fire
• the water
• the earth
The terms refer to the corresponding physical concepts of fire, gases, water and earth, due to similar properties, but in reality these are supposed ontologically fundamental components of nature and not the familiar concepts of everyday life.
Govedarou Art Gallery in co-organization with the Friends of Astronomy Group (OFA) presents in its space at Georgiou Papandreou 5 (formerly Antheon), the group art exhibition entitled: "Man's Last Frontier The Breath of God...UNIVERSE", curated by artist and gallery owner Natasa Govedarou.The opening of the exhibition will take place on January 10, 2023.
Friends of Astronomy Group was founded in November 1997 with the aim of bringing together all those who look up admiring the greatness of the universe that surrounds us, to help spread the science of astronomy and space in our country.Ambition of O.F.A.is for everyone to expand their knowledge both generally and selectively in the areas that interest everyone.Today, 25 years after its establishment, it has 600 members.The Group includes people from all professions such as university professors, teachers, teachers, students, lawyers, bankers, workers, freelancers, while its members collaborate with NASA and ESA, and it has great distinctions in finding supernova stars, comets,study of solar eclipses, while astronomical photographs of its members have been awarded in the most important scientific journals internationally
Greeting speach from the President of the Friends of Astronomy Group (OFA), Mr. Theodore Mattas:
"The creation of an artistic work and science are phenomena of a long evolutionary process, which is directly linked to the biological, intellectual and social maturation of the human species.Science and the arts coexist and interact with each other, and are very often co-producers and co-formators of common creations!The Friends of Astronomy Group, an association founded 25 years ago with the aim of spreading the science of Astronomy is pleased to announce the co-organization together with the Govedarou ART Gallery of a group exhibition on the theme of the beauties of the Universe.We thank the curator of the exhibition Ms. Natasa Govedarou for the collaboration and we expect a result that will combine science and the arts in the most harmonious way.
Nana Winter-Georgiadou, Azaria Daisy, Androulaki Pelagia, Aspridis Markos, Vizovitou Sini, Geraki Victoria, Gerouki Zoi, Giarentzidis Vasilis, Govedarou Natasa, Dimoudi Magda, Zacharoudis Stelios, Ioannidis Kallias, Karteris Efthimis, Kokkinos George, Mavroleon-Polizoidis Katerina, Michailidou Nina, Beggli Eugenia, Padis Antonis, Papalexiou Maria, Peponidis Tasos, Sarisavva Katerina, Taxos Panagiotis, Trouli Georgia, Chalkia Maria, Chatzimanoli Vasiliki
Duration: 10 - 27 January 2023
Opening: Tuesday 10 January 2023, 18:00 – 21:00
At Govedarou Art Gallery G.Papandreou 5 (formerly Antheon), Georgiou bus stop
Curator of the exhibition: Natasa Govedarou
Co-organizer: Friends of Astronomy Group (OFA)www.ofa.gr