Govedarou Art Gallery, in co-organization with the Mariopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, presents in its space the group art exhibition entitled: "Climate Change: Man and Natural Disasters", curated by the artist and owner of the gallery Natasa Govedarou. The opening of the exhibition will take place on October 13, 2022, which is also the International Day for the Reduction of Natural Disasters, and its importance is very timely, not only because of the environmental phenomena we experience every day, but also because of the COP 27 conference on climate change. 15 visual artists are participating.
The International Day for the Reduction of Natural Disasters was established by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and is celebrated every year on October 13, with the rationale that it is impossible for man to dominate the forces of nature, but it is possible to reduce their destructive consequences. Poor and developing countries suffer the greatest losses in human resources, as well as unsustainable damages, due to the lack of infrastructure, as well as know-how to deal with natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, landslides and drought).
Greeting speech from the President of Mariopoulios-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and Secretary General of the Academy of Athens professor Christos Zerefos:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome Govedarou Art Gallery's group exhibition on a subject that is so topical that it is projected as much as a war. The war that humanity is waging to stabilize the climate and be able to heal in the long term the wounds that have been opened in our environment by the reckless use of fossil fuels and not only has great costs. This exhibition comes to embrace Art with Science in such a topical and serious issue. It would be fortunate to see many similar initiatives so that society can be made aware through Art. Mrs. Govedarou and her colleagues deserve warm congratulations with the wish that she will continue and increase her contribution to society and the environment in general.
Nana Winter-Georgiadou, Atsalis Kostis, Gerouki Zoi, Giarentzidis Vasileios, Govedarou Natasa, Efimidis Kostas, Zacharoudis Stelios, Kontoe Marianna, Michailidou Nina, Michalopoulou Christina, Monommatou Eirini, Sarissava Katerina, Taxos Panagiotis, Tsantilas Christos, Chalkia Maria
Duration of Exhibition: 13-27 October 2022
Opening: 13 October 2022, 18.30-21.30
Curator: Natasa Govedarou