Art without borders: Ukrainian Art project "RE: CREATION" in Thessaloniki.

Organized by the Culture Center ArtLine under the auspices of the Embassy of Ukraine in Greece and the Consulate of Ukraine to Thessaloniki

From May 17th till June 2nd  2021 the exhibition of the Ukrainian Art Project "RE: CREATION" will take place in the "Govedarou Art Gallery" in Thessaloniki.

In frames of the project, art-works of more than 15 distinguished Ukrainian artists will be presented to the Greek audience. The project was organized by the Culture Center “ArtLine” under the auspices of the Embassy of Ukraine in Greece and the Consulate of Ukraine in Thessaloniki.

The exhibition is designed to present to the Greek public a variety of techniques, styles and creative approaches of contemporary Ukrainian artists. The exhibition will feature both classical painting and unique original techniques of painting on glass and wood, sculpture, ceramics and exclusive jewelry from the famous Ukrainian brand "Fursa Fashion".

The curator of the project, renowned Ukrainian artist Marianna Abramova, set a goal to present the creative energy and potential of Ukrainian art, to reveal what inspires it and what becomes a creative impulse for the artist, to explore the interaction of different arts, and thus comprehend the dialogue in art and culture through the works of Ukrainian artists.

"This project, created in collaboration with Greek gallery owner and co-curator Natasa Govedarou, is another bright link in the chain of cultural ties and creative dialogue between the two countries. It aims to expand the field of intercultural dialogue and consolidate the successful steps already taken in the direction of our cooperation in the field of culture between Ukraine and Greece "- says Marianna Abramova

The project was conceived and was due to be presented to the Greek audience in May this year.

But the quarantine has happened that seemed to paralyze life both externally and internally. Each of us and the world as a whole had to comprehend himself in new realities. For some, this pause was a stimulus for a creative explosion, for some a moment of silenceand reflection. But one way or another, the project, designed to highlight the place of creative impulse, creative understanding of reality in the era of high technology and super speeds, during this time of "global pause" proved to be even more relevant.

The world lockdown in the limited space of apartments turned up to what we used to take for granted - namely to art. The quarantined man turned to the book, reviewed many of the Museum's exhibits online, watched cinema masterpieces and listened to the music of all times.

“RE: CREATION” project offers you the opportunity to look behind the scenes of the "creative laboratory" of contemporary Ukrainian artists, to analyze what becomes a nourishing resource that pushes to action , what types and works of world art are reflected in the paintings of contemporary Ukrainian artists.

Thus Marianna Abramova explores the theme of theater in our lives, where we are spectators and at the same time creators of the reality that is hidden behind the scenes and is about to open to our vision.

Irina Akimova is inspired by Shakespeare’s plays and interprets images of Romeo and Juliet’s eternal love, as well as the inevitable drama of the Montecchi and Capuletti conflict in an abstract way, capturing the casts of peak emotional states.

The energy and passion of Argentine tango is hidden in the contrasting, dynamic paintings of Inna Katyushchenko.

Nature becomes the starting point of creativity of a number of bright artists.

Katerina Pyatakova sees the beauty of nature as the main source of inspiration and recreates in her pastel works the living matter of the sea to a sense of presence.

Yaroslav Valiev gives nature and the element of water a symbolic meaning - in his paintings the mountains become a metaphor for the dialogue between the past and the future, and the sea - a stormy stream of consciousness.

Alina Khrapchynskaya studies the changing states of nature with the help of a bright fleshy color texture in paintings created in the open air in different parts of the world, including Greece.

Lilia Postil's landscapes are also a kaleidoscope of bright emotions and natural states.

And Olena Smal praises the Cosmos and cosmic energy as the organizing energy of life.

In the bright ceramic works of Mariia Litichevskaya - the beauty and unique expressiveness of natural springs: geysers and minerals.

The female image as the embodiment of natural harmony - in the elegant, laconic sculptural compositions of Nabil Wehbe (Ukraine - Lebanon).

The woman appears in a key way in the work of Tatiana Cherevan, who successfully combines in the presented works the study of women's psychology with the reproduction of exotic sensuality and the taste of journeys.

And on the black / white canvases of Aleksandra Musienko, woman is a symbol of beauty and an unsolved mystery.

Alexander Fandikov - a creator of legends and a connoisseur of mystical creatures - recreates the seasons with the help of forest minstrels, who sing the melody of autumn, and his magical character "Dream Guardian" protects home comfort at any time and under any circumstances.

The play of sun and light on unique glass paintings by Lilia Zadoyanchuk who co - authored the creative process and each time revealed the luxury of the recreated moment of life.

The impulse for the work of Paolo Vasilevich is philosophical reflections, embodied in the complex compositional and colorful mosaic of the work of "John".

Dmitriy Zazimko turns to the mystery of signs and symbols of ancient times, trying to reveal the meaning of today's events through the magic of the past.

The bright note of the project is the exclusive jewelry from the Ukrainian brand "Fursa Fashion", which skillfully combines ethnic Ukrainian motifs and modern design, and thus makes Ukrainian history a part of today’s life.

The world will probably never be the same. Certain things will change radically but what became obvious is that it is impossible without creative self-knowledge and art as one of the brightest links in this process. Art has always been and will be a window to the world - even through the closed borders.

The "RE: CREATION" project invites you to share that vital energy of inspiration that is fulfilled in unique pieces of painting, sculpture, ceramics and exclusive jewelry by famous Ukrainian brand “Fursa Fashion”.

Curator of the project:

Marianna Abramova – Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Member of the Visual Artists Association of Central Greece (VAACG), art- director of Culture center “ArtLine”

Co-curator: Natasa Govedarou (Govedarou Art Gallery director)


Marianna Abramova. Irina Akimova. Tatiana Cherevan. Alexandr Fandikov. Inna Katiyshchenko. Mariia Litichevskaya. Alexandra Musienko .Liliia Postil .Katerina Pyatakova. Elena Smal. Yaroslav Valiev. Paolo Vasilchenko. Nabil Wehbe. Alina Khrapchinskaya. Liliia Zadoyanchuk. Dmitriy Zazimko and exclusive Ukrainian jewelry brand “Fursa Fashion

Govedarou Art Gallery, G. Papandreou 5 (formerly Antheon, Georgiou stop) is organizing the solo photography exhibition of the German photographer Achim Dittrich entitled "A Glimpse of Nature: From Greenland to Greece". In this exhibition you can see magnificent landscapes taken in Greenland, Germany, Iceland and Greece, as well as photos taken with the macrophotography technique. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, February the 26th at 19.30 at the gallery and the duration will be until March the 14th 2020.

In the framework of this solo photography exhibition there will be a presentation on Thursday, March the 5th, at 19.00 by Achim Dittrich of the Macrophotography Techniques. The audience will have the opportunity to chat and exchange ideas with the photographer.

Opening: Wednesday, February the 26th at 19:30

Exhibition Duration: 26th of February – 14th of March 2020

Presentation of Macrophotography Techniques on Thursday, March the 5th at 19:00

Free admission to the public.

Communication Sponsor: Polis Magazino

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The Govedarou Art Gallery, G. Papandreou 5 (formerly Antheon, Georgiou stop) organizes the solo exhibition of the artist Nina Michailidou entitled "Memory". She is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts of the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences of the University of Ioannina, as well as an Interior Design program.

Her works are basically black and white, with particular attention to detail and geometry, influenced by the urban landscape of the cities, ports and anti-fire masks of World War I. Opening will be on Monday, February 3 at 19:30 will last until February 22.

Opening: Monday, February 3, 19:30

Duration of exhibition: 3 to 22 February 2020

Free admission to the public.

Communication Sponsor: Polis Magazino

Working hours:

Monday & Wednesday: 11am - 4pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 11.00 - 14.00 & 18.00 - 21.00

Saturday: 11am - 2pm

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Η Govedarou Art Gallery, Γ.Παπανδρέου 5(πρώην Ανθέων, στάση Γεωργίου) διοργανώνει στο χώρο της την αναδρομική έκθεση από το 2000 έως 2019 της εικαστικού Δήμητρας Κούλα. Είναι απόφοιτη της Ανώτατης Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών του ΑΠΘ και μέλος του Επιμελητήριου Εικαστικών Τεχνών από το 2000 με επιμορφώσεις και μεταπτυχιακό στην ειδική αγωγή και εκπαίδευση.

Τα έργα της είναι σημεία σύγκλισης ανάμεσα στο παραστατικό και το αφηρημένο ωστε να προκαλέσει τον θεατή να ερευνήσει το πεδίο του φαντασιακού. 

Εγκαίνια: Τετάρτη 15 Ιανουαρίου, ώρα 19:30

Διάρκεια έκθεσης: 15 έως 31 Ιανουαρίου 2020

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Χορηγός επικοινωνίας: PolisMagazino



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3rd ArtExpo:"Opportunity4all"
11th of December 2019 until 11th of January 2020
Govedarou Art Gallery in collaboration with the Organization «The Smile of the Child» organizes a group exhibition at the gallery giving the opportunity to new mainly artists to exhibit their work in the art world. A percentage of 20% from the sales of the artworks from 33 participating artists from 11/12/2019 to 11/01/2020 will be given for the benefit of the Organization.
Opening: Wednesday 11 of December 2019 at 19.30



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Govedarou Art Gallery

Address: 5, G. Papandreou

54645 Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: 0030 2314 015613


Open hours:

Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 11.00 - 14.00

Tuesday - Thursday: 11.00 - 14.00 & 18.00 - 20.00

Saturday and Sunday closed