Opening of the new temporary exhibition of the Society of Cretan Historical Studies / Historical Museum of Crete SOTIRIS SOROGAS | To Time and to Silence, with works by the distinguished artist from the Zacharias G. Portalakis Modern Art Collection.
This is the fifth temporary exhibition co-organised by the SCHS and the collector, following Divinity, (Dis)continued (works by Parthenis, Tsarouchis, Stamos and Kapralos), Dialogue with the Invisible (works by Jannis Spyropoulos), Teratologies (works by Diamantis Diamantopoulos) and the exhibition On the Move, dedicated to Alexis Akrithakis on the occasion of 25 years since his death.
The exhibition SOTIRIS SOROGAS | To Time and to Silence presents 12 monumental works and seven silkscreens displayed in the first floor temporary exhibition room, next to the permanent exhibition of the Collection of Post-Byzantine Icons (15th - early 20th c.), donated by collector Zacharias Portalakis to the Historical Museum of Crete, and the Museum Amphitheatre. The 19 representative works by the artist cover an artistic career spanning five decades, from the beginning of his early artistic pursuits to his most recent creations.
Imposing works, of poetic expression and simple means, speak of the birth of matter and its existence. The inscription of Time on matter and the depiction of decay, the way in which the metaphysical element emerges from this magnification of the commonplace, the power of Silence and the close relationship of Sorogas’s art to poetry, the treatment of pure white light, the deliberate Doric simplicity of his expressive means, are some of the specific, finer issues arising from the artist’s painterly proposal and analysed in the exhibition catalogue: in texts by Mary Michailidou (Art Historian, Honorary Director General of the Ministry of Culture), Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan, (PhD, Art Historian & Art Critic, Officier des Arts et Lettres) and George-Byron Davos (PhD, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Language).
The exhibition presents 12 paintings of monumental dimensions and seven silkscreens developed in the hall on the first floor.
Reduced [Pupils and Students (with card), People over 65 years old]: 3€
Children up to 12 years old, unemployed (with card), students of the University of Crete, the Technical University of Crete and the Hellenic Mediterranean University (formerly T.E.I. of Crete): free entrance