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The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn

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The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn

ACG ART GALLERY, ATHENS, GREECE 13/10/2009-30/06/2010 [ASPECTS]
ART GALLERY, CULTURAL CENTER OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF LEFKADA, GREECE 15/07/2010-05/08/2010 [ASPECTS]
MATSUE CASTLE & KOIZUMI YAKUMO MEMORIAL MUSEUM, JAPAN 10/10/2010-03/11/2010

The American College of Greece - ACG Art presents "The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn" exhibition, curated by Megakles Rogakos. The exhibition features artworks from 46 artists, inspired by Lafcadio Hearn's life and work, from the ACG Art collection that cover all art forms (painting, photography, sculpture etc.) and types (from naturalism to conceptual art). The participating international artists are the following: Demosthenes Agrafiotis (Greece); Christos Antonaropoulos (Greece); Murshida Arzu Alpana (Bangladesh); Zacharias Arvanitis (Greece); Konstantinos Bobos (Greece); Ismini Bonatsou (Greece); Eileen Botsford (Greece); Giannis Diamandis (Northern Epirus); Lena Dimova (Russia); Costas Evangelatos (Greece); Sophia Fotiadou (Greece); Christos Garoufalis (Greece); Tina Kambani (Greece); Nicole Kapari (Germany); Koshin Kawatsou (Japan); Harris Kondosphyris (Greece); Vassiliki Koskiniotou (Greece); Nikos Kryonidis (Greece); Panayiotis Lambrinidis (Greece); Vassilis Liaouris (Greece); Panagiotis Linardakis (Greece); Alexandros Maganiotis (Greece); Megakles (England); Yiannis Melanitis (Greece); Alkistis Michaelidou (Greece); Eva Mitala (Greece); Nicholas Moore (England); Spyros Moschoutis (Greece); Evangelos Moustakas (Greece); Jan Mulder (The Netherlands); Barbara Nahmad (Italy); Masaaki Noda (Japan); Kostas Paniaras (Greece); Lea Roussopoulou (Greece); Seiho (Japan); Dimitris Sevastakis (Greece); Vassilis Solidakis (Greece); Magda Tammam (Germany); Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos (Greece); Christos Theofilis (Greece); Sotiris Therianos (Greece); Sofia Touboura (Greece); Nikos Tsarouhas (Greece); Filippos Tsitsopoulos (Greece); Praxitelis Tzanoulinos (Greece); Yumiko Yoneda (Japan); Apostolis Zolotakis (Greece).

The exhibition is enriched with contemporary music composed especially for the occasion by the noted composer Frans-Jan Wind (The Netherlands).

The exhibition runs Monday through Friday 09:00 - 21:00 until 28 May 2010.

A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanies the exhibition gratis.

Reference Visuals courtesy of the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Matsue
Lafcadio Hearn #1 1. Lafcadio Hearn #2 2. Lafcadio Hearn #3 3. Lafcadio Hearn #4 4. Lafcadio Hearn #5 5. Lafcadio Hearn #6 6. Lafcadio Hearn #6 7. Lafcadio Hearn #6 8.

1. 1858 Lafcadio Hearn at about the age of 8 with his great aunt, Sarah Holmes Brenane (1793-1871) in Dublin
2. 1870 Lafcadio Hearn as reporter for the Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
3. 1889 Lafcadio Hearn at the age of 39, photographed by Frederick F. Gutekunst Jr. (1831-1917) in Philadelphia
4. 1891 Lafcadio Hearn at the age of 40 in Matsue on the occasion of his first 'Shogatsu', the new year in Japan
5. 1892 Portrait of Lafcadio Hearn and Setsu Koizumi in Kumamoto, photographed on 24 May 1892 by Rihei Tomishige (1837-1922)
6. 1896 Lafcadio Hearn with wife Setsu and first son Kazuo in Kobe, photographed by Sōta Ichida (1843-1896) on the occasion of 'Shichi-go-san'
7. 1900 Lafcadio Hearn as teacher of English Literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo
8. 1890 "Lafcadio Hearn leaving New York for Japan" drawn from memory by Charles Dater Weldon (1844-1935)

SPONSORS: Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum | The Hearn Society | Nakamura Chaho | MC International, Inc. | Noda Metal Working Industry Co. | PTE Fine Arts | Omion | Kathimerini | Athens Plus | International Herald Tribune | ElCulture.gr | Photolab | Petros Vergos Auctions | Move Art S.A. | Cellier

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INFORMATION: Megakles Rogakos, The American College of Greece - ACG Art
6 Gravias Street, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, GR 15342, Greece, T: +30-210-6009800/1456, E: info@ACGart.gr

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