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Dimitris Hantzopoulos exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

In the beautiful town of Rethymnon in Crete, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete hosts the painting exhibition Potatoes with oil on wood by Dimitris Hantzopoulos until July 30, 2013, in parallel with a presentation of selected caricatures about the crisis.

The exhibition, curated by Maria Marangou, is held as part of the Rethymnon Days Festival of the Old City and is organised jointly with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.

Over the past three years methodical preparations have been made for this exhibition which comprises small and large works of art, their dimensions being up to 1X1.70m. Potatoes are everywhere in these works, almost photo-realistic, occasionally oversized and looking like home-grown meteorites, presenting an interesting variety of forms on their skin.
You will see them as a man’s head, in a bath tub, attached to a lemon or alone and half-peeled. Although it all sounds like a recipe or a serving suggestion, this is in fact an unusual artistic subject crafted in a masterly way. Hantzopoulos’ potatoes uniquely reflect the two meanings of the word taste. Moreover, some of his works are strongly reminiscent of the forms of Henry Moore while others resemble the sculpture of Hans Arp.

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Dimitris Hantzopoulos exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

11/05/2013 - 30/07/2013

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Dates: 11/05/2013 – 30/07/2013 Place: Rethymnon – Crete. Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, 5, Cheimaras St, Rethymnon. Op. H.: Tuesday – Friday: 09:00 – 14:00 & 19:00 – 21:00 Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00

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