Garrick’s life has been dedicated to capturing Greece’s treasures through his skilled photography, with permissions from the Greek government for access to the country’s famed monuments and museums. His passion for Greece has resulted in a partnership with the National Archaeological Museum.
The title of the exhibition marks the artist’s desire to seek the core of classical beauty captured on ancient sculptures which he has been photographing for the last decades in Greek Museums.
In this exhibition, Garrick’s artistic output are black and white photographs printed on aluminum DiBond, which highlight often unseen details of illustrious Greek treasures including some of the most famous sculptures of history, exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum.
In his own words, “My love of all-things-Greek comes from the fact that what we most treasure in Western Civilization – our legacy of art, history, theatre, philosophy, and government – ALL comes from that singular place and time in history. Out of respect for those geniuses who lived in Athens 2,500 years ago, I feel a ‘religious responsibility’ when I photograph their ancient statues and monuments. At this moment in history, it is more important than ever for all of us to understand the real ‘wealth’ of Greece – the inestimable ‘wealth’ of Greece is located within the walls of the National Archaeological Museum, which celebrates that ancient genius.”
The exhibition is composed of four thematic units, placed in different areas of the Museum. The final result is a mental wandering, aiming to delight the visitor and to highlight the unseen sights in each sculpture. The inspired titles by the artist further emphasize this wandering, as they refer to life and death, youth and maturity, power and prudence, beauty and pain, joy and loss, victory and defeat, love and immortality.
The curator of the exhibition is the art historian Iris Kritikou and the designers are the artists Marios Voutsinas and Anastasia Dalma.
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|Dates: 13/09/2013 – 08/01/2014. Place: Athens. Venue: National Archaeological Museum, 44 Patision St. Op. Hours: Monday: 13:00 – 20:00 Tuesday – Sunday: 08:00 – 15:00|