NEPO | WATER, a group exhibition of contemporary art and photography, will take place at the Old Primary School, Chora, Patmos, from 3-24 August 2014. The exhibition takes place under the aegis of the Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian of Patmos, and also of Mrs. Marilena Liakopoulou, legendary gallerist and resident of Patmos.
Some of the most distinguished Greek and Philhellene painters and photographers have come together on the island of Patmos to celebrate water in all its forms. This stunning exhibition of paintings and photographs is the result of solidarity between full time residents of Patmos, Greek and foreign summer residents, and friends of the island: more than 40 artists united for a common cause, water, which is important to everyone. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of the Aegean and of Patmos, but also draws attention to the fragility of the marine ecosystem, under threat from pollution and overfishing. It aims through art to create dialogue about fresh water sources and uses, and to raise awareness of water shortage and wastage during the driest period of the year on the island.
Participants include Randa Bishop, James Brown, Julia Condon, Calliope, Valentini Chaskou, Stefanos Daskalakis, Giorgos Derpapas, Michael Derpapas, Antonis Dimas, Lena Economidou, Maria Efstratiou, Alecos Fassianos, Maria Filopoulou, Zoe Gambieraki, Panormitis Gambierakis, Vanessa Geroulanou, Spyros Giamaios, Irini Iliopoulou, Marina Karella, Sister Kassiani of the Holy Monastery of Evangelismos, Giorgos Kavouras, Herbert List, Holly Lueders, Alexandros Malagaris, Costa Manos, Robert McCabe, Despina Melianou, Katerina Mourati, Christina Nakou, Theodosis Pappas, Jannis Paschalides, Manolis Pentes, Philippos Photiades, Konstantinos Stamboulis, John Stefanidis, Nikos Stefanou, Cyril Tricaud, Alexis Veroucas, Christos Vouyouklis, Sozos Vorgias, Petros Xynas, Venetia Sacret Young.