2011, March 15 - June 30
12:00 - 21:00
Exhibition Hall
The exhibition features work by living artists of Greek descent who were born or live outside Greece, and aims to cover every means of visual expression. In <em>Polyglossia</em>, the visual arts recall the literary in a reference to the dual focus of the OCC.
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‘Polyglossia’ is a Greek word meaning both (1) the existence, use and knowledge of many languages, and (2) the expression of multiple views simultaneously or sequentially.
This is its dictionary definition. For their part, social linguists define polyglossia as a condition in which more than two codes are used for clearly distinct reasons, or in which a community uses more than two languages.

As the title of this exhibition, Polyglossia relates both to artists of Greek descent who were born or live and work outside Greece, in the US or Europe, and to a desire to cover every means of visual expression (painting, sculpture, installations, environments, videos, multimedia works, photography, drawings) employed by artists of different generations.

The title conveys the show’s style, both because the artists are from different countries and thus speak different languages and bring different cultural conditions, representations and experiences, to the table, and because they express themselves in different artistic idioms.

The challenge which the exhibition has undertaken is that of shedding light on the convergences and divergences (in, for instance, the media chosen or how it is used), both between artists of roughly the same generation in relation to their American or European norms, and between artists of different generations who employ the same means of expression.

In Polyglossia, the visual arts recall the literary in a reference to the dual focus of the Onassis Cultural Centre.

Note: Free admission for unemployement card holders, art school students, children 6-12 yrs, AICA, ICOM card holders, people with disabilities


The participating artists are:
Nassos Daphnis
John Christoforou 
Stephen Antonakos 
Constantin Xenakis
Cris Gianakos
Jannis Kounellis
Lucas Samaras 
Athena Tacha
Steve Gianakos 
Lynda Benglis 
Maria Klonaris / Katerina Thomadaki 
Kalliopi Lemos
Jenny Marketou
Zoe Keramea 
Maria Ikonomopoulou
Effie Paleologou
Evanthia Tsantila 
Miltos Manetas
Katerina Christidi 
Christina Dimitriadis 
Vassiliea Stylianidou 
Dimitris Tzamouranis 
George Drivas 
Maria Antelman 
Giorgos Gripeos
Maria Zervou

15 Nov 2010 - 6 Jan 2011



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