Light of sacrifice, light of Resurrection, light of freedon, “Light that steps happily on Hades and Charon” as Dionysios Solomos writes in “The Free Besieged”. His masterpiece for the second siege of Missolonghi and the heroic fight of its inhabitants, as a final exodus on the eve of Palm Sunday of 1926. To this historic event, Christos Bokoros dedicated one of his artworks that are presented in the exhibition “Iroika Anastasima - Ressurection Heroics” at the Ellinogermaniki Agogi (German School of Athens).
The tetraptych feature on the Exodus of Misollonghi together with so many other artworks reminds us what does “Hero” mean “in an epoch that features comforted viewers” the artist mentions. He chose ‘to remember” the epoch “of oblivion”, giving his “artistic presence” on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1821 National Revolution, the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Lent, the Resurrection and the spring time we are traversing.
"A “blossomed” exhibition by Christos Bokoros on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1821 National Revolution, the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Lent, the Resurrection and the spring time we are traversing.
“Blossomed hive”, Christos Bokoros
A Greek world
The visitor of this exhibition will see the artists’ flags, painted on wood, sometimes filled with flames and some others with scattered, wild roses. Colorful wildflowers accompany his lit candles that ooze something of mystery, like many of Bokoros’ artworks. Painted also on old, useless pieces of wood that are resurrected into something new using the power of his art.
Indicative of Bokoros’ world, in which all is greek - the landscape, the history, the symbols of the greek nation (flag) and of the Orthodox Christian tradition (prosfora [bread offerings], oil candles etc.), is one more artwork. It is about the feature on Georgios Tertsetis, one of the judges in the trial of the fighters of the Greek Revolution in Nafplion, in 1834. Tertsetis and Anastasios Polyzoidis were the two judges that stood up, denying to sign the death conviction of Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrios Plapoutas.
Information: Exhibition “Iroika anastasima - Ressurection Heroics”, Elliniki Agogi, str Dimitriou Panagea, Pallini. Duration 20th - 30th of March, 2018
“Exodus I”, artwork by Christos Bokoros dedicated to the Exodus of Missolonghi
“Blossomed” exhibitionA painter with his own identifiable path and images that affect, Christos Bokoros chose to present at Ellinogermaniki Agogi 19 painted creations, oil on fabric and wood of various dimensions. Art critic and historian Athina Sxina will speak for the reasoning behind the artworks of this “blossomed” exhibition at its opening (March 20th 2018 at 20:00). This night will be musically fulfilled in the same spirit with the composer Nikos Xydakis performing on the piano passages from Dionysios Solomos. The exhibition will remain open for the public until March 30th, 2018.