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Athens CowParade 2006 July 31, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Greece, Arts Exhibitions Greece.
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Art is about breaking down barriers. It gets people to feel, to think, to react. So when you come across life-sized cow sculptures that have been covered in mirrors or gumdrops, cows that have been painted with elaborate themes or transformed into something else entirely, you can’t help but stop and think about what it means. All your preconceived ideas go out the window. Suddenly people see that art can be fun and that art can be interesting to everyone, not just people who frequent museums. 

For Art, For Charity, For Fun
CowParade is the world’s largest public art event. From Chicago and New York in 1999 and 2000 to Kansas City and Houston in 2001 and London in 2002, CowParade continues to evolve, not just in size, but in creativity and quality of art. While the cow sculptures remain the same, each city’s artists are challenged by the art from past events, inspired by the cultural influences of their respective cities, and moved by their own interpretation of the cow as an art object.

CowParade is not meant to be high art, however. It is first and foremost a public art exhibit that is accessible to everyone.

Most important, CowParade ultimately benefits charity. At the conclusion of each event, the cows are herded up and many are auctioned, with a substantial portion of the proceeds benefiting charity.

http://www.cowparade.com/

For the current Greek web site (available only in Greek language) as well as a photo gallery use these links >

http://www.cowparade.gr/index.html

http://www.cowparade.gr/gallery.html

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