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Citronne Gallery to donate Mark Hadjipateras show proceeds September 2, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Exhibitions Greece.

The opening had been planned for August 25, but artist Mark Hadjipateras and Citronne Gallery Director Tatiana Spinari, the curator of the exhibition who is also a professor of art history, wondered whether to postpone the opening out of respect for the victims of the fire.

They decided to open the gallery, after all it was an art show, not a festival, but to turn over all proceeds to the fire victims and for reforestation. A large crowd gathered for the opening on the island of Poros, including art critics and artists. The exhibition, which is to run until September 23, is one in a series at the gallery that have included the artists Kokkinidis, Antonakos and Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki.

Over the past two years, Citronne has become the art center of the Saronic Islands. It provides quality exhibitions, contributes to decentralization and gives the residents of Poros and its visitors a chance to appreciate art outside the major urban centers. Hadjipateras, whose work lies between painting, photography and sculpture, lived and worked in New York from 1982 and 2002. He has created site-specific installations at galleries and public spaces and has presented his work in over 90 group exhibitions and 20 individual ones in Greece, Europe and the USA. In 2000, he was commissioned to design the mosaics at the 28th street station on the Broadway line in New York.

For further information about the exhibition, call 22980 22401 or e-mail info@citronne.com

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