Greece in USA: A new culture platform for Greek and Cypriot artists in New York
A new cultural platform , called GREECE IN USA , is founded in New York by the Greek art and assistant professor at New York University CUNY Sozita Goudouna . The aim of this initiative is the presentation and promotion of Greek culture abroad and international cultural collaborations and exchanges of ideas with leading institutions and individuals who are actively associated with Greece.
The platform makes an impressive opening amid a pandemic, launching, with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture, the group exhibition “The Right to Silence?” / “The Right to Silence?” on the penitentiary system, prison and incarceration regimes and the reform of criminal justice, in different geographical and political contexts, focusing on Greece and Cyprus.
The first phase of the exhibition is currently presented at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, City University of New York with the participation of 43 Greek and Cypriot artists, while the second parallel action is expected in February at “Undercurrent”, one of the most influential exhibition Brooklyn-based locations worldwide.
Participating in John Jay are the artists Margarita Athanassiou, Maria Adelman, Steven Antonakos, Klitsa Antoniou, Kenji Aoki, Lydia Venieri, Vangelis Vlachos, Antonis Volanakis, Alexandros Georgiou, Eva Giannakougis, D Klioris Glioris, Klis , Peggy Kliafa, Panos Kokkinias, Georgia Kotretsos, Lappas Aristidis, Manolis Lemos-Daskalakis, Irini Linardaki, Aristidis Logothetis, Marion Iglesi, Olga Miliaresi-Fokas & Despina Mpapas Bapas Mapas Salpistis, Panos Sklavenitis, Efi Spyrou, Marilia Stagouraki, George Stamatakis, Chrysan Stathakos, Panos Tsagaris, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Nagia Frangouli, Nikos Charalambidis, Gioula Chatzigeorgiou, Despilou KyprouVeronique Bourgoin, Tim D’Agostino, Karen Finley, Geyer Andrea & Sharon Hayes, Steve C Harvey, Ashley Hunt, Richard Kamler, Renee Magnati, Ilan Manouach, Daina Mattis, Juli Susin, Mischa Twitchin, while the Undercurrent features artists Chloe Akrithaki , Alexis Vasilikos, Eugenia Vereli, Maria Georgoula, Eleni Glinou, Lydia Dambasina, Martha Dimitropoulou, Irini Karagiannopoulou, Ismini Karyotaki, Elias Cohen, Anna Laskari, Jenny Marketou, Marki Michanakou, Maro Michanilakis Bozou, Margarita Myrogianni, Maria Papadimitriou, Evripidis Papadopetrakis, Natassa Papadopoulou, Elias Papailiakis, Teresa Papamichali, Emilia Papafilippou, Georgia Sagri, Katerina Sarra, Christina Sgouvouriou, Christina Sgourovouli Thalia Chioti, Zoi Chounta, Dionysis Christofilogiannakis, Elaine Angelopoulos, Blind Spot, Rafika Chawishe, Mat Chivers, Delia Gonzalez, Ashley Hunt, James Lane, John Newsom, OCD Ensemble, Anastasia Pelias, Irene Ragusini, Duke Riley, Martin Sexton.
GREECE IN USA also invited Professor and Curator Thalia Vrachopoulos to address the issue by inviting artists from Asia, and Curator Tressa Berman with a historic American artist. The ‘Greece in USA’ platform invites artists, curators and academics to respond to “The Right to Silence?”