Archaeological Museum of Poros
18020 Poros Island
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About the artist
About the exhibition
Alekos Kyrarinis describes the unbreakable continuity of time with fifteen works, which are to be exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Poros. He refers in a lyrical way to the relationship between the living and the dead, to the need for a vivid, eternal memory that keeps the deceased present.
This need has always existed from the furthest antiquity and is expressed through inscriptions, drawings, sculptures, memorials - all of which are defined as funerary. 'Epi Timvo*', to this day, are recalled 'men's honors', but also anonymous everyday figures, familiar and dear to some people.
Alekos Kyrarinis perceives the importance and the weight of the " museological " past which, however, he does not separate from the experienced present. The figures he draws work together with the representations of the vessels and the tombstones of the Museum; at the same time, however, they also refer to Christian religion and iconography. Guardian Angels protect and watch over as connectors to the beyond, to the unknown universe where the deceased reside.
The exhibitions at the Archaeological Museum of Poros present a dialogue between the past and the present, between the Museum's exhibits and the visual world of a contemporary artist. Alekos Kyrarinis intensifies this dialogue, extending it to the relationship between experience and memory.
Epi timvo = on the tomb