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International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 selected for exhibition

This post was originally posted on August 1st, 2016

Certificate and catalog of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

Certificate and catalog of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

Odys S. Stylianos' print Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 was selected for exhibition at the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

 The International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, has received 1240 print works from 80 different countries. 205 works have been selected through the preliminary selection, and entered the final selection.
 
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LIAO Shiou-Ping Chair of the International Final Jury

International Final Selection Comments from the Jury in the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC 

...the artists who got into further reviews are still mostly from Asia. Some are from South America, Poland, Turkey and Greece, ... We had to leave out some great works during the process, which is a pity, but again, all of the participating works are excellent.

Odys S. Stylianos was one of the finalists and one of three Greek artists represented at this juried exhibition. His print Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 was one of 205 works selected and exhibited from June until August 2016 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02, which is a digital print, was one of the few prints which were created with non traditional media.

 

Certificate of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Certificate of the International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC - Taiwan Museum of Fine Art presented to Stylianos for his work signed by Director of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Minister of culture CHENG Li-Chiun

HSIAO Tsung-Huang Director, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Director's Preface in the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

...This year's artists use many different printmaking techniques to show their countries' cultural features. While works that apply traditional techniques such as woodcut and relief print are still generally better received by the jury, digital prints which emerge with the trends of our times amaze the jury members with their adversity. ...

Invitation for International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Invitation for International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

 Kissing a jellyfish Vol. 02 is now part of the museum’s permanent print collection.

Image of page 78 of the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Image of page 78 of the catalog of International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC

Introduction of the Biennial (quotes from the museum's website)

Established in 1983, the International Biennial Print Exhibit ROC is one of the longest running international print exhibitions in the world today. The mission of the event is to promote international cultural exchange, and to strengthen the mutual understanding of artistic values between the East and the West. The exhibition also gathers up the crème de la crème of works created by printmakers from around the world, which in turn elevates the practices and standards of printmaking artistry in our own country. The cumulative effect of these decades of effort has garnered an enthusiastic response and support from international printmakers. The biennial event has not only contributed to Taiwanese printmaking creativity and practices, but has also attained a level of respect and affirmation as a main international event in printmaking art.

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Toys of Deculture: a few words about the title of the exhibition

Toys of Deculture: a few words about the title of the exhibition

a few words about the title of the exhibition

The word deculture is a neologism which due to the prefix seems to have a negative meaning.  It is a word appearing in the Japanese anime series Macross Frontier. In the Macross Universe deculture means forget your own culture and learn to accept people not for what culture they are from, but from the fact that you share your own culture that you build with another species. It is initially used in a negative sense and gradually in a positive sense as the series goes on. Deculture may express shock, disgust or even awe.

Using the word deculture, we had in mind the blending of all cultures into the creation of a global culture whose vehicles (people) are not defined by racial, ethnic, linguistic or geographical features but through contemporary means of communication such as the internet and the social networks. The production of objects has invaded everyday life reaching the limits of totalitarianism.

We presented our artworks as indicative toys - examples of deculture to raise consideration on today's interactive way of creating modern culture, the importance of visuality and the effects of a world-wide fabulous culture of commodity.

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100 posters for Crete

Last night, we attended a graphic design poster exhibition held in Chania. It is organized by Omen Art Shop Gallery, the Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, the Municipality of Chania and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania. The  exhibition showcases 100 posters made by 100 graphic designers who were invited to create a poster about Crete. Copies of these posters are available at a very low price and the money raised will support two organizations for children with disabilities.

The exhibition will be open until August 18th 2017 at Firkas fortress in the old harbor of Chania on Crete from 10 a.m to 5 p.m and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

We encourage people to visit Firkas and not miss this exhibition. We surely enjoyed the posters and their messages.

Best wishes for a successful exhibition!

 

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Toys of Deculture

Toys of Deculture

our first group exhibition as the Mighty Gorgonion

This summer, we presented our first group exhibition "TOYS OF DECULTURE" as the Mighty Gorgonion with the support of the "KAM" Centre of Mediterranean Architecture at Gate Sabbionara in Chania. The duration of the exhibition was seven days, from June 7th to June 13th 2017.

We presented two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks created over the last three years.

The theme of the artworks was the constant invasion of the production of objects in all spheres of everyday life that reaches the limits of totalitarianism. Objective of our exhibition was the reflection on today's interactive way of creating modern culture and the effects of a world-wide fabulous culture of commodity. At the same time, we attempted to raise the issue of the culture of vision and the importance of the visual in contemporary life.

The exhibition was a great success for the Mighty Gorgonion and we would like to thank the Centre of Mediterranean Architecture that gave us the opportunity to showcase some of our latest artworks. More than 400 people visited the exhibition and we are grateful and pleased that so many people were interested in our artwork. We would like to thank all the visitors and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and our hospitality. We enjoyed all the feedback. Thank you.

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