Sunday, 25 November 2012

Greek monsters

The title in today's post is ambiguous and has a double meaning.
Yesterday morning(Saturday) we went to the city centre on foot as usual. We love walking in the city.
Our destination was the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art bazaar.
On the way we met with a demonstration and for a while changed our route and followed the demonstrators to learn some details why they were in the streets.
They were citizens of Chalkidiki peninsual (where my summer house is) who were fighting against the gold mines that are going to be built in the area destroying century old forests.
The destruction of the environment on the one hand, the development on the other.
In a country where nothing is produced any more the gold in its soil has become casus belli!
Should we allow such a big development take place and destroy the environment where we live and which won't be sustained for our descendants?Or should we stop it and leave poor people without jobs? Of course no one but the rich will get richer through this development.
You can read more about this here and  here and here.

 After the demonstration we went to the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art bazaar.
I didn't buy anything although, because the prices were much higher to what I wanted to spend.
So instead we took advantage of the museum's free entrance day and looked around.
There were many different exhibitions but the one we loved most was the Greek Monsters by Beetroot.
It shows a new perspective of Ancient Greek Mythology monsters.
The poster of the exhibition....

The Cyclops...

 Cerberus...

 The Medusa...
 Thessaloniki....
The Minotaur




After this very interesting exhibition we saw some more things in other galleries of the museum which will be posted on the next blog post.

5 comments:

bhermitte said...

Love your monsters!

beachcomber said...

it looks like a fun exhibition!
x

cathystitcher said...

I love these monsters! The designs are so cerebral (!?) I like art that shows a thought process, annd at the same time is fun to look at. Thanks for posting these pictures.

cathystitcher said...

I love these monsters. I enjoy art that shows a thought process and at the same time is fun or good to look at. Thanks for posting these pictures.

cathystitcher said...

I love these monsters. I enjoy art that shows a thought process and at the same time is fun or good to look at. Thanks for posting these pictures.