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Professor Karametou from Greece to Connecticut

The latest exhibitions from Professor Karametou. 

“The Right to Be Human” Exhibition,

National Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

January 18 – February 28, 2017 // Opening: January 19

Curators: H. Savopoulos and T. Vrachopoulos

The museum will add Professor Karametou’s work to its permanent collection after this exhibition closes.

Artist Statement: “I did an experiment. For fifty-five days I read the papers every morning when I was drinking my tea. And for fifty-five days there was not a single time that the news did not report an atrocious violation of human rights. In spite of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights issued by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948, and in spite of our diverse world that has increasingly become globalized, we seem to still be back where we started.”

Curators Statement (excerpt): “The exhibition rebuts, re-examines and rejects inequities, and exemplifies the goals of humanism and social justice”

Maria Karametou, “For All,” mixed media on teabags, 43″ x 13″

“Speaking Volumes”

Fort Collins Museum, Ft. Collins, Colorado

January 20 – March 19, 2017

Curator: Katie Knight, the Holter Museum, Helena, Montana

http://www.speakingvolumes.net/maria-karametou

After the most recent exhibitions in Georgia and North Carolina, the “Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate” Project continues the national tour with a show at the Fort Collins Museum. This show includes artists who were invited to transform the “Creativity Movement’s” white supremacist propaganda books obtained by the Montana Human Rights Network into works of art.

“…Systemic oppression broadly impacts members of many groups based on their race, religion, gender, sexual identity, country of origin, disabilities, economic class, and age. By responding creatively to hate, injustice and violence, the artists in Speaking Volumes provoke thinking and conversations that encourage empathy for others and respect for social justice. The exhibition is visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving…”      

Jeanne Shoaff, Gallery director http://www.fcgov.com/news/index.php?id=6650

Maria Karametou “A New Page,” mixed media 21″ x 28″ x 4″

“Selfie” – an exhibition of self portraits

The Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut

February 10 – April 8, 2017

Opening Reception: February 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Curators: Peter Konsterlie and D. Dominick Lombardi

“Me as a Girl” mixed media book object 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

Looking ahead for more from Professor Karametou with her upcoming exhibitions: 

“Homeward Bound”

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

March 3 – July 16, 2017

Opening Reception: March 3, 6:30 pm

Curator: B. Sumrall, Chief Curator, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

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