From page to page, from poetry to collage
The way hero figures are portrayed and the changes they undergo in contemporary poetry and literature will serve as our inspiration to discover the world of collage.
Each month, participants explore the history and variations of the technique of collage, from China and the invention of paper 2,000 years ago, up until the present day.
We will pay particular attention to the experimentations of Dada, Braque and Picasso, Pollock, and Wagenschi Mutu and Yinka Shonibare.
In April’s workshop, we will follow the transition from the romantic hero to the subverted hero of the modern age, drawing inspiration from Raine Maria Rilke’s Sixth Elegy, the works of Camille Claudel and Rodin, and the collages of the cubists.
We will create a new collage-poem, juxtaposing contrasting images to illustrate the freedom of the spirit.
Design – Implementation: Maro Michalakakou, Visual Artist
Literary support: Maria Topali, Poet
Thursday 08/04, 18.30
Up to 25 participants
Free participation through online pre-registration
Pre-registration starts on Thursday 01/04 at 12.00
Participants will receive a list of recommended materials in advance of the workshop.
The themed events programming Faces of the Hero is realized thanks to the exclusive grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.