Collage and Literature Workshop

From page to page, from poetry to collage

Using the way emblematic hero figures are portrayed in poetry and literature as our launch pad, we will discover the world of collage.



Each month, participants will have the opportunity to 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 February’s workshop we draw inspiration from the byzantine narrative text Digenes Akritas, the mid-century “collage” of byzantine art and manuscripts, works of greek tradition and Matisse’s decoupage. We will create new pieces of art that will present the hero’s achievements.

Design-Implementation: Maro Michalakakou, Visual Artist
Literary Support: Myrsini Gana, Poet, Translator

For adults
Up to 20 participants
Free admission by online pre-registration (the workshop is conducted in Greek)

Participants will receive a list of recommended materials.

The themed events programming Faces of the Hero is realized thanks to the exclusive grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).