MOHA Research Center presents a hagiography exhibition at Imaret.
Charalambos Gambrelis summarizes almost half a century of his Apprenticeship in the Byzantine Art of Hagiography, presenting some selected works in the imposing Mestjit of Imaret. The “Apprenticeship” includes paintings made by Charalambos’ hand, both newer – created during the pandemic – and older from private collections. Among them are “interpretations” of the Thassian Saints [Saint John of Thassos, Saint Haido, Saint Daniel]. All works are presented for the first time to the public.
At the laboratory on Koundouriotou Street… The renaissance forms from the father’s many years of study in the Mount Athos hermitage, guide the first “baptism”. The “Byzantine revelations” will come as manna from heaven through the linguistic magic of Fotis Kontoglou. The precious Expression will catalyze the continuation, and the technical instructions of the great Master will evolve into a “spark of aesthetics”. For ever. Afterward, the works of the nun Olympias, Vlassis Tsotsonis and mainly George Kordis, will act beneficially and will set the rules of the “new toil”. And also, a new commitment to a long-term Apprenticeship…
Charalambos Gambrelis was born in Kavala in 1958. At the age of 15, he left the high school and moved to his father’s hagiography laboratory. Since then, he has been practicing the Byzantine Art and at the same time being active in the field of Culture. He has been the founder and artistic director of the Old Conservatory complex, publication consultant of the monthly magazine PeriOdiko, artistic director of the Thassos Festival in 2003 and 2004, as well as columnist for the newspapers Chronometro and Nea Egnatia.
The exhibition is hosted at the Mesjid of Imaret from July 22 to August 29, 2021.
Official opening of the exhibition: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 20:30.
Days & hours of operation: Thursday to Sunday, 20:30-23:00.
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