Petra Matuskova, an artist from the Czech Republic, currently in Residency with the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, will be presenting her Exhibition entitled “Metamorphic Kefalonia” at the center, between June 1st-10th.
My project is about connecting “Metamorphialism” (my method of creation) and components, attributes and symbols which are characteristic, specific and unmistakeable for certain country, its culture and history, in this case Kefalonia/Greece. I am going to present my idea through sculptures and drawings.
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is pleased to welcome Palestinian artist Mohammed Musallam who will present a series of Lectures on Palestinian Art at the Center between the 18th and 24th of July, 2011. Mr Musallam will also present a Personal Exhibition of his paintings, as well as a video-art display.
About the artist
Mohammed Musallam was born in Gaza in 1974 after his family had been dislocated from the historic Palestine as a consequent of the 1948 war. He holds a Bachelor degree in Painting from Al Najah University and a Masters degree in Painting from Helwan University, Cairo. He currently resides in Gaza and works there as a lecturer of “Painting and the History of Palestinian Arts” at the College of Arts, Al Aqsa University.
From his first steps as a university student he became greatly influenced by the abstract art processes and approaches.
In his Art, he focuses on portraying a range of humanistic issues, which go beyond the limitations imposed by any prevailing time-related matters, which may be oppressive and persistent simultaneously. At the same time, he concentrates on conveying the notion of the preservation of our humaneness amid the harshness of our environment as one of the most important reasons for our existence.