Cultural

“MATHEMATICS AND THE ARTS OF JAPAN”
Embassy of Japan in Greece | Herakleidon Museum |

The Herakleidon Museum, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Athens, present an exhibition of works by the sculptor Ntina Anastasiadou titled “Mathematics and the Arts of Japan”.

The exhibition comprises 60 sculptures, ceramic works and constructions inspired by the Culture of Japan.

From 1980 to 1986 Ntina Anastasiadou studied sculpture, theory of art and bronze casting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (University of Athens), from where she graduated with distinction (10/10). She was a student of George Nikolaidis and Theodoros Papagiannis. In 1986 the Faculty Board of her department chose her to participate with some of her works in an international art festival in Ushimado, Okayama, Japan. She stayed there for a year and attended Japanese language lessons, calligraphy and sumi painting (sumi-e) under the historian and calligrapher Mitsuo Takaoki, and his wife Miki Takaoki, a painter. From 1988 to 1991, having been awarded a scholarship by the Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho), she attended courses in Japanese Art History (Japanese Buddhist Art) at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Kyoto University, under Professor Zenzo Shimizu. She believes that her relationship with the family of her teacher, Mitsuo Takaoki, dating from 1980 till today, has played a decisive role in her artistic course. In 1999 she was awarded for her work by the Greek Literary Association.

She has held eight (8) solo exhibitions in Greece and two (2) in Japan, and has taken part in several group exhibitions. In 2009 she exhibited her works at the Embassy of Japan on the occasion of the celebration of the 110th anniversary of Greek-Japanese friendship (Greece-Japan: 110 years of friendly ties). Some of her works are displayed at the Embassy of Japan in Athens, as well as in private and public collections in Japan, Greece, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S.A. She has given many lectures in Greece to promote the Japanese culture.

During the period of her exhibition, she will participate in educational programs for schools held at the Herakleidon Museum on “Mathematics and the Arts of Japan” (the title of her exhibition).

Opening: January 23rd 2012, 19:00-21:00 hrs
Duration: January 23rd until April 22nd 2012

Herakleidon
Experience in Visual Arts

Herakleidon 16, Thissio
118 51 Athens, Greece
(Metro station: Thissio)

T: +30 210 34 61 981
F: +30 210 34 58 225
E: info@herakleidon-art.gr

Museum Hours
Friday: 13:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00

From Monday to Friday, Educational Programs for schools will be conducted at the Museum, upon appointment.

Museum Admission
General admission: 6€
Students & over 65: 4€
Children up to 12: Free
Groups: Upon appointment

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