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GENERAL NEWS: 'A World of Votive Offerings' on display at the HAU

Δημοσίευση 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:43 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
GENERAL NEWS: 'A World of Votive Offerings'  on display at the HAU
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An exhibition with votive offerings from all over the world as well as depictions of present-day devotional practices and works of contemporary art inspired by votive offerings is currently on display at the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in downtown Athens.

An exhibition with votive offerings from all over the world as well as depictions of present-day devotional practices and works of contemporary art inspired by votive offerings is currently on display at the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in downtown Athens.

The HAU and the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens present the exhibition "A World of Votive Offerings", which runs through December 22.

Even today, the votive offering, which was found in religious ceremonies in many ancient civilizations, remains a widespread devotional practice, according to the organisers.

The exhibition features votive offerings from all over the world as well as present-day dedicatory practices and works of contemporary art inspired by the votive offerings.

The works on display come from Nikos Papageorgiou’s collection of votive offerings, the Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection, the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum Kresow in Poland and the 21st Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in Corfu.

A show of works by Greek artists entitled Wishes and Miracles is being held parallel to the exhibition.The different artistic approaches to the theme transform the exhibition into an interesting aesthetic and thematic journey.

Art historian Louisa Karapidaki curates the exhibition.