Rebetiko
City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization

The thematic exhibition “Rebetiko” is all about love, escape, ‘joyful mourning,’ and all the thoughts, memories, and symbols associated with this ‘major occurrence in modern Greek culture,’ as the composer Nikos Mamangakis has fittingly described it. Rebetiko is a contemporary art exhibition of universal appeal, to the extent that the subject it surveys appeals both to Greeks and lovers of traditional music around the world. The exhibition and accompanying publication aim to represent rebetiko and its mythology through a contemporary visual outlook. How can a contemporary visual artist engage emotionally with and translate into image rebetiko music – ‘the songs of the wounded, the simple, pure, sensitive souls of Greece,’ according to Elias Petropoulos? —Christoforos Marinos

Participating artists: Sotos Alexiou, Vaggelis Avramopoulos, Irini Bachlitzanaki, Kostas Bezos, Chronis Botsoglou Cacao Rocks, The Callas, Panos Charalambous, Marios Chatziprokopiou in collaboration with Michael Alexandratos, Thalia Chioti, Kostas Christopoulos, Alekos Fassianos, Vassilis Gerodimos, Phoebe Giannisi, Apollonas Glykas, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Charles Howard, Anestis Ioannou, Giorgos Ioannou, Giorgos Kontis, Alexandros Korogiannakis, Panos Koutrouboussis, Stamatis Lazarou, Esthir Lemi, Andreas Lolis, Maria Louizou, Dimitris Merantzas, Lambros Orfanos, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Nikos Papadopoulos, Ilias Papailiakis, Rena Papaspyrou, Tassos Pavlopoulos, Alexandros Psychoulis, Giorgos Sikeliotis, Ilias Sipsas, Aspa Stasinopoulou, Spyros Staveris, Tassos, Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Petros Touloudis, Nikos Tranos, Maria Tsagkari, Yannis Tsarouchis, Kostas Tsolis, Jannis Varelas, Filippos Vasileiou, Adonis Volanakis, Myrto Xanthopoulou and Katerina Zacharopoulou

Edited by Christoforos Marinos and Evita Tsokanta.

Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization
Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization
Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization
Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization
Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization
Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization
Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization
Rebetiko ~ City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization