Greek Contemporary Art
2021 is a highly symbolic year for Greece, as it marks the 200th anniversary of the country's Independence War against the Ottoman Empire. The Greek Revolution of 1821 is a key chapter in Greek history as well as a piece in the puzzle of world history.
When a suppressed nation decides to take up action in order to achieve its freedom, the impact behind it marks an ideological transformation for all people and inevitably such actions become a multidimensional event.The Greek Revolution wasn't just a nationalistic movement for the Greek nation-state, but in reality, it was a grass-root movement for human rights and freedom; a vertical movement that united most social classes under a common goal for equality, dignity, justice and solidarity. In many cases, the Greek Independence would be described as the "revival", or even "resurrection" of the ancient Hellenic spirit.
Quiet and calm
In photographs of innocence
Like icy roses of winterEvery smile leaves a trace
Stories to tame and charm
On sullen days a sweet reminder
Of sheer happiness and joyLet the children play
Undisturbed upon the starry night
Pirates of air seeking diamond rare islands
Secretly hiding among usAnd don't forget
That every gesture is a crawl resemblance
Of our first walk but in reversal
Back to the kingdom of forgotten heaven and furthermoreKelly Kaimaki for Artlimes