The 2nd “Nature of Art” is preparing for Rodini the group of artists that last year had managed to mobilize a large number of Rhodes to clean and highlight the historic, urban park. The “Nature of Art II” will be held from 20 to 27 July and the organizers invite all local artists to participate.
“You can not enter the same river twice,” Heraclitus had said. Thus, for the second time, we begin to fill Rodini’s park with our presence and with our visual and musical works on the same route, around the stream flowing through the park, but at the same time with a fresh orientation: the Circle of Life ” , mentions the members of the initiative group in their call. Among them, the artist Evangelia Vatsaki explained by talking to the “democratic” that “we want all our artists near us, but with works that will harmonize with the ecosystem of the park”.
The whole action is divided into two phases:
The first one concerns the cleaning of the grove and the stream, and in this direction the artists will invite all Rhodians to volunteer work to make Rodini again beautiful. The organizers, volunteers and the Environment and Green Directorate of the Municipality of Rhodes will work with the same vision. The project is not easy, given the extensive erosion that can lead to the collapse of existing walls of the stream. The point is to give a good picture to the park, which in turn will welcome the dozens of artists’ works and the world that will want to enjoy them. At this stage there will be no major interventions in the infrastructure, as the relevant contract will soon begin to rebuild it.
The second action concerns the artistic approach of the subject “the circle of life”. With this as a basic concept, participants will create visual, sound and acting projects. “Taking into account the conditions of the forest, the animals and the birds that inhabit it, we create and place our works by taking care, as far as possible, not to disturb the ecosystem. All artworks, as we all tried last year, are created with this Authority. ”
The artist and member of the Nature of Art organization, Alexandros Angelakis, spoke in “Democratic”. He explained that “we have already made the first meeting and next Sunday, May 13, we will do the second. Those artists who want it, can come and meet us, discuss their ideas and all together to walk back to the park where we define the locations for the show. The meeting will start at 16.00 ‘at the grand fountain of Rodini “.
Generally, those artists who want to participate in the exhibition can submit their request via email: [email protected]
It is noted that last year’s action was crowned with absolute success as a large number of volunteers had been mobilized to clean the green lung and thousands of visitors enjoyed the 37 full-length works of artists from Rhodes and every corner of Europe.
“Nature follows an endless course and in it the living follows another lesser circular path. One of these alive, man, looked at this course in depth and imitated her, stood out in points, lines and surfaces, and made Art. The Nature of Art invites artists to return to the point where Art began: in the pure and unprejudiced observation of Nature. Exquisite shapes, animal structures, plant geometry, recurring motifs, all elements of inspiration for artists, who will realize their works starting from the primitive structures and the life cycle, so subtly and discreetly appearing in the forest of Rodina. “