CULTURE

Art in black and white

The title speaks for itself: ?Black and White? is an exhibition of works defined by an absence of color. Showcasing pieces by over 60 artists, including standout names such as Jean Rustin, David Hockney, Antonio Segui and Eduardo Arroyo, the exhibition opens at the downtown Frissiras Museum on March 2 and runs to July 31.

According to the organizers, the show aims to emphasize the artists? ?visual economy, artistic self control and expressional nudity.? In effect, participating artists have deliberately dismissed color and its visual effects in order to explore the purity of their creativity and expression. Besides the more established names, younger artists such as Bernardo Roig, Alexander Tinei, Vassilis Poulios and Thanassis Makris, are also willing to bare themselves without the use of color combinations. All together, the artists? works make up a unique show putting forward a powerful proposal regarding the potential of artistic expression in the current century.

Participating in the exhibition are 68 European artists, among them Giannis Varelas, Alexis Veroukas, Vasso Katraki, Kostas Kerestenzis, Andreas Kontellis, Pelagia Kiriazi, Giorgos Lappas, Afroditi Litti, Michalis Manoussakis, Christos Markidis, Chronis Botsoglou, Achilleas Papakostas, Edouard Sacaillan, Vassilis Soulis, Marios Spiliopoulos, Dimitris Tataris, Nikos Chouliaras, John Christoforou, Yiannis Psychopaidis, Pat Andrea, Frank Auerbach, Frederique Loutz, Andrea Martinelli, Imai Tadashi and Andrew Tift.

Frissiras Museum, 3 Monis Asteriou, Plaka, tel 210.323.4678. Opening hours: Wednesdays to Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 11.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.