Exhibitions

Journeys in time and space

The desire to promote links and encourage dialogue between the arts, the environment and people is at the heart of the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation. One of the manifestations of this desire is the organisation of exhibitions of diverse size and content, from the multifaceted exhibition of sculpture, painting, photography, theatre and song, “Chilean art travels to Crete”, to exhibitions of artistic photography that cast a black and white, nostalgic eye over the Crete of past decades.

Read more

“Sea to Shore Stories” Modern Art Exhibition

When the sea is transformed into a source rich of artistic expression The sea, love and the eternal eye of the artist The beauty of nature, the hug of the sea, the rejuvening seaside are some of the simple, but important elements of life that becomes inspiration for artistic creation. As they were the inspiration for the modern art exhibition “Sea to Shore Stories” by Ioannidis Kostas; a multi-faceted art project that it took place in July of 2016, at the Minos Beach...

Read more

“Agios Nikolaos – Places and People in the 1960s”

Recovering memories of the past In the summer of 2007, Minos Beach art hotel hosted an exhibition of unpublished photographs by Dimitri Papadimos, entitled “Agios Nikolaos – Places and People in the 1960s”. This major artistic event gave locals and foreigners the opportunity to remember or discover images of the place in days gone by. The exhibition, which was accompanied by the publication of a handsome catalogue, was based on discoveries in the photographic archive of Dimitri Papadimos by the...

Read more

“Mechanics 1978-2006”

Recounting the achievements of a long artistic career “Mechanics 1978-2006”, an exhibition by renowned sculptor Giannis Parmakelis, took place in the summer of 2006. Through approximately forty sculptures, mostly monumental in size, this rule-breaking, inquisitive sculptor revealed the wealth of his artistic achievements over the last 28 years. From the beginning of his evolving journey, Parmakelis was adept in the expressionistic rendering of anthropocentric compositions, as in his famous group of sculptures, “Witnesses and Victims 1964-1974”. However, from 1978, he...

Read more

“Chilean Art travels to Crete”

Revealing connections that transcend distance In the summer of 1999, Minos Beach art hotel welcomed Chilean art to its gardens and interiors. The exhibition, entitled “Chilean Art travels to Crete”, brought eight artists to Agios Nikolaos in a collage of sculpture, painting, photography, theatre, poetry and song. The purpose of the event was to show how close the cultural, political and human relations can be of countries that are far apart geographically. The venture was highly successful. The bringing together of Kazantzakis...

Read more

Riches of Cyprus

Connecting two edges of the Greek world In the summer of 1996, an exhibition of Cypriot artists entitled “Riches of Cyprus” was held at the Minos Beach art hotel. Its purpose was to make new conceptual connections between two iconic islands representing the south-eastern edges of the Greek world. The works in the exhibition, which were displayed in the hotel and its grounds, were created by eight distinguished Cypriot artists who have contributed much to the contemporary art scene. Their creations...

Read more