“The Contemporary Art on Our Side”

“The Contemporary Art on Our Side”

The G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation organizes the first educational workshop for contemporary art.

The G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation is organizing, on Sunday, 21st of October 2018, at the Minos Beach art hotel, in Agios Nikolaos Crete, the first workshop“The Contemporary Art on Our Side” aiming at guiding secondary education students of Agios Nikolaos, Crete, into the world of contemporary art.

The educational workshop “The Contemporary Art on Our Side” which is being curated and performed by the art director of the Foundation, Sotiris Bahtsetzis, is an intuitive introduction to the basic concepts of modern art, including the guided tour of students and teachers in the open-air museum of the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation, where they will have the opportunity to get in touch with important artworks from the Foundation’s collection.

The educational workshop will take place on Sunday 21 October, 2018, at 11:00 am. – 14:00 pm and 15:00 pm – 18:00 pm, at the Minos Beach art hotel. Participation in the educational workshop is free of charge, as it is supported by the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation as part of the Foundation’s actions promoting art and culture in the local community of Agios Nikolaos. It is worth noting that other educational workshops will be organized with the same theme in the spring 2019.

The Foundation’s history began in 1988, at the Minos Beach Hotel, where Gina Mamidakis organized the very first Art Symposium. She was driven by the idea – pioneering for that time – that tourism should be a holistic cultural experience. Since then, internationally renowned sculptors, both Greek and foreign, created works that transformed the hotel’s gardens into a true open-air museum.