Major Exhibition of Donovan’s Sapphographs in Athens

by Chris Murray on April 9, 2010


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Donovan proofing his Sapphographs at his home in Ireland with curator Chris Murray.

Govinda Gallery is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition Sapphographs by Donovan opening on June 1st at the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies and Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. The exhibition’s curator is Christopher Murray. An online catalogue is being published for the exhibition. The large format works on paper are being produced by master printers Adamson Atelier.

This exhibition will feature twelve monumental works on paper from the Sapphographs series, Donovan’s homage to the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho. Donovan cites Sappho as one of his great inspirations as a poet. Donovan recently said that he “wishes to encourage the youth of the world to compose poetry again.” He wants to “stand with the young Greek poets and be part of returning poetry to the popular culture where it belongs.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, the art team Revolver will unveil a multimedia installation as a tribute to Donovan’s Sapphographs. This installation will allow spectators to experience the Sapphographs in three dimensions.

This exhibition is the centerpiece of the SapphoFest program going on June 1st and 2nd in Athens at the Hellenic American Union and June 4th, 5th, and 6th in Nafplion at the Center for Hellenic Studies. A compelling series of lectures, poetry readings, movement, dance and theatrical performances will take place. A detailed schedule of events is forthcoming on our website.

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  • Comments

    • gypsy

      great stuff ,we will be there for sure ,all cool this end ,will leave for Athens 21st-22nd-or 23rd of May, I will spend a little time on Paros then come on over to Athens , take care our best regards to you and David ,gyp and Pannee xxx

    • Suzanne Codi

      Wonderful! And congratulations to you, Donovan and David A ! I’m sure the three of you worked very hard to produce what sound like a great multi-media show.
      We look forward to seeing many photos on your blog later this summer! xox Suz

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