Internationally acclaimed Greek artist Lydia Venieri presents the 2015 Mykonos Biennale, a symposium of Art and Philosophy, where personalities are invited to communicate the spirit of humanity. “The Mykonos Biennale is a cult event which brings together artists from all over the world to create something new, to break the borders of their own art, using the telluric energy and hermetic beauty of this cosmopolitan island,” says Venieri.

“Every day like a poison, world news infects humanity, plunging the human conscience into a deep hibernation of frantic inactivity, in an attempt to find some serenity to endure in until the end,” she continues. “However they say that if a tarantula bites you the only way to escape death is to dance day and night, jumping from the pain and staying awake, because if you let go and fall asleep you are lost. Such a crazy celebration of consciousness is the Mykonos Biennale as its theme for 2015 is the Antidote. What is the antidote? Is it love? Is it power? Or is it sorcery? Always the artist, the scientist, and the alchemist have searched for the answer to immortality, the philosophers’ stone, and the magic portal. Their quest, itself, holds the answer for by it they have already danced the first steps of the Great Awakening”.

Various exhibitions and events will be held throughout the summers at museums and other venues around the island, culminating in a three day feast on August 27-29, with a Kite Festival, Kite Workshop, Pigeage, the Byron Award and the Closing Ceremony. For more information click here.

Watch Lydia Venieri talk about Greece as inspiration here.

 

Kite artists Melanie Walker and George Peters

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