The FINNISH HELLENIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE supporting the Arts and the European people’s and nations’ Democrasy proudly presents the Exhibition-Installation of the famous artist Mike Petrakis "The Land of D€MOCRA$¥" referring to the democracy’s substance and functionality from its beginning to the present days, with the subtitle of the installation a ‘Demo… for Democracy’
The artist stands with a critical mind against the institution of democracy concerning its several expressions and its contemporary aspects.
THE LAND OF DEMOCRACΥ
The LAND of DEMOCRACY with a remarkable collection of landscapes invites its visitors in a pleasure able vision of its history. The guide-narrator calls us to let ourselves into a play of PICTURES caused by CONCEPT-WORDS and to enjoy a world built on this found a mental principle of creation (let us thus disabuse ourselves of the wish for other interpretations and let us seek visually the word).
In any case, we can all put forward our opinion and proposition regarding the LAND of DEMOCRACY and its contemporary aspects, simply by writing our thoughts on a blank wall at the end of our visitation - ''I Support Democracy''. Let us not forget, that this contribution will form, including this aspect, the well-known expression «in heritage for the generations to follow». So let us all give it a go! We hold in our narrative the inaugural comments by Mike Petrakis, who is the inspirator and curator of the action in this present installation.
The exhibition had been successfully presented at the Corfu’s gallery, the Embassy of Greece at Hague, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens and after Finland it is going to be presented in Paris and Athens as well.