Nafplion - 1st annual Festival of Literature and Art, 19-21 of June 2021

Nafplio view from Profitis Ilias hill, Ναύπλιο θέα από Προφήτη Ηλία

"In the Fury of the Solitude We Become Transparent" is the translated title of the 1st annual Festival of Literature and Art, in honor of the great Greek poet from Nafplio Nikos Karouzos, from whose poetic pen comes the title of this first event, which takes place in Nafplio.

Venue | Starting time
This year's events will be held in the courtyard of the National Gallery, and the starting time for all events is 20:00.

Organizing Committee
George-Ikaros Babasakis, Faye Tzanetoulakou, Andreas Mantas, Vasiliki Sangioti, Maria Ralli

Artistic Events
Urban Act, the first organized program of street art - public murals in the city, is included in this 1st Festival of Literature and Art.
The first mural is painted at the exterior's side wall of the 1st Lyceum of Nafplio, by the street artist Kez. The theme of the mural is the face of the great poet Nikos Karouzos.
Following are murals by the street artist SAME84 at Nafplio Hospital, with the theme "Art as Iasis" (Healing) and by the street artist RTMONE at the 1st Primary School, with the theme of the European Music Festival, which is celebrated at the same time.

a tree, δέντρο αμυγδαλιάς
Πλατεία Συντάγματος Ναυπλίου, Nafplio Syntagma square

Schedule of lectures

Saturday, June 19th 2021
20:00 - Start of the Festival / Greetings
20:20 - Andreas Mantas, G.I. Babasakis: Solomos, "Hymn to Liberty" (verses 1 to 40)
20:30 - Theodosis Spantideas: Science of the Age. Reference to international scientific announcements and developments and comparison with the situation in Greece at the beginning of the 19th century, the establishment of the first institutions: High School, School of Guards, University of Athens, etc.) - lecture.
21:00 - Andreas Mantas, G.I. Babasakis: Solomos, "Hymn to Liberty" (verses 41 to 80)
21:30 - Faye Tzanetoulakou: Presentation of the video "Hidden School" by the artist Marina Gioti, as it was recently presented at Documenta 14 and Theorems 2, at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (lecture)
22:00 - Andreas Mantas, G.I. Babasakis: Solomos, "Hymn to Liberty" (verses 81 to 120)
22:10 - Tasos Goudelis: The 1821 in prose (lecture)
22:45 - Andreas Mantas, G.I. Babasakis: Solomos, "Hymn to Liberty" (verses 121 to 158)

Sunday, June 20th 2021
20:00 - Andreas Mantas: Angelos Sikelianos, Makrigiannis
20:10 - Faye Tzanetoulakou, G. I. Babasakis: Rigas Ferraios, School of Delicate Lovers (excerpts)
20:30 - Lamprini Karakourti: Symbols and Symbolisms in the Charter of Greece by Rigas Velestinlis: a national revolutionary mean of the preparation for the Struggle for Independence (lecture)
21:00 - G.I. Babasakis: Sarantos Pavleas, Liberty Ratio or Rigas Feraios
21:15 - Costas Tsolis: The 1821 in Greek painting (lecture)
21:50 - Andreas Mantas: Nanos Valaoritis, Anonymous Poem of Fotinos Ai-Giannis
22:00 - Georgios Kondis: Sound, lyrics, design: philhellenic approaches of revolutionary Greece (lecture)
22:30 - Theodosis Spantideas: Poetry

Monday, June 21st 2021
20:00 - Andreas Mantas, G.I. Babasakis: Andreas Kalvos, To Samos
20:15 - Nikitas Siniosoglou: Queer Hellenism and 1821 (lecture)
20:45 - Faye Tzanetoulakou: Manolis Pratikakis, The Dervenakia of the Rolling Stones (recitation)
21:00 - Pantelis Boukalas: 1821 in the Folk Song (lecture)
21:45 - Andreas Mantas, G.I. Babasakis: Pantelis Boukalas, The Cheek of the Virgin - Autobiographical Guess of Georgios Karaiskakis (excerpts)
22:00 - Thanasis Sylivos: 1821 in the Greek Artistic Song (lecture)
22:30 - Andreas Mantas, G.I. Babasakis: Andreas Kalvos, The Wishes
22:45 - Performance / Procession in Mural / Music

1ο Φεστιβάλ Λόγου Τέχνης Ναύπλιο, 1st Nafplio Literature Art Festival