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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 04 October 2014
SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER 2014 19 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Greek Australian photographer Georgia Metaxas will this month showcase her work in London, as part of the group exhibition ‘Uncertain States’, that opens at Four Corners Gallery, London, on Thursday 9 October. Nine artists were selected by the panel of the inaugural Uncertain States Open 2014 exhibition, in a bid to find the very best contemporary lens-based art. Photographers Ellen Nolan, Georgia Metaxas, Lydia Goldblatt, Freya Gabie, Andrei Nacu, Georgina McNamara, Emilia Moisio, Ellie Davies and Dominic Hawgood were selected by an autonomous panel that included artists, writers and art strategists. Each judge will select their own best of show and offer the reasons why the work has inspired them. A 2014 Bowness Prize finalist, Georgia Metaxas is a Melbourne photographer whose work investigates the personal and cultural manifestations of ritual. This is predominantly explored through portraiture using a documentary framework and frequently incorporating elements of studio portraiture. One of Metaxas' portraits from the series The Mourners, 2011, was chosen to represent her at ‘Uncertain States’. The Mourners is a series of portraits documenting the ritual of wearing black as a signifier of perpetual mourning. The exhibition is on at Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Rd, London, from 9 to 31 October. For more information, visit www. georgiametaxas.com The Melbourne photographer will present her artwork in London, as part of the group exhibition at the Four Corners Gallery ‘Uncertain States’ with Georgia Metaxas Greek pop superstar Anna Vissi will meet again with her Sydney Greek Australian fans, where she will appear tonight as part of her 2014 Australian tour, exclusive to Perth and Sydney. Vissi made her WA debut on Friday night, in what was expected to be a sold out event at HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont. Often referred to as the Kylie Minogue of Greece, the charismatic singer has nearly 40 years’ experience as a performer and has released 30 albums during her illustrious career. Vissi, who recorded On A Night Like This six months before Minogue took on the hit single, told Australian media earlier this week she couldn't wait to met her Perth fans. "It's always good to go somewhere people miss you and they haven't seen you for a while," the 56-year- old told Access All Areas. "It's so great because it's my first time and I'm going to be performing before an enthusiastic Greek audience." When it comes to choosing a setlist, Vissi has a huge back catalogue of songs to choose from, some of which are more appealing to her than others. "I love all of my songs although I'm a bit bored with a few because I've been doing them for a long time," she said. "When I get bored with my songs I change the orchestration and take it somewhere else so that it makes it fresh for me." The singer hopes to impress fans with help from a 15-piece band of traditional Greek musicians. "It's an adventurous team," Vissi said. "There will be a lot of musicians and some backing vocals; it's a big group actually. "It's a very Greek thing if I may say - we're used to that." According to Neos Kosmos sources, after her Perth and Sydney performances, Anna Vissi will make a surprise visit to Melbourne. Anna Vissi will perform tonight in Sydney, at 8.00 pm, at The Croation Club Punchbowl, corner Canterbury and Punchbowl Road. For more information and tickets, contact 02 9787 5344 or 0400 33 11 11 Source: Yahoo News Vissi to perform for Sydney fans After Friday’s appearance in Perth, and tonight’s Sydney concert, Greek singer Anna Vissi will make a surprise visit to Melbourne. As part of her Australian tour exclusive to Sydney and Perth only, the Greek superstar will perform with a 15-piece band of traditional Greek musicians It was the wedding of long-time most wanted Hollywood bachelor George Clooney with his human rights lawyer girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, hosted in Venice, Italy, that made the headlines last weekend. And it was the luxurious Venetian palace that once belonged to a noble family of Greek origin that Clooney and Alamuddin chose to celebrate their big day. The construction of the palace, built in 1550 by the family of wealthy merchants and seamen of 'Cochinna', was assigned to the architect Gian Giacomo de Grigi. Nicolas Papadopoulos (Niccolò Papadopoli), who in 1905 changed his surname to Papadopoli Aldobrandini, was an Italian politician. He came from an aristocratic family of Greek origin and in 1905 got permission to add his name to the last name of his wife, Maddalena Aldobrandini, who was the daughter of a wealthy family of intellectuals. The couple then bought the famous palace, which became known as Palazzo Papadopoli. From its construction until it passed to the Papadopoli family, the palace had several owners, who created impressive libraries and gathered priceless art treasures from across the world. Papadopoulos made renovations and bought two adjacent buildings to create gardens, which was unusual for those times. The Palazzo Papadopoli was one of the first buildings of Venice that had electricity and telephone connection but was also known for its legendary parties. In 1922, the Palazzo passed to Papadopoulos' heirs, the noble family Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga. The top floor was given to the Institute of Marine Sciences from the 1980s to 2005. In 2007, it was sold to a Swiss company and is now owned by the luxury hotel chain Aman. Source: Greek Reporter Clooney weds in a Greek palace Built in 1550 by the family of wealthy merchants, in the 19th century the palace was renamed Palazzo Papadopouli, after its owner Nicolas Papadopoulos Luxurios Palazzo Papadopoli belonged to a noble Greek family. George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at Venice City Hall for a civil ceremony. PHOTO: REUTERS/ALESSANDRO BIANCHI.
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