Aug 142014
 

In todays Elefterotipia in the inset “Library” it is dedicated to Demosthenes Davvetas poet, artist and professor at Institut d’ Etudes Superieured des Artes in Paris and expert advisor to the prime minister Antonis Samaras in the aspetcs of culture. It refers in his multifarious personality, which likens him as “homo universiles”. In the inset it is outlined his work as an author, giving soecial weight in his latest poetic collection “In Orfeas mirror” and it is also refered to his critic of study “Marina Abramovitch. The artist is here”. In his interview he highlights the difference between the French rational and to the personal logic, which with the feeling structures the Greek identity. He is living between the two countriew: Frence and Greece and Demosthenes Davvetas has the opportunity to think in an original way for the crisis in Greece, exceeding denunciatory references and proposing the blue as the color of the new Greek reality. As a citizen of the world he is able to talk and meet with other famous arists of the dispresion taking for example Louka Samara and John Kouneli. As an expert advisor to the prime minister he aims with his suggestions to modulation of one outward- looking cultural policy, aiming to show the modern Greek culture

 

 

Aug 142014
 

The culture of SYRIZA 

The Thursday evening of 5th August in the Art café of the Municipal in Corfu promised quality: the singer Fiore- Anastasia Metallinou and the pianist Sakis Kontonikolas will interpret a series of songs by famous Greek composers wit subject the sea. This was an event in the context of the protection of nature. The nature was the foundation of the ancient Greek worldview. In his effort to recognize the nature, the human was obliged to be protected from the unexpected physical reactions of nature and in the same time to incent clothes, homes, work tools and anything else, which afterwards was called civilization. The first historical philosopher Thales and the pre-Socratic wanted to explain the world based on natural elements. Thales said that the begging of the world is in water (the water of the sea, the water of the rain, or on the fluid inside of mother’s belly, where the born of a child starts). So the nature acquired to meanings for the people: first, as a space of action, research and creativity and a second meaning, as a tool that contributes to self- awareness. For the modern since Renaissance and after that period the effort to understand and control the nature in order to serve the good for humans became a politico-philosophical aim. Those things and more akin to that, they wanted to through music to praise the evening of the 5th of August. And the audience was come to feel and experience those things. The wonderful dovetail voice of the performer with the sensitivity of the audience was promising a sweet trip in the country of beauty. And what they heard at the beginning of the event? The responsible of the committee citizens in defense of public property in Corfu (this committee was established at the initiative of the recently elected mayor of Corfu who is coming from the party of SYRIZA), which do not want to equate with SYRIZA, denouncing Prime Minister with an unsightly, wooden and particularly harsh language, which refers to revolutionary phraseology. We emphasize that such actions had no place in the style of the event, which had as only purpose to promote the art. Many were shocked and the artists were disturbed for the capping the experienced. Even though the night was beautiful, thanks to the talent of the musicians, however we all got a sample of how SYRIZA manipulates organizations that are independent, of anti-governmental propaganda. Also we understand what culture means to SYRIZA: as a brutal tool of harsh party propaganda. As an enforcement tool of new-Soviet cultural perception. As a tool that digs vampires of former “socialist realism”. Let’s consider seriously, what would happen if one day SYRIZA take power.