Programme

FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 2016

10:00-10:30
Registration and Coffee

10:30-11:00
Welcome addresses:
– Zafos Xagoraris, Head of the Visual Arts Department, Athens School of Fine Arts
– Prof. Eleni Karamalengou Dean of the School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

11:00-12.30
Panel 1:
Surrealism, Psychoanalysis and Form (in Greek)
– Marilena Neokleous (University of Cyprus): Towards a freudo-marxist aesthetics? On Nicolas Calas’s literary articles in the cultural magazines of the inter-war period in Greece
– Apostolis Artinos (writer and curator): Morphic affections
– Lilia Diamantopoulou (University of Vienna): ‘Mirrors of the mind’: Nicolas Calas through the Looking-Glass

12:30-13:00
Coffee Break

13.00-14.30
Panel 2: Image and Technology (in Greek)
– Elena Hamalidi (Ionian University): Calas & Takis: art, science and “poetic truth” in the “age of contradiction”
– Dorothea Konteletzidou (University of Western Macedonia): From the Icon to the Image
– Manolis Arkolakis (Hellenic Open University): Nicolas Calas and Film Theory

14:30-16:00
Lunch

16:00- 17:30
Panel 3: Calas as Thinker (in Greek)
-Alexandra Deligiorgi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Nicolas Calas’s Dialogue with Wittgenstein
– Savvas Michail (writer/politician): Nicolas Calas and Super-heroism: Beyond Socrates and Nietzsche
– Nicos Hadjinicolaou (University of Crete): Hitler as Leader of a new Romanticism

17:30-17:45
Break

17:45-18:15
Denys Zacharopoulos (art director/historian/critic/curator): ‘4 Orientation Points: London, Athens, Paris, New York’, my relation to Nicolas Calas
[in conversation with Irini Marinaki (in English)]

18:15-18:45
Plenary presentation/testimony:
Joseph Dreiss (University of Mary Washington): Calas as Educator (in English)

18:45-19:00
Break

19:00-20:00
Plenary lecture by Mary Ann Caws (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
: Nicolas Calas Doing Surrealism his Way (in English)

20:00
Reception and opening of exhibition

 

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016

10:00-10:30
Coffee

10:30- 12:00
Panel 4: Calas as Collector (in English & Greek)
– Chara Avlonitou (Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki): Calas’s art collection: a critical presentation (in Greek)
– Joseph Dreiss (University of Mary Washington): Magic Icons: Nicolas Calas as Collector (in English)
– Jean Colombain (independent scholar and curator): Nicolas Calas’s art collection: Of Intimacy, Flair and Tactical Instinct (in English)

12:00-12.30
Coffee Break

12:30- 14:30
Panel 5: Criticism (in English)
– Lena Hoff (independent scholar): Why Not Pop Art?
– Fay Zika (Athens School of Fine Arts): The contribution of Calas to the discussion on the sublime
Etienne Charrière (University of Michigan/Koç University): On Transnational Avant-Gardes: Nicolas Calas and Portugal
– Effie Rentzou (Princeton University): Nicolas Calas, the avant-garde, and the rhetoric of error

14:30-16:00
Lunch

16:00- 17:00
Panel 6: Calas in New York (in English & Greek)
– Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (Princeton University): From Athens to New York: Calas’ transcontinental quest for identity (in English)
– Irini Marinaki (art historian): On Hieronymus Bosch: A Ramble through the Garden of Earthly Delights(in Greek)

17:00-17:15
Break

17:15-18:45
Panel 7: Calas and Poetry (in Greek)
– Spilios Argyropoulos (poet/psychiatrist): Nicolas Calas and the poetic ‘in-between’ (en-to-metaxi)
– Nikos Sigalas (French Institute of Anatolian Studies): Embiricos-Calas: A Conversation about Violence
– Leonidas Embiricos (historian): Andreas Embiricos’ 1940 prose work ‘Ta Tektainomena’: a source for his friendship with Niki Kalamaris and its historical context

18:45 -19:00
Break

19:00-20:00
Concluding Forum – Roundtable Discussion (in Greek):
Spilios Argyropoulos, Christos M. Joachimides (TBC), Kyrillos Sarris, Nanos Valaoritis (TBC) et al.

End of symposium