Programme

FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 2016

10:00-10:30 Registration

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)
Chair: Stamatina Dimakopoulou
– Marilena Neokleous (University of Cyprus): Towards a freudo-marxist aesthetics? On Nicolas Calas’s literary articles in the little 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)
Chair: Irini Marinaki – 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 (for symposium participants)

16:00- 17:30
Panel 3: Calas as Thinker (in Greek)
Chair: Nikos Daskalothanasis -Alexandra Deligiorgi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): Nicolas Calas’s Dialogue with Wittgenstein -Savvas Michael (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens): 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)
Chair: Vassiliki Kolocotroni

18:45-19:00
Break

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

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)
Chair: Konstantinos Stefanis
– 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- 14:00
Panel 5: Criticism (in English)
Chair: Vassiliki Kolocotroni
– Etienne Charriere (University of Michigan/Koç University): On Transnational Avant-Gardes: Nicolas Calas and Portugal
– Fay Zika (Athens School of Fine Arts): The contribution of Calas to the discussion on the sublime
– Lena Hoff (independent scholar): Why Not Pop Art?

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00- 16:30
Panel 6: Multiples (in English & Greek)
Chair: Stamatina Dimakopoulou
– Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (University of Cyprus): 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)
– Effie Rentzou (Princeton University): Nicolas Calas, the avant-garde, and the rhetoric of error (in English)

16:45-17:00
Break

17:00-18:30
Panel 7: Calas and Poetry (in Greek) Chair: Irini Marinaki
– Spilios Argyropoulos (poet): 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

18:30 -18:45
Break

18:45-19:45
Concluding Forum – Roundtable Discussion

19:45
CLOSING REMARKS : Professor G. Xiropaidis, Dean of the Athens School of Fine Arts