The Sheltering Word: An Exhibit by Greek artist, Irini Gonou


Date: Sep 25, 2013

The Sheltering Word represents an artist’s quest to explore the healing and protective power of the written word as a specific cultural idiom and takes the form of a dialogue between Greek and North African cultures.

The exhibition will be on view from September 25 until October 22, 2013 in the Heyman Center lobby and Board Room. The Heyman Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. Photo ID is required for entry and here are directions to the Heyman Center.

Irini Gonou was born in 1955 in Athens. She studied sculpture at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and, later, at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where she has also worked as a workshop assistant for two years in the section of ceramic sculpture. Since 1980, she has shown her work in thirty-two solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece, as well as in France, UK, and Belgium.

Sponsored by the Onassis Foundation (USA), the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Middle East Institute, the Blinken European Institute, and the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University.

Date: Sep 25, 2013

The Sheltering Word represents an artist’s quest to explore the healing and protective power of the written word as a specific cultural idiom and takes the form of a dialogue between Greek and North African cultures.

The exhibition will be on view from September 25 until October 22, 2013 in the Heyman Center lobby and Board Room. The Heyman Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. Photo ID is required for entry and here are directions to the Heyman Center.

Irini Gonou was born in 1955 in Athens. She studied sculpture at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and, later, at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where she has also worked as a workshop assistant for two years in the section of ceramic sculpture. Since 1980, she has shown her work in thirty-two solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece, as well as in France, UK, and Belgium.

Sponsored by the Onassis Foundation (USA), the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Middle East Institute, the Blinken European Institute, and the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University.

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