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  • Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
  • Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
  • Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
  • Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
  • Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
  • Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
  • Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021

Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021

An international festival 》 1 week of Contemporary Art and Culture 》 40 Greek and international visual artists, musicians and performance artists in dialogue with the local culture of Isternia, Tinos 》 Installations, sculptures, visual interventions, musical events 》 in historic buildings, sites and public space in Isternia


One week of Contemporary Culture. 40 Greek and International artists will meet at the Isternia Tinos ZIG ZAG/ Festival 2021, at the traditional village of Isternia. The festival revisits Tinian history through Contemporary Art, with focus on connecting artists, local residents and the public and visitors of Tinos through a collaborative exhibition and event program. Isternia Tinos / ZIG ZAG Festival 2021 is a continuation of the successful Sterna fringe festival (2015-2018). For one week, to the Festival will transform the village of Isternia into a vibrant artistic canvas.

«Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»

Much like the artist's struggle to create a whole world out of nothing, so can a lifeless stone can be transformed into a work of art.
Man’s relationship to stone - a humble building material and at the same time the raw element used in creating masterpieces in art, is the key motivation for the exhibition "Living Marble". The humility of the material and the rugged landscape are a source of inspiration for the artists who in various ways, interpret the struggle to tame the stone.
The exhibition "Living Marble" was designed for Isternia which together with the village of Pirgos, are the center of marble in Tinos. 40 artists and curators from Greece and abroad retrace their relationship with material and matter, in a rough yet unexpectedly hospitable natural landscape. Whether the artist’s approach is given with humor, or boldly illustrated, insight is given on a condition that is seemingly familiar, yet at the same time unknown and uninterpreted: The process of transforming lifeless stone into “live marble” is that which allows chaos to translate into a work of art. "Living Marble” expands further than the exhibition space of the Old Medical Center of Isternia to create an unexpected art walk, in and around the Isternian pathways. The viewer has the unique opportunity to explore the art and the surroundings – the arches, lintels and the unique traditional architecture. "Living marble / Beseelter Marmor " is the exhibition part of Isternia Tinos ZIG ZAG/ Festival 2021.

Discovering Isternia at the Island of Tinos

Isternia, in recent years, has emerged as an establishment for musicians, visual artists and writers from Greece and abroad. The white village perched on the mountain at an altitude of 310 meters, is located in the western part of the island, known in Tinos as “Exo Meria”. It is situated 25 km from the port of Tinos and 2 km from Pyrgos, birthplace of Giannoulis Halepas (Yannoulis Chalepas, 1851 – 1938, Greek sculptor and significant representative of Modern Greek art). Isternia was the second most important center of marble sculpture in Tinos after Pyrgos, from which many great marble sculptors emerged (G & I. Vitalis, L. Sohos, L. Lameras).

Participating artists: Panagiota Antonopoulou, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis, Katerina Botsari, Frantzeska Boutsi, One Bran, Dimitris Christidis, Marilia Colibri, / Maro Fasouli, Nikos Graikos, George Harvalias, Dimitris Lembesis, Alexandros Maganiotis, Eleni Mouzakiti curated by Efi Michalarou, / Marion Fischer, Sotiris Fokeas, Thanos Fountas, Vasilis Galanis, Eleni Glini, Orestis Karalis, Marializa Kambi, Dimitris Kontodimos, Theodora Malamou, Maria Eleni Mpouka, Fiona Mouzakiti, Niklas Athanasopoulos, Despoina Pantazi, Giorgos Prentzas, / Dimitris Prokopiou curated by Konstantinos Argianas, / Bassment Rats, Elio Samara, Giannis Skaltsas, Barbara Sturm, Kleopatra Tsali, Eleni Tsamadia, Michael Tzetzias, Andreas Vembos, Dimitri Yin.

Musicians: Marc Vogel & Lukas Schiemer, Petros Christidis

Isternia Tinos/ ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
Georg Georgakopoulos, Elina Dallas, Fotini Kapiris

Isternia Tinos/ ZIG ZAG Festival 2021 Program

Monday, July 19
19:00 Inauguration of Festival
Introduction to the Festival Program
19:00-22:00 Exhibition «Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»

Tuesday, July 20
18:00-21:00 Exhibition «Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»
19:30 Demonstration and acquaintance with the tradition of marble sculpture at the studio of Tinian sculptor, Onoufrios Despiris.
21:00 Music performance, jazz, Marc Vogel, Lukas Schiemer

Wednesday, July 21
18:00-21:00 Exhibition «Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»

Thursday, July 22
18:00-21:00 Exhibition «Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»

Friday, July 23
10:00 - 12:00 «The course of stone: from the quarry to the Museum», special tour to the “Dragon” marble quarry, and the Museum of Marble Crafts in Pirgos in the presence of a marble craftsman.
18:00-21:00 Exhibition «Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»
20:00 Classical music performance by Petros Christidis, violin.

Saturday, July 24
18:00-21:00 Exhibition «Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»
18:00 Guided tour of the unknown features of Tinian cultural heritage, by naturalist Kostas Danoussis.
20:00 Guided tour to the exhibition «Living marble / Beseelter Marmor»
20:30 Demonstration and acquaintance with the tradition of marble sculpture at the studio of Tinian sculptor, Onoufrios Despiris.

Sunday, July 25
18:00-21:00 Exhibition «Living marble/ Beseelter Marmor»
Closing day

Isternia Tinos/ ZIG ZAG Festival 2021
Organized by: CHEAPART

Supported by/ Under the auspices of: Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Culture and Sports
Sponsor of Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021: National Bank of Greece
The festival is under the auspices of the Municipality of Tinos
Supported by: The Austrian Embassy in Athens
Donation of Maintenance and Repair of exhibition space: PICAR
Supporting organization: The Museum of Marble Crafts
Coordinated by: APART
Transportation sponsor: Golden Star Ferries
Athenian Brewery, sponsor with Mamos beer and Ioli water
Breakfast sponsor: Vlachakis Eggs
Internet connectivity sponsor: Vodafone
Communication sponsor: Athens Voice

Isternia Tinos /ZIG ZAG Festival 2021