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Visual March in Prespes was initiated from the need for an artistic practice that defends art created from the organic relations of culture, place, society and the individual. For this practice to be fulfilled non-established art venues have to be established in places unexpected for the art world.
Visual March in Prespes - is a 7 days activity that takes place in Prespes (Florina, Greece). The event is organised from the 1st Painting Studio of the School of Visual and Applied Arts of University of Western Macedonia (coordinator Yannis Ziogas) with the support of the Municipality of Prespes and private sponsors.
Already in its fifth year, Visual March initiates alternative ways of shaping art, working every year in a specific subject introduced from the Artistic Committee and the Artistic Coordinator.
The methods that are used combine experiencing the landscape, interacting to local community and understanding a geographic area that is in the crossroads of three countries. The workshop in Prespes will be dealing every year with a topic that will develop a contemporary idea. The main purpose of our effort is to create in Prespes an event that will be academic, artistic and will involve the local community.
After an experience of four years we aimed and succeeded to establish the Visual March to Prespes as a 10 days process of visual arts activities and establish it an annual event of the Department of Visual and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia. The event has developed a multiple character: research, educational, artistic and cultural.
Prespes are artworks that will be created as the outcome of each year's research.
The following have been achieved during the previous four years of the Visual March to Prespes:
We have defined a theoretical frame that will allow the activity to be developed every year. These views have been published in a booklet issued from the University of Western Macedonia
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