September 11-October 31, 2004
Michele Schneider, Anke Vrijs
Centre of Contemporary Art of Rethymnon
European Centre of Contemporary Artistic Creation (CEAAC)
On September 11, a very successful exhibition entitled “LABYRINTH” was inaugurated at the Centre of Contemporary Art of Rethymnon (now Contemporary Art Museum of Crete).
The exhibition, an imaginary journey into the past and present of the French artists Michele Schneider and Anke Vrijs, is the final station of a three-year procedure on the theme of the Labyrinth.
The two artists who stayed and worked in Crete searched for the Minoan labyrinth in the traces of the past as well as in the relationship they built with the living present.
A series of sketches, engravings, paintings, sculptures from clay (Theseus, the Minotaur, Ariadne) toys as well as many pads with notes and sketches they created all these years in their effort to approach the myth of the Labyrinth in its place of birth, are exhibited in the beautiful halls of the Station of Fine Arts School on the Euligia hill.
The Centre of Contemporary Art which is open from its foundation to collaborations with museums, centres and European institutions of artistic exchanges, organized this exhibition in collaboration with the European Centre of Contemporary Artistic Creation (CEAAC) of Strasbourg. The centre at Strasbourg had already welcomed and hosted two Greek artists, Voula Gounela and Chrysi Karadaki who were later invited to exhibit their work in Strasbourg within the following year.
The exhibition “Labyrinth” which was shown at the Station of the Fine Arts School situated on the Euligia hill in Rethymnon was open until October 31.
A bilingual catalogue of the exhibition was published.