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Exhibition opening "100 Artworks of Freedom"

Flyer Exhibition
Exhibition Flyer "100 Kunstwerke der Freiheit"

Name of the Exhibition: "100 KUNSTWERKE DER FREIHEIT"

/ 100 artworks of freedom

Organization: Diplomatische Akademie Wien

Date: 22.07.-24.07.2021


The exhibition for the project "100 Artists - 100 Artworks of Freedom", a multimedia exhibition of works at the Diplomatic Academy, in which I participated with my artwork "Blurring" and which will be opened and presented for the first time on July 22 in the festival hall of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

The exhibition is open to the public from July 22, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., to on July 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. these two days.

Here is a German media report on this, from the German-Greek Cultural Forum in Berlin:

Oil Painting with blue stripes
Blurring Freedom | TYPE: Oil on wood | FORMAT: 80x100cm | ©Ruth Mateus-Berr
Blurring of Freedom | TYPE: Aquarell | ©Ruth Mateus-Berr

About the Exhibition

Iakovos Kambanellis and his work in Vienna

"100 Artists - 100 Artworks of Freedom" A multimedia exhibition of works at the Diplomatic Academy.

Elena Strubakis presents in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna from July 22 - 24, 2021 in honor of Iakovos Kambanellis and his only prose work "Freedom Came in May" another artistic project:

one hundred artists "tell" in their paintings the entire book.

Artists and schoolchildren accepted their invitation to create pictures with great commitment and enthusiasm. They all show a picture of a passage from each of the 37 chapters. The illustrated narrative of the important book, which is unique in the relevant literature, will be presented to the public for the first time for three days as a multimedia exhibition of works.

The joint presentation of around 100 works of art in one place on the subject of National Socialism and the Mauthausen concentration camp is a novelty.

The event "100 Artists - 100 Artworks of Freedom" is under the aegis of Christian Cardinal Schönborn, Chief Rabbi Jaron Engelmayer, Bishop Michael Chalupka, Metropolitan Arsenios Kardamakis as well as Federal Minister Alexander Schallenberg and Mayor Michael Ludwig.

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the Mauthausen survivor and famous writer, 2022 was declared the "Iakovos Kambanellis Year" by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Initiator Elena Strubakis says of the exhibition,

"I think it is spectacular that so many artists have created images to one text. It is unusual that the artists have made the attempt to describe their pictures. In comparison the different pictorial, formal and color languages, the compositions and their effects on us. It's all wonderfully exciting."


Thursday, 22. July, 3 - 6 pm

Friday, 23. July, 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, 24 July, 10 am - 6 pm


Diplomatic Academy, 1040 Vienna, Favoritenstraße 15A

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