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EXHIBIT: “Aura from the Island of Sappho” Works by poet Lan Lan and photographer Tzeli Hadjidimitriou
EXHIBIT: “Aura from the Island of Sappho”
Works by poet Lan Lan and photographer Tzeli Hadjidimitriou
OPENING: September 3
DATES: September 3 to September 19
VENUE: The Zero Space Gallery
798 Art District
N.2, Jiuxianqiao Road Chaoyang District
The Zero Space Gallery and curator Mr. Zhi Liang are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “Aura from the Island of Sappho” on September 3 in the Bejing’s 798 Art District.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Chinese poet Lan Lan and Greek photographer Tzeli Hadjidimitriou in honor of Sappho, the great poet of antiquity. Sappho and Orpheus are the symbols of lyric poetry in the Western world.
Lan Lan and Hadjidimitriou met two years ago on the Greek island of Lesvos, where Sappho was born in 630 B.C.
Lan Lan is the nom de plume of Hu Lanlan, born in 1967 in Yantai, Shandong Province. She is one of China’s most important lyric poets. Her work was introduced to Greek audiences at the 1st Athens World Poetry Festival in 2013.
Writing for Cerise Press, Fiona Sze-Lorrain calls Lan Lan “a significant female poetic voice” in the “male-dominated Chinese poetry world today.”
As part of the exhibition Lan Lan will present her latest collection of poems, “Sappho: A Loose Bouquet,” Inspired by ancient Greece and her trip to Lesvos island.
Tzeli Hadjidimitriou is a fine art photographer, travel writer and the author of ten photography books, including the award-winning “39 Coffee houses and a barber’s shop.” She shows her work regularly in individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
In addition to her photos, Hadjidimitriou will also present the debut screening of her short film, “Lan Lan in the land of Lyric Poetry .”
“Aura from the Island of Sappho” is sponsored by the architect Mr. Zhi Liang and Zero Space gallery.