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Samos Young Artists Festival

20 July 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, the Schwarz Foundation has invited gifted international artists to the Greek border island of Samos, during a festival that aims to contribute to a better understanding of the world through art. Once a year, the Greek-German non-profit organization provides a platform for creative activity, cultural exchange, and musical dialogue. This extraordinary cultural event, held at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, includes the Samos Young Artists Festival, with concerts held in the ancient theatre of Pythagorion since 2010, the Art Space Pythagorion exhibitions by internationally renowned artists (Harun Farocki, 2012; Slavs and Tatars, 2013), and theatre performances, such as Kleist's Penthesilea performed by graduates of the school of the Greek National Theatre in 2013. Concerts, exhibitions and theatrical performances are privately funded and actively supported by embassies, organisations, the Municipality of Samos, and local organizations.

This summer, from July 20 through October 10, the recently renovated Art Space Pythagorion will be hosting a site-specific exhibition. This unique visual-arts event is hot on the heels of the great shows hosted by acclaimed artists in previous years. The internationally renowned artist Nevin Aladağ (born in Germany of Turkish descent) will be coming to Samos to present Borderline, an exhibition that focuses on the concept of borders. Her show was inspired by the unique location of the island, just 800 meters from neighbouring Turkey, on the borders between Europe and Asia.

From August 7 through 13 and for the fifth consecutive year, the Samos Young Artists Festival, a summit of artists from all over the Eastern and Western parts of the world, will bring to life the ancient theatre on the Pythagorion port on Samos. A diverse programme will be hosted at this special venue and will feature artists from Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Hungary, Argentina, and the United States.

For more information please visit the official web site: http://www.schwarzfoundation.com/

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