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Sapfo Mortaki

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Sapfo Mortaki
Post-doctoral researcher, Harokopio University of Athens.

Mortaki, Sapfo. "INVESTIGATING CULTURAL IDENTITIES IN CONTEMPORARY GREEK ART: THE CASE OF GREEK ARTISTS IN PARIS IN THE 1980s." Int. J. Arts&Humanities, vol. 2, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 173-188, Accessed 2018.
Mortaki, S. (2018, March). INVESTIGATING CULTURAL IDENTITIES IN CONTEMPORARY GREEK ART: THE CASE OF GREEK ARTISTS IN PARIS IN THE 1980s. Int. J. Arts&Humanities, 2(3), 173-188. Retrieved from
Mortaki, Sapfo. "INVESTIGATING CULTURAL IDENTITIES IN CONTEMPORARY GREEK ART: THE CASE OF GREEK ARTISTS IN PARIS IN THE 1980s." Int. J. Arts&Humanities 2, no. 3 (March 2018), 173-188. Accessed , 2018.

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artistic migration to Paris, cultural identity, cultural interaction, Greek artists, Greek Contemporary Art

Over the years, Greeks would leave their homeland looking for a better fortune, including artists -painters and sculptors. Until the mid-1940's, few were the ones who lived, worked, studied and were distinguished abroad. After the end of the Second World War, the group exit towards the cultural centres of the West commences. Since the mid-1970s, and especially in the early 1980s, Modern Greek Diaspora has undergone a new phase transition. The establishment of the European Community affects both the character of the immigration of artists as well as the creation of their identity within a cultural pluralism. Since 1980 the situation in Greece changed significantly and the contacts of artists with their homeland became greatly enhanced. Based on the above, this paper examines the cultural identity of the Greek artists in Paris during the 1980s, in comparison to the creation of identity/identity formation of the artists of the previous migratory movements, given that this decade constitutes a critical point. Their cultural presence in Paris, as reflected in French and Greek daily press and journals of the period, is also investigated. At the same time, their connection with Greece and their contribution to the development and evolution of Contemporary Greek Art is discussed.

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