A series of events will be held from the 21st until 30th of November in honor of the 100 years since poet Odysseas Elytis’ birth in ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome, organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
The celebrations include among others an exhibition in a digital format, under the title “ODYSSEAS ELYTIS 100 years since his birth” that presents the literary and art work of the poet.
Moreover within the celebrations in Rome, a Symposium will be organized titled “Italy Honors Poet Odysseas Elytis” where a presentation about Elytis’ poetry revisions will also take place.
In addition, a program of original music by George Kouroupos will be presented, with poetry and prose set to music and images, representing the main facets of the work of Odysseus Elytis: lyricism, a restless spirit of inquiry, courage, spirituality, sensations and true emotions.
The events in Rome and then in Trieste (21st of November until 8th of January 2012) are being organized in cooperation with the Italian Centre of the Hellenic Foundation of Culture at the University La Sapienza of Rome, the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, the University of Trieste, and the Greek Community of Trieste, overseen by the Ambassador of Greece in Italy and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.
In particular, the tribute to the poet in Trieste will include a exhibition of collage and watercolour artworks of the poet and also all the Italian translations of Elytis’ work.