“Objets de mémoire” by Alexandros Chairetakis & Elli Lyraraki

A duo Art Exhibition by Alexandros Chairetakis and Elli titled “Objets de mémoire”, at Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol.

Duration: 11 November – 10 December. The opening event of the art exhibition “Objets de mémoire”, will be held on Friday, November 11, at 19.30


The exhibition “Objets de mémoire” presents the artworks of two eminent Greek artists, Alexandros Chairetakis and Elli Lyraraki. The French title of the exhbition is a direct reference to the notion of “memory spaces” of Pierre Nora. In a similar manner to Nora’s spaces, the two artists create objects, shapes and sceneries that reflect the inextricable connection between memory and the realm of the symbolic.

The section of Alexandros Chairetakis’ artworks includes realistic still life oil paintings while at times objects are placed in an impressionistic background.

The artworks of Elli Lyraraki consist of modern abstract compositions with acrylics. The main expressive mediums are geometry, colour and free writing. The artist is inspired by the longstanding tradition of her place of origin, Crete, and mostly from the Minoan culture, a culture rich in images and patterns.


Alexandros Chairetakis was born in Athens in 1959. He studied at the schools of Fine Arts in Athens, Paris and Berlin. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. His works are found in public, corporate, bank and private collections in Greece and abroad. He has created artworks for poem collections and literature editions. His art exhibitions began in 1985. Until today he has attended many group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His work has received international recognition.


Elli Lyraraki was born and raised in Athens. She studied music and Interior design. In recent years, Elli has been living permanently in her place of origin, in Crete. She is the first Greek Designer to present with great success a collectible line of shoes and jewelry at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris inspired by the Minoan Culture. Her paintings have been exhibited in various exhibitions in Athens, London, Moscow, Instanbul and Cyprus. Her work was featured in the French-German channel ART-E and the French channel TV5.

Art Curation: Eleanna Avouri

Art Direction: Sonia Photiou

At the opening event a collectible collection of leather jewellery will be available, designed by Elli Lyraraki for the purposes of the exhibition.


Sponsor of the opening is WineVault- Ktima Tselepos.

Entertainment: In the event there will be live music by the jazz saxophonist and musician Simos Tziakouris.

Duration: 11 November – 10 December 2022

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 23:00/ Saturday: 12.00 – 23:00

Private viewings are available upon request

Exhibit8 Gallery: Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041 Limassol

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