~ of good intentions
According to the guide book, this is the Museum of Yannis Gaitis – Gabriella Simosi, where you can see a collection of works by the great painter, who became famous for his ”faceless people”, and his wife’s sculptures.
In reality, it stands empty ever since it was built in 2008 because, according to our local source, it would have been impossible to maintain and safeguard the artworks. Did this vital fact emerge only after it was completed? What were the intrigues that brought about its abandonment? Will it ever fulfill its purpose? Only time will tell.
Until then, it will lay bare in splendid solitude, its only companions the musical sound of the wind that whistles through crevices, the bleaching sun rays over its blinding white surfaces, so reminiscent of a 1960’s European art film set, the cooling rain that washes away the dust. And us.
Let us enjoy it while it lasts.
Ios, 25-29 June 2015