The Byzantine and Christian Museum welcomes today the opening of “Angelis suis mandavit de te (His angels charge over thee)”, a new exhibition by the Italian artist Alfredo Romano.

The exhibition includes works from the late 80’s to the present day, along with works and installations made specifically for this exhibition, in order to set up a specific and complex dialectic with the items in the museum’s own collections.

Alfredo Romano was born in Syracuse, Sicily where he lives and works. Since 1985, he has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad. His works are present in many public and private collections, in international museums and at the European Cultural Centre in Delphi, and have been the focus of attention of some of the most prominent art critics.

In the exhibition catalogue, art historian Sania Pappas writes: “Alfredo Romano’s work leads to the “revelation” of the truth and “rampant” force of virtue, morality and, above all, self-awareness. It belongs to the field of austere discipline, kindness, and inner contemplation.” The artist himself notes: “I would like my work to be a song, one that would let silence pass and drift away to a point of common aspiration. One that would obey the stratification of the ancient historical events of our tradition, the feeling of existence, and that would be able to awaken that sense of instinctive identification that passes through the recognition of physical and poetic belonging. My work is like a litany, a prayer that is divided between revelation (light) and concealment (shadow)”.

The exhibition is scheduled to run until November 2017.

Where: Byzantine and Christian Museum, 22 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue

Opening: Tuesday, September 12; 7 pm

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