Seventy modern Greek visual artists offer their own version of the Bolshevik Revolution’s symbols, images, protagonists, messages, slogans, and overall spirit through an exhibition titled “The Memory of the Revolution – Contemporary Greek Artists”. The exhibition, to take place at the Nikos Kessanlis Hall of the Athens School of Fine Arts, is being organized jointly by the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki and the Athens School of Fine Arts, and provides a commentary on the Revolution’s force and dimensions as a defining historical event.
The exhibition was initially put together and presented to great acclaim at the State Museum of Contemporary Art in the spring of 2017, when thousands of visitors had the opportunity to see it. It is now set to be presented in Athens, enriched with works by more artists, and complemented by reproductions of works from the Costakis collection (housed at the State Museum of Contemporary Art), setting the scene of the Russian avant-garde. Russian avant-garde art is, to date, an inexhaustible source of inspiration, reflection and stimuli for artists. The exhibition also includes objects (posters and busts of Revolution’s leaders, photographs, socialist realist paintings, etc.) of the Vassilis Konstantinou collection, which illuminates many hidden aspects of how individuals reacted to history being made.
The exhibition’s opening will feature remarks by Attica Prefect Rena Dourou; Athens Fine Arts School Dean, Panagiotis Charalampous; Panteion University Dean, Ismini Kriari; and State Museum of Contemporary Art Board Member, Giorgos Divaris.
Curated by Giannis Mpolis, “The Memory of the Revolution – Contemporary Greek Artists” features works by Giorgos Alexandridis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Nikos Arvanitis, Annita Argyroiliopoulou, Michalis Arfaras, Vassilios Vassilakakis, Kostis Velonis, Mpampis Venetopoulos, Andreas Voussouras Vassilis Gerodimos, Dimitris Georgakopoulos, Manolis Giannadakis, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, Kornilios Grammenos, Lydia Dambassina, Giorgos Divaris, Stefanos Epitropou, Theodoros Zafiropoulos, Dimitris Zouroudis, Vassilis Zografos, Antigoni Kavatha, Stefanos Kamaris, Dimitris Karlaftopoulos, Giannis Kastritsis, Theofilos Katsipanos, Thodoris Lalos, Giannis Lassithiotakis, Andreas Limperatos, Alexandros Manganiotis, Michalis Manousakis, Panos Matthaiou, Eirini Matsouki, Dimitris Merantzas, Tassos Missouras, Manolis Mpampoussis, Emmanouil Mpitsakis, Xenophon Mpitsikas Nicolas Mpliatkas, Alkis Mpoutlis, Nikos Papadimitriou, Antonis Papadopoulos, Lida Papakonstantinou, Emilia Papafilippou, Lila Papoula, Aliki Pappa, Konstantinos Patsios, Natasa Poulantza, Georgia Sagri, Xenis Sachinis, Christina Sgouromyti, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Dimitra Siaterli, Giannis Skaltsas, Aggelos Skourtis, Marios Spiliopoulos, Stefania Strouza, Dimitris Tataris, Nikos Tranos, Viki Tsalamata, Giorgos Tserionis, Kostas Tsolis, Panos Charalampous, Giorgos Harvalias, Manolis Charos, Thalia Chioti, Kostas Christopoulos, Dionysis Christofilogiannis, Elli Chrysidou, Thodoris Chrysikos, and Giannis Psychopedis.
ERT is a communications sponsor for the exhibition.
Where: Athens Fine Arts School, Nikos Kessanlis Hall
When: February 12 – April 14; Tuesday-Friday 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 11 am – 3 pm