The Benaki Museum (Pireos) presents a solo exhibition by Soloup (Antonis Nikolopoulos) which is based on his new graphic novel The Collector: Six stories about a bad wolf, through to March 17, 2019.

It is a modern fairy tale about the sense of alienation children experience after their parents’ divorce. The exhibition includes original material from the artist’s graphic novel (storyboards, drafts, pencil sketches, black and white and color pages) and is divided into two sections. The first, features a monologue performed by the protagonist Dionysis, who after his divorce, finds himself unexpectedly alienated from his daughter Fotini. In the second, we find the famous Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale seen in a different light, which is based on a variant as recorded by the Grimm brothers.

Soloup (Antonis Nikolopoulos) is a political cartoonist and comic book author. He has a Ph.D. from the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean and has studied Political Sciences at Panteion University. He has published 14 comic book albums, the essay “The Greek Comics” and the graphic novel “Aivali” (Kedros) which has been awarded “Best Comics 2015” and “Best Screenplay” at the Greek Comics Awards and with the “Coup de Coeur 2016” at the 17th Rendezvous du Carnet De Voyage Festival (Clermont Ferrand / France) and has been translated into French (Steinkis), Turkish (Istos), and is currently being translated into other languages.

Parallel Events

Saturday 09/02/2019, (10:00 – 18:00)

Graphic novels: Demanding narratives of a mature comedic form

In collaboration with the Department of Cultural Technology of the University of the Aegean, academics, journalists, comic book authors, publishers and representatives of the new graphic novel scene in Greece, offer their own perspective on this particular comic book form.

Sunday 03/03/2019, (10:00 – 18:00)

International Workshop: The perspective of co-parenting. Dealing with parental alienation for the best interest of the child

In this workshop, experts from Greece and abroad will discuss the Parental Alienation Syndrome and the possibility of co-parenting after a divorce.

Sunday 17/02/2019 (11:00 – 13:00)

Creative writing workshop: In the footsteps of Little Red Riding Hood: Rewriting the fairy tale

The philologist Keli Daskala discusses the famous fairy tale’s literary adaptations and invites us to imagine new versions while subverting stereotypes and roles. (The workshop is aimed at children from 10 years and older and adults).

Guided Tours by Soloup

Saturday February 2 & March 9, at 11:00

INFO

Where: Benaki Museum (138 Piraeus st.)

When: Until March 17, 2019

Information: Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 14.00, tel.: 210 3671067-69.