”THE MEMORY OF REVOLUTION”
Contemporary Greek Artists – 100 years after the October Revolution
The exhibition mainly aims to present the October’s Revolution narrative on the occasion of 100 years, through the eyes of modern Greek artists; they are invited to give their own interpretation of symbols, images, protagonists, messages, slogans, spirit, momentum, dynamism and dimensions of one of the most important historical events that shook the world and determined its course in the 20th century. The exhibition does not intend to replace historical studies, different readings, conflicting interpretations and historians’ valuations. Besides its commemorative character, it focuses on a different point of view based on the concepts of Utopia and Revolution and in direct dialogue with works from the Costakis collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art. Artists today are still inspired by the Russian Avant-garde as it consists of an inexhaustible source of meditation and stimuli, leading to productive historical and cultural associations, and it implements exemplary radical artistic and socio-political utopias in the most admirable way.
Participating Artists: Michalis Arfaras, Manolis Baboussis, Xenofon Bitsikas, Nikolas Bliatkas, Panos Charalampous, Kostas Christopoulos, Thodoris Chryssikos, Lydia Dambassina, Kornelios Grammenos, Stefanos Kamaris, Dimitris Karlaftopoulos, Antigoni Kavvatha, Theodore Lalos, Ioannis Lassithiotakis, Andreas Lyberatos, Alexandros Maganiotis, Dimitris Merantzas, Antonis Papadopoulos, Aliki Pappa, Konstantinos Patsios, Natassa Poulantza, Yannis Psychopedis, Nikos Sepetzoglou, Yannis Skaltsas, Marios Spiliopoulos, Giorgos Tserionis, Kostas Tsolis, Kostis Velonis, Babis Venetopoulos, Andreas Voussouras, Dimitris Zouroudis. Apart from the artists’ works, the exhibition also includes objects from Vassilis’ Konstantinou collection.
Works of Russian Avant-garde from the Costakis Collection are presented in a different section.
Curated by: Yannis Bolis, art historian & curator SMCA
Opening days & hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-18:00
Duration: March, 22 – July, 22, 2017