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Anthropography III

December 14, 2005 - July 30, 2006

Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece

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What is it that characterizes contemporary painting if not the multiplicity of quests and behaviors in the post-modern era? How does it combine the many different origins? To what extent does Space contribute to a country's 'mythmaking' process? Through what invisible body and what image does the world inherits and turns it into painting material?


It is questions of this kind that the Frissiras Museum aspires to pose with the new presentation of its Collection, under the title "Anthropography". In an attempt to chart the international course of representational painting, this new exhibition reveals some contemporary versions of the human figure at the turn of the new century. The show comprises the core of the Museum's permanent Collection together with the most recent works of a new generation of Greek and other European representational painters, as well as the New Acquisitions from Greece, France, Great Britain and China.


So next to the established or young artists the Museum has always supported (Jean Rustin, Dado, Antonio Segui, Valerio Adami, Pat Andrea, Vincent Corpet, Andrea Martinelli, Chronis Botsoglou, Costas Tsoclis, Triantafyllos Patraskidis, Alexis Veroucas, Edward Sacaillan, Tassos Mantzavinos, Tassos Missouras), the Museum presents for the first time works by the Greek artists Apostolos Georgiou, Zaphos Xagoraris, Vangelis Pliaridis, Pandelis Chandris, the French Djamel Tatah and Philippe Perrot, the British Victoria Russell, James Rielly, Marc Jones and Adam Hahn and the Chinese artist Li Ji.


The presentation of one more part of the Frissiras Collection and the New Acquisitions of the Museum invites visitors to a 'tour' of the depiction of man in the 21st century and all the implications behind it, through osmosis of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


The exhibition "ANTHROPOGRAPHY"-THE HUMAN FIGURE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY will last from the 24th May until the 12th October 2003. Exhibition curators: Anna Printezi, Martha Chalikia.

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