National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens
EMST

JANNIS KOUNELLIS

14/07/2004 - 31/12/2004

MEGARON MOUSSIKIS ATHENS

Jannis Kounellis

Megaron Moussikis Athens

14/07/2004 – 31/12/2004

Curated By: Anna Kafetsi

The individual exhibition of the internationally acknowledged artist Jannis Kounellis has been conceived by him as a large-scale site specific installation, presented in an area of 600 sq. mt, at the new exhibition hall of the Athens Concert Hall.

Born in 1936 in Piraeus, Jannis Kounellis settled in Rome in 1956, where he studied in the Academy of Fine Arts and in the ’60s already emerged as one of the protagonists of the Arte Povera movement in Italy. By using materials such as iron, carbon, fire, wood, stone etc he promotes through his wall constructions and installations the primordial poetical nature of things and their political – cultural depth.

The exhibition is being organized with the support of illycaffe.

CATALOG

Coordination:Elisabeth Ioannides
Texts by: Anna Kafetsi, sponsor Andrea Illy, Bruno Corà, Dennis Zacharopoulos.
152 pages, 29Χ24cm, Athens, 2004.
Bilingual (greek – english), includes reproductions of the works.
ISBN 960-8349-05-2
Available for sale: price 25 euros

 

Photo: JANNIS KOUNELLIS, Untitled, 2004
Installation

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