The individual exhibition of the internationally acknowledged artist 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.
Curated by Anna Kafetsi
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.