Theocharakis Foundation in Athens Hosts International Art Exhibition:
Faces of Modernism: Painting in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania. 1910-1940.

(Athens)--The thematic exhibition entitled Faces of Modernism: Painting in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania. 1910-1940, organized by the National Museum of Art of Romania, the National Gallery-Bulgarian Museum of Fine Arts and the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music after its presentation in Bucharest and Sofia will be hosted at the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music in Athens from March 12 until May 9 2010.

55 prominent artists from Bulgaria, Romania and Greece participate in the exhibition with 124 representative works revealing the path of Modernism in their countries.

The Bulgarian artists represented are: Nikola Petrov, Alexander Mutafov, Goshka Datsov, Elena Karamihaylova, Boris Georgiev, Tseno Todorov, Nikola Marinov, Yordan Kyuvliev, Ivan Milev, Vladimir Dimitrov - Maistora, Nikola Tanev, Ivan Boyadzhiev, Sirak Skitnik, Ivan Penkov, Kiril Tsonev, Vera Nedkova, Ivan Nenov, Georges Papazoff, Nikolay Abrashev, Ivan Abrashev, Vasil Zahariev, Pencho Georgiev and Jules Pascin.

The Romanian artists represented are: Brauner Victor, Daniel Henri, Greceanu Olga, Iancu Marcel, Iorgulescu Yor Petre, Iser Iosif, Mattis Teutsch Hans, Maxy M.H., Michailescu Corneliu, Perahim Jules, Phoebus Alexandru, Popescu Vasile, Popp Sabin, Ramniceanu Merica, Schmierer Roth Lola, Segal Arthur, Sterian Margareta and Tonitza Nicolae.

The Greek artists represented are: Konstantinos Parthenis, Dimitrios Galanis, Konstantinos Maleas, Theophrastos Triantafyllides, Nikolaos Lytras, Michalis Economou, Giorgos Bouzianis, Spyros Papaloukas, Periklis Byzantios, Gerasimos Steris (Stamatelatos), Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, Nikos Engonopoulos, Diamantis Diamantopoulos and Yannis Tsarouchis. The Greek artefacts belong to the following collections: National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Alpha Bank Collection, Municipal Gallery of Larissa-G.I.Katsigras Museum, Tsarouchis Foundation, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, Averoff Gallery, Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki and private collections.

Curators of the exhibition for the three countries are: Mariana Vida, Irina Genova and Takis Mavrotas and the coordinator for the entire project is the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music. Several art historians have contributed to the texts on Modernism included in the four-language catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition and opens with a note by Ján Figel’, EU Commissioner for Culture.

The exhibition will bring out both regional and national specificities, revealing the multiple levels on which Bulgaria, Greece and Romania were involved in a profound transformation of their local aesthetic preoccupations by integrating ideas, forms and techniques that were developed in the major cosmopolitan metropolises of Western Europe. The outcome will be an enriched understanding of the wealth and breadth of the cultural activity in what was perceived as the “periphery” and a realization of the significance of Modern Art for the formation of a European cultural identity.

The project is funded by the EU and is an integral part of the “Balkan Modernisms” project, which is being carried out with the support of the Culture 2007-2013 Program.

More info:
Related videos:

B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music
9, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Street
106 71 Athens - Greece
T: 210-3611206
F: 210-3611349

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Thursday, Friday: 10:00-22:00
Tuesday: closed

Admission: 6 €, 3 € (concessions)

Under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

(Posting date 08 April 2010)

HCSencourages readers to view other articles and releases in our permanent, extensive archives at the URL

2000 Hellenic Communication Service, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.