Wednesday 16 November 2022
As part of November’s thematic unit, "An Arts' Gaze,” we have the opportunity to visit the new exhibition of the National Library of Greece (NLG) Angelos Spachis 1903–1960, highlighting the work of the great, albeit rather unknown to the broader public, Greek graphic artist. The exhibition includes a large part of his work — drawings, oil paintings, mock-ups, books, advertisements, cartoons, objects, structures, photographs — and is accompanied by an extensive catalogue.
SNFCC Members will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in an exclusive guided tour led by Athena Kyriakodi, art historian and member of the exhibition’s curatorial team.
Wednesday 16/11 | 18.00 - 19.00
4th FLOOR ARTIUM NLG
Up to 20 participants - Members only
Free entry via online pre-registration
SNFCC Members will also enjoy a 10% discount on the exhibition’s catalogue.
A few words about Angelos Spachis:
Self-taught Angelos Spachis began his career in 1922. Without having traveled abroad or attended any systematic painting studies, thanks solely to his personal explorations, he had managed to embrace the principles of contemporary art, particularly of Cubism and Constructivism/Neoplasticism. During the interwar period, Spachis was among the most innovative Greek artists.
After World War II, he distanced himself from painting and turned exclusively to the applied arts, especially advertising, poster creation and interior decoration, where he also blazed new trails by adopting and promoting the aesthetics of Bauhaus in Greece. Spachis is considered the father of Greek graphic design, as he was the first to have taken it up systematically.
Exhibition Curators: Alexandros Papageorgiou-Venetas, N. P. Paissios, Konstantina Dakolia, Athena Kyriakodi.