The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is staging a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Jannis Psychopedis, featuring large groups of works that reference, were inspired by, and engage with poets and their poetics.
Jannis Psychopedis’ relationship with poetry is profound, long-lasting, systematic, continuous and tested down the years; it is a core element of his oeuvre.
The exhibition includes works of mixed techniques and media, as well as a large series of drawings, watercolours and oil paintings portraying poets.
A visual conversation with Homer and his Odyssey, Parmenides, Herodas, Calvos, Byron, Palamas, Cavafy, Karyotakis, Lorca, Seferis, Elytis, Ritsos, Embirikos, Sachtouris, Dimoula, Fostieris, Vlavianos, Kyparissis, Metaxas and Siotis.
Jannis Psychopedis was born in Athens in 1945. He studied printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1963-1968) and then painting on a German state scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1970-1976).
He was a member of the “A” group of artists in the 1960s and on the visual arts team of the Epitheorisi Technis [Art Review]; a founder member of the “New Greek Realists” (1971-73); a founder member of the Visual Arts Centre (Athens, 1974-1976) and a member of the “10/9” art group in Munich (1975). Furthermore, he was invited to the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in West Berlin (1977).
He has lived and worked in Berlin (1977-1986) and in Brussels (1986- 1992). In 1994, he was appointed to a professorship at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he taught until 2012. In 2013, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.
Since 1966, he has staged a number of solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has also taken part in important group shows in galleries and museums in Greece and other countries including France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Ireland, Albania, Japan, Belgium, Algeria, Cyprus, Sweden, Israel, Iran, Turkey, the UK, Canada, Romania, Egypt, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, the US and China.
09/10/19 - 12/01/20 | Daily 09.00-22.00