Pavlos Kozalidis: House of Butterflies
Benaki Pireos 138
138 Pireos & Andronikou St., Piraeus Str, 11854

Pavlos Kozalidis: House of Butterflies


From 1989 to 2012, Pavlos Kozalidis took frequent trips to China, in search of its culture, its people and everyday life, as well as remnants of the Cultural Revolution.

6 October, 2022 to 20 November, 2022

The exhibition’s title is owed to a visit Kozalidis paid to the home of a Chinese classmate in Vancouver, Canada, where he had just moved with his family. There, thousands of boxes of butterflies adorned every room in the house, and a portrait of Mao dominated from high above, creating the impression that he is watching everything that takes place within. That was the beginning of Kozalidis’ relationship of love and respect with the culture and people of China, which lasted for more than thirty years. The photographs that have been carefully selected from a huge volume of work provide an opportunity to meander through the fascinating and full of contrasts world of China.

Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Greek, English
06/10 - 27/11/20222
Thursday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00-22:00
€ 8, € 6 Tickets can be bought in advance at or by attending the Museum on the day of the visit.
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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