Fine Arts Programme

One of its most iconic programmes, the Fine Arts Programme of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, was launched in 1988, with the International Meeting “Painting and Sculpture in the end of the 20th century”.  The meeting included a symposium and art exhibition with the participation of world-renowned artists.

Since then, the art exhibitions have been an integral part of the Centre’s cultural identity.

Timeline

1st International Meeting on Fine Arts “Painting and Sculpture at the end of the 20th century”

Symposium and exhibition with works by Takis, Chryssa, Pascalli Pino, Robert Rauschenberg, Arnülf Raine, Theofylaktopoulos, Jochen Gerz, Isamu Noguchi, Lynda Benglis, Dennis Oppenheim, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Antonio Saura, Charlemagne Palestine, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Frank Stella, Niki de St. Phalle, Barry Flanagan, Mark Verstockt , Α. Fassianos, M. Raysse, Andy Warhol, J. P. Raynaud, César, Lucas Samaras, Giulio Paolini, Ν. Kessanlis, V. Kaniaris, G. Lappas, Jafar Islah, Y. Tsarouchis, Y. Moralis, D. Mytaras, etc.

Curators :

Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan, art historian 

Sania Papa, art theoretician 

Katerina Koskina, art historian 

Eleni Kokorda, art historian 

2nd International Meeting on Fine Arts “The position of Fine Arts in today’s societies”

The meeting focused mainly on the symposium. The exhibited artworks included the water-powered steel project “Shield” by George Zongolopoulos, which was donated to the European Cultural Centre of Delphi by the artist.

Curator: Katerina Koskina, art historian-museologist

Greek Contemporary Artists

In cooperation with the Pierides Gallery

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, art critic and theoretician

Clay and Plastic Art Creation 

Επιμέλεια : Τάκης Μαυρωτάς, θεωρητικός και κριτικός τέχνης

International Meeting on Sculpture

Eleven renowned sculptors were invited to produce in situ one artwork. The works remain at Delphi, as the first exhibits of the Sculpture Parc.  Artists : Nikos Alexiou, Kostas Varotsos, Lydia Venieri,  Michel Gerard, Theodoulos Grigoriou, Jason Molfessis, Patrick Reynaud, Manuel Saiz, Panagiotis Tanimanidis, Costas Tsoclis, Alfredo Romano.

Curator: Sania Papa, art theoretician 

International Meeting on Fine Arts “Tribute to Delphi: Visual Versions”

European artists created works of art, inspired by the Delphic Ideal. The works of A. Antonopoulos, Vl. Kaniaris, J. Christoforou, G. Yanakos, Danil, E. Fischer, S. Karavouzis, R. Kesseler, C. Kouvaka, Mich. Manousakis A. Nehrig-Kokka, Y. Psychopedis, N. Roos, M. Spiliopoulos remained at Delphi.

Curator: Athena Schina, historian and art critic

Sculpture exhibition by Aristide Patsoglou

Symposium “The Russian Avant-Garde (1910-1930): An unfulfilled plan”

The symposium was held in the framework of the exhibition of the famous Costakis Collection, which was presented at the Athens National Gallery, from 6/12/1995 to 8/4/1996, in cooperation with the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

Supervision of the exhibition and the symposium : Anna Kafetsi

Exhibition “Greek artists and Ancient Greek Drama: Stage sets and costumes”

Stage sets and costumes designed by well known Greek artists, such as Spyros Vassiliou, Nikos Engonopoulos, Yannis Moralis, Dimitris Mytaras, Yannis Tsarouchis, Alekos Fassianos and Nikos Hadzikyriakos-Ghika

Artistic concept: Anna Skarlatou, photographer/journalist :  

Exhibition: “Alekos Fassianos: Anthropocentric Painting: 1960-1998”

Presentation of 43 works of the artist from various private collections as well as his new work “The Treasure of the Athenians” that remained in Delphi.

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, art critic and theoretician

Exhibition “Delphiques” and one-day conference “Myth and Contemporary Art”

Retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Theodoros Papadimitriou and workshop on “Myth and Modern Art” on 26 June. The sculpture “Sphinx II” remained in Delphi.

Exhibition “Major Artists of the 20th century Chryssa-Takis”

The exhibition included eighteen monumental works by Takis, seven from the “Photovoltaic Energy” series, three musical sculptures, seven from the “Acoustic Strings” series and the sets designed by Takis for the play “Electra” by Sophocles directed by Michael Cacoyannis.

The series “Cycladic Books” with the subtitle “Green Line” by Chryssa, including works from honeycomb and aluminum (“Chinatown”, “Piccadilly Circus”, “Athens Landscape No. 2 and No. 3”, “Paris Landscape No. 2”) as well as two sculptures of neon and plexiglas “Marilyn” and “Times Square”, were first presented.

The conference “Art and Technology in the 20th century” was held on 17 June, in the framework of the exhibition.

The works “Tribute to Apollo” by Takis and “Journal” by Chryssa remained in the collection of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.  Curator: Takis Mavrotas, Art critic and theoretician

Documents exhibition “Jannis Kounellis and the Theatre”

The exhibition was realised in the framework of the XI International Meeting on Ancient Greek Drama 

Exhibition ‘Apollo’s Heritage”

Exhibits: Fifty important works, large-scale paintings, sculptures, drawings, constructions, installations and video art of sixteen leading artists such as Giorgio De Chirico, Salvador Dali, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Gkika, Nikos Engonopoulos, Yannis Tsarouchis, Yorgos Sikeliotis, Takis, Arman, Fernando Botero, Chryssa, Dimitris Mytaras, Alekos Fassianos, Sarantis Karavouzis, Yannis Psychopedis, Dimitris Sakellion, Yorgos Xenos.

The exhibition was part of the events of the “Apollo” International Meeting.

Curator-organisation: Takis Mavrotas, art critic and theoretician

Exhibition “Columns and Pillars”

A spectacular theme exhibition with paintings, sculptures and art installations. Participating artists: Yannis Moralis, Stephen Antonakos, Costas Tsoclis, Pavlos, Gunther Uecker, Yannis Parmakellis, Chryssa, Dimitris Mytaras, Alekos Fassianos, Sotiris Sorongas, Novello Finotti, Yannis Bouteas, Opy Zouni, Yannis Psychopedis, Patrizia Molinari and Iotoff.

The permanent collection of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi includes the works “Column” by Yannis Parmakellis, “Presence” by Stephen Antonakos, “Pillars” by Costas Tsoclis and “The gods sleep in the stones” by Patrizia Molinari.

The exhibition was part of the events of the “Year of Pericles”.

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, art critic and theoretician

Exhibition “Masaaki Noda, Apollo’s mirror”

Curator : the artist

Exhibition : Costas Tsoclis PEACE

Curator: Takis Mavrotas, art critic and theoretician

Exhibition “Alexandra Athanassiadis: Horses and Armour”

Twenty-six sculptures made of bronze, iron and wood by Alexandra Athanassiadis. Horses without a rider on “sculptural” gallop and ”empty” armours referring to the adventurous, fearless but invisible horsemen and soldiers.

Curator: Efi Andreadis, art critic

Exhibition “Mayo- Painting”

The exhibition in Delphi included 19 oil paintings and 15 ink drawings and was held in honor of the French Presidency of the European Union.

The conference on “Postwar Generation: Greek artists in Paris” was held during the exhibition on 12 July.

Curator: Efi Andreadis, art critic

Exhibition “Bella Raftopoulou, Sculpture-Drawing”

The “mythological” universe of Bella Raftopoulou through 10 stone sculptures, 29 small sculptures of metal, 96 projects for the Delphic Festivals 1927-1930 (ink on paper), 10 bronze and silver medals and manuscripts. The panel “Greek artists in Paris before World War II” was held during the inauguration of the exhibition on 10 October. The exhibition was organised with the collaboration of the National Art Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum.

Curator: Efi Andreadi, art critic

Exhibition “Marathon in the work of eight contemporary artists

Eight artists with different artistic views, Alexandra Athanassiadis, Nikos Alexiou, Evgenia Apostolou, Venia Dimitrakopoulou, Nikos Navridis, Vana Xenou, Danae Stratou and Nakis Tastsioglou, created and exhibited new works inspired by the Battle of Marathon.

Curator: Efi Andreadi, art critic

Exhibition “C. P. Cavafy This little pencil portrait”

Twenty-two Greek and foreign artists created and presented new works for the celebration of the Year of Cavafy by the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

Among them : Valerio Adami, Alexandra Athanassiadi, Pat Andrea, Alexis Veroukas, Dimitris Geros, Stefanos Daskalakis, Pavlos Dionysopoulos, Kadio Lambropoulou, Gudrun von Laitner, Michalis Makroulakis, Dimitris Mytaras, Ioli Xifara, Aristidis Patsoglou, Edward Sakayan, Sotiris Sorongas, Anna Maria Tsakali, Costas Tsoclis, Alekos Fassianos, Manolis Haros, Yorgos Hadoulis, Apostolos Hatzaras, Yannis Psychopedis. The exhibition included also eight etchings of Cavafy by David Hockney and a printed collection of poems with handwritten corrections by Cavafy himself.

Exhibition “Opy Zouni: ‘Last brushstroke’ – her workshop”

The exhibition was organised with the support of the family of Opy Zouni.

26 projects, of which 21 came from the last creative period of the artist, were exhibited for the first time.

Exhibition advisor: Katerina Koskina, art historian and museologist

Exhibition “C. P. Cavafy Painted – 40 Contemporary Greek Artists “

Organised at the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, in cooperation with the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

Curator:  Takis Mavrotas, art historian and critic, artistic director of the Foundation

Exhibition: ΜAYO 1905-1990. Donation: Lucilla Mussini-Bombieri

Exhibits: 21 artworks by Antoine Mayo, which were donated to the European Cultural Centre of Delphi by Lucilla Mussini-Bombieri Curator: Efi Andreadi, art critic

Exhibition “Delphic reflections on Plastic Arts” 

Exhibits: Artworks from the collection of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi

Curator: Efi Andreadi, art critic

Exhibition”Alfredo Romano. Angelis suis mandavit de te”

Curator : the artist 

Conference «The sculpture of Takis in the 21st century» and art exhibition

Coordination and curation of the exhibition : Takis Mavrotas, art critic, artistic director of the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music  

Sponsor : ATHANASIOS KTORIDIS Foundation  

Exhibition “DELPHI: from the art collection of the European Cultural Centre of Delphi”

At the Archaeological Museum of Delphi.

With the cooperation of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Phokis