George Condo At The Museum Of Cycladic Art

  • by XpatAthens
George  Condo  At The Museum  Of  Cycladic  Art
The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens has the special honour to host the exhibition of George Condo, an artist who was vital in reviving the movement of figuration in America in the 1980s. He is also considered one of the most important American figurative sculptors and painters to this very day.

His first large personal museum exhibition in Greece, will present a total of 30 works (including paintings, drawings and sculptures) which span over the past 20 years of the artist's career.

Also displayed for the first time, is a series of paintings and drawings created in 2017, featuring a suite of self-portraits titled Self portrait in Paris 1-3 (2017) and Me, Myself and Him (2017).

Rather than a chronological display of George Condo's oeuvre in the form of a retrospective, his exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art (in the Stathatos Mansion) is a selection of artworks that implore us to explore the human figure. A principal theme of the museum's contemporary exhibitons program.

What the artist aims to showcase is the references, ideas and mastered skills collected by him over time. Condo's work, infused with deep literary, musical and art historical knowledge seems to be a reflection of his character. A charismatic, insightful and cultivated man with a great sense of humour.

The exhibition is curated by Atalanti Martinou and is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue. Guided tours will be organized every Wednesday at 11:00 (in English) and every Thurday at 19:00 (in Greek).

Opening hours:

- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
- Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00
- Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00
- Tuesday: Closed

EVENT INFO

  • When: 08 Jun 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
  • Where: Stathatos Mansion: Neofytou Douka 4 and Vasilisis Sofias & Irodotou 1
  • Price: 7€ / 5€ reduced
  • Title: George Condo At The Museum Of Cycladic Art
  • Email: museum@cycladic.gr
  • Contact Number: (+30) 210 7228321-3
  • Website: cycladic.gr/