Opening ceremony of the exhibition “Yannis Moralis-Christos Kapralos: Friendship in Life and Art”
22 September 2016

On Wednesday, September 21st, the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Yannis Moralis-Christos Kapralos: Friendship in Life and Art" took place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in presence of H.E. The President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos.

The President was welcomed by Mr. George Agouridis Member of the Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Ambassador Vassilis Kaskarelis Senior Advisor to the BoD, Mrs. Christina Lambropoulou Chief Financial Officer of the SNF, Mr. Yiannis Zervakis Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Dimitris Protopsaltou Chief Executive Officer of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the National Gallery- Alexandros Soutzos Museum, with the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The two artists met at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where their friendship was born and where they began developing their work. A selection of 18 bronze sculptures by Kapralos will be presented, alongside a small retrospective exhibition of Moralis’ work. A total of 50 masterpieces by Yannis Moralis from his substantial donation to the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum and private collections trace the artist’s evolution from his early works to the classical abstraction of his latest works.

This unique exhibition coincides with the completion of 100 years since the birth of Yannis Moralis.

Concept, Coordination, Texts: Marina Lambraki-Plaka, Professor Emeritus History of Art, Director, National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum

Yannis Moralis Exhibition: Curator: Marina Lambraki-Plaka

Implementation: Annie Malama, Curator National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum

Christos Kapralos Exhibition: Curator: Artemis Zervou, Curator National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum

Exhibition duration: 21 September-18 December 2016

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 09.00 to 22.00

Exhibition venue: Lighthouse, SNFCC

Free admission

To read more on the exhibition please, click here

 

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation will hand over the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center to the Greek State in early 2017. During the transition phase, the Foundation continues its mission to introduce the project to the public through a daily and dynamic program of free public events that, offers visitors an opportunity to experience SNFCC’s programmatic potential, and its place as an urban destination for everyone. All the events are made possible through the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which is presently in charge of the project, until the completion of the delivery process to the Greek State. Through these programs that, combine athletic, educational and artistic activities, the Foundation seeks to engage the public in an open dialogue about the SNFCC and to build substantive relationships that will continue during its official operation by the Greek State, the rightful owner of the project.