Dimitris Alithinos (Expired)

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For more than four decades, Dimitris Alithinos explores the limits of the language of painting, promoting a universal awareness of art based on his works from the 1970s—a period of social and political unrest. His first retrospective exhibition, which takes place at The National Museum of Modern Art, includes paintings, installations, sculpture, film, video as well as archival material from his temporary artistic interventions in public spaces. Also, during the exhibition, volunteers will present three distinct acts of his career.

Dimitis Alithinos is an artist who sources his material from whatever surrounds him. He creates installations that emit road sounds, yet is not afraid to shock his audience. In his famous exhibition “Symvan”, he displayed three white boxes with protruding human limbs, while a fourth box featured the effect of acid drops on a lump of metal.

The artist famous for “Katakrypseis” is a proponent and—some would say—savior of cultural polyphony. At the same time, he spends extended periods living in communes, some of which adhere to strange traditions. Dimitis Alithinos may search for life’s truths and paradoxes in shaman ceremonies as well as in the walking-on-hot-coals practice of the Anastenarides in Macedonia. He retains his passion whether placing offerings at the temple of Sheeba in Katmandu or painting at the church of Panagia Prousiotissa in Greece.

“Symvan” will be exhibited from the beginning to the middle of March (exact dates are to be confirmed) while “Drasi choris titlo” will be exhibited in April.

In addition, a vast archive documenting his 175 “Katakrypseis” will also be presented. Finally, the artist will create visualisations of his abovementioned work by creating an installation featuring 2,000 wall-mounted clocks.

National Museum of Modern Art
Odeio Athinon building
17-19 Vasileos Georgiou B Ave & Rigillis Str

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00-19:00
Thursday: 11:00-22:00
Monday: closed

Additional Info

Date: Thursday, 14 February 2013
End Date: Sunday, 26 May 2013
Categories: Exhibitions
Address: 17-19 Vasileos Georgiou B Ave & Rigillis Str
District: Central Athens
Phone: (+30) 210 9242111-3

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