“Face to Face: The artists and the collector”
7 March 2012- 30 July 2012
3 Monis Asteriou, Plaka, Athen
The exhibition is an ambitious attempt to depict the extremely complex and peculiar relationship between the collector Vlassis Frissiras and the artists he has been related in the past 40 years of his collecting activity, through a series of 250 self-portraits of the artists and portraits of Vlassis Frissiras. In essence, the exhibition presents the visual dynamic web of deep human relations that are characterized by creative interaction, mutual respect, honest friendship and sometimes confrontation, which has stemmed the creation of numerous exceptional works of art and the creation of unbreakable personal bonds. At the same time, the attempt is made to portrait Vlassis Frissiras' psyche, an enigmatic collector who has left his mark in the Greek Visual arts scene of the last 40 years. George Lappas, states -in the catalogue of the exhibition-: “... Living and exhibiting at the two exceptional buildings of the Frissiras museum, Vlassis Frissiras, behaves like a ingenious and astute director of a human visual panorama....”. I sense an everlasting thirst compels him not only to show an army of works of art, but also to underline the “human race” itself. That is the reason these works are perceived by the beholder not so much as representations, but more like groups of characters that reside in the same room and walk up and down the stairs to meet him”
The exhibition presents works of art by the following artists:
Amarantos Michalis, Adami Valerio, Arroyo Edouardo, Pat Andrea, Asargiotaki Kalliopi,
Vaviloussakis Kostas, Vaxevanidou Aggelika, Veroukas Alexis, Valavanidis Yiannis, Wnek Gzregorz, Georgiou Apostolos, Giannakaki Maria, Gitziris Kostas, Gravalos Panayiotis, Daskalakis Stefanos, Dionyssopoulos Panayiotis, Zampoura Marilena, Zisiou Michalis, Theodoropoulou Elina, Canuto Calan, Karakitsos Giorgos, Kafida Ioanna, Kerestenzis Kostas, Kipourou Vaggelio, Ksiazek Bogumil, Kontellis Andreas, Kourkouvelos Giorgos, Krystalla Aspasia, Ktistopoulou Maria, Kyriazi Pelagia, Lappas Giorgos, Lafferty Ian, Leglise Frederic, Madenis Michalis, Mantzavinos Tassos, Manousakis Michalis, Makris Thanassis, Markidis Christos, Markopoulos Kostas, Marouda Kalliroi, Martinelli Andrea, Mertilis Aris, Misouras Tassos, Michalakopoulou Eleni, Beldekos Panayiotis, Bitsakis Manolis, Boviatsou Labrini, Bocoros Christos, Botsoglou Chronis, Briskola Soula, Mytaras Dimitris, Moraiti Eleni, Ntaoulas Kostas, Xafopoulou Alexia, Xiang Shi, Papakostas Achileas, Papamichalopoulos Kostas, Papanikolaou Vassilis, Papanikolaou Kostas, Papatriantafullopoulos Kostas, Pasieka Simon, Patraskidis Triantafullos, Pavlopoulou Eleni, Peirounidis Apostolos, Perat Emmanuelle, Pistonis Achilleas, Roig Bernardi, Rorris Giorgos, Sakaillan Edouard, Sarasitis Dimitris, Selimas Vassilis, Skoulakis Dimos, Soulis Vassilis, Szucs Attila, Spuropoulos Giorgos, Stamatiadi Daniella, Stefanou Marianna, Tadashi Imai, Tataris
Dimitris, Tzamouranis Dimitris, Tinei Alexander, Tift Andrew, Todorovic Milos, Tsakiris Antonis, Tsoclis Kostas, Fassianos Alekos, Feidakis Panos, Filopoulou Maria, Chadoulis Giorgos, Chadoulou Katerina, Chandris Pantelis, Chouliaras Nikos.