Last Wednesday, I attended the opening of the painting exhibition entitled ''Face to Face: The artists and the collector'' at Frissiras Museum in Plaka, Athens. In an attempt to celebrate Vlassis Frissiras' forty years of collective activity and expose at the same time, the personal relationship that grew between the collector and his collecting artists, the museum gathered the works, a visual panorama of portraits, of eighty International artists in one exhibition.
Judging by the crowd's reaction to the paintings and accidentally overhearing some of the conversations in the museum's spaces, the show must have had a great success. In my opinion, the exhibition was indeed very successful because firstly, it managed to show the different approaches to the same topic- one artist for example depicted the collector as a Mandarin priest in a meditation position, while one other as a fantastic comic hero- and secondly, it did expose the different in nature relationships that grew between the artists and the collector. These were very beautifully described in the exhibition's catalogue as ''...relationships full of difficulties and juxtapositions, but above all human and artistically fertile''.
Below, you can enjoy some of the paintings I liked the most...
Katerina Chadoulou- The Collector II - 70X100 - mixed media - 2011
Katerina Chadoulou - Down, Down The Rabbit Hole - 70X100 - mixed media - 2011
Eleni Pavlopoulou - oil on canvas - 2011
Left: Botsoglou Chronis - Vlassis Frissiras - 1988 Right: Botsoglou Chronis - The Painter - 1987
All three are from Chandris Pantelis - 2000
As for what I wore to the show opening? I put my mom to take some pictures of my outfit right before we left home.
Coat:Vanessa Bruno Athe, Bag: Burberry, Shirt: Dries Van Notten, Bracelet: Vintage, Jeans: Gap - All clothes are from my personal collection.
That's it for today! Tomorrow, Fashion Reactor is going to attend Stelios Koudounaris's show during Athens Xclusive Designers week. So get prepeared...next time we will have some great footage from the night.
Until next time then...take care and have a great week-end!