This exhibition is a tribute to Fofi Akrithaki’s ΕΣΤΙΑΤΟΡΙΟΝ (ESTIATORION), which had been for twenty years one of the most famous ‘hangouts’, not only in Berlin but across Europe, and will be remembered by the name Fofi’s.
From 1972 to 1997, the exuberant personality of cosmopolitan Fofi Akrithaki brought together international leading figures in art, literature, cinema, theatre, fashion, music and politics. Throughout its operation, Fofi’s will remain not only a hangout, a rendezvous, a place to socialise and a top restaurant, but also a meeting point for endless discussions, at a time and a city where the history of Europe was being rewritten.
In the exhibition FOFI’S, Berlin – Fofi Akrithaki’s Berlin: 1969 -1997, documents from the restaurant’s years of operation are presented as well as works by: Alexis Akrithakis, Christos Bouronikos, Yannis Kourakis, Rebecca Horn, Robert Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, Robert Wilson, Ed Kienholz, Jannis Kounellis, Thierry Noir, Markus Lüpertz, Günter Brus, Michel Würthle, Lizzie Calligas, Jakob Mattner, Heiner Müller, Thomas Brasch, Wolfgang Rihm, Bernd Koberling, Lucio Fanti, Takis, Oswald Wiener, Gerhard Rühm, Dieter Roth, Hermann Nitsch, Martin Kippenberger.
Alexis Akrithakis’ installation Bar is also presented in the exhibition. Akrithakis presented for the first time this installation in 1981 at Bernier Gallery.
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|Dates: 17/05/2013 – 03/11/2013 Place: Athens. Venue: Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, 5, Agion Asomaton Sq., Thiseio. Op. H.: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 – 19:00 Thursday: 13:00 – 21:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00|