The exhibition presents the history of Yannis Tsarouchis’ painting through chronological groupings, re-creating the environment in which he lived and investigating the manner in which he was influenced throughout his artistic progress.
The theme Illustrating an autobiography will be shown in two parts: each will last one year.
Viewers will begin with Yannis Tsarouchis’s childhood in Piraeus, Athens and Kifissia, they will get to know the artist’s era through his work, what he listened to, his acquaintances, the people he chose to be in the company of, his collaborators and his teachers. They will meet individuals such as Fotis Kontoglou, Konstantinos Parthenis, Dimitris Pikionis, Nikos Velmos, Angeliki Hadjimichali, Eva Palmer-Sikelianou, Ellie Papadimitriou, Teriade, as well as many more, in a tour which will also include photographic material, texts and interviews of the artist himself, as well as audiovisual material from Dimitris Vernikos’ documentary Study for a portrait.
The exhibition is part of a group of themed presentations of the material of the Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation collection, which has been hosted by the Benaki Museum since November 2012, at the Peiraios Street Annexe.
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|Dates: 17/10/2013 – 27/07/2014 Place: Athens. Venue: Benaki Museum (Peiraios Street Annexe), 138 Peiraios St. & Andronikou St. Op. H.: Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00|