A day at the Alekos Fassianos Museum


19 May 2024


11:00 - 15:00


Alekos Fassianos Museum

Neofytou Metaxa 15, Athens


The “Alekos Fassianos” Museum offers free entry in celebration of the This is Athens – City Festival.

The exhibition introduces the scope of the work of Alekos Fasianos from 1954 to the end of the artist’s life. We find early works with the abstract mood of the 60s and his early years in Paris. There are also works influenced by Byzantine art, collages, mixed techniques, invisible, as well as the widely recognizable paintings with the characteristic pheasant.

The Myth of his neighborhood of the neighborhood of Agios Pavlos, where he grew up, unfolds through works that represent experiences and wanderings in Athens. Heroes of his childhood merge with heroes of Greek mythology, projecting the image of the eternal hero.

The exhibition also highlights the multi-faceted personality of the artist with handmade objects, furniture and lighting, as well as his writings, books he illustrated, and a rich archive of set and costume designs for the comedies of Aristophanes and plays by Eugene Ionesco.

The exhibition takes place inside a space designed by architect Kyriakos Krokos, where every detail was curated by Fassianos, from doorknobs, cabinet handles, nails on mirrors, frescoes and mosaic floors.

The “Alekos Fasianos” Museum is of particular importance for the contemporary visual and architectural map of Athens, as it is one of the few museums in the world where the synergy of artist and architect supports the dialogue between the works and the space that houses them.

Closest Metro Station: Larissis Station

Metro to Venue: 5 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility Yes


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