On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 19:30, the official presentation of the comic book exhibition 1821 – The battle of the square will be held at the National History Museum. The exhibition is based on the graphic novel of the same name, published by Ikaros publications.
The following will address greetings:
On behalf of the National History Museum, the President of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece Fani Mallouchou-Tufano and on behalf of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI-ELIDEK), Professor Xeni Chrysochoou, President of the Scientific Council and Acting Director of the HFRI.
Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and Rector of Panteion University, Christina Koulouri, and author Ismini Kapantai, will then speak about the graphic novel.
The exhibition 1821 – The battle of the square is based on the research and visual material of the graphic novel of the same title by Soloúp. It includes sections from the book, original pages and drafts in pencil, as well as documentation material from relics, archives and works of art, which served as references for the design of specific sketches. A documentary about the creation of the graphic novel, titled “Making of… behind the sketches”, directed by Meletis Moiras, will also play in the exhibition space.
More information: www.1821graphicnovel.gr
Exhibition script-sketches: Soloúp / Antonis Nikolopoulos (Postdoctoral Researcher DCTC/ University of the Aegean), creator of the graphic novel
Research team/exhibition curators: Natasa Kastriti (Art Historian, curator at NHM), Regina Katsimardou (Historian, curator at NHM), Panagiota Panariti (Dr. of Archeology, curator at NHM)
Scientific contribution: Evi Sampanikou (Professor of DCTC / University of the Aegean)
Exhibition duration: July 2021 – May 2022
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8:30-14:30
The project, which is under the auspices of the National History Museum, is supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, with the contribution of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean.
*** As the number of people allowed to enter the hall for the presentation event will be limited, interested parties are advised to book their seats by phone (697 279 6740, Regina Katsimardou), Tuesday-Friday 10:00-12:00 by an email to [email protected], indicating the number of people who wish to attend and their names.
More information: 210-3237617 (int. 107, Tuesday-Friday 10: 00-14: 00) Natasa Kastriti.