The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is transformed into a museum full of heirlooms – rare paintings and sculptures, watercolors and drawings, everyday objects, watches and costumes, weapons and publications- as it hosts the exhibition titled “Greece after the Revolution – Art Treasures from the Krasaki Collection”, organized by the Municipality of Chania.
The 167 exhibits belong to the 1,500 objects comprising the Tina and Michalis Krasakis Collection, which is based in Cologne, Germany and is presented for the first time to the public; and in Crete, which is the birthplace of the collector and journalist of Deutsche Welle, Michalis Krasakis.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue (380 pages) (in three different editions in Greek, English and German) with texts by the art historian and curator of the collections of the Greek Parliament Thodoris Koutsogiannis, the author Katerina Schina, the writer and journalist Nikos Psilakis, historian-researcher Eftychis Tzirtzilakis, the curator of the exhibition Dimitris Andreadakis, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the Mayor of Chania Panagiotis Simandirakis and the Deputy Mayor of Culture and President of the Municipal Art Gallery Giannis Giannakakis.
Modern technologies will also assist in hosting the exhibition: in collaboration with the research team of the Technical University of Crete, a 3D virtual reality model of the exhibition space will be created, thus making the exhibition available worldwide.
Apart from the halls of the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, part of the exhibition is also hosted in the halls of the Association of Philologists “Chrysostomos”.
Exhibition duration: October 30, 2021 – March 30, 2022
Municipal Art Gallery of Chania
Halidon 98-102, 73 131 Chania, Crete
Tel: 28210 92294, 28210 92419