Artworks by students of the School of Fine Arts and the Parsons School of Design are presented at the SNFCC and the Lincoln Center.

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts organize an exhibition titled Faces of the Hero, which is presented at the same time in Athens and New York and is the inaugural event of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora initiative. Works by students from the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Parsons School of Design in New York, exploring the meaning of concepts of “hero” and “heroism” through time, are presented in the outdoor public spaces of the two organizations.

In order to participate in the exhibition, students and recent graduates of the two Schools submitted works with their own interpretations of heroism or heroic figures, from the past until the present day. The jury, consisting of representatives of all four organizations (namely: Nikos Tranos, Professor and Dean of the School of Fine Arts, George Kazazi, Professor, School of Fine Arts, Maria Veronica San Martin, multi-disciplinary artist and educator, Lydia Matthews Professor of Visual Culture, Parsons School of Design/The New School, Julia Foulkes, Professor of History, Parsons School of Design / The New School, Gabriella Triantafylli, Director of Programming and Production, SNFCC) selected the 20 works of art – 10 from each city that are now presented in the exhibition

The artworks by Greek artists are:

Antonopoulos Christos, In obscurity
Kafantari Niovi, Horses Inside Horse (after Delacroix)
Barbari – Beka Konstantina
, Exceeding the limits
Papadopoulou Anna
Papadopoulou Kalliroi – Eleni / Kallia
, Nikiforos Mandilaras amid violent incidents in the ASPIDA trial
Papadouraki Eleftheria
, Fragments
Papalexi Liana Eleni
, White hero
Pavlidou Despina / Depi
, The end of the shift
Stylianidou Panagiota / Giouli
, Upfall
Chytas Dimitrios / Tzimis
, Helmets II

The artworks by American artists are:

Adamyan Arpi, The Island Orphanage
Bright Layo, Adebisi III
Economides Nicole, Revisiting the Hero
Garcia Caroline, Rebolusyon (Queen of the Carabao)
Jacobsson Santo, Community Power
Kim Joo Paulina, Kuruta
Lee Josephine, Signs in Another Language (series)
Quiles Bonilla Kevin, Carryover (Blue tarp at Chelsea Piers) [after Sylvia Rivera] Sun Chuyi, Madam Pang
Winters Isaiah, Reverend Hathaway

The selected works, covering a wide range of art mediums and techniques (painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, collage, video, text-based art) capture the artists’ interpretation of important moments in history, as well as fragments of modern society and public speech. In New York the exhibition is part of Restart Stages, an open-air performing arts center at the Lincoln Center, while in Athens the exhibition is part of Faces of the Hero, a thematic program of the SNFCC on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

Exhibition duration: until September 30, 2021

Free admission

More information: on the Foundation’s social media pages @SNFCC.