The retrospective exhibition of works by the painter Alexis Akrithakis from the Zacharias Portalakis Collection at the Historical Museum of Crete, entitled “Alexis Akrithakis. On the move“, covers the entire artistic path of the 20th-century artist, from 1965 to 1993, with a total of 27 representative works, paintings, installations, collages and drawings.
About Alexis Akrithakis
The painter Alexis Akrithakis was born in 1939 in Athens. In 1958 he enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. He returned to Greece in 1961, two years later he exhibited his works for the first time at the Veltsos Gallery in Thessaloniki, and in 1965 he presented his first solo exhibition at the French Institute of Athens. The same year he participated in the international exhibition “II Internationale Ausstellung Objektiver Poesie und Malerei” in Copenhagen, and later he participated in many group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad. In 1968 he settled in Berlin, with a scholarship from DAAD. Since his return to Athens in 1984 and until his death in 1994, his work, which includes collages, wooden constructions, and the utilization of cheap materials, was presented in solo and group exhibitions. After his death, a number of retrospective exhibitions have been organized, dedicated to his work.
Exhibition duration: until September 19, 2021