On Wednesday 12 June at 20.00 the catalogue of Rena Papaspyrou’s exhibition “SURFACES, A USER’S MANUAL” will be presented in the garden of the museum.

Rena Papaspyrou will be in conversation with Syrago Tsiara, Director of the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum, Sophia Elise Bouratsis, art theorist and curator of the exhibition (The National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum) and Christoforos Marinos, art historian and curator.

On the same day at 19.00 there will be a guided tour of the exhibition with Rena Papaspyrou, Syrago Tsiara and Sophia Eliza Bouratsis.

Exclusively for this particular evening, works by Rena Papaspyrou will be exhibited in the garden of the museum.

Due to the great success and response of the public, Rena Papaspyrou’s exhibition, SURFACES, A USER’S MANUAL* The dialectic between everyday life and matter is extended until Sunday, September 1. Rena Papaspyrou perceives in her work the city as matter and space that becomes a painted image. Her exhibition unfolds in 2 parts of the main building of the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum, starting from the entrance with the work Baalbeks I, which belongs to the museum’s collection, and then occupying floor -1. It presents works by Rena Papaspyrou representing all stages of her work from 1976 to the present day and includes two new works created especially for the exhibition. Papaspyrou’s work as a whole raises fundamental questions about the multiplicity of the image, the relationship between matter (objective world) and the gaze (subjectivity), the aesthetic experience of everyday life and the ability of the human mind to create images and make free associations. The exhibition also focuses on the fact that Rena Papaspyrou – woman, mother, artist and the first woman teacher in a workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts – responds to the demands of her everyday life, turning it into an artistic field of research and creation. And in doing so, she transcends it.

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