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‘The other Arcadia’ Foundation proudly presents ‘Ellenico Plurale-Dipinti dalla Collezione Sotiris Felios’, an exhibition held under the auspices of H.E. the President of Italy, under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activity and in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece in Rome, featuring contemporary Greek painters and their works from the Sotiris Felios Collection at the main hall of Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome as of Tuesday November 27.

Ellenico Plurale brings together 88 works of art representing the overwhelming majority of painters in the Sotiris Felios Collection. The curator of Ellenico Plurale is renowned Italian art historian and critic Giuliano Serafini who, faithful to the spirit of diversity so typical of the Sotiris Felios Collection, grouped paintings into seven thematic categories:

1. Tra memoria e realtà (Kostas Argyris, Vassilis Papanikolaou, Kalliopi Assargiotaki, Emmanouil Bitsakis, Achilleas Papacostas, Alecos Levidis, Konstantinos Kerestetzis, Thanassis Makris)
2. Il corpo estremo (Stefanos Daskalakis, Giorgos Rorris, Ilias Karras, Jannis Psychopedis)
3. Viaggio oltre (Chronis Botsoglou)
4. Metafisica dell’essere (Christos Bokoros)
5. L’opera selvaggia (Tassos Mantzavinos)
6. Perversione della rappresentazione (Michalis Manoussakis, Tassos Missouras, Theofilos Katsipanos, Edouard Sacaillan, Nikos Siskos, Xenofon Bitsikas)
7. Natura ritrovata? (Kostas Papanikolaou, Maria Filopoulou, Anna Maria Tsakali)

A painting by Yannis Moralis is exhibited separately.

And thus ‘the plural (plurale) character of this assembly’, as Marina Lambraki-Plaka highlights, ‘does justice to the title of this exhibition which is Ellenico Plurale’.

This is the third time the Sotiris Felios Collection is featured outside of Greece: so far it has been on display at the Sismanoglio Megaro (Istanbul, November 2010), and the Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies (Venice, June 2011) as a collateral event of the Biennale.

The 208-page-long exhibition catalogue is bilingual (English and Italian) including, among others, texts and introductory comments by Greeks and Italians such as Michael Cambanis – Ambassador of Greece to Italy, Prof. Marina Lambraki-Plaka – National Gallery Director, Nikos Xydakis – art historian, Irene Orati – art historian, Alessandro Nicosia – Complesso del Vittoriano director, Prof. Claudio Strinati – art historian, Prof. Louis Godart – an expert on Greece and advisor to the President of the Italian Republic, Giuliano Serafini – curator and Sotiris Felios, the collector.

Info & Details
Venue: Complesso del Vittoriano, via S. Pietro in Carcere, Rome / Main Hall
Opening: November 27, 2012 at 18:30
Open daily 9.30 – 19.30

For further information please contact:
Ms. Fanio Michalopoulou, who is in charge of the Sotiris Felios Collection
T: 0030 210 8824681, 0030 6947078344 / E: info@felioscollection.gr

Dr. Paola Saba at the Press Office of Comunicare Organizzando
T: 0039 06 3225380, E: p.saba@comunicareorganizzando.it

Yorgos Mamalos at the Press Office of the Greek Embassy in Italy
T: 0039 06 8419719, 0039 06 8546224 / F: 0039 06 85375551
E: press.rom@mfa.gr / Address: V.le G. Rossini 4, 00198, Rome

Useful Links:
www.felioscollection.gr
www.comunicareorganizzando.it

The Sotiris Felios Collection, property of ‘The other Arcadia’ Foundation, was prompted at the start of the 90s and currently holds over 700 works. It brings together mostly contemporary figurative painters. Parts of the Collection have already been on show at the Benaki Museum (Athens, 2002 & 2009), the National Municipal Arts Center (Famagusta Gate, 2003), the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki, 2003), the Sismanoglio Megaro (Istanbul, 2010), the Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies (Venice, 2011), the Giorgio De Chirico Art Center (Volos, 2012); individual paintings are lent for retrospective and group exhibitions.