Sophia Kalogeropoulou Εxhibition: "Panharmonia"  - Εικόνα

A painting exhibition based on Takis Kalogeropoulos’ Dictionary of Greek Music

The Greek National Opera presents a tribute to the distinguished Greek visual artist Sophia Kalogeropoulou with a great painting exhibition drawing upon her rich artistic work. The exhibition titled Panharmonia will be held from 8 March to 5 April 2022 at the atrium on the 4th floor of the National Library of Greece in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, and will be open daily 09.00-21.00. The exhibition is organised by the Greek National Opera in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNFCC) and the National Library of Greece (NLG) and is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

The 78 paintings composing the fairytale-like, luminous, and optimistic universe of the exhibition Panharmonia tell stories inspired by music works and entries from Takis Kalogeropoulos’ Dictionary of Greek Music. A few months ago Mrs Kalogeropoulou donated the entire valuable archive of composer and musician Takis Kalogeropoulos as well as her own historical archive to the GNO.

Behind the vivid colours, selected “entries” from a very detailed archive of Greek musical creation come to life, entries that perhaps do not belong “to its most popular part” but “to its most valuable”, as the artist notes. The paintings transport the viewers to scenes of music works, theatres, and myths. Through all this “fair” of colours and music, the works communicate a message about our own culture. Music events and visual art workshops for children will be held as part of the exhibition by the Learning & Participation Department of the GNO.

“When one listens to music, one ‘sees’ images. It is these images that I wanted to capture. The subject matter of this exhibition is our musical legacy, not its most popular part perhaps, but in my opinion, the most valuable. My guides in this musical and visual wandering were Takis Kalogeropoulos’ Dictionary of Greek Music and my musical past. The series of these works was titled Panharmonia after a verse by Kostis Palamas, and also after the name of an emblematic orchestra of young musicians of the 70s – active amidst the dictatorship –  who believed that a nation’s soul lies in their culture and education.”, notes Sophia Kalogeropoulou.
 

Curator: Dione Kalogeropoulou
Advisor: Dora Vyzovitou
Special collaborator: Maria Migadi

 

Visual art workshop for children: Pop Operas
The Learning & Participation Department of the Greek National Opera in collaboration with visual artist and pedagogue Angeliki Bozou conduct the visual art workshop Pop Operas, as part of Sophia Kalogeropoulou’s exhibition Panharmonia. The workshop is targeted at children aged 6 to 10 and will be held on Sundays 13, 20, 27 March and 3 April 2022 at the Book Castle of the National Library of Greece (NLG) in the SNFCC.

For more information regarding the workshop check out here
 

Opening hours: Daily from 08/03 to 05/04 | 09.00-21.00
Free Entrance

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