The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in collaboration with the Takis Foundation - Research Center for the Art and the Sciences, is staging a major exhibition of iconic sculptures by the internationally-acclaimed visual artist Takis (Panayiotis Vassilakis, 1925–2019) between 23 June and 7 November 2021.
The exhibition, which is entitled “Τakis: Cosmos In Motion”, was made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Presenting 46 representative works by the leading Greek artist in the public spaces of the SNFCC, the show will introduce Takis to a new generation, as well as providing those already familiar with his work with a fresh perspective on its significance.
credits: SNFCC / Panos Kokkinias, Takis, Aeolians, Painted iron, aluminum, 2000, ©Takis Foundation, ADAGP-Paris, OSDEETE - Athens
Born Panagiotis Vassilakis in Athens, Takis (1925–2019) spent more than seventy years expanding the purview of art and taking it into domains that had previously been the preserve of experimental physicists. A leading figure in the kinetic art movement of the 1960s, he made sculptures, paintings, performances and sound works, incorporating invisible forces—and especially magnetics, his lifelong subject of study—as a fourth dimension.
The SNFCC will be running educational and school programs, workshops and tours inspired by Takis’ sculptures for both children and adults in the context of the exhibition.
Discover through the audio walk the course of the career of the legendary Greek artist Takis and his emblematic works, which are exhibited in the public space of the SNFCC.
Listen to the audio guide of the exhibition “Takis: Cosmos in Motion” (in Greek), on Spotify, on Soundcloud and on Apple Podcasts.