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Yannis Tsarouchis and his Contemporaries: Body, Building, and Landscape

Sept 9, 11:30 AM CST


Please join us virtually at Wrightwood 659 on Thursday, September, 9th (11:30 CST) for a concluding program about the critically acclaimed exhibition Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life.

Let’s imagine Yannis Tsarouchis taking a leisurely walk up the meandering pathway leading to the Acropolis with a handful of his contemporaries in order to discuss the relationship between art, architecture, and landscape. Who might those contemporaries be? And what might be their shared points of interest?

Our program brings together a series of experts who speculate on this imaginary stroll while offering a series of historically-informed responses to these questions. In order to better visualize the physical context that shaped Tsarouchis’s life and work, the program features a filmed tour through his home and studio in the Marousi neighborhood of Athens; this tour includes an interview with Niki Gripari, the President of the Tsarouchis Foundation. In addition to the film, Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor of Architectural History in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, will introduce the presenting panelists which include the exhibition’s co-curator Adam Szymczyk, artist and architect Andreas Angelidakis, and professor and architect Michael Lykoudis concluding with a Q&A session led by Wrightwood 659 Program and Educational Coordinator, Ashley Janke.



Feature Image: Yannis Tsarouchis, The Acropolis Hill (unfinished), 1960s, oil on canvas, 84 x 105 cm, Private Collection, (c) Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation.

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