The Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition Navigating in the Dark by Kalliopi Lemos. This is the first solo exhibition by Kalliopi Lemos and presents her new group of sculptures, with large-scale steel works.
An exhibition based on shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes will take place from May 23 to 26 June at the New Benaki Museum. Much of the work is based on old and contemporary folk tales and on simple narratives, though the heart of the exhibition is the shadow theatre from Turkey and Greece, and its main character Karagöz (in Turkey) or Karaghiozis (in Greece).
The solo exhibition by German artist Helmut Middendorf will take place at the New Benaki Museum from 29 April to 31 May. Middendorf was born in Dinklage, Germany, in 1953 and studied at the Berlin School of Fine Arts under K.H. Hödicke. His work is characterised by its variety and its attempts to overturn stereotypes, seeking new means of expression in order to startle both viewers and the artist himself.
This exhibition is the result of the E. Averof Gallery Collection's 20-year presence in Metsovo, while at the same time it is an opportunity to display the most important paintings of its permanent collection for the first time in Athens Greece. The show is a retrospective of the most important exhibitions and activities which have marked the course of the Averoff Museum and shaped its identity as a museum.
Jacques Lacarrière (1925-2005), author and traveller, was one of the most painstaking observers of Greece. From 1947 to 1966 he visited Greece many times, drawing inspiration for many books and travel narratives. In his various peregrinations around the country he was always accompanied by his Leica camera, and he took many shots of unusual sensitivity. The exhibition will run from 4th December until 11th January at the New Benaki Museum.