September 3rd - November 30th 2000
A large exhibition titled "Modern Odysseys - Greek-American Artists of
the 20th Century" was held by the State Museum of Contemporary Art
between September 3rd and November 30th. The exhibition consisted of
paintings, sculptures, installations, video, constructions and
photography by 35 Greek-American artists of the 20th century that
represent a variety of modern trends.
The exhibition is the largest ever held of distinguished artists of Greek heritage from the United States.
It was organized with the collaboration of the State Museum of
Contemporary Art, the Queens Museum of Art in New York, the American
Embassy in Greece, the American General Consulate, the Council of Greek
Immigrants, the Ioannis F. Costopoulos Foundation, the Thessaloniki
Festival and the Greek-American Trade Bureau.
The exhibition was held in the framework of the activities of the
65th Thessaloniki International Trade Fair where the United States were
the "Honored Country" of the fair.
The exhibition included pieces by: Stylianos Antonakos, Kostas
Vavagiakis, Polignostos Vagis, John Vasos, Peter Voulkos, Steve
Giannakos, Christos Giannakos, Morphe Gika, Mary Grigoriadi, Nasos
Dafnis, Electrus, Aristodemos Kaldis, Zoe Keramea, Carol Ann Klonaridi
and Michael Owen, George Constant, Mihalis Lekakis, Constantinos Manos,
Jenny Marketou, Vasilis Marros, Jim Morfesis, William Baziotis, Linda
Benglis, Eleni Milona,
George Necroponte, Jean Ksehron, Loukas Samaras, Theodora Skipitari,
Andrea Spirou, Theodoros Stamos, Athena Taha, Fillipos Tsiaras, Markos
Hatzipateras, Dimitris Hatzis, Teo Hios, Chrysa.
Out of the 110 pieces exhibited, 90 were from well-known American
museums and collections while 20 were borrowed from Greek museums,
collections and institutions.