Three thematic essays about the artist’s work and practice, as well as Takis’s (1925-2019) conversation with the author and critic Maïten Bouisset, were made accessible for free in Greek and English aspiring to guide online visitors through the central themes of his oeuvre: magnetism and metal, light and darkness, sound and silence. In the 70 years of his creative journey in Athens, Paris, London, and New York, Takis produced some of the most iconic and radical works of twentieth-century art, acting as a catalyst for the avant-garde of post-war Europe. The material included in the microsite seeked to showcase Takis’s influence on contemporary art from as early as the 1960s, making his work available not only to experts but the wider audience as well. The texts have been written by Guy Brett, one of the most important British curators and art writers, who co-curated the exhibition with Michael Wellen,
Curator of International Art at London’s Tate Modern, and Melissa Warak, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Additionally, a wealth of photographic material gave the public the opportunity to digitally browse the works of the exhibition, as well as historical photographs covering the evolution of the artist’s career – material for which the Museum of Cycladic Art was granted exceptional permission to make freely available in light of the extraordinary current circumstances and despite any restrictions that would normally apply
Exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art curated by
Michael Wellen, Curator of International Art, Tate Modern
Aphrodite Gonou, Contemporary Art Program Advisor, Museum of