Continually Deferred: A discussion about painting

Continually Deferred: A discussion about painting

On Friday 6th May at 19:30 Theofilos Tramboulis, Independent Curator – Advisor for Publishing, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece is invited to moderate the discussion “Continually Deferred: A discussion about painting” with painters: Varvara Liakounakou, Panayiotis Kefalas, Stefanos Daskalakis. The discussion forms one of the events of the parallel programme of the exhibition “The Sotiris Felios Collection. Stefanos Daskalakis: Painting 2013-2021” at 16 Fokionos Negri Athens, Greece 11257.

Varvara Liakounakou was born in 1978 in Athens, she studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence (1997-2001). During the years 2001-2014 she lived and worked between Athens, Southern Crete, and New York. She is organiser and instructor of Painting at the Mudhouse Residency, in Agios Ioannis, Crete. Works by her can be found in the Vorres Museum Collection, the Emfietzoglou Collection and other private collections. She lives and works in Athens and Southern Crete.

Panagiotis Kefalas was born in Athens in 1980. He has graduated with a BA in Painting from Athens School of Fine Arts (2008-2013), while completed an MA Degree in Educational Sciences – Special Education (2016-2017). During his studies at ASFA he was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, in Italy. In 2006 he graduated from the Technological Institute of Athens, while he also hold a Music degree from Modern Music Conservatory (2005). His solo shows include: “… and they told us we would find the way”, 2017, Salon de Bricolage, Athens/ “Entropy and denial, 2014, Genesis gallery, Athens.

Stefanos Daskalakis was born in Piraeus in 1952, he studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts student under Yorghos Mavroidis (1970-1974). He pursued his studies in Lyon and Paris (1978-1981). As an auditor, he later attended the studio of Leonardo Cremonini at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux¬-Arts, Paris. He returned to Greece in 1982 and settled in Athens. Along with Irini Iliopoulou, Giorgos Rorris, Edouard Sacaillan and Maria Filopoulou they set up an informal artistic team which endorsed the ‘return to painterliness’. His works are found in the National Gallery of Greece, the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, the Frissiras Museum, the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute, the Anthony and Asia Hadjioannou Collection, the Thanassis Michailidis Collection. the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation Collection, as well as in private collections in Greece, France and Belgium. He lives and works in Athens.

Due to limited capacity please arrive at the space 15-30 minutes prior to the talk.

Medical masks are mandatory throughout your stay at the space.

View here the event′s video*

* English subtitles not available