“Encore: New Greek Painting” features 33 painters. The term “new” refers to their painting language and the inherent qualities of their work rather than their age. 

This exhibition adopts an interrogatory nature. Unlike regular exhibitions organised around a specific medium, our intention is not to imply any cultural superiority or aesthetic autonomy of painting. On the contrary, we aim to initiate a discussion by posing questions forming our investigation’s basis.

 Encore: New Greek Painting serves as a survey of the field in Greece today, although it is not exhaustive and does not aim to establish a canon. Its purpose is to identify trends and languages in contemporary art and uncover any underlying regularities. Of course, many exceptional painters warrant inclusion, but an exhibition is inherently a closed system that promises expansion. The initial version of this exhibition took place in 2021 in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, with support from the Municipality. The exhibition title recognises precisely this: Every artistic act is followed by a desire for repetition – an encore – to sustain the emotional bond and ongoing apprenticeship.

Participating artists:
Ileana Arnaoutou, Konstantinos Giotis, Niki Goulema, Giorgos Gyzis, Irini
Efstathiou, Anestis Ioannou, Alexia Karavela, Stelios Karamanolis, Andreas
Ragnar Kasapis, Panagiotis Kefalas, Kiki Kolympari, Giorgos Kontis, Karolina
Krasouli, Aristides Lappas, Varvara Liakounakou, Angelos Merghes, Nikos
Moschos, Eleni Bagaki, Anastasia Pavlou, Dimitris Redoumis, David
Sambethai, Katerina Sarra, Nikolas Simantirakis, Giorgos Stamkopoulos,
Sofia Stevi, Antonis Stoantzikis, Anastasis Stratakis, Sasha Streshna, Andrea
Djourovits, Nikos Topalidis, Stella Tsoumatidou, Georgia Fambris, KEZ

Curators: Eleni Koukou, Christoforos Marinos, Theofilos Tramboulis

Opening: Tuesday 27 June
Exhibition duration: June 27 – September 10, 2023
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 19:00, Sunday 10:00 - 16:00, Monday closed
Municipal Gallery of Athens
Leonidou & Millerou, Pl. Avdi, Metaxourgio