The Nobleness of Purity
Andros, 4 July – 3 October 2021
This summer, the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, will present a retrospective exhibition entitled The Nobleness of Purity, at the museum on Andros, dedicated to the distinguished painter George Rorris, one of the most important visual artists of his generation. Collectors and cultural organisations accepted the Foundation’s invitation and, as a result, we have managed to bring together the painter’s most important works, spanning from his early career to this day.
The exhibition follows a retrospective approach to the artist’s work. Including almost 60 paintings and drawings, it attempts to trace his artistic evolution through three sections: the relationship between the artist and his studio, the influences he received from his teachers and the dialogue he engaged in with them through his painting, and the incessant exploration of the body, made of “flesh and bone”.
George Rorris’ contribution to the preparation of the exhibition was fundamental. His assistance in the selection of the works, his direction in relation to the scenography and placement of the paintings, the interviews he gave for the compilation of the “Chronology” in the accompanying catalogue, offer viewers the opportunity to submerge themselves even more enjoyably in his work.
The exhibition is accompanied by a trilingual (Greek, English, French) catalogue prepared by the curator Marie Koutsomallis-Moreau.
Duration of exhibition: 4 July-3 October 2021
Daily 11.00-15.00 and 18.00-21.00
Monday afternoon – Tuesday closed
Communication: firstname.lastname@example.org (Maria Tsolaki, 6974767890)
Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, tel. 210 7252895
Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros, tel. 22820 22444, Fax: 22820 22490
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