Tassos Triandafyllou, Identities. Baloukli and the Romioi [Greeks] in Constantinople, 19th c.
10 January 2014 until 27 April 2014
The exhibition is structured in two parts and, therefore, possesses artistic as well as archaeological interest. The artist Tassos Triandafyllou presents fifteen works (graphite on paper), in which he imprinted, during the summer of 2010, fifteen gravestones that today pave the courtyard of the Greek-Orthodox Monastery of Baloukli in Constantinople. Since the works created by Tassos Triandafyllou provide valuable information about the Community of the Romioi (Greeks) of the 19th-c. Constantinople, the Museum considered appropriate and interesting to present these works accompanied with relevant information and archaeological material from its Permanent Collections. In this way the contemporary creation is incorporated into the sociopolitical context of the 19th c.-Constantinople, and the exhibition acquires chronological, geographical, sociopolitical and artistic relevance.