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George Hadjimichalis' Officinae Pictorum / c.1221-c.1445, The journey

The presentation of the spatial installation by George Hadjimichalis entitled Officinae Pictorum / c.1221-c.1445, The journey is part of a series of exploratory and critical temporary exhibitions concerning the theoretical reflection on the cultural relations between East and West.

The figures of a Byzantine illuminated manuscript of the 11th century and of the The Baptism (c. 1445) painted by the Italian Piero della Francesca provide the starting point for the narration of the journey of a painter from Constantinople to Rome. The journey of a fictional painter through time and space becomes the theoretical reflection of the contemporary artist on the pictorial tradition, while the iconographical roots of the Renaissance Art are sought in Byzantine painting.  

The cohesion of text and image, a core concept in the work of George Hadjimichalis, guides the composition and arrangement of  the visual narrative of the installation.

ACADEMIC SUPERVISION
dr Anastasia Lazaridou
Director

CURATOR 
Niki Papaspirou

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Spyros Nasainas

TEXTS
George Hadjimichalis, Niki Papaspirou

EDITING
dr Jasmin Moysidou

TRANSLATION
Philip Ramp

LAYOUT DESIGN
Yannis Stavrinos, Giorgos Soupios

PHOTOGRAPHS
. Kalogridis, B. Kirpotin

MOUNTS
Giorgos Korkovelos, Dimitris Margaritof, Thanassis Kavassis

DIGITAL PRINTINGS - BANNERS
Alekos Bezerianos

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME
Stathis Gotsis, Zahi Tziouvara

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROMOTION
Katerina Choina, Magda Zindrou, Elena Betzou

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Vassiliki Markou

LIGHTING
Yannis Tsonis, Sotiris Tsonis

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Petros Kalofonos

HEAD OF SECURITY STAFF
Giorgos Stefanou, Kostas Tsitsimpis, Yannis Lymperis