SCULPTURE IN MARBLE
Garden of the People
Hours of operation: 24 hours a day
OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 15
The Corfu International Festival welcomes Theodoros Papagiannis and hosts the exhibition of sculpture entitled "Sculpture in Marble" for the whole month of October in the beautiful Garden of the People.
Various types of marble produced in our country take shape and through 10 sculptures give artistic substance to memories and experiences of the sculptor, depicting his favorite subjects such as, among others, the couple and birds.
Theodoros Papagiannis, Professor Emeritus of the Athens School of Fine Arts, is a leading figure in the organization of Sculpture Symposia in many cities in Greece and Cyprus, creating large sculptures in public space, while he collaborates with many European Schools of Fine Arts, especially the Berlin and Brera School, with Professors David Evison and Paolo Galerani, creating workshops for groups of students.
"Sculpture in marble". Where raw material takes form and becomes art, where art interacts with the surrounding space the visitor's experience constitutes an unprecedented experience.
From the 1st of October until November 15th at the People's Garden in the framework of the Corfu International Festival.
Theodoros Papagiannis was born in Elliniko, Ioannina, in 1942. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts as a scholarship student from 1961 to 1966, under the tutelage of Yannis Pappas. He has had over 50 solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has been awarded many prizes in various competitions he has participated in, the last one being the first prize in the international competition for a sculpture at the Chicago Airport.
In 2009 he created the Museum of Contemporary Art "Theodoros Papagiannis". In 2010 he was awarded a doctorate in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ioannina. In 2015 he was awarded by the President of the Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias with the Senior Brigadier of the Order of the Phoenix.
In 2017 the 10th Gymnasium of Ioannina honored Theodoros Papagiannis by naming the school after him.
In 2019 he was honoured by the Academy of Athens with the Silver Medal (the highest distinction of the Foundation) in the Class of Letters and Fine Arts. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
He lives and works in Athens.