29.06 - 15.09 1991
Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros
Αn exhibition of 66 selected engravings by Dimitris Galanis (1879-1966), from the collection of Nikos Grigorakis, was presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros. The exhibits were published in a fully illustrated catalogue.
[…] Paul Klee was absent from Andros this year, since the Gulf War caused the originally programmed exhibition to be cancelled.
However, in spite of this the Museum of Contemporary Art is always capable of providing us with important cultural moments in Andros.
Bathed in Aegean light, the Museum of Modern Art in Andros gleams and blooms more and more every year, thanks to the support of private initiative, but also thanks to the people of intellect and art who have embraced it and supported it as an institution. […] This jewel of a museum on Andros is already internationally considered one of the most beautiful 'eco-museums' of the world. […]
A Grand Cross, Knight of Letters and Arts is the beautiful gift of France to Elise Goulandris for her unique contribution to European cultural evolvement. The medal of honour was bestowed in a ceremony in Andros yesterday morning at the Museum of Contemporary Art which Basil and Elise Goulandris created and maintain. They are also responsible for making the museum known through its yearly activities and their continuous association with art, the museum thus being the most vital cultural centre outside Athens. […]
In the meantime, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation has already inaugurated two interesting exhibitions in its two wings.
The first, entitled 'Moments from the graphic art of Dimitris Galanis' granted us the pleasant surprise of seeing 30 works for the first time from the exhibition's total of 67. […]
The second exhibition is a display of the most recent acquisitions of the Museum which, together with the older ones, are properly representative of the art of our times. […]
[…] The four-month summer tribute of the Beaubourg to Surrealism, has as its pivot a large exhibition entitled 'Andre Breton, the convulsive Beauty' and is surrounded by many activities. Among these is a presentation of the Greek surrealists, organised by the literary department of the Beaubourg, the 'Revue Parlee', with the co-operation of the 'Greek Cultural Centre' and the contribution of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation. […]
[…] As concerns the recent acquisitions, the intention of those responsible for the Goulandris Foundation is obviously to surpass the boundaries of a Greek 'provincial' museum and to include in the collection works of internationally acclaimed artists. The best evidence of this is the inclusion of works by Kounellis, Chryssa, Samaras, Stamos and Christophorou, without of course ignoring the domestic art scene. […]
An important Japanese distinction for a special Greek museum from a country which understands the importance of giving equal weight to both building and garden. We are referring to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Andros, which participated and gained distinction in a major exposition of Architecture, Garden and Greenery in Osaka, Japan. In the catalogue, published on the occasion of the exposition, the museum occupied four whole pages. […]