26.06 - 12.09 1993
Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros
The retrospective exhibition on Paul Klee (1879-1940), held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros, included 112 works (oil paintings, drawings and watercolours), on loan mainly from the Klee Foundation and the collection of the artist's family, but also from private collections and European galleries.
The exhibition was accompanied by a fully illustrated bilingual catalogue (Greek, English) with informative essays, a chronology and excerpts from the artist's writings.
Works from the exhibition
[…] As concerns completeness and variety of material, this is the best we have seen so far since the 1986 inauguration of these annual exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Andros. […]
In Andros and in the Museum of Contemporary Art, the retrospective exhibition with works by Paul Klee confronts the visitor with what we simply call painting. […]
The Greek public seldom has the chance to admire 112 works of a great visual arts creator, a panorama of his artistic course, especially in a private museum (rather than an inter-governmental exchange). […] The concentration of all these works, drawings, water-colours and oil paintings, is a real feat. […] It must be noted that during this period there has also been a parallel Klee exhibition in New York, where the number of works does not exceed 50. […]
During the small hours of the night where the only movement in Andros is that of the Meltemi wind, one wonders what new images Klee's vibrating sensitivity would be spurred into creating by the whitewashed surfaces, the wild colour of a bougainvillaea, the scramble of a cat in a hibiscus in full bloom, the moon which peeks from behind the belfry. […]
The Andy Warhol exhibition may have marked the summer period for those who move within the borders of cultural Athens. However, Paul Klee, with the exhibition of his works organised by the Goulandris Museum in Andros, stole the hearts of art lovers. […]
[…] Within a Karagatsian landscape, a pioneering guest. Paul Klee in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Andros. The Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation has assumed responsibility for and dynamically affirmed its presence once again in Greek cultural events. This exhibition proves that lines are not drawn only by a pencil or pen. It is proof that many colours imprisoned within geometric shapes were not created by a hand devoid of artistry. It is an exhibition symbolic of the fact that modern art is a corollary of philosophy. […]