The Zoumboulaki Gallery launches its renovated space, at Kolonaki square 20, with an exhibition devoted to the posters from its archive and to the 426 exhibitions which has organized since 1966 to date.
The history of the Zoumboulakis Gallery begins in 1912, when Theodoros A. Zoumboulakis opens in Athens the well-known antique shop, with rare works of art and antiquities. In 1960 the Zoumboulakis family extended its activities to Kriezotou St. 3, where great artists present their work. In 1966 Tassos and Peggy Zoumboulakis opened the first gallery of modern art on the same street (Kriezotou 7) and began their collaboration with Alexander Iola.
The gallery maintains a valuable archive of 321 posters and multiple, ephemeral items such as invitations, press releases, photographs, catalogs, etc. These posters were designed with the care of Zoumboulakis Gallery and Alexandros Iolas, in collaboration with artists and graphic artists Graphic Olimpia at Milan and Vasilis Katoufas in Athens, among others. In the past, three exhibitions of posters: 100 posters (1971-1985), 20 posters (1988) and poster exhibition (1968-1991), were presented in the gallery.
The posters presented in the report entitled “321 | 426 | 52”, reflect the history of the gallery and the major exhibitions that it has held for its 52 years of continuous operation; from the early 1960s with the participation of Alexander Iola, to the most modern collaborations with international galleries, such as Denise René, Leo Castelli, Beyeler, Gemini GEL, Marian Goodman and others.
Eirene Marinaki and Konstantinos Stefanis, in collaboration with Yiannis Karlopoulos and Daphne Zoumboulaki, took charge of the exhibition. During the exhibition, visitors will be able to buy selected posters from previous exhibitions of the Zoumboulakis Gallery.
1 – 24 November 2018
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11.00–15.00 & 17.00–20.00
Wednesday 11.00–15.00 & Saturday 11.00–14.00