The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in collaboration with the Takis Foundation – Research Center for Art and Science (KETE), will present a large exhibition of emblematic sculptures by the internationally renowned sculptor Takis (Panagiotis Vasilakis, 1925-2019) from June 23 -November 7.
The exhibition entitled “Takis: World on the Move” will feature 46 representative works by the leading Greek artist placed in SNFCC public spaces.
Returning after a long hiatus to the physical dimension of the visual art experience, the Takis sculptures aim to begin a conversation with visitors and the SNFCC building designed by Renzo Piano, in a place of interaction and meeting of people of all ages.
The works of the exhibition include Takis’ emblematic Wind Turbines, Archimedes Light Signal and Screws, Fireworks, but also his representative works from the sections of Musical Sculptures, Magnetic Walls-Fourth Dimension, Spirals, Electric Barrels, Flowers and Spheres.
The works together, and each separately, form a “world in motion”, a world that visitors can explore and connect with, in an exhibition that focuses, among other things, on the artist’s involvement with physical laws, with the cosmic forces of the universe, in its attempt to materially define its invisible forces.
Takis’ work emerges from the synthesis of a wide range of ideas and experiences – from intensive scientific research to ancient philosophy and spirituality – and forges a unique vision that continues to evolve even today through our interaction with his work.