George Hadjimichalis, born in Athens and studied in London, is regarded as one of the most prominent living Greek artists. Although he dabbles in a wide range of artistic media including video, photography, text, and prints, he sees himself more of a traditional painter rather than a visual artist. His work frequently steps into the third dimension as he investigates the key themes of his oeuvre: the notion of memory (both personal and social), the significance of historical archives, and the connection between past and contemporary art.
In collaboration with the Benaki Museum, the artist organised a retrospective exhibition of his oeuvre at the Pireos annex. Some of the exhibited artworks are going on display for the very first time. The duration of the exhibition is split in two parts. The first one runs from September 9th to November 5th 2023, and after an 18-day period comes the second one from November 23rd to January 14th 2024. During the two weekends within that 18-day window (November 11th-12th and 18th-19th) the museum will be open to the public so that visitors can watch the transition from the first part to the second, in a rather ambitious effort to fully cover Hadjimichalis 60-year-long career.
Considering the scale of the exhibition, Benaki Museum has also set a special personalised ticket of €16 which allows for multiple visits during both parts.