Byzantine and Christian Museum To Host Danish Per Kirkeby Exhibition



Internationally recognized Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, will have his work exhibited in Greece for the first time this February at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens.

The exhibition, entitled “A creative dialogue with Byzantine Art” inlcudes 29 of Kirkeby’s works and will open its doors to the public on February 1, at 19:30.

A painter, sculptor, filmmaker, writer and poet, Kirkeby’s work and inspiration show influences from the Byzantine art style, which are reflected in this exhibition in a most personal way.

Born in Copenhagen in 1938, Kirkeby is considered to be one of Denmark’s major neo-expressionist painters. His work has been displayed at major museums and galleries around the world, including the Tate Modern in London, the Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou-Centre d’art Contemporain in France, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in NY and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brüssels.