Sincere condolence for the loss of International renowned artist Jannis Kounellis
The Organisation European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 would like to express its sincere condolence for the loss of International renowned artist Jannis Kounellis.
The death of Jannis Kounellis is a rather big loss for the whole art world as he was named by the art critics as one of the leading representatives of «Arte Pover».
The artist visited last August the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 with director Theodoros Terzopoulos regarding the performance Trojan Women of Euripides that will be held on 7-8 July 2017 in the Ancient Theatre of Pafos. Yiannis Kounellis would supervise the stage installation of the performance and would be involved in other parallel actions of the Organisation.
Jannis Kounellis was born on the 23rd of March 1936 in Piraeus and moved to Rome where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1956.
Since the early 60’s, he appeared in the arts exerting a tremendous influence both the Greek and European art since his name is among those of the most important representatives of modern trends and his works is features in famous galleries worldwide.