November - January
Sunday 18 Nov.
Jean-René Leblanc, Snow in the Garden

As a visual artist engaged with digital media, cultural issues and critical theory, Jean- René Leblanc uses a variety of media to express the concepts with which he works. His artistic research uses photographic imagery, video, interactivity, sound and visualization to discover and explore new ways of making the invisible visible.

Since 2012, he has been using digital infrared photography to investigate spaces and places with strong historical and cultural significance. Snow in the Garden is a body of work that uses this format to develop new ways of looking at the world we live in. This project was initiated during a one-month artist in residence program in May 2017 supported by the Embassy of Canada to Greece, at the Vorres Museum in Paiania. This series explores two central concepts: 1) the recontextualization of the museum's painting collection of Greek artists, 2) The symbolic rapping of artifacts placed in the Vorres garden. The title of this body of work is related to his personal connection as a Canadian to this museum with “breathtaking gardens” that is now part of the artists “lived experience forever”.


Jean-René Leblanc is an Associate professor of digital arts at the University of Calgary in Canada. He is president of the board of Emmedia Gallery and Production Society and co-founder of the Sensorium Lab a cross-disciplinary research group focusing on research that develops systems of interaction that encourage kinesthetic perception and interpretation. He was born in Montréal in 1967, and attended Concordia University, which he left in 1993 with a Bachelor in Studio Arts. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario, with a Master of Fine Art in Multimedia and Photography and in 2006, completed a PhD in study and practice of art from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His artworks have been presented in exhibitions in Canada, the United States of America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Duration of the exhibition: 18 November – 18 January

Nov 13 2017 – Jan 14 2018
“MY POWER LIES IN THE LOVE OF THE PEOPLE”, Constantinos Papamichalopoulos

“My power lies in the love of the people", is the title of the exhibition by Constantinos Papamichalopoulos to be presented at Pyrgi, the Vorres Museum Folk Art section on November 13. Taken from the renowned slogan of the crown, the exhibition title gives the genre in the artist's work presented in Ian Vorres’ home.

Constantinos Papamichalopoulos converses with tradition, with 25 works that were specifically created to be masterfully hung among pieces of sanctuary doors, faience, post-Byzantine icons and objects formerly of daily use, currently important folk art items, obtained by the great collector over many decades. In the current exhibition the artist is sometimes portrayed as a crowned king, sometimes as a "comrade" in military uniform and sometimes as a leader of a Bolivarian country. He places fish cadavers as war machines right out of Hieronymus Bosch’s world next to battleships of the Greek fleet and introduces delicate animal-shaped “ladies of the court” and grotesque military figures face to face with glorious heroes of the Greek Revolution or royal portraits, to implement his individual gaze in Greek tradition.

His artworks do not just share the same space with the Vorres Museum Folk Art exhibits, but also techniques and genres, thus creating narratives at parallel times. His painting, egg tempera on gold leaves, is meticulous in its every detail. It comments upon circumstances and symbolisms, by highlighting images that have created consciences and eventually attempts a conversation with a very timely past.

Curator: George Mylonas

Opening: Monday November 13 @ 19:30
Duration of the exhibition: November 13 2017 – January 14 2018
Opening hours: Saturday, Sunday 10:00-14:00

October 23 2017
“2 decades +”, Spyropoulos Awards, contemporary art exhibition

More than 40 artists, award recipients from 1992 to today, participate in an exhibition that aims to present an important group of Greek artists and to emphasize the Jannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation’s cultural activity. A panorama of contemporary Greek art covering a period of at least three decades is presented, with diversity rather than the genre marking the event and with visual art covering almost the entire scope of artistic pursuits of this period.

The award recipient artists who will participate in the exhibition are the following: Arvanitis Nikos,  Avranas Alexander, Bellou Rania, Bitsikas Xenofon, Bofiliou Margarita, Bozou Aggeliki, Chandris Pantelis, Charalambidis Nikos, Chioti Thalia, Christidis Kostis, Efthimiou Yannis, Karagiorgos Yorgos, Karantzi Maria, Karatza Angie, Koukofiki Olympia, Langouvardos Michael, Moris Petros, Nymfiadi Maria, Pallas Haris, Panagiotidi Malvina, Papacostas Achilleas, Papadopoulos Yannis, Papailiakis Ilias, Papamichalopoulos Constantinos, Petrou Lea, Pfaff Alexander, Ponis Christos, Sagri Georgia, Sakellariou Martha, Savva Andreas, Sofologi Fani, Stamatogiannis Theodoros, Stellaki Karolina, Streshna Alexandra, Taxiarchopoulos Yorgos, Theodorou Lina, Tzamouranis Dimitris, Vantzou Dimitra, Varvarity Ino, Veneri Erifyli, Vittis Panayiotis.

Curator: Olga Daniylopoulou

With the kind support of: Avitron.

Oct. 22, 2016
Martha Jungwirth: On Paros

From October 22 to November 6 the Vorres Museum will present selected watercolors from the “Paros” series created by the “pioneer of the Austrian artistic scene” Martha Jungwirth, who considers this Cycladic island an ideal location for creation and inspiration.

Jungwirth’s works, created on Paros in 2015, have nothing figurative about them. They do not aim at reproducing visible reality, and yet they are far more than free variations or fantasies on a given theme. Jungwirth paints neither reality nor according to reality; she paints her reaction to reality.

On September 2, 2016, Martha Jungwirth was awarded the Klocker Foundation Main Prize, a prize that is granted to “artists of outstanding importance to the development of Austrian art”. The works of this renowned artist, were recently exhibited at the Krinzinger Gallery in Vienna.

Curator of the exhibition is Antonia Rahofer.

Visiting hours: 10:00 - 14:00, Saturday and Sunday.

Guided tours by the curator can be organized on request, here.

Mar. 06, 2016
Τα παιδιά μαθαίνουν για την υγεία μέσα από την τέχνη

Πρότυπο διαδραστικό πρόγραμμα για τα παιδιά και την οικογένεια στο Μουσείο Βορρέ..

Μαθαίνουμε για την επιστήμη, τις τέχνες, την υγεία και το περιβάλλον..

• Φωτεινό ταξίδι μέσα από τα εκθέματα στα μονοπάτια του σώματος και των αισθήσεων.
• Βλέπω, ακούω, αφουγκράζομαι. Τι είναι μέσα;
• Οι φυσαλίδες της υγείας.
• Πολύχρωμες δημιουργίες και γευστικές απολαύσεις, από το βιταμινόκηπο.

Σχεδιάζουμε πρωτότυπες αποκριάτικες στολές μέσα από το πρόγραμμα ανακυκλώσιμης τέχνης με φρούτα, βότανα, λαχανικά και όλα τα υλικά της φύσης.

Κόστος: 15 ευρώ

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Dec. 12, 2015
Καλλιτεχνικό εργαστήρι για όλη την οικογένεια με τον Κ.Παπαμιχαλόπουλο

Ένα δημιουργικό εργαστήρι για όλη την οικογένεια, υπό την καθοδήγηση του πολυτάλαντου εικονογράφου, δημιουργού comics και εικαστικού Κωνσταντίνου Παπαμιχαλόπουλου.

Γονείς και παιδιά θα αντλήσουν ιδέες και έμπνευση από τη συλλογή του Μουσείου και στη συνέχεια με τη βοήθεια του Κωνσταντίνου θα πειραματιστούν, χρησιμοποιώντας το τυχαίο, τεχνικές blot-print αποτυπωμάτων και φαντασία για να δημιουργήσουν τις δικές τους συναρπαστικές εικόνες.

Δυο ώρες δημιουργίας, που θα μεταμορφώσουν την ημέρα μικρών και μεγάλων!

Δηλώστε συμμετοχή εδώ, θέσεις περιορισμένες.

* Το κόστος συμμετοχής είναι 15 euro ανά οικογένεια και περιλαμβάνει την είσοδο στο Μουσείο Βορρέ , την δραστηριότητα και τα υλικά στο εργαστήρι. Κατάλληλο για παιδιά 5 -12 ετών.

June 17, 2015
“Bodies, Differently”

The exhibition Bodies, Differently, brings together a significant body of recent photographic and drawing work by Blair Brennan, Antonis Choudalakis and Jean René Leblanc, works that present transgressive bodies that are highly subjective and imaginative. The works are portraits of sorts focusing on the flesh (Leblanc), the internal armature (Brennan) and either the flesh or the 'costumed' body where societal structures or values get inverted (Choudalakis). The body holds a privileged position in all of their practice, a practice that despite its range, refuses to give easy answers. The works will be exhibited devoid of a context so as to highlight their mysterious, magical character and elicit fresh interpretations. The exhibition aims to create dialogues on many levels that question/bring forward associations, memories and feelings brought about when looking at exhibited bodies in art.

Curator: Caterina Pizanias, PhD., Canada and Greece

Participating Artists:
Blair Brennan, Canada
Jean-René Leblanc, Canada
Antonis Choudalakis, Greece

Curator and artists talk: Sunday 21 June @ 12:30 p.m.

20 Oct. 2014
“History – Irony”. From the Vorres Museum collections

• Is our local history part of global history or not?
• How much irony is hidden in mythifying taste and in the belief that a work of art is by definition “eternal”?
• Historically speaking, which is more authoritative, the public or the private museum, and why? (In other words, state or private initiative?).
• Is kitsch ultimately a historical phenomenon or our practical bewilderment towards the full-scale attack of postmodernism?
• Will our era, as it has turned out, be judged in terms of history or irony, and by whom?

The Vorres Museum, continuing its renewed activities, critically surveys the forty years after the restoration of Democracy, as well as its own history as the first museum of contemporary Greek art in Greece, with a dual exhibition. One proposal with two curators, that claims an aesthetic and political sign and investigates the limits between history and its parody.

With the exhibition “History – Irony” to be inaugurated at the Vorres Museum on October 20, Manos Stefanidis selects from the museum collections and re-suggests those works that have made history, that is the masterpieces (what a dangerous term!) and positions them against those that expressed a short-lived ephemeral taste, fashion and style. In the same mood, Angelos Papadimitriou puts together a small monument within the Museum with the intriguing title “The Departed” (or, Greek art goes to heaven). It is a “monument” put together with the unique, acid theatricality of the artist, which refers to the condemnation to oblivion but simultaneously to the absolution of sins of those who, in the name of art always, committed atrocities. And perhaps they still do..

Re exhibited are 150 works by Gerassimos Sklavos, Diamantis Diamantopoulos, Christos Kapralos, Jannis Spyropoulos, Nafsika Pastra, Vlassis Kaniaris, Alexis Akrithakis, Chryssa Vardea, Harry Gavrilos, Bost, Nikos Kessanlis, Stavros Ioannou, Chrysa Romanou, Takis, Yannis Kounellis, Lucas Samaras, Jean Xceron, Opy Zouni, Achilleas Apergis, Thanassis Stefopoulos, Yorgos Vogiatzis, Christina Zervou, Yannis Michas, Thodoris Kaloumenos, Costas Koulentianos, Vassilis Skylakos, Stahtis Logothetis, Valerios Kaloutsis, Michalis Giannouris, Dimitris Tsamardinos, Thoms Maipas, Yvonne Syrmopoulou, Voula Gounela, Yorgos Tougias, Kety Andypa, Yorgos Lanaras, Marios Prassinos, Vaggelis Fainos, Thomas Fanourakis, Dimitris Perdikidis, Ioanna Spiteri, Yorgos Mavroidis, Yorgos Lazongas, Makis Theofylaktopoulos, Yorgos Lappas, Thrafia, Yannis Bouteas, Dimitris Alithinos, Kyriakos Katzourakis, Yannis Fokas, Thodoros, Angelos Antonopoulos, Theodoros Papagiannis, Antonia Papatzanaki, Pavlos, Grigoris Semitekolo, Nikitas Flessas, Manolis Polymeris, Yorgos Gyparakis, Apostolos Georgiou, Constantine Xenakis, Michalis Arfaras, Xenofon Desterfanos, Triantafyllos Patraskidis, Kyriakos Rokos, Nikos Chouliaras, Dimosthenis Skoulakis, Achilleas Christidis, Alexandros Psychoulis, Aspasio Charonitakis, Dimitris Sakellion and many others.

Masterpieces, then, or atrocities, state “authority” or private “arbitrariness,” pomposity or humour, objectivity or personal truth?

Do you want to take it further? History is the internal experience of man facing death and irony is the realization of the ephemeral of everything against absolute time. In addition, art-escapism through history (that is, through its depiction) is one thing, while art that lifts the burden of the historical moment, disregarding classical rules and eternal values, is quite another. The cost of the present is always paid with the ransom of the future. (excerpt from the bilingual exhibition catalogue)

Parallel event
The Vorres Museum, giving room to innovative efforts, through which art and artistic expression is developed for facing social problems, hosts at its workshop, the exhibition “Faces and Façades” with works by members of the community KETHEA – NOSTOS. This exhibition is organized by Akt-ein, a social enterprise that supports persons from vulnerable social groups.

If you are interested in the above, mark the date in your calendar!

“History-Irony”: 20/10/2014-01/03/2015
Curator: Manos Stefanidis
Artistic installation: Angelos Papadimitriou
Catalogue design: Kostas Kostopoulos, Angelos Papadimitriou
Space architecture – lighting: Anastasios Vorres
General coordination: Nektarios Vorres

27 Ιουν. 2014
Νύχτα στο Μουσείο Βορρέ: Ύπνος κοντά στους πίνακες του Γιάννη Σπυρόπουλου

Στις 27 Ιουνίου 2014, το Μουσείο Βορρέ και το Μουσείο Γιάννη Σπυρόπουλου, υποδέχονται 50 συμμετέχοντες σε μια πρωτότυπη δράση.

«Νύχτα στο Μουσείο Βορρέ: Ύπνος κοντά στους πίνακες του Γιάννη Σπυρόπουλου».

Η δράση «Νύχτα στο Μουσείο Βορρέ», είναι ένα κάλεσμα προς το κοινό να γνωρίσει το έργο του Γιάννη Σπυρόπουλου, υπό άλλες συνθήκες, σε άλλο χρόνο και κυρίως βλέποντας με άλλη πρόθεση.

Ακολουθώντας το πρόγραμμα, οι συμμετέχοντες θα έχουν τη δυνατότητα να λάβουν μέρος σε μια ιδιαίτερη διαδικασία και να βιώσουν αρκετές ώρες τους πίνακες στο χώρο Μουσείου. Ήδη τακτοποιημένοι στα στρώματα ύπνου, θα παρακολουθήσουν μια σύνθετη παράσταση, όπου τα έργα φωτίζονται και απο-φωτίζονται σαν ζωντανές υπάρξεις που αναπνέουν, ενώ αποκτούν φωνή μέσα από ηχητικές συνθέσεις εμπνευσμένες από τα ίδια.

Η χορογράφος Αποστολία Παπαδαμάκη και ο σύνθετης Τρύφωνας Κουτσουρέλης, αντλώντας έμπνευση από το έργο του ζωγράφου, στήνουν μια «Χορογραφία Φωτός και Ήχου», όπου ερμηνευτές είναι οι ίδιοι οι πίνακες.

Στη συνέχεια της δράσης, οι συμμετέχοντες θα κοιμηθούν στο χώρο της έκθεσης.

Το πρόγραμμα της εκδήλωσης, ξεκινά στις 22:30 την Παρασκευή 27 Ιουνίου 2014 και ολοκληρώνεται στις 09:00 το Σάββατο 28 Ιουνίου 2014.


22:30-23:00 Προσέλευση και συγκέντρωση στον κήπο του Μουσείου Βορρέ - Υποδοχή
23:00-23:35 Περιήγηση στους κήπους του Μουσείου Βορρέ με την Αποστολία Παπαδαμάκη
23:35-24:00 Είσοδος στην έκθεση «΄Ένας νέος Αιώνας για τον Κλασσικό της Αφαίρεσης» και τακτοποίηση για ύπνο (ακούγεται Απαγγελία της Έρημης Χώρας (The Waste Land) TS Eliot, από τον ίδιο τον ποιητή)
24:00-01:00 Παράσταση: «Χορογραφία Φωτός και Ήχου»
01:00-07:00 Ύπνος
07:00-07:30 Ξύπνημα
07:30-08:30 Πρωινό
09:00 Αναχώρηση

Γενικές πληροφορίες

Η πρόσκληση απευθύνεται αποκλειστικά σε ενήλικες και το κόστος συμμετοχής είναι 30 ευρώ. Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι θα μπορούν να δηλώσουν συμμετοχή ηλεκτρονικά εδώ. Θα τηρηθεί σειρά προτεραιότητας καθώς οι θέσεις για τη δράση είναι περιορισμένες (50).

• Όροι-πληροφορίες    • Υπεύθυνη δήλωση

Οι συντελεστές

Πραγματοποιώντας την ιδέα του Αναστάση Βορρέ

Οργάνωση εκδήλωσης: Όλγα Δανιηλοπούλου, Νεκτάριος Βορρές
Επιμέλεια εκδήλωσης: Κατερίνα Φρουζάκη, Ίων Βορρές
Επιμέλεια Δράσης - Σχεδιασμός Φωτισμού: Αποστολία Παπαδαμάκη
Μουσική Σύνθεση – Σχεδιασμός Ήχου: Τρύφωνας Κουτσουρέλης
Επικοινωνία: Φοίβος Σακαλής

31 Mar. 2014
Jannis Spyropoulos, A new century for the classic abstractionist

For the occasion of the hundredth birthday of this significant visual artist, dozens of works from the Foundation as well as from important private collections, are going to be exhibited at the Vorres Museum following the long painting development of the internationally renown artist.

The exhibition composes an in depth view of the rich accomplishments of the most systematic and consequent exponent of abstraction in Greece. Chronologically ordered it dissects all stages of J.Spyropoulos unique journey, documenting 50 years of dedicated visual creation, a hand worker who in an absolutely personal style with boldness and dedication, attempted the depiction of the absolute invisible! He used to say: "I spread out darkness to capture the light" and indeed he was talking about the radiance he achieved to see, capture and paint.

100 years from his birth, but also 54 years after the 'Premio Unesco' award during the 30th Venice Biennale, this exhibition comes as a reminder of the importance and timelessness of this classic abstractionist.

Within the exhibition a video will be shown, with works of all the artists who have been honored with the Spyropoulos Award in the last 25 years.

There will be various events planned as well as educational programs for school students.


Opening: Monday 31 March at 19.30
Duration: 31 March - 30 June 2014 

Opening Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

14 Mar. 2014

SKEP’s - Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth team, cordially invites you, to participate in the Experiential/Interactive “FINGERPRINTS” 2013-2014 ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the Vorres Museum, on Friday, March 14th 2014, at 19:00.

Together we will embrace diversity and see the world around us differently!

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the following workshops:
- Playing Bocce together, in unified teams
- See Differently in the Dark: Interactive Simulation Program for Sensory Disabilities with Orientation and Mobility Instructors
- “We wheel move you” at the Museum: Experiential Simulation Program for Motor Disabilities
- Introduction to sign language
– Cryptex
- Tape Art
- Wall of Wishes
- Spread your thoughts! Messages and paintings
- Make the invisible, visible! Collage/painting

“FINGERPRINTS” 2013-2014 operate under the auspices of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs.

5 Nov. 2013
The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Land(scape)

Τhe Vorres Museum presents the exhibition “The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Land(scape)”, which brings together for the first time in Greece works created by women artists from Canada’s non metropolitan northern regions. This unique display is a cross-generation collection of impressive works of art combining talent, energy and passion of established and upcoming artists.

The exhibition introduces us to exciting design, symbols and installations, representing the all-inclusive dynamic changes sweeping Canada’s vast countryside. The works seek to present alternate approaches to depicting the “land.” The artists share with the viewers “scenes of a land” that is the backdrop of their lives; they capture, re-create and share fragments of Canada, a poetic of a territory that is in constant change.

The contribution of the curator, Dr. Caterina Pizanias, was invaluable for its realization.

This event, with the support and cooperation of the Canadian Embassy and of philhellene Ambassador Robert W. Peck, is the closing cultural event of the year-long celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Canada-Greece diplomatic relations, an anniversary which is a milestone of the longstanding friendship between the two countries.

Participating artists: Julie Cosgrove, Raina Enss, Sara Girletz, Jamie Gray, Kim Huynh, Andrea Kastner, Annie King, Eveline Kolijn, Galia Kwetny και Romy Straathof.

The artists and the curator will be in Athens especially for the opening.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by H.E. the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada (2005-2010).

Exhibition Information:
Duration: November 5, 2013 – January 11, 2014
Opening: Tuesday November 5, at 20:00 hrs.

Open discussion with the artists & the curator:
Saturday November 9, 12:00 – 14:00 hrs.