CULTURE

Art and industry on parallel lines at new exhibition

President Costis Stephanopoulos visited the retrospective exhibition of 26 paintings by Constantinos Parthenis at the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV) building on Xenofondos street last Monday. It is the third in a series of individual exhibitions, following those of Yiannis Spyropoulos (June 2002) and Alexis Akrithakis (June 2003). The proposal to hold regular exhibitions on important Greek painters came from Dimitris Daskalopoulos, SEV’s vice president, and the board agreed. Adviser and art historian Dimitris Palaiokrassas, who curates SEV’s exhibitions, gave the president a guided tour. SEV President Odysseas Kyriakopoulos explained that the aim of these exhibitions was «to find a common meeting ground between the worlds of art and industry.» The exhibition, which runs till the end of June, has met that objective, as the owners of the paintings, who had lent them for the exhibition, were present.