Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art

Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art

Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art
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A unique museum at Ellinikon village, the birthplace of the internationally well known Greek sculptor Theodoros Papayiannis. His work although depicts the tradition of Epirus, is also modern and includes sculptures with ecological meaning or made with recycled material. Even the road to the village is very interesting with some works of art "exhibited" alongside. A visit to the museum will certainly please both adults and kids. Free entrance.
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nina_auth
Thessaloniki, Greece502 contributions
Couples
Theodoros Papagianni , a well-known contemporary sculptor, comes from the village Elliniko. There he has converted part of his old primary school to a museum of contemporary art, which according to the artist “speak of our home, Epirus, and its history”. We visited the museum during a trip from Thessaloniki to the island of Lefkada and we found that it certainly worth the small detour. Apart of the museum itself we also appreciated the scenery along the road to the picturesque village of Elliniko. I believe that the artist made the most unique present to his fellow villagers and the visitors of the area. A last remark is that children also will be delighted by the exhibits.
Written July 28, 2013
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NPG1969
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia51 contributions
Couples
I visited the museum during my vacation in Tzoumerka and I was surprised to find out that a great artist exists with artwork that is unique and very refreshing in thought. The place is situated in an old school complex in the city of Elliniko and all the artifacts are sculpture basically around the modern Greek Political History! The place is rare
Written January 6, 2020
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Jan K
Exloo, The Netherlands44 contributions
The museum was a pleasant surprise. Papagiannis'works of art are an unexpected mixture of traditional and modern elements, and testify to a strong connection with the region's history
Written October 11, 2015
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tom138
Athens, Greece94 contributions
Family
The exhibition begins right outside the village, in the open air, and directs you to the old school where you can meet history told in a totally different and very interesting way.
Let the children wander around the exhibits and follow the helpful and girl who's in charge guide you.
The exhibition continues to the exit of the village, still in the open air.
A MUST!
Written April 25, 2015
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Konstantia_Gr
Athens, Greece79 contributions
Friends
Though I'm Greek, I would like to post this review in English, because the museum that Mr. (Dr.) Theodoros Papagiannis has created is one of the most nice modern art museums that we have in contemporary Greece. The museum, as well as the village and the road to it, point to a small secret jewel.
The artist using influences from the ancient Cycladic civilization, the African art as well as the modern art, combines recycled products, clay, wood, etc. to create unique compositions (statues).
His inspiration comes from the Epirot craftsmen, the shepherd, the farmer, the bread, the teacher and his students, the greek totem art.
Use your GPS and don't worry about the duration of the trip, because I promise you a 100% that it will compensate you.
Do call them before you start your trip, in order to find the museum open (+30) 26510 89220.
Written March 27, 2014
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Panayotis K
Athens, Greece1 contribution
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The renowned sculptor Theodoros Papayannis returns to his birthplace, the village Elliniko, and creates this museum that includes mainly sculptures inspired by his memories as a child growing up in the village. It's very important for the visitor to discover Papayannis's famous route of sculptures from the village's entry towards the Tsouka monastery, which is an extension of the museum to the village. The village itself has became a vast outdoors sculpture park unique in Greece.
Written March 2, 2014
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Christos M
Ioannina Region, Greece1 contribution
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The museum, unique in its kind as a cultural offer all over Greece, serves and functions as a space of consistent quality, a place that produces innovation and an area which allows the individual to reflect on the local and its relation to the global.

The special feature of the Papagiannis Museum is its variety of exhibits, both in its indoor and outdoor spaces, which are devoted to the basic elements of life, such as wheat and bread, and focusing on religion via the strong presence of holy bread. Other exhibits are a form of initiation into the agricultural value of the place, the biological existence of man and the use of food, elements intertwined with a wide range of human activities and simultaneously implying major cultural changes such as the dramatic adjustment of rural populations to urban type environments and urban lifestyles.

The museum is open and in favor of upgrading the public image of an isolated area that is shy of touristic developments. On a local level it creates a new reference for cultural capital, which not only captures the cultural elements of the region, but on numerous occasions discloses to the public a polysynthesis that defines the local and the emergence of a new type of consciousness. As a result, the museum gives the public the opportunity to reflect on the cultural tradition of the place, its collective memory, stirring up and preserving experiences of the past while simultaneously cultivating an ecological reflection which in turn highlights the need for the dissemination of milder forms of energy and environmental protection. Many of the outdoor sculptures, produced from recycled materials, make reference to the environmental problems and the necessity of recycling and the preservation of natural resources.
Written February 24, 2017
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AnAthenian
Athens, Greece3 contributions
Family
Theodoros Papagiannis has created in Elliniko village, in the mountainous area of Tzoumerka in Epirus, an outstanding cultural experience with two parts.

The first part is the museum that houses a collection of his works depicting life in his native village as well as other art pieces of famous or everyday people. The museum also includes a garden with sculptures of his own and of other artists, with a focus on objects related to nature and conservation. Steeped in the Greek culture, respectful of the toil of earlier generations for surviving and making progress, but also open to modern art trends, he has created a unique modern and inspiring style that strongly characterises his work.

The second part is an outstanding conception of creating an open air sculpture exhibition along the way from the main road to Elliniko Village and from there to the Tsouka Monastery (also worth a visit), a short drive away. Every year, for a number of years now, Th. Papagiannis hosts an annual Sculpture Symposium where he is inviting sculptors to create their works on the spot along the road to Tsouka Monastery and leave them there for visitors to enjoy. The 'dialogue' between those sculptures and the natural beauty of the mountains around them is trully unique.

Definitely a must see if you go to Ioannina and probably a reason for making a trip to Ioannina.
Written November 1, 2016
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Yannis Z
Athens, Greece47 contributions
Friends
A pleasant surprise for the average visitor who wishes to see contemporary artistic work he can identify with.
The museum is well designed and the work of the artist is impressive. Watch the artwork of the same artist on the way to the village and after it on the road to the Tsoukas monastery (which is also worth visiting).
Written August 21, 2016
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Lena L
Athens, Greece46 contributions
Family
In Tzoumerka mountains on the road to small village, Elliniko, you may find exquisite pieces of modern sculpture that overlook the mountain tops and the rivers beneath that are part of the wold nature yet impressive and dominating. And then, there is the museum itself that is the village abandoned school with an amazing collection both inside and at the school yard. The area is one of the most beautiful areas in Greece and this museum makes it even more unique! And it is only 30' from Ioannina!
Written September 25, 2015
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