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The "conquest of the air" in Thessaloniki

Painting by H. Matisse
Τhe State Museum of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with Les Abattoirs - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Toulouse, presents the exhibition "The conquest of the air, an adeventure in the 20th century art." The exhibition is organized on the occasion of the Greek Presidency in the EU and includes painting, sculpture and constructions, all works of 51 European artists.

The exhibition aims to show the influence of the conquest of air and space, as well as the way it "directed" the models of reconstruction in all forms of art of the 20th century.

It includes works from Costakis Collection, such as the Airman by Aleksei Morgunov, the Spacedynamic Constructions by Liubov Popova, the Letatlin by Vladimir Tatlin, all holding a prominent position in the exhibition. These works consist part of unrealistic and realistic exprerimentations, developed by European pioneer artists on space's conquest.

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