Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens presents a unique exhibition featuring the works of renowned American minimalist artist Brice Marden.
While the artist’s relationship with Greece dates back to 1971, when he and his wife (and fellow painter) Helen, enchanted like so many other artists by the Greek light, bought their first house on Hydra, this will be the first museum exhibition devoted to this renowned artist to be held in Greece. Spending part of their summers there, Marden is deeply affected by the island landscape, the press release for the exhibition emphasizes. His work spans six decades, and is distinguishable by the simplicity of his paintings and drawings, inspired by both minimalism, and abstract expressionism, but also ancient calligraphy and poetry.
Titled “Brice Marden and Greek Antiquity,” the exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art, which will be curated by artist Dimitrios Antonitsis, will emphasize Marden’s connection to Greece and ancient art, presenting his work in dialogue with selected antiquities from the Museum’s permanent collections. It will include artworks from a wide range of Marden’s artistic output, including paintings, drawings and notebooks, revealing, according to the museum, “a resonance with the metaphysics of ancient Greek heritage.”