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Alekos Fassianos Museum

Αλέκος Φασιανός

The Alekos Fassianos Museum is set to open its doors to the public on the 26 April 2023. 

The Alekos Fassianos Museum is a building jointly conceived and designed by Alekos Fassianos and renowned architect Kyriakos Krokos in the nineties. The idea was to renovate the existing family building located in Metaxourgeio with the vision to house the Alekos Fassianos Collection. This original Athenian polykatoikia was first built in the sixties by the artist’s family with no preoccupation of the architectural canons. The building proved to be an experimental ground for the architectural visions and ideas of Krokos and Fassianos and it illustrates their aesthetic and philosophic principles. The whole space is carved out and remodelled cautiously, using a variety of materials and finishes (concrete, stone, mosaic, brick, plaster) from a color palette of earthly grays, reds and ochres. The original building from the sixties is transformed into a modernist building, which is of significant importance in the architectural map of Athens. It is also one of the few museums in the world in which the complicity between artist and architect underpins the dialogue between the works and the space that houses them. The Museum will organize exhibitions, talks and educational programs for children and families.