STEPHEN ANTONAKOS AND THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE
EXHIBITION EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2020
A CATALOGUE WILL BE AVAILABLE
“ANTONAKOS: THE ROOM CHAPEL”
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM,
31 NORTH FIFTH STREET, ALLENTOWN, PA
THE MUSEUM WILL HOLD A CELEBRATION OF “THE ROOM CHAPEL” AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER
“The Room Chapel” has been beautifully reconstructed within the galleries of the Allentown Art Museum. It will remain on view there through September 2020. One of Antonakos’s most evocative Meditation Chapels, it is defined by its proportions, its three Neon Panels, and its unusual doorway, which recalls the spirit of ancient architecture.
In 1996, for the original presentation at the Art Institute of Boston, Antonakos wrote,
“It is a place for contemplation
in an atmosphere of openness…
where geometry, light, and space can be
seen and experienced for themselves.”
VIEW OF THE ENTRANCE TO
“THE ROOM CHAPEL”
ALSO ON VIEW AT ALLENTOWN:
MODEL FOR “THE CHAPEL OF THE HEAVENLY LADDER” 1995
This powerful iron model, c. 3′ x 3′ x 3 1/2′, maintains the presence of its full-scale construction at the XLVII Venice Biennale, 1997, now permanently installed at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonica, Greece.
A VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE EVENT WILL BE RELEASED THIS FALL
Discussion: Dr. Helen Evans, Jaharis Curator of Byzantium,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Robert Storr, writer, curator, artist.
Skalkottas piano works played by Idith Korman.
The Morgan Library & Museum, NY
November 20, 2019, 7pm