Students Visit Giorgos Lappas Exhibition

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Athens College Elementary School 5th graders visited the individual exhibition, “Boxing-Mappemonde,” of the great sculptor and Athens College alumnus, Giorgos Lappas ’69 (1950-2016), at CITRONNE Gallery in Kolonaki.


They had an opportunity to view one “the most important Greek post-war sculptures, “Encapsulation - Mappemonde,” that was first exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1988.

Dr. Tatiana Spinari-Pollali, Art Historian and Director of the CITRONNE Gallery, and Ms. Afroditi Liti, life partner of the late Giorgos Lappas, sculptror and Professor at Athens School of Fine Arts, spoke to the students about the work.

“Mappemonde,” else “World Map,” is a delineated, memory field.  It is a charting, a sculptural narrative, that starts from personal experiences and simultaneously expands to a universal scale.

Our Elementary School students, accompanied by their Director, Mr. Loukas Zachos, and their section teacher, Ms. Eleftheria Kamperi, offered Dr. Pollalis works that they designed and crafted. Their works depicted hourglasses containing cubes with the problems facing contemporary society.  Along with the hourglasses, they presented a wooden box filled with pebbles on which the students painted words functioning as counterproposals to the problems in the hourglasses.