The exhibition presents the interest of Europeans in the 19th century, the gradual formation of collections, early studies and the revival of the style in the workshops of Europe, Turkey and Greece. A section is devoted to Greek ceramics of the 20th century that were inspired by Iznik designs, with particular reference to the workshops of “Kutahya-Athens”, “Kerameikos” and “Icaro Rodi”.
For the first time, selected ceramics from the collection of the Benaki Museum are presented as well as rare publications from the personal library of Antonis Benakis, the founder of the museum.
‘The Magic of Iznik Ceramic’ is in dialogue with the exhibition ‘ICARO – IKAROS’, which is devoted to the ceramic workshop of Rhodes between 1928-1988′, and takes place at the same time at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture (1, Koumbari st).
DURATION: 06/10/2017 – 21/01/2018
OPENING: 05/10/2017, at 20:00