WHAT: With their bright palettes and energizing designs, Iznik ceramics are having another moment in the sun. That’s if they ever went out of fashion! The Benaki “Fascination with Ceramics” Exhibition shines the spotlight on these much-loved ceramics of the Ottoman period, specifically the 16th century specimens from the city of Iznik in Asia Minor. Much admired and sought-after during their own time – as well as during the 19th century and today – the Izniks are widely considered one of the finest achievements in the history of ceramics.
A section of the Benaki display 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.
Entry is included in the Benaki’s €7, €9 admission price.
WHEN: Until January 21. OPENING HOURS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00.
WHERE: Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Koumpari 1, 210.367.1000, www.benaki.gr
Insider Weekly, November 29, 2017.