The Abstract Sculpture abstractly depicts the Nike of Samothrace, symbolising at the same time the industrial development of the country.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
The 17m tall cubustic sculpture of Giorgos Zongolopoulos abstractly depicts the Nike of Samothrace, symbolising at the same time the industrial development of the country. It is made of French metal alloy (Cor-Ten) and is fully integrated into the modernist architecture of the area of Thessaloniki International Fair.
What I can't see
It was the winning project of the 1st prize for the formation of the north gate of the TIF. People called it disparagingly “the million” because it cost 1,000,000 drachmas, unable to understand the symbolism. Most of public Greek sculptures were and remain rather conservative, with a set style and usually have a political and national touch to them. In the 1960s, such a project was unusual and rocked the boat.
- Address: Egnatia & Aggelaki St.
Last visit: 8/9/2015
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