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The XMS GALLERY

The Ch. & S. Moschandreou Aitoloakarnanian Gallery of Modern Art in the Holy City of Messolonghi is a very active and vibrant cultural institution of regional Greece. For the past twenty years, it has constantly and consistently endeavored to showcase and present Modern Greek artistic creations to the general public, thus contributing greatly to the country’s cultural reality. The undiminished educational activity and exhibitions, the continued collaboration with other cultural institutions of the region, the significant and distinguished publishing contributions, its diverse cultural events, and even its own unique exhibition space are all elements that have contributed to the Gallery’s image as a role model of outward-looking cultural management and a shining example of exhibiting contemporary Greek art.

The gallery is based in the Holy City of Mesolongi, not only to honour the Aitolokarnanian descent of its founders, but, above all, to reinforce its mission to promote contemporary Greek culture in regional Greece. In Messolonghi, the city’s undeniable historical uniqueness as well as its decisive role in the course of the Modern Greek state are interwoven through the Gallery's activities along with contemporary Greek culture, in this way highlighting a refreshing and innovative facet of the nation’s cultural profile.

ALEKOS FASSIANOS, THE CITIZENS OF MESOLONGHI LEADED BY AN ANCIENT GREEK TO FREEDOM, OIL ON CANVAS, 1994

Alekos Fassianos

Messolonghi is home to the " Christos and Sophia Moschandreou Gallery of Contemporary Art". It is the brainchild of Messolonghi-born Christos Moschandreou, and this year it celebrates the ten year anniversary since its creation. Christos Moschandreou, a devoted and significant collector of paintings and engravings, created the gallery out of the love he has for Messolonghi, this sacred city of the Greek Revolution of 1821. In today’s sad times for Messolonghi, whatever aid can be given to this city lays a foundation of support. This museum is a cornerstone of Greek art, one which allows viewers to admire the full spectrum of contemporary Greek art. It is a lesson in knowledge for schools and younger Greeks who would visit the museum. At the same time, it is also a significant landmark for the city because it constitutes one more major attraction that is added to this land, and a new source for our future tranditions. So, keep on, Christos Moschandreou.

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