Vlassis Caniaris

  • Vlassis Caniaris


    Child, 1980

    Bicycle, wire mesh, clothes, shoes, plastic, wood
    134 x 98 x 64 cm.
    Peter Kilchmann, Zürich

    Vlassis Caniaris was born in 1928 in Athens, where he died in 2011.

    His work addresses issues which are not only contemporary to his time but extremely relevant to the current global context.
    As an active witness to history unfolding, he developed a language that drew from Arte Povera and was put to the service of a committed social and political message.

    In the Petit Palais, Galerie Peter Kilchmann presents two thematically complementary works from the “Gastarbeiter” (migrant worker) series: a large-scale installation representing an impoverished nursery entitled Child’s Room (1974) and the figure Child (1980). The works reflect Vlassis Caniaris’ preoccupation with the sociological impact of immigration in Europe in the 1960’s.

    Courtesy the estate of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
  • 2017 | On Site

We use cookies to enable this website to function, to make it more user friendly and to offer you products and services tailored to your interests. Please note that by using this site you are agreeing to the use of cookies.For further information about cookies and how to manage them, click here.