Exhibition: Go Fly a Kite! Tell a friend

Art Kites Designed to Fly Presenting at Contemporary Space Athens

Vintage and Contemporary Kite Designs from Bali, China, Japan, and the United States from The Chicago Athenaeum’s Permanent Collection In anticipation of this year’s Earth Day (April 22), Contemporary Space Athens invites you to “Go Fly a Kite!”

For Earth Day, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies presents a selection of vintage and contemporary kite designs from the countries of Bali, China, Japan, and the United States.

“Go Fly a Kite” opens at Contemporary Space Athens (74 Mitropoleos Street, Athens) March 19 and continues through April 22.

The exhibition consists of over sixty (60) kite designs from The Chicago Athenaeum’s Permanent Collection, which spans from the early 20th-Century through the 1950s and 1960s to the present. The kites are in varying sizes and geometric forms made of silk, paper, and Nylon and most of them are handcrafted and hand-painted in the traditional Asian way of designing and fabricating a kite.

The kites range from birds, dragons, parrots, eagles, phoenixes, tigers, owls, fish, butterflies, swallows, bats, dragonflies, swans, frogs, seagulls, and cicada. Other kites take more contemporary forms: airplanes and comic book characters.

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For more information, contact Konstadina Geladaki, Director of Communications, at +30/210 342 8511 or by email: konstadina@europeanarch.eu

Contemporary Space Athens
74 Mitropoleos, 10563 Athens - Greece
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