Takis Foundation Athens
We like to introduce Takis Foundation, a research center founded by the Greek sculptor Takis in 1986.
Takis bought a 10 acre land in Gerovouno hill, located at the foot of mount Parnitha, Athens. It is a distinct geographic location, 19 meters higher than the Acropolis. Thus in the past it was named “Holy Mountain”. Prompted by the strong magnetic fields of the hill, Takis began the construction of a nonprofit cultural organization, aspiring to promote the Arts and the Sciences. The Research Center for the Art and the Sciences (K.E.T.E.) as it is known today, officially inaugurated in 1993.
The Takis Foundation aims to promote knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts to the general public to research, cultivate and develop contemporary art and sciences. The foundation is working in Greece and abroad:
- To create and provide museum material, as well as the publication and distribution of educational material related to art.
- To promote and disseminate Greek art and science through the organization of exhibitions, meetings, seminars and other events in venues of other foundations and entities in Greece, but also in Europe and in America.
- To grant scholarships to young artists, self-taught or not.
- To provide restorations for Takis’ past projects, and to issue certificates of authenticity for the artist’s works of art.