Deceived: A Genius Fools Europe.
Konstantinos Simonides Exhibition 

The exhibition is grounded on the legendary life and work of Simonides, focusing on important publications such as the Symais (1849), the Painter´s Manual of Dionysios of Phourna (1853), the Codex Sinaiticius, his decipherment of hieroglyphs and the palimpsest of the Shepherd of Hermas, a part of which can be found today in the Austrian National Library (ÖNB). Additionally, eight artists from Greece have been invited to take part in the exhibition. Each will take up the concepts of "the fake" and the "the authentic" using as his/her starting point and inspiration the adventurous life and work of Konstantinos Simonides. The deception and beguiling of the sciences, the problem of recognizing the "authentic" and the "fake": these themes, with particular reference to the forgeries of Konstantinos Simonides, constitute the principal focus of this symposium and the exhibition.


Opening: November 12, 8pm                                                  
Exhibition: November 12 — December 12, 2014                      

Curator: Anna Mykionati (KMST, Thessaloniki)  
Organisation: Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies                                       
Co-Organisation: KUP                                                                 

Read the Press Release.                                                        
Download the poster and the flyer.  
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Mo - Thu: 9am — 6pm
Fr: 9am — 5pm




Eleana Koumarianou

Alexandros Magkaniotis 

Virginia Mastrogiannaki

Vasiliki Matta


Antonis Michailidis

Elena Provata

Giorgos Tserionis 

Vasilis Zografos 


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