Constantin XENAKIS |
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Constantin Xenakis is a European artist based in France. His work often includes written script, in particular the Hebrew alphabet symbols and codes of everyday life, traffic signs, alchemy, the zodiac, mathematical and chemical symbols, Egyptian hieroglyphics, letters from the Greek, Phoenician and Arabic alphabets.
Xenakis was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 28 December 1931. He has lived mainly in Paris since 1955. In 1976–77 he collaborated with the composer Jean-Yves Bosseur on the work Ornigrammes. He was made a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1986. In 1996 he was awarded the Prix Delmas by the Institut de France, at the recommendation of the French Academy of Fine Arts. The Constantin Xenakis Room in the Fameck community centre was opened in 1991. In 1998 he was given an "Award of Appreciation" at the 24th Olympiad by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
His work is held in the National Gallery of Greece and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.
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