Byronic Heroes

Byronic Heroes | Lydia Venieri
18 December 2021 – 20 February 2022

MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Msueum of Cintemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections

In the frame of the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2021

Lord Byron’s own heroism and sacrifice is well remembered in Greece. There his sometime scandalous notoriety is forgotten or ignored. He is a genuine hero, coming to Greece ready to give his life for the freedom of its people. Streets and neighborhoods are named after him. There is an important monument to him in Athens. He is remembered in the folk traditions. No history of the Greek Revolution is complete without a discussion of his role. Byron gave the Greek cause distinction and credibility. Greece gave him a permanent place in its panoply of heroes.

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