The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
Houston, TX 77006
“Diotima said to Socrates: ‘You know that creation forms a general class. When anything comes into being which did not exist before, the cause of this is always creation.’ What Diotima said to Socrates I try all my life to accomplish.” – Takis, 2014
Born Panagiotis Vassilakis in Athens in 1925, Takis is world-renowned for his explorations of the gap between art and science. Since the mid-1950s, he has continually pushed into new aesthetic territories, creating three-dimensional works of art that incorporate invisible energies as a fourth element.