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Art Olympics (part 1): Athens revs up for documenta 14
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Art Olympics (part 1): Athens revs up for documenta 14

AS THE GREEK and international art world revs up for documenta 14 (April 8-July 16 in Athens, June 10-September 17 in Kassel), Athens puts on its best: So much will be happening around town that it’s a bit like the Olympics again, only this time for art – the ‘Art Olympics’. Cultural institutions and galleries … Continue reading

Art talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond
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Art talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond

MARCH HAS certainly started with artistic discourse, as seen with the Guerrilla Girl’s talk at the Onassis Cultural Centre on Thursday, March 9. (But it continues with plenty more, as you will read about later on). But first up, let’s do a quick resume of some of the key aspects of the Guerrilla Girls’ event: … Continue reading

SNFCC’s handover and believing  in Greek culture during the crisis
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SNFCC’s handover and believing in Greek culture during the crisis

THE STAVROS Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), has witnessed around 25,000 visitors per week since August. On February 23, the 620 million euro centre which was solely funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), was officially handed over to the Greek state. The SNFCC is the new home of the Greek National Opera (GNO) and … Continue reading

The Guerilla Girls in Athens
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The Guerilla Girls in Athens

THE GUERILLA  GIRLS are putting on their guerrilla masks, and coming to town. Their performances in museums, universities and elsewhere around the world have already taken the art world by storm. Now it’s our turn to witness their antics up close. They will be taking the central stage of the Onassis Cultural Centre on March … Continue reading

Kounellis: The poetry in poor materials
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Kounellis: The poetry in poor materials

THE PIONEERING Greek artist Jannis Kounellis, internationally renowned for his avant-garde artistic ingenuity, and considered the father of Arte Povera, passed away in Rome, at the age of 80, on February 16. Rome had become his home since 1956, when he moved there and enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti, after not having passed … Continue reading