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Roboras: Exploring the human condition
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Roboras: Exploring the human condition

Stella Sevastopoulos of ‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to Greek-Australian artist Chrys Roboras who has managed to spread her wings and exhibit around the world, with great success. CHRYS ROBORAS loves to place the human figure in vast, colourful semi-abstract landscapes. In some works her figures are depicted as an outline which has been filled in … Continue reading

Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art
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Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art

  STELLA SEVASTOPOULOS interviews Rosalind Forster, an artist who has divided her time between England’s Derbyshire and Greece’s Spetses, creating unique watercolours and linocut prints in the process: EVERY now and then, you discover a new artist, and a whole new way of seeing the world through their work. I had such an experience recently, … Continue reading

Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’
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Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’

LIKE HIS beloved material of glass, which he has tirelessly transformed into monumental sculptural forms, Costas Varotsos is sharp, cool and transparent – in the sense that he is unafraid to speak his mind. There are not many contemporary Greek sculptors who are also international names, however Varotsos is one of them. With his public … Continue reading

Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter
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Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter

THERE are so many elements that converge in Chryssa Verghi’s  art. Among her painted odes to nature,   you will spot references to certain crucial crossroads in the history of art and landscape painting, such as her painted encomium to Monet ‘s  ‘ Water Lillies’, a touch of Romanticism’s passion for the sublime and mystical in … Continue reading

Between intuition and physicality
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Between intuition and physicality

AS AUTUMN in the city of Athens starts to unfold, some interesting art exhibitions set the scene: One of them is currently running at the FokiaNou Art Space, where the two-person show entitled ‘Unfolding’, joins the creative forces of Anastasia Denos and Grigoria Vryttia. The two artists present works that focus on bodies, spirits and … Continue reading

Hypatia’s cultural weekend in Voula
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Hypatia’s cultural weekend in Voula

The southern suburbs of Athens aren’t known that much for their cultural interests or activities, however things are changing in that department. The Hypatia Cultural Society of Voula, has been aiming to enhance the cultural awareness and knowledge of the citizens of this region, with its events, exhibitions and publications, and will now be hosting … Continue reading

Phoenix Athens’ Dive into the Green
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Phoenix Athens’ Dive into the Green

Stella Sevastopoulos reviews the exhibition at the alternative art space Phoenix Athens, entitled ‘Out of the Cube Into the Green’: IF YOU walk or drive up Asklipiou Street in central Athens, way up on the hill, you will eventually get to Phoenix Athens, an alternative art space which is providing artists both with a space … Continue reading

Art birds of a feather flock together for Aristophanes
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Art birds of a feather flock together for Aristophanes

THIS SUMMER, the National Theatre of Northern Greece is flying high and very far… Around the globe in fact. Expat Greek artists from around the world have ‘spread their wings’ in order to return to the motherland, via their art and photographic work, which will become part of a parallel event accompanying the staging of … Continue reading

‘New Symbols’ in today’s day and age
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‘New Symbols’ in today’s day and age

SYMBOLISM is a movement which has influenced the whole course of modern and contemporary art, while its roots go back to ancient times. The group of artists known as ARC (Art Revisited Collective), along with some guest artists, have gotten together to create the show ‘New Symbols’, at the Chili Art Gallery in Thissio. This … Continue reading

‘Tar and Feathers’ at the Hellenic-French Association
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‘Tar and Feathers’ at the Hellenic-French Association

  THE GROUP art exhibition ‘TAR & FEATHERS’ will be inaugurated on Monday, June 29, noon till 9pm at the Hellenic-French Association, and will run from June 29-July 11. Dimitris Lazarou is responsible for the concept, organization and communication of the exhibition and art historian Olga Latousaki for its curation. A total of 26 contemporary … Continue reading

Art’s environmental message: ‘S(tr)ay a little prayer for me’
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Art’s environmental message: ‘S(tr)ay a little prayer for me’

  FOUNDED by lawyer/collector Philippos Tsichritzis, the architectural beauty of the Tsichritzis Foundation for the Visual Arts has proven to be a haven for cultural creativity since 1999 when it first opened to the public. From June 25-July 25, it will also be overrun by cats, dogs, and all sorts of other animals, as depicted … Continue reading

The return of the flaneur
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The return of the flaneur

‘FLANEUR: Walking unseen in the city’ is the title of the upcoming exhibition at the Arte Visione gallery in Athens. The exhibition is organised/curated by art historians Evangelia Kairaki and Maria-Moscha Karatzoglou. The French term ‘Flaneur’ (or ‘Flaneuse’) is hard to translate accurately, because it belongs to a certain place in history and literature. The … Continue reading

‘Disoriented dance / Misled planet’ at the Odeon of Herod Atticus
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‘Disoriented dance / Misled planet’ at the Odeon of Herod Atticus

The Herod Atticus Odeon has seen some interesting art interventions around its premises, but never actually inside the ancient theatre. But this summer will change that, with the work of Dionisis Kavallieratos. NEON and the Athens & Epidaurus Festival are pleased to announce a newly commissioned site-specific installation by Greek artist Dionisis Kavallieratos at the … Continue reading