documenta 14’s Borosana shoes
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documenta 14’s Borosana shoes

ALTHOUGH Richard Branson claimed recently on linkedin “I’ve never seen a separation between work and play – it’s all living”, there’s a shoe that does: It’s the Borosana shoe, that the women ‘workers’ of documenta 14 will be wearing whilst on the job (but maybe elsewhere too however, because it is kind of trendy). In … Continue reading

Bokoros: Never losing sight of the light
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Bokoros: Never losing sight of the light

ACCLAIMED artist Christos Bokoros has described himself as ‘serving an ancient iconolatric tradition’. In fact he does this with such clarity and verisimilitude in his paintings, with such perfectionism and emphasis on detail, that the results are awe-inspiring. But in contrast with the intricacy and complexity of his mastery of representational painting – creating a … Continue reading

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

EMST and documenta 14 collaborate
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EMST and documenta 14 collaborate

DOCUMENTA 14 announced on March 7, at the press conference held at Kassel’s Fridericianum, that the main institution it will be collaborating with here in Athens, is Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST). And indeed, seeing as the title of this documenta is ‘Learning from Athens’, it certainly has chosen the right institution to … Continue reading

From ‘Rich Bitches’ to prizes at the Frissiras Museum
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From ‘Rich Bitches’ to prizes at the Frissiras Museum

THE FRISSIRAS MUSEUM in Plaka is hosting these days an exhibition which focuses on the contemporary figurative trends of our times in painting. ‘New Horizons of Painting Part 1: The identities of Others’ which runs till June, presents works from around the world, via which each artist deals with the notion of identity in his/her … Continue reading