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 Odeon of Herod Atticus, Athens.
The exhibition ‘Disoriented dance / Misled planet’ is part of NEON City Project 2020 and will be the first ever contemporary art exhibition to be staged in this ancient venue situated below the Acropolis.
The new partnership with the Athens Festival comes amidst a challenging period for society and allows NEON to contribute to re-establishing the city’s cultural activities and to reconnecting with artists and the public at the archeological site. This art installation is curated by Polina Kosmadaki, Art Historian & Curator, Benaki Museum, Athens.
The exhibition will take place in accordance with the health authorities’ advice on social distancing, prioritising health and safety. In light of this, the exhibition will have a maximum capacity of twenty people, with entry permitted every thirty minutes.
Kavallieratos is an artist unafraid to use black humour in his work, and with a special interest in creating large ceramic works. A past exhibition of his at the Bernier/Eliades gallery, presented his ceramic birds and Greek philosophers. (For more on the artist visit this link ).
NEON is a non-profit organization which works to bring contemporary culture in Greece closer to everyone. Founded in 2013 by collector and entrepreneur Dimitris Daskalopoulos, it is committed to broadening the appreciation, understanding, and creation of contemporary art in Greece in the firm belief that this is a key tool for growth and development.
NEON’s space is the city. It acts on a multitude of initiatives, spaces, and civic and social contexts. It seeks to expose the ability contemporary art has to stimulate, inspire, and affect the individual and society at large.
- The exhibition is open Tues-Sun, 5.30-8.30pm, at the Herod Atticus Odeon, under the Acropolis. (Nearest metro station: Acropolis). You have to make an online reservation, via this link