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Back to art in Athens

AS WE settle into our Autumn programme of events, which for many means back to school, there are others who prefer to go back to art! The exhibition ‘Back to Art’ at the exhibition space of the Hellenic-French Association on Kolonaki Square, will certainly add some spice to your visual experience of the city, with its vast array of works, ranging from string art and ceramics, to the exploration of the human figure, of nature, plus the city. And this exhibition is only the beginning of a series of shows that will take us through to the summer of 2022. This space has certainly become a hotspot for art over the years, hosting shows that have been born conceptionally and organizationally by Dimitris Lazarou and also co-organised by Art Hub Athens.

Work by Orestis Routsos

This time round, the very contrasting works of 22 contemporary artists have been presented, proving that where there’s a will, there’s a way to create art, in many different ways, and with many different subjects: from works that will move you with their dynamic subject-matter, to those that will sooth you with their dreamy landscapes. What unites them all however, is their creators’ love for art and creative expression.

Work by Aristidis Chrysanthopoulos

Participants: MIKE VIRA, Yiota Angelopoulou, Vasilios Anastasopoulos, Marina Anastasopoulou, Elena Arsenidou, Liza Merlin, Agathi Galanopoulou (Galan Agathi) Kostas Garyfallos, Lambros Giotis, Angelia Efthimiadi (Angelia Rmax) Elena Kalapothakou, Marika Karapiperidou, Stella Katergiannaki, Christina Katergiannaki Miranda Katsifa, Evangelia Liaskou, Spyros Mavroulias, Eirini Mitoudi Efi Mitropoulou, Giorgos Nikolaou, Orestis Routsos, Aristidis Chrysanthopoulos.

All covid regulations (such as the wearing of masks etc), will be adhered to when visiting the show.

  • Concept/organization/communication: Dimitris Lazarou

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  • Opens Monday September 20, 5-9pm

Runs till October 9. Open Monday to Friday 5-9pm, and Saturday 12-4pm. Closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Free entrance.

  • The Hellenic-French Association is on 2 Kolonaki Square, 4th floor (next to Pireos Bank).
Work by Elena Arsenidou
  • Art Scene Athens’ is written and run by artist/journalist Stella Sevastopoulos, who moved to Athens from London, in 1994. Since then, she has been following the Greek art scene, writing about it, but also exploring her own artistic practice. For examples of her art you can also visit her online portfolio

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