Mike Kelley: The Dark Side of the Toy
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Mike Kelley: The Dark Side of the Toy

AN ABANDONED, muddied ragdoll lying outside the school my daughter goes to, was an ironic reminder that I would be seeing some more stuffed toys in the evening, at the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art. And no, not in the shape of Cycladic figurines, but those that artist Mike Kelley had gathered from thrift shops … Continue reading

Seferis in the spotlight at the Theocharakis Foundation
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Seferis in the spotlight at the Theocharakis Foundation

  POETRY AND ART join forces in an outstanding exhibition at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation, which pays homage to Greek poet and Nobel Laureate George Seferis. The exhibition entitled ‘When the light dances, I speak farely. George Seferis and his poetry via painting and photography’, will be inaugurated on November 8 by the President of … Continue reading

Kaplanon 11: A historic house tale unraveled via Velonis’ art
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Kaplanon 11: A historic house tale unraveled via Velonis’ art

‘Art Scene Athens’ speaks with artist Kostis Velonis at his exhibition opening, to get some feedback on his new installation project, commissioned by NEON Organisation, that explores the intriguing sociopolitical and personal history of a beautiful neoclassical home in the heart of Athens: EACH HOUSE has its story – a narrative about its many occupants … Continue reading

Exploring sci-fi worlds at the Onassis Cultural Centre
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Exploring sci-fi worlds at the Onassis Cultural Centre

FROM Jules Verne to ‘Star Wars’, from ET to ‘Hunger Games’: Athens’ Onassis Cultural Centre (or OCC), has gone OTT on sci-fi these days, with its new exhibition ‘Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown’ (runs till Jan 14). The exhibition is complemented by a jam-packed programme of parallel events that explore this popular genre … Continue reading

Autumn’s Athenian art trek
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Autumn’s Athenian art trek

SPEND a breezy but bright October’s day in Athens visiting its many art exhibitions and you will discover a garden of artistic delights in the heart of the concrete city – ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. Here are ten (plus) of the Autumnal highlights:   An artistic aquarium Enter a fantastic polychromatic world … Continue reading

A poetic touch to the ‘Polis’ exhibition
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A poetic touch to the ‘Polis’ exhibition

  Syrian refugee Saad Abdllah’s poem was included in the ‘Polis, Flows, Tensions‘ exhibition at the Cacoyannis Foundation. It is a gripping, bitter-sweet portrait of Athens: Athens: Name without title A torn panel painted by the most exquisite artist And a dark room for sex and addiction, It is a land on which livestock are … Continue reading