Eirene Evripidou’s versatile and poetic creative spirit
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Eirene Evripidou’s versatile and poetic creative spirit

SINCE its inauguration two years ago, the Evripides Gallery has brought a breath of fresh air to the cultural scene of Athens’ Kolonaki classiness. Housed in the former ‘House of Cyprus’ (the historic cultural hub of the Cypriot Embassy), the Evripides Gallery has been founded by collectors Kostas and Nasia Evripides, and their daughter Eirene. … Continue reading

Painting the essence of natural and urban Greekness
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Painting the essence of natural and urban Greekness

SPYROS KOTSALAS captures the raw, bold beauty of the Greek landscape and the nonchalant, everyday details of Athenian life. His oil paintings are odes to the quintessential colour harmonies of Greece, while his small gouache portraits capture the essence of the character of his sitters – the angles and contours of their features sculpturally rendered. … Continue reading

The verdant, the vitrines and the vanishing act: Villar Rojas’ Athens intervention
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The verdant, the vitrines and the vanishing act: Villar Rojas’ Athens intervention

WHEN WORLD-RENOWNED Argentinian artist Adrian Villar Rojas agreed in December of 2015, to take on NEON’s proposition – to conjure up one of his astoundingly original site-specific installations at the National Observatory of Athens and the Hill of Nymphs – I’m sure that no one could have imagined the outcome. But that’s the thing with … Continue reading

DESTE’s ‘bestest’ in the glorious Stathatos Mansion
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DESTE’s ‘bestest’ in the glorious Stathatos Mansion

PRESENTING avant-garde contemporary art in the most sumptuous of historic buildings, creates an interesting visual oxymoron, for example: between strict, stark cryptic conceptual creativity and an elaborate, eclectic colonial spirit as evident in the neoclassically inspired Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art’s Stathatos Mansion. Here, you’ll find the ‘DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999-2015’ being hosted, … Continue reading

Art Athina’s revamp with Los Angeles ‘highlights’
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Art Athina’s revamp with Los Angeles ‘highlights’

CONCEPTUALLY AND AESTHETICALLY speaking, there’s a vast ocean between Chryssa Verghi’s magical, dark, sea paintings with specks of pink, and Olga Migliaressi-Phoca’s 3-dimensional art, which criticizes contemporary consumer society by playing with brands such as Toblerone. But that’s the beauty of contemporary art – its variety – which you can experience these days at Art … Continue reading

Art Nouveau’s elegance at the Benaki Museum
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Art Nouveau’s elegance at the Benaki Museum

‘The Spirit of Ecstasy’, was one of the first works you encountered at the Benaki Museum’s ‘Art Nouveau’ exhibition. This small, silver figurine resembles a more modern, streamlined version of the ancient statue ‘Nike of Samothrace’ (in the Louvre). Created by Charles Robert Sykes in 1911, it adorns the bonnets of all Rolls-Royces. It is also … Continue reading

Ex-pats: A life between cultures at the Alex Mylona Museum
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Ex-pats: A life between cultures at the Alex Mylona Museum

IN THE HEART OF ATHENS, that is becoming all the more multicultural with the progress of time, the exhibition ‘ex-pats’ at the Alex Mylona Museum, curated by Apostolis Artinos, and featuring works by Eleni Mylonas and Despina Meimaroglou, explores the whole notion of what it means to leave your homeland, to travel, to return, and … Continue reading