Translating Literature into Art, via Fais
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Translating Literature into Art, via Fais

THE WORKS of acclaimed writer Michel Fais become the inspiration for eleven painters and a photographer to create art, the results of which can be found at the Sotiris Felios Collection: ELEVEN painters and one photographer draw inspiration from the writings of Michel Fais. The result? Some motivated, mysterious, thought-provoking art works, that make up … Continue reading

‘Drawing inspiration’ at the Evripides Gallery
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‘Drawing inspiration’ at the Evripides Gallery

DRAWING is the backbone of art. It is where all forms of art start. Whether it be a painting or a sculpture, or even in the applied arts (e.g. fashion, jewellery), works often start off as a simple (or not so simple) drawing. In architecture too, we have many examples – Renzo Piano’s design for … Continue reading

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

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

Documenta 14’s ‘Keimena’ continues
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Documenta 14’s ‘Keimena’ continues

THE ‘KEIMENA’ tv program of documenta 14 that has been airing on Mondays on ERT2 at midnight, since December 19, aims to reach out to a wider public. In fact documenta 14 has not only used television to reach out, but as the recently released main programme of events for documenta 14 shows, it will … Continue reading

And so it begins: documenta 14’s first 8 days of events in Athens
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And so it begins: documenta 14’s first 8 days of events in Athens

AND FINALLY, documenta 14 has announced its programme of events in Athens for the first eight days. The famed, historic, cutting-edge quinquennial exhibition will continue here till July 16, so plenty more events will follow, keeping us on our toes for spring and summer. On April 8, documenta 14’s official inauguration takes place in various … Continue reading