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

Artistic urbanism at the Cacoyannis Foundation
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Artistic urbanism at the Cacoyannis Foundation

‘Polis, Flows, Tensions’ is an exhibition that comprises the works of 30 contemporary artists, who work in different mediums and styles, but who all have dealt with the concept of contemporary urbanity/urbanism and how it has been shaped today. The life, behaviour/nature of modern-day city-dwellers and their relationships are explored. Patterns are found in everyday … Continue reading

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

The documenta diaries part 3: According to Minujin, ‘the debt is already paid’
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The documenta diaries part 3: According to Minujin, ‘the debt is already paid’

“The whole world is indebted to Greece” stated the famed Argentinian artist Marta Minujin after her performance at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (or EMST), in Athens. Entitled ‘Payment of the Greek Debt to Germany with Olives and Art’, the performance took place at EMST on April 8, (the inauguration day of documenta 14), … Continue reading

In dialogue with Zoi Pappa: ‘Artwork is an idea, a feeling, a knowledge’
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In dialogue with Zoi Pappa: ‘Artwork is an idea, a feeling, a knowledge’

ZOI PAPPA has achieved what many young Greek artists are striving for these days: the growing appreciation and successful exhibiting of her work abroad. She just found out that she will be participating in the Arte Art Prize Laguna, taking place at the Arsenale of Venice (March 25 to April 9), about a month before … Continue reading

Mytaras’ focus on the timeless and mysterious
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Mytaras’ focus on the timeless and mysterious

DIMITRIS MYTARAS passed away on Thursday, February 17, at the age of 83. He was one of the greatest contemporary Greek painters. When engrossed in the act of painting, he would use even his fingers to create his characteristic black marks and lines. His works took both from ancient Greek history and mythology, but also … Continue reading

Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’
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Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’

LIKE HIS beloved material of glass, which he has tirelessly transformed into monumental sculptural forms, Costas Varotsos is sharp, cool and transparent – in the sense that he is unafraid to speak his mind. There are not many contemporary Greek sculptors who are also international names, however Varotsos is one of them. With his public … Continue reading