Let’s hear it for mother artists
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Let’s hear it for mother artists

Stella Sevastopoulos celebrates Mother’s Day with a homage to mother artists, their trials and tribulations, in the history of art and in modern-day Greece: The truth is that most women artists have had a pretty tough time trying to penetrate the glass ceilings of the art world in general – a chauvinistic, male-dominated profession up … Continue reading

Roboras: Exploring the human condition
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Roboras: Exploring the human condition

Stella Sevastopoulos of ‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to Greek-Australian artist Chrys Roboras who has managed to spread her wings and exhibit around the world, with great success. CHRYS ROBORAS loves to place the human figure in vast, colourful semi-abstract landscapes. In some works her figures are depicted as an outline which has been filled in … Continue reading

Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art
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Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art

  STELLA SEVASTOPOULOS interviews Rosalind Forster, an artist who has divided her time between England’s Derbyshire and Greece’s Spetses, creating unique watercolours and linocut prints in the process: EVERY now and then, you discover a new artist, and a whole new way of seeing the world through their work. I had such an experience recently, … Continue reading

Greek art goes East
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Greek art goes East

Stella Sevastopoulos of ‘Art Scene Athens’, talks to acclaimed Greek artist Chryssa Verghi and gallery director Natalia Markou on their art escapades in the Middle East: WITH the Greek crisis still crippling the population, it’s no wonder that many have looked towards the Middle East for a better economic future, including some Greek artists. One … Continue reading

Lila Papoula: The artistic narratives of ruined walls
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Lila Papoula: The artistic narratives of ruined walls

‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to artist Lila Papoula about her exhibition ‘Walls that were hiding our faces’, at the Evripides Gallery, which runs till December 9: IN THE EIGHTIES, artist Lila Papoula searched the streets for derelict walls, which she photographed. She was drawn to these remaining fragments of people’s lives, not only because of … Continue reading

An integral perspective on the crisis
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An integral perspective on the crisis

‘Art Scene Athens’ catches up with Dimitrios Antonitsis – a curator and artist who has been illustriously active on the Greek art scene for 20 years now, and the mastermind behind the show ‘Integral II’, at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre: I first met curator/artist Dimitrios Antonitsis two decades ago, when I had just started … 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

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