Art talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond
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Art talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond

MARCH HAS certainly started with artistic discourse, as seen with the Guerrilla Girl’s talk at the Onassis Cultural Centre on Thursday, March 9. (But it continues with plenty more, as you will read about later on). But first up, let’s do a quick resume of some of the key aspects of the Guerrilla Girls’ event: … Continue reading

EMST and documenta 14 collaborate
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EMST and documenta 14 collaborate

DOCUMENTA 14 announced on March 7, at the press conference held at Kassel’s Fridericianum, that the main institution it will be collaborating with here in Athens, is Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST). And indeed, seeing as the title of this documenta is ‘Learning from Athens’, it certainly has chosen the right institution to … Continue reading

Sailing through the history of Greek seascapes
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Sailing through the history of Greek seascapes

AT THE CENTRE of Greek culture, both ancient and modern, is the Greek sea, coupled with Greek light. From Odysseus’s seafaring adventures, to the naval battles for Greek independence, to the recent tragedies in the Aegean, the Greek seas have seen plenty of action, and have played a central role in shaping this country’s character. … Continue reading

Kounellis: The poetry in poor materials
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Kounellis: The poetry in poor materials

THE PIONEERING Greek artist Jannis Kounellis, internationally renowned for his avant-garde artistic ingenuity, and considered the father of Arte Povera, passed away in Rome, at the age of 80, on February 16. Rome had become his home since 1956, when he moved there and enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti, after not having passed … Continue reading

Five for February
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Five for February

Greek seascapes in focus The Greek sea has inspired many a Greek painter, and the Theocharakis Foundation’s new show, which will be inaugurated on February 15, pays homage to the many Greek artists who have created outstanding seascapes over the years. The exhibition comprises works from two most important collections – the National Gallery of … Continue reading

For that really unique gift
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For that really unique gift

THERE are so many options for gifts these days at galleries and museums, which certainly make for a much more interesting present than your usual socks, scarves or jumper. What’s more, you also get a chance to see what’s on show in terms of exhibitions, and get to support the local art scene. (So that’s … Continue reading

DESTE’s 33 years of contemporaneity
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DESTE’s 33 years of contemporaneity

CAN a movement be created by a collector? This is a question that arises after having read the colourful, heavy brick of a tome ‘DESTE 33 Years, 1983-2015’. Via its 868 pages, this book documents the activity of an art foundation that has rocked the senses of the Greek public (and beyond) since the Eighties. … Continue reading

Festive Season’s art treks
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Festive Season’s art treks

THE XMAS holidays are the perfect time to walk the streets of Athens, and visit art events that will stimulate the mind and senses on these festive days. Consider these options: (Work by Yannis Tsarouchis) Tsarouchis, Bokoros, Zouni Certainly one of the highlights of December, artistically speaking, is the upcoming grand show of works by Yannis … Continue reading

November’s art treks
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November’s art treks

ATHENIAN art life still holds strong, with many interesting shows for November. Here are some options to consider: NEON’s ode to Kazantzakis The NEON organisation’s exhibition ‘Flying over the Abyss’, previously presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete and at the Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, now makes its way to the Athens … Continue reading

The state of art today in Greece
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The state of art today in Greece

IT’S Freize Art Fair in London at the moment. Sales are going well, the jet-set art lovers have flocked like groupies from around the world to check out one of the most prestigious fairs of its kind. But Londoners too from all walks of life will pay a visit in order to get a ‘zing’ … Continue reading