Art Olympics (part 1): Athens revs up for documenta 14
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Art Olympics (part 1): Athens revs up for documenta 14

AS THE GREEK and international art world revs up for documenta 14 (April 8-July 16 in Athens, June 10-September 17 in Kassel), Athens puts on its best: So much will be happening around town that it’s a bit like the Olympics again, only this time for art – the ‘Art Olympics’. Cultural institutions and galleries … Continue reading

The ‘Abyss’ in Athens
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The ‘Abyss’ in Athens

NEON organisation’s contemporary art show ‘Flying Over the Abyss’, is another example of how Athens is both exceedingly ancient and totally avant-garde. Comprising 41 works, by 34 international and Greek artists, but also including the original manuscript of Nikos Kazantzakis’ ‘Ascesis: Saviours of the Gods’, the show presents the diversity of the contemporary art scene … 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

October’s arty treats
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October’s arty treats

ATHENS’ Autumnal breeze invites you to take to the streets and discover some art in the most beautiful spaces of this ever changing city with an antique heart. And there are quite a few shows to choose from that are definitely worth the visit. Here are a few to trigger your creative cravings: Benaki Museum The … Continue reading