The Symbolism of today
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The Symbolism of today

THE DIVIDE between artists who still use traditional artistic mediums and those in favour of a more conceptual art, has created two different camps in the art world of today, even in Greece. The former are considered more as craftsmen, criticized for being ‘stuckist’, and bogged down with capturing light effects, creating illusions of reality, … Continue reading

‘New Symbols’ in today’s day and age
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‘New Symbols’ in today’s day and age

SYMBOLISM is a movement which has influenced the whole course of modern and contemporary art, while its roots go back to ancient times. The group of artists known as ARC (Art Revisited Collective), along with some guest artists, have gotten together to create the show ‘New Symbols’, at the Chili Art Gallery in Thissio. This … Continue reading

‘Tar and Feathers’ at the Hellenic-French Association
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‘Tar and Feathers’ at the Hellenic-French Association

  THE GROUP art exhibition ‘TAR & FEATHERS’ will be inaugurated on Monday, June 29, noon till 9pm at the Hellenic-French Association, and will run from June 29-July 11. Dimitris Lazarou is responsible for the concept, organization and communication of the exhibition and art historian Olga Latousaki for its curation. A total of 26 contemporary … Continue reading

The return of the flaneur
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The return of the flaneur

‘FLANEUR: Walking unseen in the city’ is the title of the upcoming exhibition at the Arte Visione gallery in Athens. The exhibition is organised/curated by art historians Evangelia Kairaki and Maria-Moscha Karatzoglou. The French term ‘Flaneur’ (or ‘Flaneuse’) is hard to translate accurately, because it belongs to a certain place in history and literature. The … Continue reading

‘Disoriented dance / Misled planet’ at the Odeon of Herod Atticus
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‘Disoriented dance / Misled planet’ at the Odeon of Herod Atticus

The Herod Atticus Odeon has seen some interesting art interventions around its premises, but never actually inside the ancient theatre. But this summer will change that, with the work of Dionisis Kavallieratos. NEON and the Athens & Epidaurus Festival are pleased to announce a newly commissioned site-specific installation by Greek artist Dionisis Kavallieratos at the … Continue reading

‘Interstitial Places’ at Fokianou
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‘Interstitial Places’ at Fokianou

CULTURAL EVENTS are starting to rev up in Athens these days, and art exhibitions are back on the agenda. FokiaNou Art Space is therefore pleased to present “Interstitial Places”, a two-person exhibition by Jane Grover and Dimitra Maltabe. In order to allow for social distancing, the opening will take place over two evenings, the 11th … Continue reading

Interview with Kate Horti: “The whole concept of the bicycle is a work of art”
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Interview with Kate Horti: “The whole concept of the bicycle is a work of art”

  Stella Sevastopoulos catches up with Kate Horti, a sculptor with an ecological conscience who enjoys transforming the industrial form of the bicycle into animals and insects (among other subject-matter), giving it a new lease of life. THE BICYCLE was originally invented in 1839 by the Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan. Since then it has become … Continue reading

The case of Parlavantzas and abstract art’s adventures
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The case of Parlavantzas and abstract art’s adventures

By Stella Sevastopoulos RECENTLY I came across the work of Takis Parlavantzas (1930-2014), who passed away in Athens, Glyfada, July 28, penniless and dismayed with the inability of the Greek public to appreciate abstract art. He was an artist who despite his copious studies, his attempts to develop further the oblique machinations of the non-figurative … Continue reading

Panagiotis Voulgaris: Oneness with nature vs the heterodoxy of Athens
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Panagiotis Voulgaris: Oneness with nature vs the heterodoxy of Athens

  Stella Sevastopoulos talks to Panagiotis Voulgaris, an artist-traveller, whose special relationship with nature and the urban environment have inspired his ephemeral artistic interventions. He is also the co-director of FokiaNou art space together with artist Mary Cox. PANAGIOTIS Voulgaris creates monuments to nature that revere the natural environment to such an extent, that they … Continue reading

Hawtin’s haunting creative visions
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Hawtin’s haunting creative visions

BRITISH artist Chris Hawtin’s work at the FokiaNou art space in Athens these days, has an eerie, gothic feel to it. His atmospheric, chiaroscuro, and mostly miniature oil paintings (albeit with maximum detail), are heavily varnished to a glossy finish, exuding the character of an old master. Details such as the light filtering in through … Continue reading