Can you survive April 8’s ultimate Athens art challenge?
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Can you survive April 8’s ultimate Athens art challenge?

FORGET ‘SURVIVOR’… How about surviving through April 8 in Athens, in an urban art jungle? Because here’s the ultimate challenge: to see all of the documenta 14 art events taking place that day (on its inauguration), plus the other ‘special’ events that have been planned independently in order to celebrate or even comment on documenta … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Botsoglou’s mountain
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Botsoglou’s mountain

CHRONIS Botsoglou’s room with a view on Lesvos, had visually intrigued him from the ’70s, when he first started to study the view of the mountain from his window. But it was only in the last eight years that he dared to actually paint it. The National Bank of Greece’s Educational Foundation (MIET, Eynard Mansion) … Continue reading