Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre
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Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre

THE YANNIS MORALIS retrospective exhibition at the Benaki Pireos, pays hommage to this great Greek artist’s oeuvre by presenting the many sides of his creative magnificence. It traces Moralis’ mastery of many mediums, styles and forms of art: his early realistic works, his sombre portraits, still-lifes that hark back to De Chirico, works inspired by … Continue reading

Translating Literature into Art, via Fais
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Translating Literature into Art, via Fais

THE WORKS of acclaimed writer Michel Fais become the inspiration for eleven painters and a photographer to create art, the results of which can be found at the Sotiris Felios Collection: ELEVEN painters and one photographer draw inspiration from the writings of Michel Fais. The result? Some motivated, mysterious, thought-provoking art works, that make up … Continue reading

Mantzavinos: The Tribal in the Orthodox and Vice Versa
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Mantzavinos: The Tribal in the Orthodox and Vice Versa

FROM the tribal to the Greek Orthodox, the route isn’t so long, especially in Tasos Mantzavinos’ exhibition of new works, entitled ‘The Game, ‘Snakes and Ladders’’, at Skoufa Gallery (till December 4). Here, you will find the artist’s entanglement of the two, plus other sources of inspiration taken from Greek mythology and folk art, the … Continue reading

Hadjiandreou: Making portraits come to life
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Hadjiandreou: Making portraits come to life

‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to artist Maria Hadjiandreou about her new exhibition entitled ‘The Gaze’, at Gallery 7, in which the artist not only captures the character of her sitters but also searches deep into their psyche: MARIA Hadjiandreou’s work of the last two years are portraits inspired by the artist’s heightened sensibility. Whilst perusing … 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

Mike Kelley: The Dark Side of the Toy
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Mike Kelley: The Dark Side of the Toy

AN ABANDONED, muddied ragdoll lying outside the school my daughter goes to, was an ironic reminder that I would be seeing some more stuffed toys in the evening, at the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art. And no, not in the shape of Cycladic figurines, but those that artist Mike Kelley had gathered from thrift shops … 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