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

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

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How assemblies matter?

  THE ATHENS Biennale continues its artistic cogitations this time with an international participatory project by artist Jenny Marketou, entitled ‘HOW Assemblies Matter?’, at the National Technical University of Athens (21-22 October 2016). The event is basically an international assembly engaging more than 50 participants on social welfare, democracy, structures, actions, alliances and more. Free and open to the … 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

EMST: Athens’ answer to Tate Modern, sets ball rolling with events, shows
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EMST: Athens’ answer to Tate Modern, sets ball rolling with events, shows

LIFE without art, would be like Greece without sun. The crisis has however cast its shadow over the Greek art scene. Nevertheless, there are plenty of exhibitions and events going on, especially in Athens. This capital with a population of around 665,000 in the city centre (or 3.75 million in the metropolitan area), has about … Continue reading

From Brexit to a Greek metamorphosis
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From Brexit to a Greek metamorphosis

I WENT to bed on Thursday, June 23, thinking Bremain was more likely. Woke up to the chaos of Brexit. Depression sets in, the idea that Britain could become an isolated little island cut off from Europe. Sometimes, the blow comes from where you least expect it! In the meantime, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural … Continue reading

Yannis Moralis Year: Events, a prize… an Ode
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Yannis Moralis Year: Events, a prize… an Ode

ALTHOUGH the Ministry of Culture and Sports named 2016 Yannis Moralis Year, in celebration of 100 years since the artist’s birth, not much has actually been organized so far in terms of events. There was the Moralis Prize that was given this year to artist Panayiotis Tetsis, there was also a talk in Moralis’ hometown … Continue reading