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

Mytaras’ focus on the timeless and mysterious
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Mytaras’ focus on the timeless and mysterious

DIMITRIS MYTARAS passed away on Thursday, February 17, at the age of 83. He was one of the greatest contemporary Greek painters. When engrossed in the act of painting, he would use even his fingers to create his characteristic black marks and lines. His works took both from ancient Greek history and mythology, but also … 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

For that really unique gift
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For that really unique gift

THERE are so many options for gifts these days at galleries and museums, which certainly make for a much more interesting present than your usual socks, scarves or jumper. What’s more, you also get a chance to see what’s on show in terms of exhibitions, and get to support the local art scene. (So that’s … 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

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