Kaplanon 11: A historic house tale unraveled via Velonis’ art
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Kaplanon 11: A historic house tale unraveled via Velonis’ art

‘Art Scene Athens’ speaks with artist Kostis Velonis at his exhibition opening, to get some feedback on his new installation project, commissioned by NEON Organisation, that explores the intriguing sociopolitical and personal history of a beautiful neoclassical home in the heart of Athens: EACH HOUSE has its story – a narrative about its many occupants … Continue reading

The documenta diaries (part 6): Athens School of Fine Arts
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The documenta diaries (part 6): Athens School of Fine Arts

AFTER confronting the pile of junk in the courtyard of documenta 14’s Athens Conservatoire venue (part of Daniel Knorr’s book-making process there), I found a whole lot more at documenta 14’s Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) venue. But truth be told, there’s a lot of ‘junk’ in contemporary art in general. And I mean … Continue reading

The documenta diaries: part 2 (Athens Conservatoire)
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The documenta diaries: part 2 (Athens Conservatoire)

THE FIRST STOP on my documenta 14 art adventure, was the Athens Conservatoire. Here are some of the highlights: The main action was taking place underground – in the basement. Turkish-born German artist Nevin Aladag’s ‘Music Room (Athens)’, created in 2017, predominated a section of the main hall there. The components of this installation (seemingly … 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

Kounellis: The poetry in poor materials
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Kounellis: The poetry in poor materials

THE PIONEERING Greek artist Jannis Kounellis, internationally renowned for his avant-garde artistic ingenuity, and considered the father of Arte Povera, passed away in Rome, at the age of 80, on February 16. Rome had become his home since 1956, when he moved there and enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti, after not having passed … Continue reading