The documenta diaries part 3: According to Minujin, ‘the debt is already paid’
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The documenta diaries part 3: According to Minujin, ‘the debt is already paid’

“The whole world is indebted to Greece” stated the famed Argentinian artist Marta Minujin after her performance at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (or EMST), in Athens. Entitled ‘Payment of the Greek Debt to Germany with Olives and Art’, the performance took place at EMST on April 8, (the inauguration day of documenta 14), … 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 talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond
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Art talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond

MARCH HAS certainly started with artistic discourse, as seen with the Guerrilla Girl’s talk at the Onassis Cultural Centre on Thursday, March 9. (But it continues with plenty more, as you will read about later on). But first up, let’s do a quick resume of some of the key aspects of the Guerrilla Girls’ event: … Continue reading

SNFCC’s handover and believing  in Greek culture during the crisis
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SNFCC’s handover and believing in Greek culture during the crisis

THE STAVROS Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), has witnessed around 25,000 visitors per week since August. On February 23, the 620 million euro centre which was solely funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), was officially handed over to the Greek state. The SNFCC is the new home of the Greek National Opera (GNO) and … Continue reading

The Guerilla Girls in Athens
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The Guerilla Girls in Athens

THE GUERILLA  GIRLS are putting on their guerrilla masks, and coming to town. Their performances in museums, universities and elsewhere around the world have already taken the art world by storm. Now it’s our turn to witness their antics up close. They will be taking the central stage of the Onassis Cultural Centre on March … Continue reading

In dialogue with Zoi Pappa: ‘Artwork is an idea, a feeling, a knowledge’
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In dialogue with Zoi Pappa: ‘Artwork is an idea, a feeling, a knowledge’

ZOI PAPPA has achieved what many young Greek artists are striving for these days: the growing appreciation and successful exhibiting of her work abroad. She just found out that she will be participating in the Arte Art Prize Laguna, taking place at the Arsenale of Venice (March 25 to April 9), about a month before … Continue reading

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