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

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

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

All about sleep
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All about sleep

THE ‘Hypnos Project’ (or ‘Sleep Project’) at the Onassis Cultural Centre is one of those conceptual adventures of explorative nature that go well beyond just being about art. And seeing as we are getting less of it these days, due to the escalating problems of this country that are keeping us awake at night, maybe … Continue reading

Kavallieratos’ ‘species’ of birds and philosophers at the Bernier-Eliades
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Kavallieratos’ ‘species’ of birds and philosophers at the Bernier-Eliades

DIONISIS KAVALLIERATOS’ show at the Bernier/Eliades includes some intriguing glazed ceramic pottery – like you’ve never seen before. How about a pyramid of philosophers? Or maybe bird watching is more your thing – in a gallery? ”Birds are beautiful animals and they carry all kinds of symbolism and associations”, says Kavallieratos about his series of … Continue reading