The Hellenic Company Sport Games, the most important annual Hellenic Corporate Sport Event invites all corporate athletes from Greece and abroad to get out of their office, compete with the others in 9 different disciplines and celebrate their effort with their colleagues.
The Games are taking place on the 18th, 19th & 20th of October 2013 at the Athens Stadium of Peace and Friendship.
The Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center presents the group show entitled "Plans for a summer". The show will run until 5 October 2013.
Using different media, thirteen Greek and foreign artists of the old and the younger generation create works inspired by Greece and the Greek, with references sometimes visible and other times merged in a unique artistic vocabulary.
The Poets Circle, in collaboration with the City of Athens, the Athens Concert Hall, the Benaki Museum, and other leading cultural institutions and municipalities of the Attica region, is organizing the first Athens World Poetry Festival from September 23 to 29 in several venues.
The Railway Carriage Theatre to Treno sto Rouf is a Train Theatre unique in the world and an innovative concept on the operation and the aesthetics of theatrical space. The fully renovated carriages of the Railway Carriage Theater are a venue for theatrical, musical and dance performances, performances for children, festivals for young artists, literature events, seminars, fine arts exhibitions and romantic dinners.
Armata” Fest is the major event taking place in Spetses island. It mainly symbolizes the naval battle, which took place on September 8, 1822, when a revolutionary named Kosmas Barbatsis defied danger, approached and set the Turkish flagship afire, sinking it at the harbour. His action played a decisive part in the battle’s outcome as it forced the enemy to flee.
Urban Survivors at the Athens International Airport
Check-in to an alternative visual destination: Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Athens International Airport would like to invite visitors to a photo ‘trip into the margins of contemporary cities’ which will last until August 30, 2013.
The Acropolis Museum celebrates August Full Moon on Wednesday 21 August 2013, with famous melodies of the Greek and world repertoire, performed by the historic Army Band of Athens, in the Museum’s entrance courtyard at 9:30 p.m.
Athens Flying Week, the greatest airshow event in Athens, after last year's great success in which at least 20,000 people attended the show, continues its action this year as well. AFW this year will be held in Athens during the last week of September 2013, from 23 to 29/09, ending with the air show on 27, 28, 29/09 at Tatoi airport where more than 50,000 people are expected to attend.
As part of a long-standing collaboration between the Museum of Cycladic Art, in Athens Greeceand Bryn Mawr College, USA, each summer two archaeology students from Bryn Mawr are interning at the MCA. As part of their training, the students are asked to give tours to visitors to the Cycladic Collection of the museum.
Two stages, a street fair and an after show party with the radio Djs of En Lefko 87.7. The music will begin early in the afternoon and go on until the morning, on Friday June 14th, at “Technopolis” in Athens.
Quality art for everyone. Hellenic Festival or as it is called in Greece "Athens & Epidaurus Festival", is focused in highlighting Greek creativity and at the same time is open in new creative projects of foreign artists, cause only if you are in touch with the artwork of others, one country’s art can be strong enough with its own identity.
Following on from the 2nd Teenage Theatre Festival in the spring of 2012, Grasshopper and the Onassis Cultural Centre bring renewed enthusiasm and inspiration to the staging of the 3rd Teenage Theatre Festival. Over three days, theatre groups from secondary schools, lycées and municipalities will perform work that has developed out of their intense engagement with theatre professionals: playwrights, directors, actors and dramatists.
Kappatos Galleryorganises, curates and presents the annual Contemporary Art Show"ROOMS2013" in the "St George Lycabettus" Hotel, in Dexameni, Kolonaki, Athens, from Thursday 24th January up to Sunday 10th February 2012, its thirteenth edition since 1999.
The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation in cooperation with the Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki presents a unique exhibition dedicated to Nikolaos Gyzis, one of the most important representatives of the famous Munich School with works from the much discussed donation of the Gyzis family to the Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki.
This is the first time that the oeuvre of Yannis Tsarouchis is approached and presented through studies and variations, unpublished photographs and original archival material, which the public rarely has an opportunity to observe and which belong to the valuable collections of the Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation.
Apokries is the Carnival time for Athens, Greece. A celebration for people of all ages, it harmoniously blends traditions with contemporary ideas and events that appeal to all citizens, children and city visitors.The Carnival period in Athens, Greece lasts for three weeks, and it's non-stop party time before the restrictions of Lent.
The work of Athina Ioannou is related specifically to selected spaces which guide her. For each of her works she follows a certain process during which she researches and observes the given space. At the Museum of Islamic Art, an annex to the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece the artist has decided to work in the basement area of the building where a section of the ancient walls of the city of Athens exists from the 4th century B.C.
After an international career as a ballet soloist and teacher, Kalliopi now creates sculpture inspired by the dance. This exhibition features twenty of her sculptures with Vincent's photos of them. Also, her dancing career is shown in archive photos, with transformations of these images into new shapes and colours.
From March 1st to 4th, 2013, the largest trade fair in Greece of Jewelry, Precious Stones, Machinery & Equipment GOLD SILVER, welcomes you to its 26th consecutive event in Athens (Exhibition Center METROPOLITAN EXPO, next to Athens International Airport ‘ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS').
From 31 July 2012 until 31 July 2013, the Acropolis Museum conducts research on its unique collection of archaic statues, which retain their colors to a small or large degree, and opens a very extensive discussion with the public and various experts on color, its technical issues, its detection using new technologies, its experimental use on marble surfaces, its digital reconstruction, its meaning, as well as the archaic period's aesthetic perception of color.
The work with the title The Ideals, is a series of pieces, each one played by a different instrument. I began to compose the first piece near the end of 2009 and the last one was completed on July 2012. The whole work has indirectly the character of a sequence and it could be played as such, however it is equally possible, each piece, to be played separately maintaining its autonomy.
Kalfayan Galleries in Athens, Greece are pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Panos Tsagaris titled "Clothed with the Sun". In his second Athens solo show Panos Tsagaris resumes his exploration into the occult and mysticism.
This year we celebrate the anniversary of 150 years from the famous Austrian painter's Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) birth, and the year 2012 is dedicated to Klimt.
On this occasion, the Austrian Embassy in Athens and the Organization of Culture Sports & Youth of the Municipality of Athens organize, from November 6 to 11, at the "Melina" Cultural Center of Athens, the exhibition "Gustav Klimt - Wegbereiter der Moderne"
Eugenides Planetarium's latest digital show invites us on a voyage through space and time to uncover the ideas and the knowledge that the ancient civilizations had for the heavens. "Ancient skies" consists of four parts, the first of which focuses on what can be learned about the "Sky of ancient Egypt", by studying its monuments.
The Athens Classic Marathon is not just a sporting event, a hard race, a tough course of 42,195m. More than that, the Athens Classic Marathon is a bridge that unifies the legend with history; it showcases the strength of human will; it is a fountain of values, of social liability, environmental sensitivity, friendship and solidarity.
In 2012, we are celebrating the Athens Classic Marathon 30th anniversary
The Art Workshop "Geometry, A Philosophical / Artistic Approach" explores the relation of geometry to the visual arts field based on the principles of Pre-Socratic Philosophy. The Art Workshop will take place on the premises of the Herakleidon Museum and the Archaeological Site of the Kerameikos in Athens, Greece.
Beginning on March 23, 2012, the Museum Herakleidon in Athens, Greecewill present an exhibition of works by M.C. Escher and V. Vasarely, from its permanent collections. The exhibition does not have a closing date, however the works on display will be periodically renewed.
Athens Photo Festival, organized by the Hellenic Centre for Photography, is the annual festival of photography and related media in Greece and a premier cultural event in Athens. The Athens Photo Festival 2012 edition celebrates festival′s 25 years of active and creative presence, expanding continuously its role in a changing society through a variety of projects and initiatives that enable people to experience and enjoy photography.
Continuing their wonder at the biggest European cities, the giants of Argentina arrived to thrill the inhabitants and visitors of Athens. You will find in this exhibition full dinosaur's skeletons and life reconstructions, the biggest carnivore dinosaur that ever inhabited the planet along with the smallest, the earliest with the latest, Cretaceous birds that could not fly, dinosaurs that would learn to fly, educational activities and much more.
Athens Print Fest/ Second Edition-Plan B, the second edition of the International Festival of Engraving and Printmaking, organized by the City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization (OPANDA) and the Greek Printmakers' Association with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, will take place at various city locations from October 1st to October 28, 2012.
Coming this October at the Peace and Friendship Stadium!!
The Monster Energy Athens Supercross 2012 will take place the weekend of October 6-7.
With the participation of top American, European and Greek riders and the support of Monster Energy, this year's event is going to impress the fans that will attend the dirt track built in the Peace and Friendship Stadium presenting a spectacular show.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, presents from the 20th September until the 4th of November a new installation by Georgios Xenos titled Thousand Images..., which is realized within the framework of the series EMST Commissions 2012 in the Project Room.
Global Ignite Show comes to Greece with Athens being the first city to host the event. Ignite is about ideas that can change the world, that can affect people life's, that are shaping our future, that identifies "Innovation Generation". It is nothing more than the craziest geek event that alters our way of thinking; that re-evaluates accepted norms, roles and standards; insanity, "disruptivity", enlightenment, is what you will see and find at Ignite Athens.
Ancient Greek theatre is alive and well in Modern Theatre - what explains this phenomenon? Dr. Stevens will explore how different approaches to the modern staging of ancient plays, both in Greece and in the wider world, is inevitably bound up with questions of cultural ‘ownership,' of what are continuities and what are discontinuities between the past and the present
Part of a collection project in progress, the exhibition SonicTime, speech/sound/silence brings together fifty five works from the collection of the National Museum of ContemporaryArt, which focus on language, sound, music and silence as their common matrix.
The beautiful French girl, who charmed the audience last winter with two sold out performances at gazArte, returns once again to Greece and in Athens for one unique appearance on the 2nd of September, in a mini Greek tour that includes stops in 4 other cities.
The National Museum of Contemporary Artin Athens, Greece presents from June 20th until September 2nd 2012 the exhibition This is a poem, Visual Poetry Group 1981-2011. The exhibition is part of a series of historical exhibitions presented by the Museum and aims at the historical examination of the artistic activity of the Visual Poetry Group.
The exhibition From Picasso to Koons. Artist's Jewellery at Benaki Museum inAthens, Greece presents a selection of jewellery designed by some of the greatest artists of the second half of the 20th century and the start of the 21st.
Beetroot Design Group is the design agency and think-tank from Thessaloniki, who won one of the highest distinctions in communication design in the world (red dot Agency of the Year).
"The Greek Monsters" exhibition was created to celebrate Beetroot's "consistently brilliant level" in design that won its prestigious distinction: the red-dot Communication Design Award as the Agency of the Year 2011.
"Sean Sully: Doric Order" will be Irish/American artist Sean Scully's first exhibition in Greece. The focus of the show will be six monumental Doric paintings that the artist has been making since 2009. Immense in scale and ambition the paintings have as their genesis the Doric principle which originated in ancient Greece.
Millions of people around the world observe the work of M.C.Escher and V.Vasarely in order to understand the geometric forms and techniques that are hidden within.
In this creative workshop, organized by the Herakleidon Museum, participants will draw with the use of pencil and geometric tools (ruler, triangle and compass) to discover the hidden secrets of the pictorial composition.
"Last year we talked about finding order in pessimism. So what should we talk about now that we are one step further on, or rather one step further down? About rage or indignation or both? Or maybe, despite everything, about hope? Is one step further far enough? Can art really help? Is it necessary?
A new initiative of the City of Athens will be held every Tuesday, starting on May 15th, 2012 until June 26th. The City of Athens allies with restaurants, cafés and bars in the city and introduces a new action called " Enjoy Athens "downtown Athens."
There are those who are superstitious enough to deem number 13 as unlucky... but not us! We reckon ourselves influentially subversive!
The 13th European Music Dayovercomes the crisis and comes out stronger. Why? Because passion can't be expressed in numbers, people can do what numbers can't, love needs no profit and friendship is selfless.
On the occasion of the international centenary celebrations marking the birth of novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), the Durrell School of Corfu is organising a one-week seminar dedicated to the life and work of Lawrence Durrell at the Athens Centre in Athens, Greece.
In the summer of 2010, Rufus Wainwright gave us for the first time inAthens, Greece an unforgettable night of lyricism with only one weapon, his piano. This year he returns more energetic than ever, bringing on stage his 9membered band in order to present us, beyond his classic hits, also the new and for many the best album of his career "Out of the game".
The Exhibition ECOSMOSIS that will take place at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre in Athens, Greecefrom the 30th of May to the 30th of June, brings to a close the Against All Odds series of actions and events under the title Ethics / Aesthetics. All AAO activities, including the present exhibition, are organized by the Non-profit Organization 4 life Strategies. The concept and creation of the exhibition is by the architect Lina Stergiou.
In the spring of 399 B.C., Socrates confronted 500 Athenians, citizens, judges and jurors, in his trial initiated by the charges leveled at him by Meletus, Anytos and Lycon. The trial began with a reading of the formal charges: "Socrates is a doer of evil, and corrupter of the youth, and he does not believe in the gods of the state, and he believes in other new divinities of his own."
On May 2012, almost 2,500 years later, the trial of Socrates is repeated.
The ‘Paintings from Elsewhere' Art Show is a fundraising event and exhibition displaying beautiful and unique paintings from the Caribbean island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For artists from this region, their works are marked by color and light, with the art reflecting a rich culture and identity, and includes influences from Africa, Europe and Asia.
For more than half a centuryAthens,Greece remains faithful to its appointment with major sport events. The heart of the World Rally Championship keeps its beat for a week every year with the conduct of the Acropolis Rally!
All the main contenders of the World Rally Championship are in the entry list of the Acropolis Rally 2012!
The Night of Museums is celebrated for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, May 19th 2012 with the participation of museums from all over Europe. TheB. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music in Athens, Greece opens its doors, inviting a wider public with free admission from 18:00 until 03:00 for a special night experience in its hospitable spaces, including the following events:
"Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations"
Today, the world is changing faster than ever. New technology delivers new ideas, gigabytes of information, news of an increasingly unstable climate, all shared by social media. Modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of this background.
Take a breath and join us in running the history of our city!
The first "Acropolis" Half Marathon is here! The "Athens Run 2012", organized for the first time, will be held on May 20 and will include the "Acropolis" Half Marathon and parallel races of 8 and 3 kilometers for both men and women, as well as 700 meter races for people with special needs.
Redhot & Blue has won national recognition for its innovative arrangements of Jazz standards, which blend together time‐honored Jazz with the fresh and upbeat flair of the collegiate a cappella tradition.
Legal Experts Gather in Athens,Greece to Shed Light on the Issues Timing deemed right as European Commission, UNESCO, UNIDROIT take action
The legal issues concerning the protection of cultural goods -- such as paintings, sculptures, religious property and archaeological pieces -- are currently in the international spotlight with significant meetings being held by UNIDROIT and UNESCO
The Cypriot composer and pianist Sophia Serghi, now a resident of the USA, has an oeuvre consisting of stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal and multimedia works, that has been performed live in Europe and the US and recorded by leading ensembles.
This exhibition FACES which is held at Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece, explores the estrangement of the individual, caught between the self, the perception of the self, and society, and the feelings of solitude and spiritual alienation that ensue. John Cassavetes' film Faces (1968) is the metaphor for this exhibition, a show that focuses on artists who address the uncomfortable and often dramatic relation between the self, one's self-representation, and the other.
From the same company that brought you Yale Glee Club and Yale Alumni Chorus, Classical Movements now brings you the prominent Yale Schola Cantorum. Founded by the highly-regarded musician Simon Carrington, the music ensemble will embark on a tour to Turkey and Greece.
THE MARBLES MUST BE RETURNED TO WHERE THEY BELONG!
The world premiere of the opera performance "Opus Elgin: The destruction of the Parthenon" will take place at the Athens Concert Hall "Megaron Mousikis", Alexandra Triandi Hall on May 29th, 2012. The opera was composed by Theodore Stathis and it will be directed by the world known director Peter Tiboris.
A series of events, including art exhibitions, theater and music performances and video screenings will take place within the heart of Athens Greece, near the City Hall in Kotzia Square. A number of guided tours are scheduled in order to make the public and the citizens aware of the above cultural activities and familiarise them with the area.
The extensive exhibition For my strength is made perfect in weakness, which is held until 13 May 2012 at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, is a tribute to the painted oeuvre of Tassos Mantzavinos (b. 1958), and includes approximately 120 works by the artist (oils, drawings and constructs).
The Greek food throughout its history and continuing today is for the Greeks a philosophy. In Athens, there is a large variety of excellent restaurants, ranging from the traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine to Asian and Arabic with chefs, menus and waiting staff that impress even the well-traveled gourmand.
The Francophone Film Festival began in the autumn of 2000 and in the coming years it was established as the spring cinema event of Athens. Over these 12 years that have passed, the francophone cinema has gained the Athenian audience, it has secured its place along the two magor greek film festivals (the International Festival of Thessalonique and the International Festival of Athens Opening Nights Conn-X) and has grown into one of the most important festivals of southeastern Europe.
The Hellenic Parliament Foundation presents the exhibition Music Education and Democracy in Classical Athens. The President of the Hellenic Parliament Mr. Filippos Petsalnikos opened the exhibition on March 1st, at 19:30 p.m. The exhibition captures music as a central element of forming human character, influencing state laws and rhythms of social life and, consequently, possessing a political dimension.
The Herakleidon Museum in Athens,Greece, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Athens, present an exhibition of works by the sculptor Ntina Anastasiadou titled "Mathematics and the Arts of Japan".
The exhibition comprises 60 sculptures, ceramic works and constructions inspired by the Culture of Japan.
Easter is the most important of religious holidays for the Greeks and Athens, Greece provides many opportunities for you to have a good time and experience the unique atmosphere of Easter in Greece. During Holy Week, church bells and hymns can be heard in the center and on the outskirts of Athens. Intoxicating aromas of traditional Easter foods emanate from local bakeries and homes and fill the spring air. In 2012, Orthodox Easter is on 15th April, in the middle of the spring!
Per Kirkeby, one of the most important neo-expressionists artist in Denmark, is presented for the first time in Greece, in an exhibition that depicts his development through 29 selected works. Painter, sculptor, writer and poet Kirkeby is inspired by Byzantine art which he approached with his particular personal style. The exhibition is presented at Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece until 24th March.
Art gallery Technohoros in Athens, Greece presents on Wednesday 7 March 2012, the exhibition "About Freedom" | The ideal dialogue of 12 contemporary artists with their artistic ancestor, in curatorship of the art historian and professor of art history of Athens' University, Manos Stefanidis. The exhibition will last from 7 till 31 March 2012.
As a result of the high attendance from school groups and the commitment to its dynamic role in the area of education, the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece has decided to proceed with the extension of the exhibition "Sol LeWitt, LINE AND COLOR" until March 18th 2012. The uniqueness and originality of the educational program "ART AND MATHEMATICS" which has been in place since 2005, uses the works of Sol LeWitt and other renowned artists as an educational tool to inspire young minds and assist in the comprehension of mathematics.
Within the project LPM 2012, which provides the organization of LPM promotional events in Europe together with foreign partners, the Athens Video Art Festival and LPM invite you on 18 and 19 February at K44 of Athens, Greece for two days of screenings, workshops, installations, performances, debates and where you can snoop among exihibitors stands and, most of all, attend the presentation of the new edition of Live Performers Meeting 2012.
On Tuesday, 21 February 2012, Kalfayan Galleries, 11 Haritos Street, in Athens,Greece between 20:00 and 22:00, will present the opening of Aikaterini Gegisian's solo exhibition "Who Doesn't Like a Good Old Story?" with new work based on images of Soviet Armenia collected from commemorative photo albums and tourist guides dating from the 50s to the 60s and salvaged from flea markets and second hand bookstores in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.
Every Sunday from January 29th until February 19th 2012, from 11:00 until 12:30 at Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, Vasilia Vaxevani will be unfolding stories from all over the world, using the kamishibai* technique, precursor of Japanese comics. Together, the children will create their own "paper theater".
Works of great Russian Painters from Manege Collection will be hosted at B & M Theocharakis FoundationinAthens, Greece from December 15th 2011 until March 11th 2012 . The Manege Gallery Collection is a unique museum ensemble in Russia.
Having carried out four years of research, the director and curator, Maria Iliou, and the historical consultant, Alexander Kitroeff present their work on Smyrna via previously unseen visual materials from archives from the US and Europe at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece.
Thursday, January 26 7:30pm Born in Athens, Greece, Michalis Sourvinos is a classical concert guitarist who performed as a soloist in multiple orchestras in Greece and with international ensembles all over the world.
Athens has an impressive variety of goods to offer shoppers, from top designer labels and exquisite jewelry to fine antiques and high quality leather goods. The sales period is the big chance to obtain all things offered by the Athens shopping paradise at a better price. Winter salesin Athens start in the middle of January and last approximately until the middle of March when you can get discounts of up to 50% and 70%. Most shops are open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 am-3 pm and on Tuesday and Thursday 9 am-8 pm.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece presents from November 9th 2011 until February 5th 2012 the new work by George Hadjimichalis titled George Hadjimichalis. The Painter A.K .- A Novel in the framework of the series ΕΜSΤ Commissions 2011.
This Christmas, all the artistic forces of the city of Athens become the "spirit of the city" and work together to prepare festivities. Ten theme festivals give the pulse of this holiday season for the next 30 days and nights in all main squares of the city: Syntagma, Klaythmonos and Kotzia. The celebrations will spread at the same time in 17 different neighborhoodsof the city
This Christmas, the radio station of Athens, Athina 9.84, "adopts" the Infant Care Center "Mitera" and its Branches (Penteli Convalescent Home, "Agios Andreas" Childland and "Agia Varvara Childland). "MITERA" is one of the main Child Protection Institutions in Greece, which- through adoptions and fostering of unprotected,abandoned and abused children- aims at securing for them a normal psychological and social future.
A real Christmas treat for lovers of classical ballet of all ages, Swan Lake, will be presented at Megaron Athens Concert Hall for twenty-two performances, featuring some of the best-known names of international ballet.
Four opera singers, Katia Paschou, soprano, Aggeliki Kathariou, mezzo-soprano, Yannis Filias, tenor, George Mattheakakis, baritone, along with Manolis Papasifakis in piano, interprete excerpts from the operetta, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, as well as Christmas songs at B & M Theocharakis Foundation Auditorium in Athens, Greece.
The visual arts event of Megaron Athens Concert Hall in Athens, Greece which will mark the end of this year and the beginning of the next is the exhibition of works by the painter, teacher and academician Panayiotis Tetsis, organized under the title Panayiotis Tetsis: Painting today.
A Nikos Houliaras retrospective will be presented from November 16th at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. This exhibition gathers together for the first time all aspects of his oeuvre, with an emphasis on his visual arts output.
This Christmas Season, the City takes action in bringing a message of solidarity and unity, especially by making children an active key player in transforming Athens for the holidays into what it should be: a dynamic, special, young and non overweening city, which loves its sour orange threes instead of oversized Christmas trees.
"Unknown Treasures in the National Gallery Collections is the last major event to be organised before the National Gallery in Athens, Greece embarks on its expansion project. Featuring works from the National Gallery and Evripidis Koutlidis Foundation collections, this exhibition is important on several grounds. The most obvious raison d'être for this event, which realizes a personal vision of mine, is as an indication of things to come:
New artists revive with their work the empty shops of the City.
This Christmas season, Athens is reviving. Young people take action in bringing a sign of hope and participation to the City. The festive program that the City of Athens has prepared this year, concentrates on solidarity and joint efforts. For this reason, the artistic workforce of the City is giving an emphasis on giving life to the commercial center of Athens, which has lately been hit from the financial crisis, with lots of shops shutting down.
On Tuesday, 29 November 2011, from 20.00 to 22.00, Kalfayan Galleries in Athens, Greece present the solo exhibition of the artist Raed Yassin titled "Disco Tonight". Two videos by Raed Yassin will be featured in this show, ‘Disco' and ‘Tonight', which were made during 2007-2009. Drawing his material from Egyptian films, Yassin investigates the role of the cinema in the formation of the Arabic collective unconscious.
The exhibition Efthimios Warlamis. "Mount Athos", which is held at The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece, is presenting about fifty paintings depict mainly landscapes and monasteries of the Mount Athos. The artist presents his work using a combination of painting, constructions and music. This complex presentation allows to the visitor to transfer himself mentally and emotionally to Mount Athos and feel the atmosphere of this ancient monastic community, this Holy shrine of Orthodoxy.
Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela, two great musicians of Jazz and Flamenco, respectively, are going to appear together on stage on November 20 at Onassis Cultural Centre inAthens, Greece. Their concert is promised to be an exciting musical event.
The 3rd Athens Biennale 2011 MONODROME opened to the public on 23 October and will last through 11 December. The international contemporary art festival of Athens takes place at Diplareios School (Theatre Square) and at the Arts Center and the Eleftherios Venizelos Museum (Eleftherias Park). More than 100 artists, art groups, curators and theorists participate in the exhibition and the events programme of MONODROME.
The eminent Greek performer Maria Farandouri encounters the «father of world music» Charles Lloyd in a concert that offers a remarkable and original combination of Greek traditional music and jazz at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Mousikis) in Athens, Greece.
The Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens proudly presents the first solo exhibition in Greece of iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. In collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York, the exhibition brings together more than a hundred of Mapplethorpe's works, all representing the artist's unique aesthetics.
In the framework of the open invitation that EMSTaddress in 2010 to Greek new media artists for the production of a new online work, the selection committes examined all the proposals that were submitted and chose Spyros Nakas work titled Fever. This work will be presented from October 18th in the Media Lounge of the museum in Athens, Greece and on the website http://www.emst.gr/fever/
For the second year the B & M Theocharakis Foundation in Athens, Greece cooperates with the renowned Accademia della Scala di Milano. This year's program includes four concerts for voice and piano presenting great moments of the opera history. In every concert are performed excerpts from two popular operas of the Italian repertoire. A journey through the operas of the Italian masters presented by upcoming soloists.
The exhibition of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation in Athens, Greece under the title "Happy Homecoming..." Greek Communities of Political Refugees in Eastern Europe, sheds light on particular themes in the lives of thousands of Greek men, women and children who settled in Eastern Europe by the end of the Greek Civil War.
Εxactly two months before the Athens Classic Marathon 2011, the interest shown by runners all around the world has reached its peak. This year's Athens Classic Marathon event will be equivalent to last year's success, not only regarding number of participation but also regarding the quality reached.
TAF in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain, the Cervantes Institute and curator Pablo Berzal, presents the exhibition The fish and the guest. 9 artists from Granada, which opens on Wednesday, October 5 and will run until November 6, 2011 in Athens, Greece.
The exhibition which is held at B & M Theocharakis Foundation in Athens, Greece presents for the first time all the paintings of the Nobelist poet Odysseus Elytis. It comprises imaginative collages, temperas and watercolours, highlighting his unique artistic personality and reflecting his aesthetic perception.
«Orpheus and Eurydice» & «Dido and Aeneas» - Two Love Stories
The famous contemporary dance troupe, and the most representative ensemble of artists in Canada, La La La Human Steps will be appearing for the first time in Athens, Greece with their complex and original choreography, ranging in style from gentle lyricism to the extremes of bodily expression.
On Thursday 6 October 2011,Kalfayan Galleries in Athens, Greece between 20:00 and 22:00, will present Rania Bellou's solo exhibition "Memory of Forgetfulness". The exhibition is comprised of two audio-visual installations as well as a series of drawings on silk membrane.
And here is the last party for Athens! Xstatic presents the closing night Vintage the City! Having the "Gasoline bar" and his beautiful yard in Gazi as our base, we rediscover all the hidden aspects of the city we love!
TheHerakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece will present, from October 1st, 2011 to January 29th, 2012, an exhibition of works by the American artist Sol LeWitt. All the works, which were donated by the artist himself, are on loan from the New Britain Museum of American Art (Connecticut, USA). The exhibition has the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece and the European Investment Bank inaugurate on Monday, September 19th, at 19:00, the exhibition "Within/Beyond Borders.The Collection of the European Bank of Investment".
And the parties for Athens continue! This time Xstatic presents Girls in the city! Having the "Gasoline bar" and his beautiful yard in Gazi as our base, we rediscover all the hidden aspects of the city we love!
ReMap3starts on Monday, September 12th (17:00) in Athens, Greece with a dense and versatile international programme of exhibitions and events open to the public. This year's event, the third one in the history of ReMap, further reinforces its international character, as it becomes a meeting point for more than 250 artists, art historians and curators from around the world. Within the 30 independent and the 25 gallery projects comprising this year's ReMap, the artistic community of Kerameikos - Metaxourgeio will also be represented.
MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC EVENTS IN THE CITY OF ATHENS FROM: CYPRUS - LEBANON - SYRIA - JORDAN - EGYPT - PALESTINE - TUNISIA - IRAQ
The new trends in art and music from the Middle East. The young generation demonstrates its work and informs the Greek audience for its messages and its sensativities. The Arab generation of the internet and facebook in Athens. The all fresh creativity of the Arab people.
Vamiali's gallery in Athens, Greece is pleased to present "REVERIES OF WILL", art from the land of Cyprus, a group exhibition curated by artist Polys Peslikas. "Reveries of will... because the reverie is nearly always associated in our minds, with a state of relaxation, we fail to appreciate those dreams that include focused action, which I will call dreams of will.
The 17th Athens International Film Festival - Opening Nights Conn-x took place at the King George hotel and was attended by journalists and major figures of the film industry; among them, Mrs. Maria Bobola, chairwoman of the Athens Film Society and CINEMA magazine, which organizes the biggest film festival of the city for 17 consecutive years.
Two stars of international ballet, Alina Cojocaru (Covent Garden) and Alina Somova (Mariinsky Ballet) will perform the role of Giselle in the masterpiece of the same name, partnered by Johan Kobborg and David Makhateli (principal dancers at Covent Garden) at Megaron Mousikis inAthens, Greece.
In cooperation with the Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection, the Hellenic American Union is organizing an exhibition devoted to the American Nobel prize-winning writer Ernest Hemingway on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death. The opening of the exhibition, entitled Ernest Hemingway: From Life to Fiction, will take place on Monday, September 19, 2011, at the Hellenic American Union galleries in Athens, Greece.
TheBenaki Museum in Athens presents on September 21, 2011 the first solo exhibition in Greece by world-renowned British artist Damien Hirst, titled "New Religion". The exhibition has moved to Athens after an initial stop at Thessaloniki, where it was shown at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.
This retrospective exhibition at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece looks at one of the most important representatives of the artists, who collectively are referred to as the Thirties Generation; who contributed to a renaissance of Greek art in the Interwar years, combining the teachings of the European avant-garde with references to Greek tradition.
Vanessa Mae and her electric violin will be back in Athens, Greece for one of her unique performances on September 14, in a concert taking place at the Herodes Atticus Odeon beneath the floodlit Acropolis.
The exhibition which will take place at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece focuses on Manolis Charos's take on Aesop's Fables - contemporary paintings and engravings by the artist with themes from Aesop's Fables, which also contain references to the manner in which those fables were transformed into images over the past 2500 years.
The partially restored ELAIOURGIO (a former soap factory) is the home of Aeschylia Festival. The factory is situated next to Elefsina's main archaeological site, where one of the most important initiation ceremonies of antiquity, the Elefsinian mysteries, took place. In this dramatic setting the festival hosts a variety of theatre performances, concerts and films, as well as a renowned annual contemporary art commission.
The Ancient Drama Festival aspires to connect the tragic myths with the big questions that arise today regarding violence, fear, institutions and democracy, and thus to help us contemplate further on these contemporary issues.
In 1988, theNational Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum in Athens, Greece organised the first major retrospective exhibition of Yannis Moralis. This retrospective traced the artist's creative development and demonstrated the quality and consistency of his work. It was during the same year that Yannis Moralis made a generous donation of 113 of his works to the National Gallery. One year after his death, our museum felt that a meaningful overview of the donation in its entirety was due as a tribute to the great artist.
This exhibition draws on the unique collections of two specialized decorative arts museums that share a common focus on the applied arts of the 20th century and the world of fashion. Selected highlights, the best of the permanent collections of the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in Athens, Greece and the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation are thus brought together in an exhibition structured as a visual dialogue between jewelry and couture - two distinct but interrelated facets of the world of design.
Following the success of the Info-Point at the Athens International Airport, two new Info-Points at the center of Athens, on Amalias Ave and Dionisiou Areopagitou conjunction, and the port of Piraeus are now open to the public.
Thirteen people meet in a room of blessings, around a table positioned between life and death. They are trying to gain a little more time for the desires they have still to fulfil. Working with a group of young performers from the Experimental Stage of the Cyprus Theatre Organization, a choreographer, Fotis Nikolaou, and an actor, Thanasis Georgiou, co-direct a work of dance-theatre which will be presented 16-18 July inAthens, Greece.
Nabucco, one of Verdi's greatest operas will be presented by Greek National Opera at Herodes Atticus Odeon inAthens, Greece. Although Nabucco is only Verdi's third opera, he has managed to create a highly suggestive work on the biblical topic. In the story, King Nebuchadnezzar has enslaved the Jewish people. In a display of his excessive arrogance, he demands that they worship him as a god.
The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece is pleased to present Investigations of a Dog - Works from the FACE Collections, the first exhibition organized and curated by the FACE group that features works from the collections of the five partner institutions.
Sylvie Guillem's dance recital is undoubtedly the cultural event of the summer; two brand-new works choreographed especially for her by Mats Ek and William Forsythe, and Jiří Kylián's 27'52'' - featuring two dancers handpicked by him. Four dance artists who need no introduction, since they have all left an indelible mark on the dance scene of our times.
This summer the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition "Contemporary View - Ancient Cultures". The theme is inspired by ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, however all the artworks were created by contemporary artists who live in the Netherlands.
The exhibition "Photographs by James Robertson: Athens and Grecian Antiquities 1853-1854", which is held at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece constitutes a unique archive of visual evidence to the condition of the monuments in Athens in the period following the Greek War of Independence. It also constitutes an exceptional group of rare exemplars exhibiting the techniques and aesthetics of photographic art at this time.
The 2nd Silent Film Festival ofMichael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens,Greece will soon be a fact with the collaboration with STUDIO - parallel circuit and its president Christos Papadimitriou. The Festival comes afresh at the Open Air Terrace, at the 3rd and top floor, where an authentic summer cinema is being set up with the audience's entrance free of charge,
The well-known booming Rockwave Festivalof Athens returns this summer to Greece and lands on Terra Vibe's stage. Rockwave is the one of the biggest musical events in Greece, and one of the major festivals in Europe. Rock wave's bouncing staging attracts large numbers of Greek and visitors' rock funs. This year, the Rockwave Festival is on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July.
Festive flare as Kotzia square turns into a colourful beach!
In response to the economic crisis and the desertification of the Athenian center, ATEDCO(Athens tourism and economic development company) in collaboration with ONA, PODA, Technopolis, the Athens municipality music orchestra, Van Dog events, the Helix team, the "18Ano", Athens Voice, Best Radio, Enlefko, Bacaro and other citizens' associations, join forces to raise the city's morale and turn Kotzia square into an urban oasis.
The City of Athens Technopolis, an industrial museum of incomparable architecture - among the most interesting in the world, has been transformed into a multipurpose cultural space. The centre has assisted in the upgrading of a historic Athens district and the creation of yet another positive element in Athens' cultural identity.
The Exhibition under the title "etsi for Greece by Red Design Consultants - Creating everyday environment" is organized to serve the needs of such times that demand us to premise whatever positive attributes defines us. The exhibition will be held at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, Greece and it will last from June 5 to 30 aiming to become annual.
The B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music presents for the first time in Athens, GreeceThe Masterpieces from G.I.Katsigras Collection from the homonymous Art gallery - Museum in the city of Larissa.
Discover the magic world of children's art in one of the few Museums world-wide, theMuseum of Greek Children's Art in Athens Greece, and enjoy creating with your children in the Museum's workshop.Art-works will be a take-away Athenian artefact memorabilia.
On the occasion of the Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011, taking place between June 25th to July 4th, in Athens,Greece, the Herakleidon Museum presents the exhibition "Special Olympics - Special Artists" with paintings, drawings, watercolors and pyrographs created by the pupils of "Workshops for Special Education and Vocational Training" of Ιrakleio, Attica, especially for this exhibition, which can be viewed at the Herakleidon Museum from June 7th until July 5th.
The Museum of the City of Athens - Vouros-Eytaxias Foundation inaugurates an exhibition of photos and archive material on "Greek Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization", on Monday, May 30th 2011. The exhibition is organized by the Zographeion Alumni Association (Istanbul) in collaboration with the ISTANBUL 2010 - European Capital of Culture Agency and is sponsored by Public Benefit Foundation John S. Latsis.
As painting of the "private vision" one is tempted to describe Apostolos Georgiou's anthropocentric work, drawing a parallel between the poetry of his generation of the 80s, in the much discussed term.
The Hellenic American Union, in cooperation with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center, presents the photography exhibition My Revolution Diaries in Athens, Greece. The exhibition My Revolution Diaries, presented for the first time outside Egypt, hosts photographs that document the events before, during and after the protests in Egypt.
This week you can let the rhythm sweep you off your feet. Enjoy the most talented Greek dancers offering their best in unique performances in Athens, Greece. Experience the magic, power and passion and let your body follow the movements of the dancers.
Enjoy unique theater performances, participate in acting workshops and forums and enjoy the theatrical art, from up close. Important actors give their best, offering us moments of unique performance. Among the many projects presented this week in Athens, Greece choose the ones that suit you most, participate in various events and of course do not miss the Athens Video Art Festival which presents wonderful works of talented artists.
Athens lifts the curtain! Enjoy unique theater performances, participate in acting workshops and forums and enjoy the theatrical art, from up close. Important actors give their best, offering us moments of unique performance. Among the many projects presented this week, choose the ones that suit you most, participate in various events and of course do not miss the Athens Video Art Festival which presents wonderful works of talented artists.
The Greek National Opera raises the curtain for this year'sAthens Festival at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with two impressive operas from the Italian Verismo movement, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Melodies packed with intensity, expressive harmonies and atmospheric orchestration of the music add colour to the closely-knit plot, with the characters' emotions being portrayed in the most brute of manners.
The second part of the exhibition "The George Economou Collection" will be on display at The Municipal Galleryof Athens, Greece until 2 October. The exhibition will focus on Surrealism, The School of Paris, Portrait-Nude-Still Life (1890-1996), Art of the first post-war decade, Art in the 1960s, Neo-Fauves as well as prints from the collection.
The painter Michael Odysseus Yakoumakis will present the exbition The Self-Vindication Of The Cicada at Ash in Art in Athens, Greece. Through a - somewhat uneven it's true - retrospection of various periods of his Symbolist artistic oeuvre - from the "long ago" 1977 to nowadays - the painter Yakoumakis questions the model of the "artist in angst", who hastily "produces" an ephemeral "art item" to be - even more hastily - "consumed" by an ever busy public.
A group exhibition of four photographers, who are members of the Photography Circle, attempting to point out the nature and boundaries of the form of photography cultivated by the Circle and supported by the photographers who are members of this society will take place at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece.
The exhibition at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece is a world first, examining the expansion of the pop phenomenon of paradoxical, imaginary and monster-formed Characters in fashion and dress. Rising as well as broadly known and established designers and artists re-define the relationship between body and clothing, as well as the borders of our consciousness in What is a Monster?
On the occasion of the celebration of the "European Night of Museums 2011", the HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM in Athens, Greece and the NATIONAL CONSERVATORY invite you, on Saturday, May 14th, 2011, from sunset to midnight, to an evening with the theme The Visual Arts and Music: a mystical dialogue.
Islands off the beaten track is the name of a series of archaeological exhibitions being organised by and held at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The exhibitions will focus on the most remote, inaccessible, small and medium-sized islands of the Aegean archipelago.
The story continues! For more than half a century Athens,Greece remains faithful to its appointment with major sport events. The heart of the World Rally Championship keeps its beat for a week every year with the conduct of the Acropolis Rally!
The international festival of digital arts and new media of Greece, Athens Video Art Festival, continuing its journey through the world of contemporary arts and new technologies returns on 20-22 May for its seventh edition at Technopolis of Municipality of Athens.
Athens Pride is an all-volunteer, registered non-profit association. It was founded in June 2005, with the first public, all-day LGBT festival and parade in the Historic Center of Athens. The Athens Pride Festival and Parade takes place every year in early June, in commemoration of the first LGBT uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York in June 1969. Since 2005, our event has rapidly grown, attracting many thousands of people from all walks of life in Athens, other parts of Greece, Europe, North America and elsewhere.
The 17th edition of the International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens ART-ATHINA will take place from 12-15 May 2011 in Athens, Greece. ART-ATHINA continues its exemplary mission of promoting art, and in particular contemporary artistic creation, making a keenly-anticipated return with its 17th edition.
From Saturday, March 5th to Sunday, June 19th the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece will present the exhibition Carol Wax, "Dance of Shadows". The exhibition will include 100 works on paper of the contemporary New York artist Carol Wax.
The Scenographer Spyros Vassileiou exhibition will take place at Benaki Museum - Pireos in Athens, Greece. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the most important moments in artist's Spyros Vassileiou's long career in theatre (1929-1982), one of the most popular artists of the Thirties Generation.
An exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece will present books written by Greek and foreign travellers who toured Greece during the first half of the 20th century (1900-1950) and recorded images of towns, villages, monuments and everyday life in Greece. The books are illustrated either with sketches or photographs, the new and realist medium of that era, and feature images that are lost or are slowly being forgotten. The exhibition will run from 5 to 21 February.