NEON is proud to present in Athens at the Museum of Cycladic Art, the work of the prolific German artist Martin Kippenberger, with works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection and the Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
Kappatos Art Gallery inaugurates on Thursday the 28th of November at 20.00, Peggy Kliafa's exhibition, Pharmakon.
Peggy Kliafa's solo show, Pharmakon, consists of works that were produced from 2008 until today, which are allocated in three conceptual units, "Religion-Metaphysics", "Nature", and "Science-Chemistry".
Adam Chodzko: You'll see; this time it'll be different (Artists in a dialogue with the Benaki Museum)
This exhibition is taking place within the framework of the programme Artists in a dialogue with the Benaki Museum, a collaboration with the British Council, in order for four artists from Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom, active in their country's art scene as well as on the international stage to meet.
The question Now what? is the starting point of the 4th Athens Biennale 2013. AGORA emerges out of the search for answers. A social event, a space for the exchange of ideas and a setting for reflection and critique is created at the very center of Athens.
Cultural Artistic Company of Urban and Visual Intervention and Gerassimos Kappatos organise on Saturday the 23d of November 2013 at 6 pm, the performance-action Root in the framework of the Art Professionals-In-Athens Residency. Root is realised on the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition of the first resident of the scheme, Mat Chivers. The exhibition Between the Night and the Day and the Day and the Night constitutes the first solo exhibition of the artist in Greece.
Athens Photo Festival, is the annual festival of photography in Greece and a premier cultural event in Athens, established in 1987 by the Hellenic Centre for Photography. It is the first and longest-running international festival of photography and related media in Greece, and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world.
A first-generation Greek-American, Thomas Chimes is a painter with his own special character and style and is seen as one of the outstanding exponents of his generation in Philadelphia, USA. Accordingly, in 2007 the prominent Philadelphia Museum of Art honored him with a major retrospective implemented with the contribution of the J. F Costopoulos Foundation.
Anamesa art center at Athens, Greece presents the photography exhibition by Japanese artist Haruna Kawanishi, entitled "Making Map", from the 6th to 30th November 2013, as part of the Satellite program of Athens Photo Festival 2013.
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.
For ancient Greeks and their society, colour constituted a way to mark various attributes. The blond hair of the gods projected their power; the brown skin of warriors and athletes was a sign of virtue and valour, while the white skin of the “korai” expressed the grace and radiance of youth.
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.
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.
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.
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').
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Athens International Airport, in the framework of its cooperation with theByzantine & Christian Museum, hosts at its premises a photo exhibition of the Museum's Permanent Exhibition from January 10th until April 30th, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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:
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
As part of the programme Our Shared Europe the exhibition Evliya Çelebi: The Book of Travels at Benaki Museum, in Athens, Greece aims to foster dialogue for mutual respect and understanding with the Islamic communities of Europe.
Evliya Çelebi, a 17th century traveller, is the hero of this exhibition.
The exhibition ΤHE LAST GRAND TOUR at the Cycladic Art Museum in Athens, Greece will bring together for the first time work by many of the internationally renowned artists who have lived and worked in Greece during the twentieth century.
The Athens Numismatic Museum in co-operation with the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection and the National Archaeological Museum organises a joint exhibition entitled "Myth and Coinage", in Athens, Greece.
That's something for Maria Callas fans! An exhibition at Athens' Megaron Mousikis in cooperation with Milan's "La Scala" will show to devoted fans of the greatest opera singer ever, rare robes worn by the Callas, photographs, object, videos and original recordings of her historical performances.
Stefanos Tsakiris presents a selection of black white portraits of musicians at an exhibition that is being officially opened in March 28th at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, in Athens Greece. The exhibition, entitled Chamber Musicians
The Hellenic American Union and Comicdom Press present the only Greek festival exclusively devoted to comics, Comicdom Con Athens, for sixth consecutive year at the Hellenic American Union. The well-established comic festival Comicdom Con Athens for three days (April 8 - April 10, 2011) hosts
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.
‘Polyglossia' is a Greek word meaning both (1) the existence, use and knowledge of many languages, and (2) the expression of multiple views simultaneously or sequentially.
This is its dictionary definition. For their part, social linguists define polyglossia as a condition in which more than two codes are used for clearly distinct reasons, or in which a community uses more than two languages.
The exhibition of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation in Athens Greece under the title The Battle of Marathon: History and Legend, captures the two opposite worlds-Greek city-states and Persian empire- late before and at the time of the battle, illustrating its significance from antiquity to modern history by digital reproductions, copies of ancient objects and audiovisual and interactive applications.
On Tuesday, 29 March 2011, Kalfayan Galleries, 11 Haritos Street, Athens, Greece between 20:00 and 22:00, will present the second solo exhibition of Kuwaiti photographer Tarek Al-Ghoussein with photographs from his "E-series".
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 Jewish Museum of Athens, Greece, the Prefecture of Attica and the Jewish Community of Athens are honoured to inaugurate the exhibition "The Memorial: 16 Artists Propose" on Wednesday 26th January 2011. The exhibition is part of a cycle of events dedicated to the occasion of the National Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January 2011.
In the framework of the series "Work of the month" the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece presents the three-channel video installation by Marianne Strapatsakis, Invisible Places - The Vast White, 2008, the third and last part of a trilogy on the subject of birth, life and death.
Vamiali's Gallery, in Athens Greece inaugurates its new space with three different exhibitions, Friday, February 18 at 20.00. At the ground floor, young German artist Christof Mascher has his first solo exhibition in Athens, titled "drift wood chris". At the first floor, works by Miltos Manetas, Jonathan Monk and Richard Woods are on display. In the basement, Dimitra Vamiali presents a new installation with music compilation by Voyager & Alfonso.
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.
The George Economou Collection will be on display for the first time at The Municipal Gallery of Athens, Greece. Its strength is characterised by range, broadness and diversity of modern paintings, drawings and sculptures.
On Friday 4 February 2011, between 20.00 and 22.00, Kalfayan Galleries in Athens, Greece (11 Haritos St., Kolonaki) will present the first solo exhibition in Greece of works by the Iranian artist Ala Dehghan titled The Upside-down Scenery, curated by Vali Mahlouji . The artist lives and works in Tehran and Karaj.
The Art Foundation in Athens, Greece presents the photography exhibition INK - The Tattoo Project by Pantelis Zervos and Ilias Anastasiadis of lightroom Projects in collaboration with Taf which will run from January 20 to February 13, 2011.
The permanent collection of historical heirlooms at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece recreates the history of modern Greece from the end of the 18th century onwards. Many of the objects in the collection are family heirlooms donated by the descendants and relatives of individuals who are intimately connected with the history of modern Greece.
The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition The Art of Book. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Department of Graphic Arts - Printmaking & Book Art of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
The Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition Navigating in the Dark by Kalliopi Lemos. This is the first solo exhibition by Kalliopi Lemos and presents her new group of sculptures, with large-scale steel works.
The Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition Intake by the young visual artist Theodoros Zafeiropoulos. Having as a starting point the two art projects Please Me and Fall in Love with the Log, developed in the period 2007-2009 in the United States, the exhibition Intake features two installations from the resulting material of these two projects. The exhibition opens on Monday, January 10, at the Hellenic American Union galleries. Sotirios Bahtsetzis curates the exhibition.
Kalfayan Galleriesin Athens, Greece presents an exhibition of works by Alexis Akrithakis. The show is one of the annual exhibitions held by Kalfayan Galleries dedicated to the most important Greek representatives of Modernism. Pivotal work of this exhibition will be Akrithakis' remarkable installation titled "The Bar" which was first shown at the Bernier Gallery in Athens in 1981. Until recently it was in an American collection and has recently found its way back to Greece.
The National Museum of Contemporay Art in Athens, Greece will be hosting from the 1 December 2010 until the 23 January 2011 the project Mapping the Commons, Athens by the Spanish collective Hackitectura. The project is part of the EMST New Commissions 2010 for the Project Room of the museum.
The Museum of Cycladic Art, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Superintendence of Antiquities in Tuscany, presents a masterly bronze statue and its bronze replica, as restored in the late 18th century. The exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece will last fro 18 November to 30 January. The bronze statue of the goddess Athena (1,90m. high, including its base) was accidentally discovered in 1541 in Arezzo, Italy
In parallel with the main exhibition, the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is staging a presentation of objects from Greek Neolithic sites of the same period for comparative reasons. The presentation, which features 90 exhibits from several museums, explores the similarities and the differences between Greece and the Balkans during the 5th and 4th millennium BC. The exhibition will last until 10 January 2011.
The Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition "Edvard Munch, Beyond the Scream" which will be on display from 26 November 2010 until 27 February 2011 and includes 80 graphic works of Edvard Munch from the Collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art - Gift of Charles and Evelyn Kramer, New York.
The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece presents the work of a renowned 15th-century painter, Angelos Akotantos, who lived in Venetian-held Crete. The artist was a prominent member of society during his life and a significant number of icons bearing the signature The Hand of Angelos has been preserved, along with his hand-written will, which brings into focus his personality. The exhibition will last from 17 November to 16 January.
The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece attempts to create a discourse between recorded history and that which remains unwritten, between the official story and the traces of small everyday stories through time; traces that become documents for the scholars of the future or that provide a starting point for the creativity of artists in the present day.
The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece, will host an exhibition of works by Vasso Katraki (1914-1988) from 4 November to 31 January. Katraki is probably the foremost engraver in modern Greek art of the second half of the 20th century. She has participated in international exhibitions and biennales, like those of Alexandria, Sao Paolo, Tokyo and Leipzig, earning important distinctions.
A showing of works by Georgia Gremouti will introduce the series of exhibitions entitled "Material Quests", which will be staged by and at the Benaki Museum Shop in Athens, Greece. The exhibition will run from 27 October to 28 November. The group of works presented by the artist, eloquently entitled "False ID", uses everyday materials which she then transforms.
From the time it opened, the Benaki Museum Shop in Athens, Greece has been linked to the presence of a large number of distinguished representatives of the applied arts and crafts in Greece, offering them a hospitable and constantly renewed home. In order to highlight these creations, the Shop environs will initiate a series of small exhibitions by Greek and foreign artists (innovators in the field of applied arts), entitled "Material Quests".
The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece presents an exhibition by Lambros Gatis titled "Sculpture Rhapsody" that includes a series of audiovisual sculptures. The constructions are made of metal, wood and polyester, creating bells and drums that move and produce natural and electronic sounds. The exhibition will last from 6 October to 14 November.
The Bernier-Eliades Gallery in Athens, Greece, presents an exhibition by the American artist Jim Shaw from 7 October to 18 November. Jim Shaw belongs to the generation of American artists that have shaped the cultural west coast of the USA since the late '80s till today. His work is interwoven with American pop culture elements that alternate in a structural context of narrative themes.
For the celebration of the 10 years of EMST's operation and the building of a collection, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, is staging a large-scale exhibition with approximately 100 works from 38 artists titled The Politics of Art from 13 October 2010 until 30 January 2011.
The Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, presents a retrospective exhibition by Makis Theofylaktopoulos titled "Matter Vicissitudes: Painting 1960-2010" featuring pieces from the entirety of his artistic progress, from 1965 to the present day, for the very first time. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, will be on through 5 December at the museum's Pireos Street Annexe.
An exhibition titled "Beyond Dress Codes: Contemporary Fashion Designers in Dialogue with Traditional Greek Costume" is being presented at the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece, featuring sketches of traditional Greek costumes by sketch artist Gissis Papageorgiou. The exhibition also features creations by Greek and foreign fashion designers and it will run from 27 September to 27 October.
The Athens Numismatic Museum presents its new temporary exhibition entitled "All that glitters: The Belgian contribution to Greek numismatics". This endeavour is the result of the cooperation between institutions in Greece and Belgium and is being staged to coincide with the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council, in the second half of 2010. The exhibition will run through 15 January 2011.
The Gagosian Gallery in Athens, Greece, presents an exhibition of new paintings by Michael Craig-Martin. This is his first solo exhibition in Athens, Greece. Craig-Martin often incorporated ready-mades into sculpture and made knowing references to American Minimalism. In his new and vivid acrylic-on-aluminium paintings, Craig-Martin continues his ongoing explorations of reality and representation in art.
The exhibition with works by Theophilos at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece contains a group of 20 paintings from the art collection of the Emporiki Bank of Greece. It offers the public an opportunity to see up-close a representative sample of the oeuvre of this painter from Mytilene, which records in his characteristic manner his involvement with painting. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece will run from 15 September to 31 October.
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition "Myrtis: Face to face with the past," which will run from 13 September to 30 November. It is the presentation of an important interdisciplinary achievement. The central exhibit is the reconstructed face of the anonymous 11-year-old Athenian girl who, along with the great Pericles, was one of tens of thousands of victims of typhoid fever in 430 BC.
Locus Solus is a performance-based installation project based on Raymond Roussel's novel Locus Solus (Solitary or Unique Place, 1914), in which a scientist fits out his luxurious laboratories in a villa near Paris, each room demonstrating one of the ingenious inventions of his encyclopaedic mind. Locus Solus represents the spaces and exhibits of a museum of inventions/cabinet of curiosities. The performance-based installation project Locus Solus at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, will be on from 23 September to 10 October.
The 50-year output of a respected Greek artist, researcher, designer and teacher of typography, showing the path he took through his work, will be presented at theBenaki Museum inAthens, Greece, from 24 September to 24 October. Takis Katsoulidis, in a snapshot of his career, reveals the maze of Greek typography design through practical examples of original designs
The 6th Biennale of Young Greek Architects at the Benaki Museum in Athens is being organised by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, within the framework of its activities to support the development of contemporary Greek architecture. The purpose of the events of the Biennale of Young Greek Architects is to gather together a representative sample of contemporary architectural output by young architects up to 45 years of age, to promote new creative viewpoints and to exchange views about the development of an architectural discourse and an architectural oeuvre in Greece today.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, presents the screening programme "Performance 1964-1976: Selections from the EMST Collection", from September 7 to October 3. Through 17 videos, this programme presents different themes in performance art, like the chance element of early happenings, the relation with different artistic media and practices, the focus on the body and on gender and also the dematerialisation of the artistic object but also the attempts of documentation through the media of film and video.
The Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece will present the exhibition titled "Woman as Muse, 1900-1950" from 3 September to 21 November. The exhibition will showcase about 90 works on paper - watercolors, prints and drawings of the first half of the 20th century by European artists (including Greeks). The works come from the Museum's collection, the Greek National Gallery, the Alpha Bank Collection, as well as from the private collections of George Economou and Charalambos Leontiadis.
The Frissiras Museum in Athens, continuing with its series "The Artist's Glance," presents an exhibition by Grzegorz Wnęk from 14 April to 30 September. In the Polish artist's work, painting returns without remorse to the tradition of revival, leaving behind complexes and inhibitions related to ties to the past and retaining the intensity of the belief that what it has to say is more timely than ever.
This exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art is the premiere presentation in Athens, Greece of the work of painter Anna Boghiguian. Her watercolours act as guides, leading us to re-read Cavafy's poems and travel to the magical landscape of Alexandria. It is a voyage that appears lyrical, but also explosive and dark; a voyage that transports the past into the present, bathes Alexander in the waters of the Ganges and hides the Laestrygones and the Cyclopes within an urban landscape.
The Rebecca Camhi Gallery presents in Athens, Greece the third individual exhibition by DeAnna Maganias titled Bathed in Light. The title relates to a work of the same name, where this phrase is written in Braille in the centre of a large piece of white paper. The show will run until 23 September. Maganias uses sculpture, video, painting and photography to create works with objects, spaces and situations we take for granted and pay no attention to, in this way emphasizing our natural relationship with these things.
The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece will host from 12 May to 12 September 2010 an exhibition with works by the British artist Sarah Lucas. It will be showing new work from the "Nuds" series, an important development in Lucas's work, a self-reflecting series that moves away from the gender-based critique of her work in the ‘90s and takes the earlier figurative "bunny" sculpture series to a more abstract form.
An exhibition by distinguished sculptors Lazaros Lameras and Apostolos Fanakidis will be launched 12 May at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music in Athens, Greece. Lameras and Fanakidis are leaders in contemporary and modern sculpture. Their work reflects abstract, expressionist and symbolic trends characterised by their suggestive and at the same time explosive execution. The show will run through 12 September.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece presents an exhibition by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Yang Fudong. The exhibition, which will run from 11 May to to 5 September 2010, will include the complete five-part epic cinematic cycle Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest (2003-2007), the recent six-channel video installation East of Que Village (2007), the monumental 10-channel video installation Close to the Sea (2004), as well as the earlier film Liu Lan (2003).
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece presents a new installation of the work "Landscape of Being" (1997) by Marios Spiliopoulos as part of its "Work of the Month" series featuring a selection of works from the museum's permanent collection. Spiliopoulos is inspired by the narrative Landscape of Being by writer and artist Nikos Gabriel Pentzikis (1908-1993), which is included in his book Mother Thessaloniki (1970). The installation will be on display until 5 September.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece (EMST) is staging the first museum solo exhibition of renowned young Greek artist Kostis Velonis from 11 May to 5 September. Velonis is considered to be one of the most important Greek artists of his generation. His sculptural work often refers to historical events and art-historical movements and the focus is on political utopias and the failure of ideology.
This exhibition is a tribute to the oeuvre of Zizi Makri, a major figure in engraving, mosaics and tapestry. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum will show pieces inspired by the artist's travels in China in 1956. The exhibition will run from 14 June to 29 August at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, presents the new work "The Length of a Strand of Your Hair, of the Width of Your Arms, Unfolded" by Athanasios Argianas. Argianas uses different artistic media and creates works that examine the relationship between visual and musical language. Many of his works refer to non-linear time, memory and the way we process and translate information. The exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece will run from 24 June to 5 September.
The Byzantine & Christian Museum (BCM) in Athens, Greece, is hosting an exhibition by Giorgos Triantafyllou titled "Archetypes*: From Huts and Sheepfolds to Contemporary Art and Architecture" from 19 April until 5 September. The exhibition features 180 photographs with huts and sheepfolds around Greece and is also accompanied by 12 video projections.
The Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece presents an exhibition titled "Istanbul" by photographer Ara Güler from 12 May to 25 July. Güler, who is particularly well-loved by the Greeks, is considered to be the most popular photographer of Istanbul. The style and atmosphere of his photographs alludes to the work of Greek photographer Kostas Balafas. His humanist gaze has recorded everyday events, focusing on simple people and using the city of Istanbul as his backdrop.
The Alex Mylonas-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece and Dr Erika Wacker-Babnik present the exhibition titled "Sculptural Narrations" from 14 May to 31 July. The show explores the evolution of contemporary art and illustrates the way in which modern artists have embodied both performance and experimental aspects of traditional Action Art, applying them to contemporary issues in search of new forms of sculpture.
The exhibition offers a selection from the oeuvre of architect Ioannis Vikelas from the start of his professional career in 1960 to the present day. The exhibition will include architectural drawings covering a very broad spectrum of content. Certain of these projects were designed by him individually, while others were carried out in collaboration with other architects. The exhibition will be presented at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, from 9 June to 25 July 2010.
The largest Droog exhibition worldwide since 2007 presents Droog, expanding on and discussing concepts such as recycling, re-using, re-creating, clarity of thought, memory and nostalgia, within the framework of a contemporary urban apartment. The purpose is to further draw the attention of the general public in Athens, Greece and provide information about contemporary design with environmental concerns, worldwide. It will be presented at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, from 4 June to 25 July 2010.
This exhibition is a first attempt by LIFO to map the lively and unclassifiable world of Greek illustrators. Many have already had illustrations published in LIFO, others became known due to their presence on the walls of the city, through advertising and magazines. The exhibition will take place at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece from 30 June to 25 July. Participants: b., Yiannis Kouroudis, Lina Theodorou, Marios Perakis, this is amateur, Η.Ο.P.E., SOX, Ark, Fuckin Quits, Bestbefore, Ιndyvisuals, The Erasers.
Christof Buchel is known for his conceptual creations and large installations, while his work transmits a clearly political viewpoint. He will be presenting "Unplugged (Simply Botiful)" from 6 June to 6 July at the Stage A at Pireos 260 in Athens, Greece as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. "Unplugged (Simply Botiful)" is a composite installation that forces the viewer to take part in physically demanding and psychologically uncomfortable scenarios by passing through narrow tunnels and claustrophobic rooms.
Moby Dick: a novel that has lent itself to the imagination of nearly every literary culture in the world and has produced one of the most iconic characters in literature. WHALETRACKING unlimited, M.D. has a story in it, but the Trackworkers are most interested in the material the story is embedded in. See this live staged installation with electronic and instrumental music by the Trackworkers on 28 and 29 June at Pireos 260, Stage E, in Athens, Greece.
An exhibition with works by the famous composer Donovan, in cooperation with the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University and Govinda Gallery, will be held from 1 to 30 June at the Hellenic American Unionin Athens, Greece. The exhibition features 12 monumental works on paper from Donovan´s series of works inspired by the lyric poetry of Sappho (7th century BC). Donovan captures in visual form the mythic beauty of an ancient artistic tradition.
Architects Yiorgos and Eleni Maneta established a joint architectural firm and have worked together for more than 35 years. This monograph exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece is a tribute to their work and will lay out the nature of their practice through 28 select projects, utilising 105 photographs of various sizes, sketches, perspective drawings and nine models. The exhibition will be on from 26 May to 20 June.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens, Greece is staging an exhibition of new work titled A Clean Slate by the international art collective xurban from May 11 to June 20. The xurban_collective was founded in 2000 and their members work in different cities like Istanbul, Smyrna and New York. They have presented their work in major museums and at exhibitions internationally, like the Venice Bienalle (2001) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York (2005).
The Gagosian Gallery in Athens, Greece presents an exhibition with new works on paper and paintings by Philip Taaffe. Taaffe's composite images arise from his broad-based contemplation of the interrelation between shapes and images - in art, in nature, in architecture and in archaeology - which he filters through a discerning and dynamic relationship to the history of abstract art of both the West and the East. The exhibition will run from 18 May through 16 July 2010 at the Gagosian Gallery in Athens, Greece.
The Athens and Epidaurus Festival presents the video installation by famous South African visual artist William Kentridge, who combines narration, video and soundtracks. The installation with eight video showings titled "I Am Not Me, the Horse is Not Mine" by Kentridge will be on from 1 to 15 June, from 19:00 to 23:00 daily, at Pireos 260 Stage H in Athens, Greece.
The Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre will host a major visual arts event in Athens, Greece starting 22 February. The "Μiró of Majorca" exhibition will be held in cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki's Teloglion Foundation of Art and the Pilar I Joan Μiró Foundation in Majorca and will be presented at the Hellenic Cosmos "Theatron"until 30 May.
The Athens Art & Culture Association, in cooperation with AthenStyle Hostel, presents a photo exhibition of urban art by Bleeps.gr and Christine Dinopoulou from 8 May to 12 June. Some of the projects by Bleeps.gr refer to classical Greek art interpreted in the postmodern era. Others refer to the foundations of inner self, childhood, purity and innocence. On the other hand, Christine Dinopoulou has captured with her camera some moments with the potential to reveal inner feelings
On 11 May Kalfayan Galleries in Athens, Greece will present a solo exhibition by Hrair Sarkissian with photographs from the artist's new series titled "Underground" (2009). The exhibition consists of photographs taken in the subway system of the city of Yerevan in Armenia. As in most of his work, Sarkissian captures the oxymoron inherent in focusing on abandoned monuments, which, although constructed by humans, are photographed without the presence of human life. The exhibition will run from 11 May to 19 June.
The exhibition at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Greece will present 50 works by the leading artists of the period, many of which are being shown for the first time. The exhibit will be on from 23 March to 13 June and its goal is to highlight the influence of Byzantine art on the development of art from the turn of the 20th century to the end of World War II
The City of Athens Cultural Centre presents a group exhibition of contemporary Mexican artists titled "Two Oceans, One Sea" from 17 to 29 May. The show in Athens, Greece is being staged in observance of the 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence and aims to bring together artists and the public of the two countries so that this relatively unknown aspect of Mexico can become known to Greece.
The City of Athens Cultural Organisation will present an exhibition of contemporary art titled "Josè Van Roy Dali homage to Salvador Dali" from 15 April to 23 May at the City of Athens Arts Centre. The show will feature works by Josè Van Roy Dali, who wishes to honour his father, Salvador Dali, through the exhibit. The 55 paintings by the younger Dali cover a wide range of the artist's work and reveal his human and artistic simplicity.
The Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Athens is pleased to present the first solo show in Greece by Keith Sonnier. The exhibition features important works from the period of 1996-2008 and includes nine neon-light sculptures and a body of seminal drawings. Sonnier is renowned as one of the first artists to use light as a form of sculpture in the mid-1960s. His practice spans performance, film, video, sculpture, large-scale installation and architectural intervention. The exhibition at the Bernier/Eliades Gallery will last from 15 April to 27 May.
The dark star of the underground and pioneering photographer Nan Goldin presents her photographic work at the Rebecca Camhi Gallery in Athens, Greece from 19 March to 29 May. The show includes new photographs, a selection of older photo series and a showing of 300 slides on the topic of children. Goldin's realistic viewpoint has created a following and she is now considered one of the most important photographers of our time, being particularly widely known to the general public.
The International Contemporary Arts Fair of Athens returns for its 16th edition and will take place 13 to 16 May at the Faliro Taekwondo Pavilion in Athens, Greece. Taking part in Art-Athina will be 58 galleries from 11 countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, the USA, Italy, Cyprus, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Turkey) featuring works by more than 300 artists. In addition, 42 organisations associated with contemporary art will also be represented (museums, foundations, arts publications and media).
The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece from 24 March to 23 May is based on the costume collection of the "Vassilios Papantoniou" Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation. It is comprised of a wide range of museum-grade clothing from the 18th to the 21st century, including masterpieces by designers/couturiers known the world over, such as , Christian Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier and others, as well as internationally renowned Greek designers, such as Jean Dessès, Sophia Kokosalaki and others.
Nikos Alexiou presents his work "San Marco di Venezia 2010" at the Zoumboulakis Galleries in Athens, Greece from the 8 to 30 April. Alexiou will exhibit an installation consisting of a series of large-scale prints, representing the square and the Basilica of San Marco in Venice. This work is the continuation of the installation "The End" inspired by the mosaic floor of the Iveron Monastery on Mount Athos, which represented Greece in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.
One of the most significant comic exhibitions ever presented to a European public on the history of American comics, in cooperation with the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, is being presented at the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece. The exhibition "From the Yellow Kid to Conan" opens on 16 April and will remain open to the public until May 15.
The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece will showcase approximately 100 hats, head bands, fezzes, straw hats, children's caps, wedding wreaths, diadems, brooches and other head coverings and decorations, basic accoutrements of traditional clothing that bear witness to ethnic features and reveal the history, beliefs, customs and aesthetic preferences of the people who wear them. The exhibition will run from 14 April to 9 May at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece.
This exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece presents a number of representative works from the period 1978-2008, focusing on the way in which architecture encompasses and interprets political changes brought about the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Visitors will find themselves at the point where architecture of politics and society converge and will be taken on a chronological tour of buildings and infrastructure. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum will be on from 14 April to 9 May.
The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece presents the oeuvre of artist Aspa Stassinopoulou, who, since 1972, and following a brief period when she pursued abstract art, has broadened her artistic endeavours with site-specific works, objects and art interventions, using photography and mixed media. The exhibition presents 30 works which the artist created from the 1970s to the present day and it will run from 16 April to 15 May 2010 at the Benaki Museum.
The Athens Video Art Festival, Greece's biggest festival of digital arts and new media, will take place from 7 to 9 May 2010 at Technopolis of the City of Athens. The Athens Video Art Festival is Greece's official festival on video art while catering to people from the full spectrum of creativity. Through its versatile action, the Athens Video Art Festival constitutes a means of promotion and a link between the artists and the audience inside and outside Greece.
Kalfayan Galleries in Athens, Greece will present a solo exhibition by Tassos Pavlopoulos titled "Raptomihanika," loosely translated as "sewing mechanics." Always provocative and caustic, Pavlopoulos through his work alludes to both artists of the past, such as Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci, and to artistic movements of the early 20th century, such as Dadaism. The show will run from 23 March through 8 May at the Kalfayan Galleries in Athens, Greece.
The Antonopoulou Art Gallery presents the fourth solo exhibition by photographer Yiorgis Yerolympos titled "Road Trip: USA.16994.61." Yerolympos will present photographs he took while driving through cities and landscapes of the United States. This long journey was completed in February and March 2008 on a Fulbright scholarship. The show will run from 23 March to 29 April at the Antonopoulou Art Gallery in Athens, Greece.
The Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece presents the exhibition "The Complete Sculptures of Edgar Degas," which will be on show from Nov. 27 until April 25. The exhibition presents all 74 bronze sculptures by Edgar Degas, including his most important one, "Little Dancer of Fourteen Years." These bronzes are on loan to the museum from the M.T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts.
The Alex Mylonas - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and Dimitris Antonitsis present the exhibition Celebration at the museum in Athens, Greece from 13 March to 9 May. The exhibition will feature works by Greek artists from Greece and abroad which have been shown at the Sachtourio High School on the island of Hydra as part of Antonitsis' Hydra School Projects.
The Gagosian Gallery in Athens, Greece presents an exhibition of linocuts created by Pablo Picasso between 1959 and 1963. The show will run from 28 January to 1 May. Picasso never stopped experimenting with various engraving techniques, including lithography, copperplate, drypoint and monotypes. The Gagosian exhibit will focus on the famous artist's work with linocuts.
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, best-known for his black-and-white photographs of the landscapes and national parks of the United States. His exceptionally sharp and impeccably high-quality images record the magnificent beauty of the American wilderness. An exhibition with Ansel Adams' works will be presented at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece from 5 March to 30 April.
The exhibition "Moscow. 21st century" is being present by the Cultural Institute of Moscow "Moscow City Museum," in cooperation with the Museum of the City of Athens-Vouros-Eftaxias. The exhibition will familiarise Athenians with modern Moscow as seen through photographs from the Moscow Museum. It is the museum's largest and most important collection, consisting of 70,000 photographs. The exhibition will run from 18 March to 18 April at the Museum of the City of Athens-Vouros-Eftaxias.
The Breeder Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Athens, Greece by Iranian photographer Shirana Shahbazi from 14 March to 24 April. Inspired by old masters, Shahbazi stages and rearranges still lifes, which she photographs and develops in spatial installations in combination with other photos. Motifs such as skulls, shells, butterflies and fruit are featured often in Shahbazi's work. The artist removes these symbols from their usual context and allows their pictorial quality to assume greater prominence.
Comicdom Con Athens, a celebration dedicated to comics, invites friends of the Ninth Art and all those who would like to know more about the magical world of printed pop culture to attend this year's event. It is being held at the Hellenic American Union from 16 to 18 April in Athens, Greece and will feature three days of penciling events, showings, workshops on scripting and illustration, a bazaar of comics from Greek shops and publishers and the Comicdom Awards, the only comics awards for Greek creators.
Photographer Alexandros Lambrovassilis and journalist Achilleas Peklaris, both living in New York, come face to face with 150 different faces - all citizens of New York. Peklaris interviews them in a friendly fashion, while Lambrovassilis takes an environmental portrait, allowing the participants to select the location and placing them in what they consider to be their natural environment. Don't miss this interesting exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece from 24 March to 18 April.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece presents a retrospective exhibition by Chronis Botsoglou, one of the most important Greek post-war painters, from 28 January to 18 April. The exhibition constitutes the largest retrospective of the artist held to date, including more than 170 works: paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, engravings, digital pictures and illustrations that span a period from the 1950s until today and are brought together for the first time.
Dassera Art Space presents a show by British artist Matt Jordan from 12 to 31 March. Using clear colours, distinctive graphics and plenty of humour, Jordan presents critical social themes in a light-hearted way which is above all "British." Don't miss this interesting exhibition by Matt Jordan at Dassera Art Space in Athens, Greece. It is the first time that his work is being shown in Athens, at Dassera Art Space.
A solo exhibition by American artist titled "Salto Mortale" is being presented for the first time in Athens, Greece from 25 February to 8 April at the Bernier-Eliades Gallery. Lieberman's work is not identified with one particular medium. The artist usually conceives of an idea and then seeks the ideal medium to express it. The result is that his work is characterised by a combination of media and techniques: collage, sculpture, painting, installations and digital media.
The Opening Ceremony of the Athens Olympics is back through an extensive exhibition dedicated to the people who made it possible: the 7,000 volunteers. The exhibition will feature costumes, artefacts, photos and videos from the preparations for the Opening Ceremony in 2004. The exhibit is on through 29 March at the National Glyptotheque (Army Park, Goudi).
A grand-scale and fascinating exhibition devoted to Eros and the various forms he took in antiquity is being presented at the Museum of Cycladic Art through 5 April. The show features 270 exhibits from 50 archaeological museums in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and France. Among the exhibits are marble statues, bronze figurines, images on ceramic vessels and jewellery dated from the 6th century BC to the 4th century BC.
AMP presents the group exhibition Supernature: an Exercise in Loads, bringing together more than 20 artists to showacase their works. The exhibition Supernature: An Exercise in Loads is based on the encounter with the first gym in Athens to specialise in competitive bodybuilding. Owned by highly esteemed pioneer of Greek bodybuilding Spyros Bournazos, the gym constitutes a unique hybrid of formal qualities. Don't miss this interesting exhibition, from 10 February to 31 March at the AMP Gallery in Athens, Greece.
A major exhibition focusing on this important Greek artist, Yannis Tsarouchis, is being staged to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth at the Benaki Museum. This is the first retrospective of Yannis Tsarouchis' works in Athens, and its goal is to showcase representative works from all periods of the artist's output. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece will run from 19 December until 14 March.
"Giorgos Savakis: Images of Old Athens" is a retrospective exhibition of work by the well-known folk artist being staged at the City of Athens Technopolis. Sources of inspiration for the work include the childhood memories of the Athenian artist, his experience of everyday life in the early 20th century, as well as the history of Greece, as he depicts landscapes, folk celebrations, traditional costumes, characters and highlights from life in old Athens.
Kalfayan Galleries in Athens will present an exhibition of new works as well as works from earlier periods by Constantin Xenakis from 18 February to 20 March. Internationally recognised, Xenakis is one of the most important contemporary Greek artists. Born in Cairo in 1931, he settled in Paris in 1955 where he rapidly became involved in avant-garde trends such as abstract expressionism.
On 14 January, Kalfayan Galleries will present an exhibition of drawings and sculpture by Giannoulis Halepas. The exhibition is one of a series of shows that Kalfayan Galleries organise periodically featuring important Greek artists. Best known for his sculpture Sleeping Woman, which is located in the First Cemetery in Athens, Greece and which he created in 1877 at a young age, Halepas (1851-1938) is one of Greece's most important sculptors. The exhibition will run until 13 February.
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.
The Breeder Gallery in Athens, Greece is staging the second annual exhibition and auction benefit with works of contemporary art, the profits from which will go towards the philanthropic project of Athens Pride. The 18 artists who have generously donated important works are among the most established on today's Greek art scene. The exhibition will last from 2 to 13 February and the auction will take place on 6 February (20:00-22:00) at the Breeder Gallery.
The Goethe-Institut in Athens, Greece will present the photo exhibition titled "Berlin, November 1989" from 21 January to 12 February, focusing on the opening of the Berlin Wall as experienced by 14 photographers in East and West Germany. Images immortalise intensely experienced moments and events, experiences shared with others. What sets this exhibit apart is the fact that the photographers have transformed the reality of Berlin's November 1989 into images in such diverse ways.
An exhibition at the Benaki Museum of images, objects and sounds that bring to life the climate and memories from that captivating yet difficult decade in Greece. The exhibition material is organised along two main lines: life in society and the musical panorama of the era. Don't miss this remarkable exhibition about the Sixties at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece from 17 December until 10 January.
A new exhibition at the Benaki Museum presents the 50 most significant buildings built in Norway in the five years from 2000-2005; it is the seventh such exhibition since 1978, when the Norwegian Museum of Architecture (which is now part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design) organised the exhibition "10 years of Norwegian Architecture" for the first time. The show will be on at the Benaki Museum at the Pireos Street Annexe from 16 December to 10 January.
The terrible twosome, Gilbert & George, return to Athens five years after their last show at the Bernier Eliades Gallery and two years after their epic retrospective at the Tate Modern, the biggest solo exhibition in the history of the museum. The Bernier Eliades Gallery presents a selection of works from the latest and single largest body of work ever by Gilbert & George - the Jack Freak Pictures - from 19 November to 9 January.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum will present a pioneering exhibition titled Warhol/Icon: The Creation of Image from 6 October to 10 January. The exhibition features important portraits from all phases of Andy Warhol's career, forming a criticism of the modern obsession with fame, a concept that had fascinated Warhol and which is evident at the centre of his work.
Qbox gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Athens titled The Sleepers by Daniel Barroca. In 2008, the artist purchased an 8mm film called Kreta from a second hand shop in Berlin. This propaganda film depicts the Nazi invasion of the island of Crete in 1941. In his solo exhibition, the artist presents four videos resulting from the process of cutting and dismantling the original ‘narrative' structure of the film in his aim to find a different point of view over the old original footage.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art will present for the first time in Greece a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of the American artist and pioneer in the media arts field, Mark Amerika, from 22 October to 3 January. The first presentation of his work in Greece took place within the framework of EMST's online exhibition titlted e-critures (2008).
The National Museum of Contemporary Art for the first time in Greece is staging a retrospective exhibition of the Iranian artist Y.Z. Kami, titled Beyond Silence. The exhibition will be launched on 22 October and run through 10 January. The show will present Kami's large-scale paintings created since 1990, which are the epitome of his artistic career. The works included in the exhibition - paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs and collages - will be shown in two sections.
A comprehensive presentation of some of the artists that Dakis Ioannou has been collecting in depth over the past few years, A Guest + A Host = A Ghost showcases ambitious works, signature pieces and new productions by, among others: Pawel Althamer, Paul Chan, Urs Fischer, Katharina Fritsch, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Kiki Smith, Seth Price, Kara Walker, Franz West and Andro Wekua. The exhibition will be on display from the beginning of May to the end of December at the Deste Foundation in Athens.
The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation presents the exhibition Alekos Fassianos - Tassis Papaioannou: Colour and Light in Painting and Architecture, which will be open to the public from 24 September to 13 December. The coupling of painting and architecture, masterfully achieved by the highly acclaimed painter Alekos Fassianos and the well known professor of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, Tassis Papaioannou, represents the central axis of this exhibition that functions on many levels.
The Benaki Museum is presenting an exhibition dedicated to the squares of Europe, to run from Nov. 6 to Dec. 6. As the square is the focal point of urban life and an integral part of a city's identity, the show on squares focuses on the history, the current condition and the preservation of their importance in the present and future. About 60 of these squares are featured through photographs, plans and original material.
The exhibition by Belgian expressionist James Ensor at the Benaki Museum presents to the public the collection of engravings belonging to the KBC Bank of Belgium. Ensor is considered a forerunner of Flemish expressionism. He expresses the charm, contrasts, faith and traditions of the society in which he lived. A solitary and mainly pessimistic artist, his works show him to be an admirer but also a harsh critic of absurd reality. Ensor's exhibition will be on at the Benaki Museum from 30 September to 1 December.
The position held by women in ancient Athens will be the focus of the exhibition Worshipping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens, being presented from 20 July to 30 November at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. This exhibition, which has already been shown at the Onassis Cultural Centre in New York, consists of 155 rare archaeological artifacts from the NAM, the Louvre and Vatican museums, the British Museum and the New York Metropolitan Museum, as well as other major institutions.
The Herakleidon Museum has been showing the fourth and final phase of the M.C. Escher exhibition "From Drawing to Masterpiece" since August, highlighting the way the artist used colour in his work. This fourth phase, "Escher in Colour," will be on display until November 15.
The Benaki Museum presents a photography exhibition by Tassos Vrettos from 5 to 15 November. Vrettos has photographed the cinemas of Athens, both historical and centrally located ones and those on the city's outskirts, in addition to art cinemas, multiplex theatres with audiences of varied age and psychographic characteristics and the unique phenomenon of the outdoor summer cinemas. These photos show a desire not only to record but to float through the ambience of a movie theatre and dive into the film experience.
The Museum of Cycladic Art, in collaboration with the Danish Institute in Athens and the Vejle Kunstmuseum, present an exhibition with selected works of the Danish graphic artist, Palle Nielsen (1920-2000), from 22 September to 25 October. The exhibition will feature well known works by the master Danish artist of the 20th century, executed in various techniques, such as drawing, watercolour, wood engraving and linocut.
The Hellenic American Union is presenting an exhibition by Mark Titchner, considered to be one of the most established young British artists. Titchner was nominated in 2006 for the Turner Prize, Britain's most influential contemporary art award. He has presented many solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions in Britain and abroad, including a participation in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. His exhibition will be open from 21 September to 21 October at the Hellenic American Union.
The Benaki Museum presents an exhibition in Athens Greece with the works of Dimitris Soulas, photojournalist and Greek emigrant, from the period 1967-1974, when he worked in Munich. The exhibition will take place from 19 September until 18 October. Soulas, who successfully handled almost all forms of reportage, worked with the Associated Press and with most of the major newspapers and magazines in Germany.
The Benaki Museumpresents an exhibition dedicated to the painted oeuvre of artist Stavros Baltoyiannis. The main body of the exhibition is made up of the major themes which have engaged the artist, including the female nude, portraits and landscapes. His creative output, characterised by the use of hot wax painting, or encaustic painting, follows abstract trends and is distinguished by its sparing use of expressive media, while the artist makes an effort to combine tradition with new concepts. The exhibition will run from 16 September to 25 October.
On June 11, the National Museum of Contemporary Art will inaugurate heart in heart, a large-scale exhibition in which 23 artists participate with paintings, sculpture, installations, drawings, photographs, videos and web art from the museum's collection. Most of the works are being presented for the first time. Occupying the entire exhibition space of the museum, housed in the Athens Conservatory building, the exhibition will last for four months.
The 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN will take place from 15 June to 4 October. The exhibitions and events of the biennale will unfold along the coastline of Palaio Faliro in various buildings and public spaces. It is designed as a large-scale, multi-faceted contemporary art event, with several exhibitions, activities, music and theatre performances, film screenings and symposiums, with the participation of more than 100 international artists.
The Deste Prize was established in 1999 and is awarded every two years to a Greek artist living in Greece or abroad. The prize aims to showcase the work of a new and emerging generation of artists and it is an integral part of the Foundation's policy for supporting and promoting contemporary art in Greece.
ReMap 2 is an international platform of contemporary art running parallel to the 2nd Athens Biennale (June 16 to October 4). ReMap 2 takes place in the culturally diverse and dynamic districts of Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio (KM) in downtown Athens. ReMap 2 offers a rich web of more than 40 cultural events and art happenings, including exhibitions, open-air and site-specific installations by Greek and international galleries, independent curators, art groups, architects and ΚΜ residents.
The National Historical Museum in Athens Greece is presenting an exhibition of monumental touring journals. These journals, which were written from the 16th to the 19th century, record the impressions of European travellers touring the Hellenic world and the Near East. The exhibition continues until 30 September and is open to the public daily, except Monday, from 9:00 to 14:00.
The Vakalo School of Art and Design will present an exhibition at Technopolis in Athens Greece titled City Reality Show. The exhibition will present ideas, dilemmas and questions about the phenomenon of modern cities, examining human relationships as well as political, social and economic functions. Don't miss the City Reality Show at Technopolis from 15 to 19 September.
Drawings by famous Italian director Federico Fellini will be exhibited for the first time in Athens, at the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music. Even though the public is familiar with most of the great director's films, it often ignores the fact that Fellini collaborated with various magazines as a cartoonist before he became involved with the film industry. Throughout his lifetime, he never lost his love of drawing, either figures for his films or depictions of his numerous and strange dreams.
The Museum of Cycladic Art presents the first solo show in Athens of one of the most celebrated artists of our times working in the medium of photography from 16 June to 14 September. Since the late '70s, Thomas Struth has been known for his architectural and urban photographs, portraits, landscapes and museum interiors. Struth's work has been exhibited widely all over the world.
From 5 June to 20 September, the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music in Athens will host the exhibition The Dynamics of the Image, presenting the work of 14 renowned contemporary Greek artists whose works reveal numerous and representative aspects of contemporary Greek art.
Based on the Byzantine and Christian Museum's permanent collection, "Refugee Heirlooms," this exhibition explores the link between the objects and the people. Irrespective of their current status -- whether exhibits in state museums, in temples or on private premises -- these treasures from Asia Minor function as symbols of memory and identity, as many associated with them have attested.
This exhibition marks the first time the George Gonticas Collection goes on display. This is an important collection, recently donated to the Benaki Museum, and is the only recorded group of pieces of Pre-Columbian Art in Greece. It includes ceramic vessels, idols, stone objects and tools. Both the exhibition and the collection focus on cultures of the Andes (Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico), which feature common acts of worship and many common technological elements. It will be on display at the Benaki Museum until 30 August.
An exhibition by the group AFI at the Benaki Museum will present creations inspired by the objects of the museum's permanent collections under the title Upside Down. Their works can stand on their own as exemplary artistic entities, as they project their aesthetic integrity publicly and provocatively. The show will be held at both the Peiraios Street Annexe and the main museum building from 27 April to 14 September, in the form of interventions throughout the exhibition areas of the permanent collection.
The third phase of the exhibition "From Drawing to Masterpiece," highlighting the "Unknown Escher," of M.C. Escher's work has now been installed at the Herakleidon Museum in Athens. The third phase will be on display until August 2. All of the works of Phase III are being exhibited for the first time in a museum environment.
The project "Culture Industry, Folklore and Clichés" at VOX invites 30 international artists from Greece and Eastern Europe to explore the ways in which the concepts of folklore and clichés interact and suggest new meanings and ideas, separate from the common experiences and thoughts of a specific geographic area. It will take place at VOX in Athens from 12 June to 10 July.
An exhibition based on shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes will take place from May 23 to 26 June at the New Benaki Museum. Much of the work is based on old and contemporary folk tales and on simple narratives, though the heart of the exhibition is the shadow theatre from Turkey and Greece, and its main character Karagöz (in Turkey) or Karaghiozis (in Greece).
The solo exhibition by German artist Helmut Middendorf will take place at the New Benaki Museum from 29 April to 31 May. Middendorf was born in Dinklage, Germany, in 1953 and studied at the Berlin School of Fine Arts under K.H. Hödicke. His work is characterised by its variety and its attempts to overturn stereotypes, seeking new means of expression in order to startle both viewers and the artist himself.
Rebecca Camhi Gallery will present a solo exhibition by American artist Lily Ludlow, a painter and filmmaker also known as a designer for the fashion brand Imitation of Christ and Somnus. Ludlow will be exhibiting works that cross between the genres of painting and drawing. The exhibition runs from 2 April to 23 May at Rebecca Camhi Gallery in Athens.
Greece's leading international art fair for contemporary art, ART-ATHINA, will take place at the Athens shorefront in the Faliro Pavilion. The Faliro Pavilion is an ideal place to re-connect with contemporary art, while enjoying one of the most beautiful seaside areas close to the centre of the ancient capital city. ART-ATHINA - International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens - was established by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association in 1993 and over the years has become one of Europe's most prominent art fairs.
The Athens Art & Culture Association, in cooperation with AthenStyle Hostel, presents the mixed media exhibition "Movimento Gulliveriano" by Italian artist Mauro Basile. The exhibition will take place at the AthenStyle lounge bar and basement from 30 April to 17 May. Basile's art is also on show at the French gallery Carrè d'artistes, in Aix en Provence, featuring 40 small-format artworks representing his "Gulliverian" creative phase and developed with the collaboration of A. Antonucci and D. Cantore.
The Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) presents for the first time in Athens the new monumental synthetic opus of the international Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, Women without Men, which begun in 2004 and was completed in 2008. The work is inspired by the novel of the same title - banned in Iran - by Iranian writer Shahrnoush Parsipur. The exhibition will run from 18 March through 31 May.
Kostas Tsoklis will present an extensive exhibition of his work with the title Living Painting at the "Scholeio (School)" building on Pireos Street, Athens from 31 March to 31 May. It will be the first time that all of his Live Painting work, created since 1985, will be presented in total. The show is under the auspices of the Hellenic Culture Organisation, the City of Athens and the Municipality of Piraeus.
The Athens Video Art Festival makes an impressive and celebratory comeback this year as the biggest digital arts and new media festival representing Greece throughout the world with the aim of promoting digital culture. The festival has won the support of artists, institutions and audiences who attend every year. Live the experience from 14 to 17 May at Technopolis.
This exhibition is the result of the E. Averof Gallery Collection's 20-year presence in Metsovo, while at the same time it is an opportunity to display the most important paintings of its permanent collection for the first time in Athens Greece. The show is a retrospective of the most important exhibitions and activities which have marked the course of the Averoff Museum and shaped its identity as a museum.
The work of Konstantinos Kerestetzis is now on exhibit at the Athens Byzantine and Christian Museum under the title "Studies at the Prado." This is not the result of an extended period of study, but a visual and creative dialogue between the young artist and his renowned fellow painters. This fascinating exhibition will run from 5 March to 3 May.
An exhibition titled Expectations, by Dutch photographer Ivo Eman, opens 31 March at the Zoumboulakis Galleries and runs through 25 April. The exhibition presents a series of photographs that portray dream-like scenes with lonely people in deserted landscapes, while at the same time suggesting a sense of preordained reality. The angle that the pictures are taken from gives viewers the feeling that they are part of the picture while their composition is intensively theatrical, surreal and humorous as well.
The Museum of Cycladic Art and the French Institute of Athens are jointly organising three simultaneous exhibitions from 12 March until 26 April as part of the Méditerranée à la carte series: Jean-Luc Moulènes - The Louvre, Aris Georgiou - Montpellier: five minutes stop and Alain Ceccaroli -Shapes of the ordinary - Athens, Thessaloniki.
The second phase of the exhibition "From Drawing to Masterpiece," highlighting the Italian period of M.C. Escher's work, will be presented at the Herakleidon Museum starting January 17. The second phase will be on display for three months until April 18 and includes about 80 works.
Comicdom Con Athens 2009 will take place on 11-12 April in the main building of the Hellenic American Union for another two-day festival dedicated to comics and their creation. This year's festival features workshops on the techniques of scriptwriting and sketching, film screenings, presentations of new Greek comics publications, a bazaar with comic shops and publishing houses, and Comicdom Awards (the only Greek comic books awards).
The 4th Athens Animfest ‘09, Athens annual animation festival, will take place from 2-5 of April at Trianon Filmcenter. Acclaimed European artists and new talents from Greece and all over the World will meet again in Athens to present not only their new works but also some of the older ones from the history of animation.
The non-profit organisation Centre for Applied Industrial Design Science and Society is staging an international exhibition of digital art titled "COMING FROM...Milan-Athens." The exhibition calls for young voices in art, particularly the art of video, to come together in harmony as they forge the film aesthetics of the future, offering new, impulsive, challenging and revolutionary visions. It will take place from 6 March to 6 April at the CAID Centre.
The Hellenic American Union launches its 2009 exhibition programme with a tribute to Joseph Beuys, one of the most influential visual artists of the 20th century. The tribute includes the exhibitions: Joseph Beuys: Hellenic references in his art work from the Museum Schloss Moyland with works by the artist and Delphi is the place to meet: 12 artists on Joseph Beuys with works by Greek and German artists inspired by Beuys' work and ideas.
The spectacular treasures from ancient Colchis, the land to which the Greek hero Jason led the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece, are being presented in Athens and offer a unique insight into the fascinating ancient culture of the eastern shores of the Black Sea. Visit the exhibition at Athens' Benaki Museum from January 20 to April 6.
"Rituals and Traditional Theatre in Kyoto" will disclose the secrets of Japanese theatre, marvellous costumes and masks, and the spiritual, physical and material efforts that go into organising the annual matsuri ("religious celebrations" in Japanese). Α photography exhibition by Marcella Croce and Andrea Matranga on these celebrations will be presented by the Athens Art & Culture Association.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) presents for the first time in Greece the artistic partnership Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, with their solo exhibition titled Close Your Eyes, beginning from December 18 until March 1. The exhibition is part of EMST's policy of acquainting the audience to new forms and experimental quests of the international artistic creation.
Since its inception in 1995, CheapArt has been both a contemporary organised artistic movement and the only context art gallery in Greece. In collaboration with each artist, exhibitions enable the display of novel works that other galleries and artistic organisations often consider too "high-risk" to exhibit. Currently on display from 14 January to 3 February is large-scale work by Fiona Mouzakiti using oil pastels as her prime medium.
A.antonopoulou.art presents Aliki Panagiotopoulou's first solo show in Greece on Thursday 8th of January 2009.The artist tells a story through drawing. From minutely detailed pencil drawings through to harsh brushstroke paintings, this exhibition is about the complementary relation of opposites as a force that creates change and plurality in the world.
The Cultural Organisation of the City of Athens and 30 participating artists from around the world will present the new international modern art exhibition, Unconfined at the Cultural Centre "Melina" January 7-31. Athens will be the first stop for this art exhibition and future plans include presentations of the exhibit in Japan, Spain, France, Italy and the USA.
With their background in the art field extending significantly over time, including performances under the artistic name The Callas, participations in exhibitions, issuing their magazine Velvet, and the publication of the Athens Map of Contemporary Art, artists Lakis and Aris Ionas present LIPSTICK at AMP as their first solo show on Thursday, 18th of December 2008 until 31st January 2009.
A landmark exhibition of one of 20th century's greatest artists, Maurits Cornelis Escher, is a must-see in Athens this winter. M.C. Escher (1898-1972): From Initial Drawing to Masterpiece is the most analytic, comprehensive and extensive presentation of the artist ever held worldwide, and gives the public the sense of being in his studio while he was preparing his masterpieces. It can be seen at the Herakleidon Museum until January 11, 2009.
This is a first time presentation in Athens of a one-man show by a Mexican painter in any Greek museum and an opportunity to view a collection that has travelled through Europe, America and Asia with great success. Toledo is now 68 years old and is considered one of the most important artists in Mexico. Throughout his career, Toledo has been constantly present in the art world and now he presents this wonderful collection at the Benaki Museum in Athens until 11th of January.
On the occasion of the celebration of World Day Against the Climatic Change and in the framework of the exhibition "Environment Action '08" the action "Digital Landscape" is taking place from December 8 up to January 16 at Villa Kazouli with the participation of more than 80 artists.
Jacques Lacarrière (1925-2005), author and traveller, was one of the most painstaking observers of Greece. From 1947 to 1966 he visited Greece many times, drawing inspiration for many books and travel narratives. In his various peregrinations around the country he was always accompanied by his Leica camera, and he took many shots of unusual sensitivity. The exhibition will run from 4th December until 11th January at the New Benaki Museum.
Presenting around 300 works by Koudelka from various periods, this Retrospective gives the audience the opportunity to get a good insight on the contemporary master of photography.The exhibition is organised by Benaki Museum in co-operation with the photographic agencies Magnum Photos and Apeiron.
Organized by the Hellenic Center for Photography, APhF:2008 evolved out of the well established institution of the Center "Month of Photography", an event used to be taking place for the last 20 years in September and which presented a big number of exhibitions by Greek and foreign artists in an equally big number of galleries and other venues in Athens.
Qbox gallery presents Takehitos Koganezawa's first solo exhibition in Greece. Takehito Koganezawa, an artist living and working in Tokyo and Berlin, has developed a diverse art practice united by a minimalist aesthetic. His media work includes drawing, video, sound sculpture and performance. The exhibition, titled "Ephemeral Graffiti", reflects the impressions made on the artist on his one month stay on the island of Kea.
About a year before its official opening, the New Acropolis Museum opens its gates to welcome eighty four pieces of ancient Greek and Roman art that used to be in foreign museums. The antiquities were given over by the Italian President himself, who together with the Greek President inaugurated the exhibition.
From September 30 to December 7, the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) hosts eight video installations by David Clearbout, which altogether provide a clear picture on the artist's course from 1996 when he made his first video until now. The exhibition takes place at the Athens Odeon, which will be EMST's temporary premises until the conclusion of works in the museum's premises.
An important figure of the contemporary photography field, Tod Papageorge visits Athens within the framework of Athens Photo Festival 2008, with the solo exhibition "Here and There: Photographs from the Acropolis and Central Park" on at Xippas Gallery from September 25 to November 20.
Ninety works from the famous Costakis Collection, representing all the groups and movements of the Russian avant-guard (1900s-1930s) are on display at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Kolonaki district up to the end of October.
The Museum of Cycladic Art, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Greece, presents the exhibition ‘From Tiziano to Pietro da Cortona: Myth, Poetry and the Sacred...', held on the occasion of the official visit to Greece of the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. A total of 24 paintings travel to Athens from major Museums and Institutions of Italy, seven of them works from the hand of the great Venetian artist Tiziano Vecellio.
In January 2006, the Stanley Foundation commissioned the internationally renowned VII Photo Agency to depict and throw some light onto the contemporary picture of the Arab World and daily life in the Middle East.
Up to the end of August, the Athens Municipal Gallery hosts a major retrospective of Mark Hadjipateras, featuring 200 works out of the 3000 the artists has created throughout his 30 years in the visual arts. The works exhibited range from painting and sculpture to etchings and installations. Of Greek origin, Mark Hadjipateras was born in London and studied in Hammersmith, St. Martin and Liverpool Polytechnic Schools.