Urban Survivors at the Athens International Airport
Check-in to an alternative visual destination: Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Athens International Airport would like to invite visitors to a photo ‘trip into the margins of contemporary cities’ which will last until August 30, 2013.
You are invited to visit the National Garden at the center of Athens from 15th to 18th June 2013 and enjoy the 'garden of the arts' as part of the "Athens Gardens Festival", hosting urban acoustic music and performing arts.
Twenty years after the first Greek art fair was organized by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association in 1993, Art-Athina remains the most prominent annual artistic event in Greece—the unique International Contemporary Art Fair!
The establishment of Athens as a city dates back to mythological times. Despite the length of the city's history, it is still evident throughout Athens in the form of many Ancient, Roman, Byzantine and Modern monuments. Today's capital is a result of integration of ancient and medieval history into the contemporary era.
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.
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).
In June 2009 (15-21) Synthesis, in collaboration with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, organizes Athens Fringe Festival 2009 in "Technopolis" the most versatile arts centre of the city in the area of Gazi.
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.
Although it is a walk we are used to taking, nobody would call it an ordinary walk. Over the course of three days, Design Walk allows us to familiarise ourselves with the graphic design scene of Athens through a series of exhibitions. The events hosted in local art studios, from 6 to 8 February attempt to discuss and showcase various aspects of design.
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.
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.
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 visual arts enjoy a big share in the Athenian cultural and everyday life. Next to big institutions such as the National Gallery and the Benaki Museum, a big number of small private galleries are spread within the city centre and the surrounding areas, hosting the works of contemporary visual and media artists. In recent years a number of bar galleries have sprung up, where you can have a drink or a coffee whilst visiting an exhibition.
Athens is known for its cultural events. The city that gave birth to theater offers today a large variety of performances, ranging from text-based drama to physical theater, site specific performances and productions of international caliber. Cultured evenings featuring performing arts, cinema, ancient Greek tragedies and comedies can be enjoyed in open air venues, under the stars of the Athenian sky during the warm months. A unique experience is a performance or a concert held at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the foot of the illuminated Acropolis.
The city that gave birth to theater as an art form continues to have a vibrant theaters life. The city has more than 140 theater venues, whereas more than 500 theaters productions are presented each year.