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Sundays at the University History Museum

Sundays at the University History Museum

Museum

On the first Sunday of each month, the Athens “University History Museum” is open to the public from 11.00 until 16.00. Entrance is free.

1 April, 2018 to 2 December, 2018
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The Athens University History Museum is housed in the building known as Kleanthis’ Residence or The Old University. The building dates before the 18th Century, establishing it as one of the very few surviving buildings from the pre-Otto period. It may be identified with a house depicted in a painting of Athens by J. Carrey, who visited the city in 1674 as Charles – Marie - François Olier, Marquis de Nointel’s painter.

The building was purchased in 1831 by Stamatios Kleanthis and Edward Schaubert who were the first to undertake the urban planning of the city of Athens.

Hours: 
11.00
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01/04/2018 to 02/12/2018
 
#TextMe_FluffyLibrary

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary

Visual Arts

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary
curation: Vassilis Zidianakis

ATOPOS cvc inaugurates, #TextMe project, a year of actions and events around the book and text in media arts in the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’. #TextMe was an original concept by Atopos artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis who invited Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou to design and implement #TextMe_FluffyLibrary, an unusual library/ a participatory installation/ a collective fairy tale. Antigoni’s work merges imaginary and real worlds, childhood memories and adult life and is influenced by feminist and queer theories.

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary occupies the rooms of Atopos CVC, incorporating in the main artwork the rich book collection of the organisation, which consists of more than 2.500 art and visual culture books. The project combines the logic of a large-scale installation with impromptu performances, collective storytellings, plush sculptures and furry costumes. Fluffy Library is an age-and-genderfluid cuddly environment that creates an otherworldly reading and playing area for both young and old.

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary also operates as a workshop that will produce an unconventional fairy tale. Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou, in collaboration with other artists, scientists, story-tellers, educators and the general public, will create the story of ‘Fluffy’. Fluffy, also known amongst scientists as Flufiella Chimaerica, is a symbiotic creature that occupies and inhabits the entire top floor of Atopos CVC. What we know so far is that it eats books from the library and digests them into knowledge through its fuzzy cavities. Besides Fluffy, visitors will get to meet a series of monstrous, hybrid letters – D, for a dragon princess, P for a little masculine (pixie) fairy, M, for a hairy pink mermaid, H, for a horse with breasts and beard, and many more– that will be constructed during the course of the exhibition and will inhabit and reclaim their places inside books, stories and narratives. Fluffy and its co-habitants, will produce a fairy tale that will celebrate alternative narratives around identity, gender and human relations.

#TextMe_Lab is the academic programme taking place parallel to the Fluffy Library activities. The Lab aspires to transform ATOPOS space into a research center with a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small exhibitions. All events focus on hybrid languages arising at the intersection of text and other artistic media. Programming themes include: 20th century visual poetry, spoken word performance, the relation between poetry and sound art, and contemporary linguistic phenomena, such as internet pop-culture and new media, and the relation between words and screens. #TextMe_Lab is curated and co-ordinated by Fil Ieropoulos

#TextMe_Lab program:
-27-29 April 2018 - PokemonPoetry. (performance, workshops)
-02-07 May 2018 - Aimée Le - Reading, Silence, Slogans. (open studio, various actions)
-12 May 2018 - SPOONS IN HAIR, WINGS ON GLASSES, SOUNDS ON NOTEBOOKS - Tribute to Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven aka Baroness. (workshop,presentation)
-18 May 2018 - Memes and online discourse in Greece. (panel, discussion)
-02 June 2018 - Andriana Minou -"Dream-mine". (performance and Interactive Installation)
-16-18 June 2018 - Film Poetry Festival & Symposium in collaboration with the Greek Film Archive. (screenings, discussions, workshop)

23 April, 2018 to 23 April, 2019
Info: 

ΑΤΟPOS CVC, Salaminos 72 str., 10435 Metaksourgheio, Athens 104 35, Tel: +302105242004, +302108838151, info@atopos.gr, www.atopos.gr, www.text-me.gr

Hospitality Sponsors
KTIMA EVHARIS | www.domaine-evharis.gr
CITRUS | www.citrus-chios.gr
FIMI DRINKS | www.drinkfimi.gr

Supporting Creativity
NEON | www.neon.org.gr

With the support of
Athens Culture Net | www.athens2018.gr
Founding donor Stavros Niarchos Foundation

As part of
Athens 2018 World Book Capital | www.athensculturenet.com

Organization / Production: 
ATOPOS CVC
Venue: 
ATOPOS CVC
Duration: 
23 April 2018 - 22 April 2019
Hours: 
Thursday & Friday : 14:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
Free entrance
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23/04/2018 to 22/04/2019
 
Athens 2018 World Book Capital

Athens 2018 World Book Capital

Book

Athens 2018 World Book Capital

From April 2018 to April 2019 the city celebrates the great UNESCO distinction. For one year, true to the slogan “Books Everywhere, Culture in Neighbourhoods”, Athens will be  the place where the universal heart of the written word will be beating!

One year after hosting the most celebrated contemporary art event, documenta 14, UNESCO’s designation of Athens as World Book Capital is one more unique opportunity for the city to establish itself as an independent cultural destination.

23 April, 2018 to 22 April, 2019
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Athens is ready for a great celebration, an experience unlike any other! A whole year full of books, reading, culture and events that promote knowledge. Whether younger or older, Athenian or visitor; all are welcome to join the festivities. Our aim? To bring books to every neighbourhood and to every corner of the city.

Let’s get started! #Athens2018

Email: info@athens2018.gr
Facebook: @athens2018worldbookcapital
Instagram: athens2018worldbookcapital

Venue: 
All over the city
Hours: 
Various
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23/04/2018 to 22/04/2019
 
The countless aspects of Beauty

The countless aspects of Beauty

Exhibition

An inexhaustible source of inspiration and cause of deeply felt emotions, Beauty, is visually perceptible in the ancient works of art, constituting an ever changing picture across the history of human creation. The new temporary exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum «The countless aspects of Beauty» brings out the different versions of aesthetics within variegated social and cultural contexts from the Neolithic period up to late Antiquity, making the best of the exceptionally wide chronological spectrum covered by the collections of the National Archaeological Museum. Three hundred and forty antiquities from its rich collections, in combination with contemporary digital applications, offer an aesthetic feast and promise a journey through time full of aesthetic gratifications.

More precisely, the exhibition narrative unfolds in four parts:
In «Aesthetica Aeterna» we see on display selected objects of everyday life that record the continuous alternations and different facets of aesthetics in human diachrony. «The beautiful and the desirable» attempts an essential approach to the aesthetic preferences of the ancient societies on the basis of what the ancient Greek myths reveal about beauty and the archaeological finds that relate to clothing, hairstyles and beautification. The third part titled «Focusing on the Body» illustrates the expression of beauty in the visual rendering of the human body from the Neolithic period to historic times. At the end, «The endless quest» aims at the aesthetic contemplation on the significance of the beautiful and its value for humans.
Among the age-old secrets of Aphrodite that are presented in the exhibition, the world of perfumes takes a special place. In collaboration with the Korres Company, there were created perfumes inspired from information recorded in the ancient sources.
The exhibition, throughout its duration, will encompass an array of experimental workshops. Scientists, artists and artisans from Greece and abroad, will offer their specialized knowledge to exemplify for the visitors experimental approaches regarding weaving techniques of the Neolithic period, garments of the Aegean world in the second millennium B.C., such as the Mycenaean costumes, the colorfulness of ancient sculptures and the depiction of the Beautiful through the ancient Greek music.

8 August, 2018 to 31 August, 2019
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Opening hours (summer schedule until 31/10): Monday 13:00-20:00, Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-20:00

Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
December 2019
Hours: 
Monday 13:00-20:00, Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-20:00
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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08/08/2018 to 31/08/2019
 
EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

Τhe building located at 16 Herakleidon street hosts the unit “Automata” and a large, at a scale of 3:1, model of the Antikythera Mechanism.
In the building located at 37 Apostolou Pavlou street, the unit “Technology of War in Ancient Greece” presents aspects of the military technology of the Ancient Greeks.

22 August, 2018 to 31 July, 2019
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Museum Herakleidon has resulted in the present exhibition units dedicated to the Technology of War in Ancient Greece, Automata and the Antikythera Mechanism. This exhibition is under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministries of Culture and Sports, and of Education, Research and Religion.

Organization / Production: 
Museum Herakleidon & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
7 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 5 € reduced ticket
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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22/08/2018 to 31/12/2018
 
from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

Exhibition

A rare exhibition on China's Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) is going on display at the Acropolis Museum, with a first time presentation to the public of remarkable artifacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture of the 18th century.

One of the most renowned emperors in Chinese history, Qianlong (Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911) is the Emperor who reformed China, doubled its size and population, tended to the well-being of its citizens and nurtured the arts and letters with passion. He remained on the throne for sixty years (1736-1795) leaving his personal mark on the art of China.

This Acropolis Museum exhibition design was inspired directly by the buildings, colors and forms of the Palaces of the Forbidden City. The exhibition boasts 154 exquisite works of art, ceremonial robes, furniture and functional objects from the Emperor's private apartments in the Palace of Many Splendors (Chonghua Gong) where, as he himself wrote, he spent his youth and drew inspiration for his subsequent plans for the successful management of his vast country.

On first entering the exhibition the visitor meets the Emperor's embroidered gold ceremonial attire and the huge portrait that depicts Him immediately after his ascent to the throne. The Empress’ impressive ritual dress follows, and immediately after, the complete presentation of the Imperial throne with all its accompanying furniture and accessories. A next display presents the tea services used by the Emperor and his guests, his poetic texts and theatrical costumes from the private performances held at the Palace.

The Room of Fragrant Orchids that follows reveals the heated bed of the Imperial couple, wall screens with rare floral decoration and ornamental works of art of the Emperor’s personal choice. Two large exhibits, a second brocaded throne with accessories and the Emperor's study decorated with white jade plaques come after, and it at this desk that the gifted leader spent many hours of his day writing texts about his country's beauties, human relationships and the proper exercise of royal powers.

The exhibition ends with exceptional Buddhist artworks of precious materials: ritual vessels, tributes and great proverbs, but dominating are the statues of the young Buddha, the third Dalai Lama and a Buddhist missionary, demonstrating the predominant role of Buddhism in the Emperor's life.

The exhibition “from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong” is organized in cooperation with the Palace Museum in Beijing as part of the cultural program set forth by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture for the “Year Greece-China”.

The exhibition aims to draw the western world closer to a deeper appreciation of Chinese culture, revealing its distinctive qualities during the glorious period of Emperor Qianlong's reign.

14 September, 2018 to 14 February, 2019
Info: 

Gallery talks
Every week, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy this rare exhibition together with Museum Archaeologist-Hosts.
English: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 11 a.m.
Greek: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 1 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Participation: For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. Limited number of visitors per session. First-in first-served.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the admission fee to the temporary exhibition is required (3 euros).

Εxhibition catalogue
The exhibition is accompanied with a three-language catalogue (Chinese, Greek, English). It is available for purchase at the Acropolis Museum Shops.

Venue: 
Temporary Exhibition Gallery, ground floor
Language: 
Chinese, Greek, English
Duration: 
14 September 2018 – 14 February 2019
Hours: 
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: 
Tickets are available for sale at the Museum’s Ticket Desk. Admission fee: 3€
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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14/09/2018 to 14/02/2019
 
Free musical education workshop: Greek song

Free musical education workshop: Greek song

Seminars

Eight seminars aiming to familiarize the general public with the history, repertoire and the most important creators and performers of the Greek song.

10 October, 2018 to 28 November, 2018
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Kostas Mylonas "About the History of Greek Song" 10, 17, 24 & 31 October, 18:00 - 20:00
Giorgos Tsampras "Greek song: the last 60 years (from 1955 to today)" 7, 14, 21 & 28 November, 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: 
Lecture Hall
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
18:00 - 20:00
Tickets: 
€ 50, € 35 (students, unemployed, disabled) Cost per seminar: € 10, € 8 (students, unemployed, people with disabilities)
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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10/10/2018 to 28/11/2018
 
Sundays guided tours at the Industrial Gas Museum with free admission

Sundays guided tours at the Industrial Gas Museum with free admission

Museum tour

Along with the experienced people of our Museum, we follow the gas production line, ‘listen’ to the workers’ stories, touch the machines that until recently filled the city with power and light.

14 October, 2018 to 28 April, 2019
Info: 

*For adults and families

October 2018 - April 2019
When: Every Sunday
Time: 11 am
Meeting point: Central chimney

*Bookings and more info
T. +30 2130109325, +30 2130109300
gasmuseum@athens-technopolis.gr
www.gasmuseum.gr

Hours: 
11:00
Tickets: 
Free Admission
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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14/10/2018 to 28/04/2019
 
#TextMe_Lab: On clarity between velocity and duration.

#TextMe_Lab: On clarity between velocity and duration.

Visual Arts

#TextMe_Lab: On clarity between velocity and duration. Crumbs that Chondros and Katsiani left behind to find their way.
curation: Fil Ieropoulos

ATOPOS CVC inaugurates the #TextMe project, a year of actions and events around the book and text in media arts in the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’. #TextMe was an original concept by Atopos artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis.
Within this context, researcher Fil ieropoulos has curated #TextMe_Lab, a series of lectures, discussions, workshops and residencies of artists and academics at Atopos. The projects will revolve around the thematic of using text in artistic forms and interdisciplinary language applications. Some of the main points of interest of the programme are visual poetry, word and screen relationships, spoken word and the boundaries between poetry and sound art, as well as modern linguistic phenomena in online pop culture and new media. "On Clarity between Velocity and Duration" is the seventh event of #TextMe_Lab.

Thanasis Chondros and Alexandra Katsiani worked for more than thirty years in public high schools in Greece, but also for three years abroad as philologists / classics teachers. This means that from time to time they taught ancient Greek language and literature from the original texts and in translation, modern Greek language and literature, history of various periods, Latin, psychology, sociology, philosophy, political education, management and production, as well as office administration. It is clear that they taught many of these subjects without having previously studied them themselves, because philologists are treated as a type of Renaissance man. This perception followed Chondros and Katsiani also in the rest of their non-professional pursuits. Thus, they dealt with the visual arts (creatively and writing theoretical texts, organising events, operating art spaces), with music mainly through the trio Dimosioipalliliko Retire but also on their own or in collaborations (playing, singing, writing pieces of various styles - they were even given an award for their music), they operated a pirate radio station, they founded a science field (the zoo-garden-ology), they inspired a religion (of the Deus Ex Machina), they created the Center for Research on the Definition of Happiness, and they, of course, wrote poems and prose (their most recent release being the novel "Six to Seven" by Charama editions). They currently take part in mountain road races with the group "Anonymous Rationalists". Following this schematic and therefore incomplete list of occupations, the need for a moral emerges. What is the purpose of such a course, what is the aim of a behaviour that competes with the ball of pinball machines? The aim is for one to maintain their clarity despite the speed and duration of the phenomena they face and to which they are exposed. Art historian Areti Leopoulou and composer Costis Drygianakis will speak of this clarity in the course of Chondros and Katsiani. The evening will be completed by Chondros and Katsiani themselves who will introduce their own personal alphabet primer. By contrasting the standard order of the alphabetical sequence to chaos and a signification disorder of word entries, they will reveal the fable-like nature of everyday life.

Talks: Friday 9 November, 20:00 - 23:00
Duration: 12-14/11, 12:00-18:00 & 15-18/11, 14:00-20:00

More info:

ki-alla-logia.blogspot.com/2010
zoologikokipologia.blogspot.com
dimretire.wordpress.com
fanzines.gr/το-μπιτόνι

9 November, 2018
Info: 

ΑΤΟPOS CVC, Salaminos 72 str., 10435 Metaksourgheio, Athens 104 35, Tel: +302105242004, +302108838151, info@atopos.gr, www.atopos.gr, www.text-me.gr

Hospitality Sponsors
KTIMA EVHARIS | www.domaine-evharis.gr
CITRUS | www.citrus-chios.gr
FIMI DRINKS | www.drinkfimi.gr

Organization / Production: 
ATOPOS CONTEMPORARY VISUAL CULTURE
Venue: 
ATOPOS CVC
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
9 -16 November
Hours: 
20:00 - 23:00
Tickets: 
Entrance Free
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05/11/2018 to 16/11/2018
 
Contemporary Spanish Cinema

Contemporary Spanish Cinema

Cinema

07, 14, 21, 28.11.2018, 19.30 h.
The program Contemporary Spanish Cinema is a sample of the most recent production of the Spanish cinema.
In order to define today’s Spanish cinema, one has to focus on the plurality of its contents and the diversity of the forms and formats of production as an international identity mark. This program offers a sample of the contemporary production through four films which represent these diverse aspects of gender and the different thematic concerns of the Spanish cinema, focusing on the production of fiction and documentaries.

The program Contemporary Spanish Cimena 2018 presents us with three fiction films and one documentary. Four very unalike films, as has come to be a feature of this program, which, however, have one not at all theoretical common subject: the journey, as seen in multiple aspects.

PROGRAM:

07.11.2018, 19.30 h.
10.000 KM
Spain, 2014, 98 min.
Not suitable for children under 12
Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Producer: Lastor Media / La Panda
Screenplay: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet
Art director: Laia Ateca
Cinematography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Film editing: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Juliana Montañés
Sound editing: Diego Casares, Pablo Gregorio
Cast: Natalia Tena (Alex), David Verdaguer (Sergi)
Synopsis: Having to spend one year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.
https://vimeo.com/109240427

14.11.28, 19.30 h.
Los exiliados románticos, Romantics in exile
Spain, 2015, 70 min.
Suitable for all audiences
Director: Jonás Trueba
Producer: Los Iluso Films
Screenplay: Jonás Trueba
Art director: Miguel Ángel Rebollo
Cinematography: Santiago Racaj
Film editing: Marta Velasco
Music: Tulsa, Francisco Javier De Vicente
Sound editing: Álvaro Silva Wuth
Cast: Vito Sanz, Francesco Carril, Luis E. Parés, Renata Antonante, Isabelle Stoffel, Vahina Giocante
Synopsis: The main characters travel around on board an old van – where they sleep, shave and have breakfast – driving from Madrid to Annecy, on the French border with Switzerland, with stopovers in Toulouse and Paris. Along the way these three boys will continually meet up with women who have meant something to them during their lives.
https://vimeo.com/110702214

21.11.2018, 19.30 h.
Sicixia
Spain, 2016, 99 min.
Not suitable for children under 12. Highly recommended for the encouragement of gender equality.
Direction: Ignacio Villar
Producer: Via Lactea Filmes S.L.
Screenplay: Ignacio Villar
Cinematography: Diego Romero Suarez¬-Llanos
Film editing: Fernando Alfonsín
Sound editing: Bernat Fortiana
Cast: Monti Castiñeiras (Xiao), Marta Lado (Olalla), Arantza Villar (Alís), Artur Trillo (Olalla’s uncle), Daniel Trillo (Pedro), Tamara Canosa (doctor)
Synopsis: A sound engineer called Xiao is requested to record and gather the unique ambient sound of Costa da Morte. It is in that place where he meets Olalla, a local tour guide who collects seaweed from the Atlantic Ocean and who will help him delve into the special local character. From that moment they will completely lose control of their lives, which seem like a tide ruled by a greater force.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=WQ-IVn95RsM

28.11.2018, 19.30 h. 
Un día vi 10.000 elefantes, One day I saw 10,000 elephants
Spain, 2014, 76 min.
Not suitable for children under 7
Director: Álex Guimerà, Juan Pajares
Producer: Several Studio, S.C.P
Screenplay: Pere Ortín. Based on the novel Los elefantes en la luna (The elephants on the moon), by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
Art director: Flextatowa
Cinematography: Álex Guimerà
Music: Benjamín Fert
Sound editing: Elías Arias
Cast: Sergi Davies (Angono Mba), Mireia Pérez (assistant), Mireia Esteve (reporter), Marc Pérez (sound technician), Andreu Meixide (cameraman), Javier Jaén (producer), Toni Garrido (voice of Manuel Hernández Sanjuán), Gorsyedu (voice of Angono Mba), Pedro Esono (voice of Esono Ebang), Generosa Esaha Ndong (voice of Asanguan), Marcelo Asumu (voice of Young Fang), Ibrán Trasierra (voice of white priest)
Synopsis: From his living room Angono Mba, an eighty-year-old Guinean native, recalls his experiences as a porter for the Spanish filmmaker Manuel Hernández Sanjuán during a two-year documentary expedition (1944 to 1946) across colonial Africa, looking for a mysterious lake where – according to legend – 10.000 elephants live together. From the obsession of the filmmaker and the special relationship between the two men, their different ways of relating to everything that happens during the expedition and the contradictory forms of expressing their feelings comes Un día vi 10.000 elefantes, One day I saw 10,000 elephants. A story of fascination for Africa, the past and collective memories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpeVxlZA3_w

7 November, 2018 to 28 November, 2018
Info: 

All movies have Greek subtitles.
With the collaboration of the Hellenic American Union.
Hellenic American Union, Masalías 22, Colonaki, Atenas. Free entrance until full capacity.

Language: 
Spanish, Greek
Hours: 
19.30
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07/11/2018 to 28/11/2018
 
80 days in Antarctica

80 days in Antarctica

Photography

Photography Exhibition -“80 days in Antarctica”

Dr. Ioannis Baziotis' adventure in Antarctica lasted 80 days and his sensitive lens has captured his journey.

7 November, 2018 to 30 November, 2018
Info: 

Dr. Ioannis Baziotis, Assistant Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology at the Agricultural University of Athens, is the only Greek scientist to have participated in NASA-funded Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET).

Organization / Production: 
ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΔΩΝ
Venue: 
16 Herakleidon Str.
Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00-18:00
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07/11/2018 to 30/11/2018
 
Contemporary Spanish Cinematography 2018

Contemporary Spanish Cinematography 2018

Cinema

Series of contemporary Spanish movies’ screenings by Instituto Cervantes for the third year in a row at the Hellenic American Union.

7 November, 2018 to 28 November, 2018
Info: 

The series of screenings of contemporary Spanish cinema continues for the third consecutive year in collaboration with the Hellenic American Union, showcasing the variety of its genres, its themes and its modes of production that define it on the world stage.

This year's screenings’ series includes three fiction films and one documentary; four rather different films -basic feature of this program- which share a common theme: the journey.

The screenings’ schedule is as follows:

> November 7: "10,000 km" (2014), Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Duration: 98’.
> November 14: "Los exiliados románticos" (2015), Director: Jonás Trueba, Duration: 70’.
> November 21: "Sicixia" (2016), Director: Ignacio Villar, Duration: 99’.
> November 28: "Un día vi 10.000 elefantes" (2014), Directors: Álex Guimerà and Juan Pajares, Duration: 76’.

The films will be screened with Greek subtitles.

The screenings are organized in co-operation with the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in Athens.
For more information about the movies please visit: https://atenas.cervantes.es/gr/culture_spanish/upcoming_activities_cultu... (in Greek and in Spanish).

Venue: 
Hellenic American Union Theater
Hours: 
19:30
Tickets: 
Admission is free
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08/11/2018 to 28/11/2018
 
Front End Developer @ Innovathens

Front End Developer @ Innovathens

Workshop

Samsung Electronics Hellas announces the workshop “Front End Developer” that takes place in INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung and invites unemployed people from 18 to 55yo to participate. Based on the Responsive Web Development, the workshop focuses in the use of HTML & CSS, as well as in new techniques such as Positioning (Flexbox, CSS Grid).

Requirements for participation:
– Good knowledge of computer skills
– Basic familiarization with HTML & CSS
– must bring your own laptop

8 November, 2018 to 16 November, 2018
Info: 

Front End Developer workshop
The workshop has free admission and a total duration of 28 hours.
Workshop dates: 08, 09 & 12-16 November 2018
Please register here : hhttps://www.innovathens.gr/events/front-end-developer-081118/
and you will receive an email confirming your particpation.
Due to the limited number of entries, a strict order of priority will be kept.

Hours: 
17.00 - 21.00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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08/11/2018 to 16/11/2018
 
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Ballet

The first choreography of the Greek National Opera’s new Ballet Director, Konstantinos Rigos, constitutes a new reading of the most famous ballet of all times.

10 November, 2018 to 29 December, 2018
Info: 

Rigos / Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake

Conductor: Elias Voudouris
Choreography-director-sets: Konstantinos Rigos

PREMIERE 10 NOVEMBER 2018
10, 11, 16, 17, 18 November 2018
20, 22, 28, 29 December 2018

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at: 20.00 (Sundays at 18.30)

Original composition: Thodoris Regklis
Dramaturgy consultant: Alexandros Efklidis
Costumes: George Segredakis
Lighting: Christos Tziogkas
Associate architect: Mary Tsagari
Video: Konstantinos Garinis

Siegfried
Vangelis Bikos (10, 18/11 & 22/12)
Danilo Zeka (11, 17/11 & 29/12)
Igor Siatzko (16/11 & 28/12)

Odette
Maria Kousouni (10, 18/11 & 22/12)
Evridiki Issaakidou (11, 17/11 & 29/12)
Eleana Andreoudi (16/11 & 28/12)

Odile
Eleana Andreoudi (10, 18/11 & 22/12)
Maria Kousouni (11, 17/11 & 29/12)
Natassa Siouta (16/11 & 28/12)

The Queen
Emilia Gaspari (10/11 & 22, 28/12)
Alina Stergianou (11, 16, 17/11)
Natassa Siouta (18/11)
Stavroula Kambouraki (29/12)

Tutor
Stratos Papanoussis (10, 18/11 & 22, 28/12)
Yorgos Varvariotis (11, 16, 17/11 & 29/12)

Rothbart
Yorgos Varvariotis (10, 18/11 & 22, 28/12)
Stratos Papanoussis (11, 16, 17/11 & 29/12)

With the GNO Orchestra, Principal dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Ticket prices: €15, €20, €30, €35, €40, €45, €50, €70
Students, reduced: €12 / Limited visibility: €10

The first choreography of the Greek National Opera’s new Ballet Director, Konstantinos Rigos, constitutes a new reading of the most famous ballet of all times.

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake throughout the ages enraptures and moves the audiences while being the utmost career challenge for professional dancers, since the virtuosity and lyricism demanded for its comprehensive interpretation, are almost beyond human limits. At the same time, it is an autonomous music work of great interpretative demands.

Russian composer Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was one of the most popular composers of the 19th century. He composed equally successful symphonies, concerts, operas, chamber music and music for the ballets Swan lake (1877), Sleeping Beauty (1890) and The Nutcracker (1892). These works remain to this day the most popular ballets in the repertory, thanks to the emotive power and the theatricality of their music, which granted music for ballet the prestige of an independent music genre. The same qualities which run through all of Tchaikovsky’s works, also inspired many choreographers to create new works based on his music. It is thus no coincidence, that Tchaikovsky’s name – perhaps more than of any other colleague of his - has been associated with the art of ballet.

The enchanting story of Prince Siegfried, the Swan Queen Odette, the evil wizard Rothbart and his daughter Odile, comes to life through the eyes of Konstantinos Rigos; he transfers the action to a post-apocalyptic environment, where dancers seem to be environmental refugees at a dried-up lake bed. This new production of Swan Lake attempts to raise questions and seek the answers regarding the way the modern spectator as well as the artist of our time can “reread” and discover anew a classic work, today.

In 2002, Konstantinos Rigos choreographed an adaptation of Swan Lake titled Swan Memory for the National Theatre of Northern Greece. The performance toured from Athens and Volos to Singapore, Sao Paolo, Portugal, Italy and France with great success.

Venue: 
Greek National Opera Stavros Niarchos Hall / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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10/11/2018 to 29/12/2018
 
CreativeIndustriesVol. 3 - Business Accelerator @ INNOVATHENS

CreativeIndustriesVol. 3 - Business Accelerator @ INNOVATHENS

Innovation

INNOVATHENS Business Accelerator - section 7,
part of "Creative Industries vol.3", a 3-month intensive course offering high quality advisory, educational, one-to-one mentoring and coaching services to business groups, teams and start-ups for free.
Following the successful program of 2017, as well as attracting the audience's attention, INNOVATHENS Powered by Samsung - the Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Technopolis City of Athens is organising the second part of “Creative Industries vol. 3”, dedicated to the Creative and Cultural Ιndustries: books, music, performing arts, television, cinema, radio, e-games, digital apps, visual arts, architecture and advertising.

15 November, 2018 to 15 January, 2019
Info: 

Course duration November 2018 - January 2019
Find out more at www.innovathens.gr

Hours: 
11:00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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15/11/2018 to 15/01/2019
 
Thursday's meetings

Thursday's meetings

Presentation

Contemporary Greek photographers are being introduced to the public.

15 November, 2018 to 13 December, 2018
Info: 

“Thursday's meetings”, coordinated by Platon Rivellis and organized in cooperation with the "Photography Circle" aim to introduce the work of contemporary Greek photographers. The photographers, selected by Platon Rivellis and members of the “Photography Circle”, present their work, discuss about their themes, approach and artistic choices. Each presentation is followed by an open discussion with the audience.

The presentations’ schedule for 2018 is as follows:

> November 15: Andreas Schoinas, Panos Rozakis & Nikos Konstantinidis
> November 29: Elena Kamili, Maria Bamputa & Yiannis Zisis
> December 13: Valia Gentsou, Lia Zanni & Periklis Antoniou

Organization / Production: 
Hellenic American Union, Photography Circle
Venue: 
Hellenic American Union Theater
Hours: 
19:00
Tickets: 
Admission is free
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15/11/2018 to 13/12/2018
 
Fighting for Peace: Greece – Italy – Spain in the 1980s

Fighting for Peace: Greece – Italy – Spain in the 1980s

exhibition

With posters, pictures, specialized publications, articles and further documentation from public and private collections from Greece and abroad, the exhibition reveals the multidimensional aspect of peace protests in Southern Europe of the 1980s.

15 November, 2018 to 31 March, 2019
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The exhibition presents the antiwar movement in Southern Europe, through a multilayer historical retrospection of the 1980s. The aftermath of the devastating Second World War and the emergence of the Cold War saw thousands of people rallying around the cause of peace and disarmament, thus becoming the core of massive political activism and building new ideological and political identities. During the nuclear weapons crisis peoples not only in the South but also in the whole Europe, attempted to review their past, present and future; their strong mobilization against the installation of new nuclear weapons in Europe depicted the rapid social, cultural and technological transformations of the time that concurred with the wide spread fear of nuclear devastation. This fact gave global impetus to a massive and strong antiwar movement, in close relation with other movements of the time, such as the youth, the feminist, the trades unions, the environmental, which affected profoundly societies and political agendas.

Duration: 
November 2018-March 2019
Hours: 
Daily: 9.00-16.00, Thursday & Friday 9.00-20.00, Weekend 10.00-15.00
Tickets: 
Free entrance
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15/11/2018 to 31/03/2019
 
Handmade Dreams

Handmade Dreams

Exhibition

Exhibition for handmade objects. Three unique days of inspiration and creation with autumnal and Christmas mood!

16 November, 2018 to 18 November, 2018
Info: 

Free admission
Friday: 14:00-00:00
Saturday:11:00-00:00
Sunday: 11:00-23:00
For more info you can visit:
Web: www.handmadedreams.gr
Facebook: Handmade Dreams

Hours: 
11:00 - 23:00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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16/11/2018 to 18/11/2018
 
Members of the Camerata Meet Deep Purple

Members of the Camerata Meet Deep Purple

Music

Last year’s successful performances by the Members of the Camerata and George Petrou continue this year, with a bold programme featuring two symphonic works by Jon Lord, the soul of Deep Purple. An epic creation, the famous Concerto for Group and Orchestra paved the way for the fusion of classic rock and symphonic sounds. Hot on the heels of the Concerto followed Jon Lord's iconic Sarabande – a clin d’œil to the form of the baroque suite as shaped by Bach through the deforming mirror of 1970's experimentation.

16 November, 2018
Info: 

Christos Mastoras vocals
Irene Ketididi electric guitar
George Petrou hammond organ
Panos Politis synthesizer, hammond organ
Kostas Vichos electric bass
Yannis Stavropoulos drums

Members of the Camerata – Orchestra of the Friends of Music
Conductor George Petrou

Organization / Production: 
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall, Pure Art
Venue: 
Christos Lambrakis Hall
Hours: 
20:30
Tickets: 
Students, under 25s, unemployed, disabled people, parents of 3 or more, seniors (65+): € 9 Zone E: € 12 Zone D: € 18 Zone C: € 25 Zone B: € 28 Zone A: € 30 Grand Tier: € 35
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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16/11/2018