Poems, theoretical texts, political articles, audiovisual works, photographs, newspapers, books and other documents, mainly from the poet's archive and library will guide visitors through a journey in time, beginning in mid war Salonica and extending to the first years of the new millenium.
"The issue is what do you say now"
12/02/2018 to 21/10/2018
Sundays at the University History Museum
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.
01/04/2018 to 02/12/2018
Athens 2018 World Book Capital
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
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
All over the city
23/04/2018 to 22/04/2019
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
23 April, 2018 to 23 April, 2019
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23 April 2018 - 22 April 2019
Thursday & Friday : 14:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00
23/04/2018 to 22/04/2019
Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era
The Byzantine and Christian Museum present the temporary exhibition “Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era”. The duration of the exhibition is from May 18th till October 10th 2018. Through six thematic sections: “Transition”, “Worship”, “Intellectual Life”, “Warfare in the Western and Eastern Roman Empire” “Secular Life” and “Trade”, the exhibition highlights the role of the Byzantine Empire as a stability pole during the turbulent era of 300 – 1000 A.D, both in the European continent and in the broader area of the Mediterranean Sea and the East.
The following Museums and Ephorates agreed to loan collection items for the realization of the exhibition: Allard Pierson Museum- Amsterdam, LVR-Landes Museum – Bonn, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum - Budapest, Royal Museums for Art and History – Brussels, National Archaeological Museum, National Library of Greece, Epigraphic Museum, Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica, Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth, Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, Ephorate of Antiquities of the city of Athens, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Museum of Byzantine Culture.
The exhibition is organized within the framework of the EU project “CEMEC - Connecting Early Medieval European Collections”, co-funded by the Creative Europe Framework, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. In the CEMEC framework, seven important European museums are collaborating with Universities and technical partners to develop diverse digital applications – 3D models, holoprojections, the Cross Cultural Timeline- which are a key element of the exhibition and aim to provide a fulfilling visitor's museum experience.
Hashtags of exhibition: #ByzantiumAndTheOthers #bma #bcm #bmaCommunity #CEMEC
18 May, 2018 to 10 October, 2018
For more information visit Byzantine and Christian Museum's official website http://www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en/info/
Buses: 054, 100, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 608, 622, 732, 815, Χ14, Χ95, Α5, Ε14 (get off at ‘Rigillis’) 250 (get off at ‘Evangelismos’) 450, 550 (get off at ‘Ethniko Idryma Ereunon’) 060, 022 (get off at ‘Loukianou’) 01 (Municipal of Kaisariani bus, get off at "Rizari")
Trolley buses: 3 (get off at ‘Rigillis’) 10 (get off at ‘Ethniko Idryma Ereunon’)
Metro: Line 3 (get off at ‘Evangelismos’)
Tuesday-Sunday: 08:00 -20:00 and Monday: 12:00 - 20:00
Credit cards are accepted
18/05/2018 to 10/10/2018
George Condo at Cycladic
Within its contemporary art program the Museum of Cycladic Art will hold the exhibition “George Condo at Cycladic”. This will be the first major solo museum exhibition of the American artist George Condo in Greece. The exhibition will include painting, sculptures and drawings spanning his 40-year career and a catalogue will be published on its occasion.
Condo was instrumental in reviving figuration in American art, together with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and Jeff Koons back in the 1980s, and continues to be one of the most important American figurative sculptors and painters, with a career spanning almost 4 decades.
The exhibition “George Condo at Cycladic” will not be a chronological description of the work in the sense of a retrospective but rather a show representing some of the artist’s best examples of his work focusing on the human figure; an ongoing interest of the MCA’s curated contemporary program.
8 June, 2018 to 21 October, 2018
Photo: George Condo / Paper Faces 1997 / acrylic, oil and paper on canvas © George Condo, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt, New York
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Thursday: 10:00-20:00, Sunday: 11:00-17:00 Tuesday: Closed
08/06/2018 to 21/10/2018
The Materiality of the painterly event
Cultural, Sports & Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens presents the exhibition “The Materiality of the painterly event" at the City of Athens Arts Centre from June 11th to September 30th.
11 June, 2018 to 30 September, 2018
In the exhibition are presented 20 significant artists of our time, all Europeans, covering the period of the last 4 decades and following each one a personal and original confrontation with the painterly praxis, questioning the limits of abstraction the relation of the painterly event to the space, to the gesture, to the matter, to the materiality.
The participating artists:
Nikos Alexiou(1960-2011, Greece),
Currator: Denys Zacharopoulos
The title of the show is inspired by a crucial sentence of Michel Foucault at the end of his Speech at the College de France, 1971, (The Discourse in Language):
"Of course, an event is neither substance, nor accident, nor quality not process; events are not corporeal. And yet, an event is certainly not immaterial; it takes effect, becomes effect, on the level of materiality. Events consist in relation to, coexistence with, dispersion of, the cross-checking accumulation and the selection of material elements; it is not at all the energy nor the property of a corporeal body; it occurs as an effect of, and, in, material dispersion. We may say, that the philosophy of the event should move at first, towards the paradoxical direction of a materialism of the incorporeal."
City of Athens Arts Centre
During visiting hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00, Sunday: 10.00 - 14.00, Monday: closed
11/06/2018 to 30/09/2018
The countless aspects of Beauty
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:
8 August, 2018 to 31 August, 2019
Opening hours (summer schedule until 31/10): Monday 13:00-20:00, Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-20:00
Monday 13:00-20:00, Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-20:00
Credit cards are accepted
08/08/2018 to 31/08/2019
Sophia Vari: Forms & Contradictions
After numerous exhibitions around the world, sculptor Sofia Vari, returns to her roots in Greece with the exhibition Forms and Contradictions. Sixteen monumental, black and white sculptures populate the Agora and converse with the SNFCC building and the Greek light.
1 September, 2018 to 7 October, 2018
The sixteen sculptures of the exhibition Forms and Contradictions, having been created within the last decade, constitute the most mature work of the artist. Vari sees herself as a sculptor that paints and makes collages, therefore her work evolves around matters of light and volume. It is in her sculptures that one can see the harmonious bridging of contradictions: heavy versus weightless, solid versus motion, light versus shadow and massive versus delicate.
The artist’s decision to make use of a strict black and white palette for this specific exhibition stems from her fascination with the Greek sunlight and the characteristics of the building. Confronted with a building of minimalist, verging on austere, proportions, Vari has composed volumes that communicate a sense of harmony—a strong but never dominating presence. In her own words: “The incorporation of my large-scale sculptures in the environment is paramount. I want them to look as if they have been there always.”
Sophia Vari is a Greek artist who was born in Athens in 1940. She studied in England and France (École des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1958), where she became acquainted with modern trends in sculpture, namely Cubism and Surrealism. Her work is an investigation of form and balance, strongly influenced by Mayan, Egyptian, Olmec, and Cycladic arts as well as Baroque aesthetics. Since 1976, she is married to the well-known Columbian artist Fernando Botero.
Apart from her bronze sculptures, Sophia Vari is also known for her collages and her oils and watercolors, which combine geometric lines and sensual curves. Her work has been exhibited internationally in numerous museums and galleries such as the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Palazzo Bricherassio in Torino, the Ludwig Museum in Kombletz, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, as well as the Piazza del Casino in Monte Carlo and the Temple of Confucius in Beijing, while she has had more than 100 personal exhibitions. Nowadays, she lives and works between Greece, Paris, Monaco and Pietrasanta. Vari’s monumental sculptures can be found in Paris, Rome, Monte-Carlo, Baden-Baden, Geneva, Pietrasanta, Madrid and Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia.
The artist would like to express her thanks to:
Magda Baltoyanni- Kallitsantsi
SNFCC would like to thank the artist for granting her works for the purposes of this exhibition.
Every day from 11.00 to 20.00 (every hour on the hour), a short introduction to the exhibition and the artist will take place at AGORA (exhibition point).
Credit cards are accepted
01/09/2018 to 07/10/2018
CITY PROJECT 2018 | Prosaic Origins | Andreas Lolis
NEON presents the exhibition PROSAIC ORIGINS by Andreas Lolis, in the British School at Athens garden, curated by Nayia Yiakoumaki, as part of NEON’s CITY PROJECT 2018.
Andreas Lolis is a sculptor who works with marble, one of the noblest materials in the history of art. Cardboard boxes, ladders and planks of wood become marble effigies of precarious, transitory and unnoticed original objects. Through this traditional method, he elevates the everyday world of abandoned partial objects, makeshift constructions and ordinary things to the status of statues.
The British School at Athens opens its garden to the general public. Established in 1886, as part of a wider political and cultural movement that used as its foundation the model of ‘foreign’ educational institutions originating in developed western countries, the BSA offered a base in Greece for people to study all aspects of Hellenic culture, ancient, medieval and modern.
For this historic setting, Lolis has created sculptures that collide with the western idealisation of Classical Greek heritage installed in such a way as if they had always been there, abandoned objects, disrupting previously bucolic appreciations of the urban garden and the harmonious equilibrium of the School’s classical architecture.
CITY PROJECT is an initiative for public art and the city, conceived and commissioned annually by NEON to a Greek artist. NEON aims to activate public and historical places through contemporary art, contributing to the interaction of art, society and the city. NEON has previously presented exhibitions by Kostis Velonis at 11 Kaplanon Street (2017), Zafos Xagoraris (2016), Maria Loizidou at the Kerameikos Archaeological Site and Museum (2015) and Aemilia Papaphilippou at the Ancient Agora of Athens (2014).
12 September, 2018 to 14 November, 2018
City Project 2018 | New commission to Andreas Lolis
British School at Athens (Souidias 52, Athens)
Curator | Nayia Yiakoumaki, Curator & Head of Curatorial studies at Whitechapel Gallery
Photography © Panos Kokkinias; Courtesy NEON
13.09 - 30.09.2018 | Wed-Sun: 12:00-20:00 || 03.10-14.11.2018 | Wed-Sun: 10:00-18:00
12/09/2018 to 14/11/2018
En Aithria 9
Comicdom Press and the Hellenic American Union, in cooperation with the Hellenic American College (HAEC), proudly present the comics and illustrations group exhibition En Aithria 9, featuring 84 Greek creators. The exhibition series “En Aithria” is an initiative by Artistic Director Gabriel Tompalides aiming to bring together in a single space the work of renowned artists of the local comics and illustrations scene with that of up-and-coming new talents. Free of any particular curatorial prompt, as always, participating creators hail from a wide range of different styles and schools, in an attempt to showcase both the diversity in the creativity of Greek artists and in what motivates them in the present time and place.
Exhibition curators: Dimitris Sakaridis, Elias Katirtzigianoglou and Melandros Ganas.
Featuring the following creators:
Irini Agelidou (Fokshee)
Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union
Opening: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00 - Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, closed on Sunday
Admission is free
12/09/2018 to 28/09/2018
from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong
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
The exhibition is accompanied with a three-language catalogue (Chinese, Greek, English). It is available for purchase at the Acropolis Museum Shops.
Temporary Exhibition Gallery, ground floor
Chinese, Greek, English
14 September 2018 – 14 February 2019
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 are available for sale at the Museum’s Ticket Desk. Admission fee: 3€
Credit cards are accepted
14/09/2018 to 14/02/2019
5th International Conference on Heritage Management
The Heritage Management Organization (HERITΛGE) is pleased to announce the 5th International Conference on Heritage Management. The HerMa Conference will take place at the Technopolis City of Athens as well as at Eleusis, from 21 to 23 September 2018.
The year 2018 marks significant cultural events worldwide. The HERITΛGE in conjunction with the Athens 2018 World Book Capital, the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture is celebrating this milestone and brings together universities, institutions and organizations involved in the Heritage Management sector. It is with great pleasure to invite you to join the 5th HerMa Conference, a fertile ground for the exchange of new ideas and practices under the general Umbrella Theme for 2018 and 2019: “Traditional and Local Knowledge as Heritage”. In 2018 Sweden is the Honoured Country.
21 September, 2018 to 23 September, 2018
become a member
21/09/2018 to 23/09/2018