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"The issue is what do you say now"

"The issue is what do you say now"

Exhibition

An exhibition on the life and work of Manolis Anagnostakis; poet, editor and critic as well as politician and active citizen.

12 February, 2018 to 21 October, 2018
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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.

Hours: 
9.00 -16.00
Tickets: 
Free admission
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12/02/2018 to 21/10/2018
 
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
 
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
 
#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)
-02-06 October 2018 - Alexandra Papademetriou - Feminist reclaim of the methodologies of drawing and printmaking. (exhibition, workshops)
-09-16 November 2018 - On clarity between velocity and duration. Crumbs that Chondros and Katsiani left behind to find their way. (presentation, exhibition, discussion)
-01 December 2018 - Lena Platonos, queer readings. (lecture, cabaret)
-23 December 2018 - Louisa Doloksa - Fluffy Vigil. (interactive performance)
-07-13 January 2019 - Roland Brauchli & Eleanor Vonne Brown - The book as a work of art, approaches. (open studio, various actions)
-01-02 February 2019 - Feminist text-art from the 1970s until today. (panel, open discussion)
-11-16 March 2019 - Daniel Kupferberg - "Speicher", work in progress. (open studio, various actions)
-02-06 April 2019 - Poetry, technology, new media: Christine Wilks and Amaranth Borsuk. (workshops, presentation, exhibition)

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
 
Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era

Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era

Exhibition

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
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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’)

Hours: 
Tuesday-Sunday: 08:00 -20:00 and Monday: 12:00 - 20:00
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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18/05/2018 to 10/10/2018
 
George Condo at Cycladic

George Condo at Cycladic

Exhibition

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.

CURATED BY
Atalanti Martinou

8 June, 2018 to 21 October, 2018
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Photo: George Condo / Paper Faces 1997 / acrylic, oil and paper on canvas © George Condo, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt, New York

Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Thursday: 10:00-20:00, Sunday: 11:00-17:00 Tuesday: Closed
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08/06/2018 to 21/10/2018
 
The Materiality of the painterly event

The Materiality of the painterly event

Exhibition

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.
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).

11 June, 2018 to 30 September, 2018
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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.
From the 10 non-Greek artists, most have being physically present and worked and exhibited in the country since the 80's, as also from the 10 Greeks most have lived and worked long in various European cities.

The participating artists:

Nikos Alexiou(1960-2011, Greece),
Kai Althoff (1966, Germany),
Herbert Brandl (1959, Austria),
Pedro Cabrita Reis (1956, Portugal),
Dimitris Efeoglou(1986, Greece),
Dora Εconomou(1974, Greece),
Günter Förg(1952-2013, Switzerland),
Ivan Grubanov (1976, Serbia),
Athina Ioannou(1968, Greece),
GiorgosKontis (1981, Greece),
Michel Majerus (1967-2002, Luxemburg),
Xavier Noiret-Thomé (1971, France),
Eftychis Patsourakis (1967, Greece),
Lila Polenaki (1964, Greece),
Nana Sachini (1975, Greece),
Adrian Schiess (1959, Switzerland),
Nikos Sepetzoglou(1979, Greece),
Mariella Simoni (1948, Italy),
Alexandros Tzannis (1979, Greece),
Heimo Zobernig (1958, Austria).

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."
Michel Foucault, " The Discourse on Language", 1971

Venue: 
City of Athens Arts Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
During visiting hours
Hours: 
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00, Sunday: 10.00 - 14.00, Monday: closed
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11/06/2018 to 30/09/2018
 
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
Info: 

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
 
Sophia Vari: Forms & Contradictions

Sophia Vari: Forms & Contradictions

Exhibition

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
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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.”

Biographical Note

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:

Yerasimos Yannopoulos

Magda Baltoyanni- Kallitsantsi

Dante Benedetti

Alexandro Maggi

SNFCC would like to thank the artist for granting her works for the purposes of this exhibition.

Free Admission

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).

Duration:

01/09-07/10

AGORA

Hours: 
06.00-00.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/09/2018 to 07/10/2018
 
CITY PROJECT 2018 | Prosaic Origins | Andreas Lolis

CITY PROJECT 2018 | Prosaic Origins | Andreas Lolis

Exhibition

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
Info: 

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

Hours: 
13.09 - 30.09.2018 | Wed-Sun: 12:00-20:00 || 03.10-14.11.2018 | Wed-Sun: 10:00-18:00
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12/09/2018 to 14/11/2018
 
En Aithria 9

En Aithria 9

Exhibition

Comics and illustrations exhibition

The historic comics and illustrations exhibition at the Hellenic American Union.

12 September, 2018 to 28 September, 2018
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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)
Dimitris Agarai
Dimitra Adamopoulou
Spyros Evangelos Armenis
Dimitris Vanellis & Thanasis Petrou
Eugenia Vereli
Panagiotis Vlamis
Vasilis Gerkou & Angelos Papoutsis
Dennis Giatras
Tomek Giovanis
Melandros Ganas & Alexandra Trivola
Vassilis Gogtzilas
Giorgos Gousis
Elena Gogou
Spiros Derveniotis
Georgios Dimitriou
Vasilis Dimopoulos
George Doutsiopoulos
Triantaphyllos Eleutheriou
Giannis Ermidis (Epsilon)
Vasilis Zikos
Efi Theodoropoulou
Panos Kamoulakos
Avgi Kanaki
Vera Kartalou & Panagiotis Tsaousis
Dimitrios Kasdaglis
Elias Katirtzigianoglou & Eugenia Koumaki
Michael Katoglou
Daphne Keskenidou
Thomas Kefalas
Stavros Kioutsioukis
George Komiotis & Harry Saxon
Rafaella Koni
Dimitris Koskinas
Arinela Kociko
Nikos Koutsis
Tasos Kyriakidis
Filippos Konstantakis
Nearhos Konstantinou
George Konstantopoulos & Alkis Kabouris
Manos Lagouvardos
Aris Labos
Alexia Lougiaki
Vasilis Lolos
Lefteris Mavrogiannis
Nikos Milioris
Panagiotis Mitsobonos
George Micalef
Thanos Bangeas
Hariton Bekiaris
Lila Belivanaki
George Botsos
Kostas Nikellis
Dimitra Nikolaidi
Marios Ksidonas
Alexia Othonaiou
Dimitris Pantazis
Kostas Pantoulas
Siadora Papatheodorou
Yannis Rubulias
Angeliki Salamaliki
Konstantinos Sklavenitis
George Soulis
Nikolas Stefadouros (Stef)
Tety Solou
Gabriel Tompalides
Thanos Tsilis
Kostas Fragiadakis
Nektarios Chionis
Rianna Adams
Malk
Darina Miroshnichenko
Orestix
Rob Snow
Dani Strips
Tasmar
Maggie Tsiopelaki

Venue: 
Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union
Hours: 
Opening: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00 - Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, closed on Sunday
Tickets: 
Admission is free
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12/09/2018 to 28/09/2018
 
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: 

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
 
5th International Conference on Heritage Management

5th International Conference on Heritage Management

Conference

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
Info: 

The conference is free for all members. Become a member by visiting the Registration link below
http://www.inherity.org/conference/registration/

For more information please send email to: inherity.conference@gmail.com

Hours: 
10:00
Tickets: 
become a member
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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21/09/2018 to 23/09/2018