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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
 
A Brief Guide for Prospective Tightrope Walkers

A Brief Guide for Prospective Tightrope Walkers

Puppet Theatre

Stathis Markopoulos (Ayusaya Puppet Theatre)

Jumping-in-the-air-and-gravity-defying puppets come to meet you and tell you their big secret: “Nothing ties you to the ground; dance, you shan’t fall!”

30 November, 2018 to 31 May, 2019
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A modern, lyrical puppet theatre for all ages, with live music and a revolutionary mood; it’s this year’s original ‘away offsite performance produced by the Onassis Stegi for high-school students, teachers and other special audience groups, such as inmates, senior citizens, the chronically ill, people in rehabilitation centres, people with disabilities and everybody who is unable to access the arts easily, or is in remote areas.

We are all tightrope walkers, hence worthy of attaining freedom; this is what Jean Genet seems to be telling us in his famous lyrical manifesto “Le Funambule” (“The Tightrope Walker”, 1955), which has inspired this performance by the Ayusaya Puppet Theatre.

Puppet players, musicians and dancers give life to hand-made puppets. Drawing inspiration from Genet’s instructions to the tightrope walker Abdallah Bentaga, to whom he dedicated his allegorical essay, our troupe invites us to discover the craftsman-artist inside us all and respond to the challenges he sets us in the art of living.

CREDITS
Direction-set design-constructions-puppets-: Stathis Markopoulos (Ayusaya Puppet Theatre)
Dramaturgy: Vicky Georgiadou
Movement: Antonis Koutroumbis (Plefsis Group)
Original Music: George Kastanos
Cast: George Kastanos, Vassilki Maltsaki, Stathis Markopoulos, Anneta Stefanopoulou, Maria Fountouli
Executive Production: Delta Pi 
Produced by: Onassis Stegi 
The performance is based on the translation by Christoforos Liontakis of Jean Genet’s “Le Funambule – Le Condamné à mort” (“The Tightrope Walker – The Man Sentenced to Death”), Ekdoseis Eikostou Protou (21st c. Editions), Athens, 2016.

Venue: 
Outside the Onassis Stegi
Hours: 
11:00-13:00
Tickets: 
Free entrance | Reservation and more info: T. 213 017 8002, Email: education@sgt.gr
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30/11/2018 to 31/05/2019
 
2019 - Skalkottas year

2019 - Skalkottas year

Music

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the death of Nikos Skalkottas, the four organizations that are housed in the Athens Concert Hall call 2019 "Skalkottas Year" and organize a series of anniversary events at the Megaron Mousikis, which include, among others, concerts , discussions, exhibition, international conference, composition contest and training programs. This brings together for the first time their artistic and scientific forces in a collective course throughout the year that will give the honor to Nikos Skalkotas.

During "2019 Skalkottas Year", the Friends of Music Society with its Music Library "Lilian Voudouri", the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens State Orchestra and the Greek Composers Union , in collaboration with the Hourmouziou - Papaioannou Foundation, co-organize a series of events that aim to re-recommend us the Greek composer and the genius of his music. They also aspire to show that Skalkotas' music, exciting and unpredictable, can speak directly not only to the "connoisseurs" but also to the wider audience.

1 January, 2019 to 31 December, 2019
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On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the death of Nikos Skalkottas, the four organizations that are housed in the Athens Concert Hall call 2019 "Skalkottos Year" and organize a series of anniversary events at the Megaron Mousikis, which include, among others, concerts , discussions, exhibition, international conference, composition contest and training programs. This brings together for the first time their artistic and scientific forces in a collective course throughout the year that will give the honor to Nikos Skalkotas.

Venue: 
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Wheelchair accessible
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01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
 
George Zongolopoulos: The Vision of Public Sculpture

George Zongolopoulos: The Vision of Public Sculpture

Exhibition

In collaboration with the George Zongolopoulos Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is organizing the first exhibition exclusively dedicated to public sculptures, installed in Greece and other countries, by this iconic artist.

28 January, 2019 to 31 May, 2019
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The exhibition traces how Zongolopoulos’ public sculpture charges and converses with installation sites, locations in which it enters into communication with the public on a daily basis; it moreover highlights the importance of public art – all the more relevant in view of the fact that this exhibition is held at SNFCC, which aspires to redefine the citizens’ relationship with the public space.
As part of this exhibition, eight sculptures will go on display in outdoor areas in the Agora and the Rear Agora.
Twelve more sculptures – four of them for the first time – will go on display at the 4th-floor atrium of the National Library of Greece, supplemented by maquettes, constructions, drawings, videos, photos and interactive exhibits that place these sculptures in the context of the public sites where they have been installed.
The panel from Zongolopoulos’ studio, the maquette of the Monument of Zalongo and the surrounding area, and an umbrella from the life-size Umbrellas sculpture will also go on public display for the first time.
Furthermore, the exhibition features videos on Zongolopoulos’ life and work; educational programs based on the sculptor’s work will be on offer in other SNFCC areas.

*Courtesy of Region of Epirus

Duration:
28/01 - 31/05
09.00 - 22.00

AGORA - REAR AGORA
4th FLOOR ATRIUM NLG

Hours: 
09.00-22.00
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28/01/2019 to 31/05/2019
 
Ioanna Papantoniou. «Doulamas» the magnificent An exceptional overcoat

Ioanna Papantoniou. «Doulamas» the magnificent An exceptional overcoat

Exhibition

The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation organizes the exhibition "Ioanna Papantoniou “Doulamas” the magnificent. An exceptional overcoat."
The aim of the exhibition is to analyse the long time relationship of Ioanna Papantoniou with the doulamas, a relationship based on her research that brought to light the different variations of the garment, but mainly on the inspiration she drew from it during her long career as a stage costume designer. Some of her creations for many theatrical productions for the National Theatre of Greece, the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Thessaly Theatre will be on display at the exhibition.

Finally, Ioanna Papantoniou took the opportunity of her participation in the 2017 ICOM Costume Committee meeting to propose to a number of Greek designers an experimental exhibition, held at the “Kanari 4”, Athens, leading to a larger one, on the doulamas and the pirpiri, having as an example the Dries van Noten Inspirations exhibition in MoMu, Antwerp 2015.

7 March, 2019 to 26 May, 2019
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The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation organizes the exhibition "Ioanna Papantoniou “Doulamas” the magnificent. An exceptional overcoat."
The aim of the exhibition is to analyse the long time relationship of Ioanna Papantoniou with the doulamas, a relationship based on her research that brought to light the different variations of the garment, but mainly on the inspiration she drew from it during her long career as a stage costume designer. Some of her creations for many theatrical productions for the National Theatre of Greece, the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Thessaly Theatre will be on display at the exhibition.

Organization / Production: 
Benaki Museum, “V. Papantoniou” Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation
Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
07/03/2019 - 26/05/2019
Hours: 
Wednesday,Friday: 10:00 - 18:00, Thursday,Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00, Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Tickets: 
€ 7, € 3,5
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07/03/2019 to 26/05/2019
 
Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures from Saudi Arabia

Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures from Saudi Arabia

Exhibition

The exhibition explores the fascinating story and the multifaceted character of the Arabic Peninsula from antiquity to modern times.
The cultural evolution of the Arabian Peninsula from the prehistoric era until the 20th century is revealed through exhibits that are associated with early nomadic movements, trade routes that linked the peninsula with the Mediterranean, Mesopotamia and the rest of Asia, as well as with pilgrimage roads leading to Mecca from the 7th century AD onwards. The close proximity of the Greco-Roman world to the Arabian Peninsula and the cultural pluralism developed in the regions are revealed through a series of objects, inspired by the arts of antiquity that were either transported there through the caravan routes or were produced locally.

The exhibition introduces the most important prehistoric settlements, presents findings of significant cultures of antiquity and late antiquity and reaches the Islamic era, with artifacts created during the various Islamic dynasties until the unification of Saudi Arabia.

Large-scale sculpture, gold burial ornaments, tombstones and precious offerings constitute some of the exhibition objects aiming to familiarise the Greek audience with the historical and cultural heritage of the Arabian Peninsula.

The exhibition was inaugurated at the Louvre in 2010 and since then it has been shown in three different continents, and many cities such as Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, Saint Peter, Washington, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Houston, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Abu Dhabi. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum -the exhibition’s 16th stop- signifies the first event in the southeast Mediterranean.

21 March, 2019 to 26 May, 2019
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The exhibition explores the fascinating story and the multifaceted character of the Arabic Peninsula from antiquity to modern times.
The exhibition introduces the most important prehistoric settlements, presents findings of significant cultures of antiquity and late antiquity and reaches the Islamic era, with artifacts created during the various Islamic dynasties until the unification of Saudi Arabia.
The exhibition was inaugurated at the Louvre in 2010 and since then it has been shown in three different continents, and many cities such as Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, Saint Peter, Washington, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Houston, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Abu Dhabi. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum -the exhibition’s 16th stop- signifies the first event in the southeast Mediterranean.

Organization / Production: 
Benaki Museum, Saudi Commission for Tourism &National Heritage, The National Museum
Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
21/03/2019 - 26/05/2019
Hours: 
Thursday,Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 Friday,Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 4
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21/03/2019 to 26/05/2019
 
The Laundry

The Laundry

Photo exhibition

Group exhibition by members of the "Photography Circle"

16 May, 2019 to 8 June, 2019
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"Laundry has often been used in art, with the self-evident symbolism that goes along with it as a sign of orderliness and cleanliness" notes the exhibition's curator Platon Rivellis. "A laundry does not symbolize a house; it symbolizes a home. Especially for all of us who live in a sunny Mediterranean country, the image of clothes hanging on a line under the sun spawns the feeling that everything is alright and that we have nothing to fear".

The themes of collective exhibitions of the "Photography Circle" serve as an opportunity and a starting point that allows a group of photographers to showcase their interrelatedness as well as the personal proposition each is making . This proposition may be supported through the discourse among his or her photographs, which requires that two or more photos be presented per photographer. "The Laundry" exhibition is an innovative exception, as more than 100 participants present only one photo each. Laundry is in and of itself such a powerful image that it doesn’t leave much room for originality. The theme of the exhibition outweighs the photographers; hence it is important that visitors do not search for individual propositions but grasp the theme in its entirety, along with the variations that support it.

Organization / Production: 
Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), Photography Circle
Venue: 
Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union
Hours: 
Opening: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 20:00 - Gallery hours: Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, closed on Sunday
Tickets: 
Admission is free
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16/05/2019 to 08/06/2019
 
Manolis Famellos

Manolis Famellos

MUSIC

Parklife

24 May, 2019
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With a great electric live performance, an "electric sound construction" to quote the artist, Manolis Famellos goes onstage in Stavros Niarchos Park for this season’s first big Parklife concert.

Starting off with his latest album, I Epohi ton Skoupidion, a large ensemble joins Manolis Famellos on the Great Lawn; its core members have been part of the group that has been working on Famellos' releases for over a decade now.

In the Park, they will perform songs spanning his entire music career, foregrounding the electric-sound element.
Having developed a shared music language, all the band members on this performance have been his constant companions in his musical adventure – from the earliest glimpse of a composition to the completion of each album for release and to the last note in each concert.

Line-up:
Alekos Voulgarakis (guitars)
Stefanos Daniilidis (keyboards, accordion, vocals)
Vangelis Katsarelis (trumpet)
Vangelis Markantonis (bass, vocals)
Thanos Michailidis (drums)

Friday 24/05 | 21.00
Free admission
Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, blanket, or other similar item for sitting on the ground.

Venue: 
GREAT LAWN
Hours: 
21:00
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24/05/2019