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A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

Gallery Talks

Evening walks through the Museum exhibition galleries, making unanticipated stops and various discussions, together with an Archaeologist-Host.

1 July, 2016 to 31 December, 2019
Info: 

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Venue: 
Museum's exhibition areas
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
60 minutes
Hours: 
English: every Friday at 6 p.m. / Greek: every Friday at 8 p.m.
Tickets: 
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/07/2016 to 31/12/2019
 
Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens

Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens

Virtual reality

"Tholos" Virtual reality theater

Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens
(circa 5th century B.C.)

The new interactive tour at the “Tholos” virtual reality theater
takes visitors back in time…

Visit the dome-shaped Virtual Reality "Theatre" of Hellenic Cosmos and travel through time, in Athens of the 5th century B.C., the so called golden age of Athenian culture under the leadership of Pericles, where you will have the chance to see reconstructed all the temples and statues of the this rich historical site of much archaeological and cultural significance, the Athenian Acropolis.
The show is interactive, controlled by the spectator, and not static. It is a unique experience of immersion into the virtual world, which is characterized by immediate response, flexibility, originality and liveliness.
The spectator takes a tour at the monuments that are still standing today, like the Propylaia, Nike Temple, Parthenon, Erectheion, but also through the buildings that are not visible today like Arrephorion, Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, Chalkotheke e.t.c.
The restoration of the colors on the digital models of Arcropolis created is based on studies, which main source was the descriptions of foreign architects of the 19th century. The accuracy of the historical details is validated by the estimated Archaeology professor of the University of Athens Panos Valavanis. A whole team of experts like painters, 3D modelers, programmers e.t.c. worked on this project which was later adapted to the unique technological infrastructure of the “Tholos” virtual reality theater.
The “Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens” offers a unique opportunity to supplement the traditional experience of the visitor by the introduction of augmented reality components *.

24 March, 2018 to 30 June, 2021
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Info:
Duration: 45’
Timetable: www.hellenic-cosmos.gr & www.tholos254.gr
Tickets: 10€, 8€

tickets.hellenic-cosmos.gr & Τ. + 30 212 254 0000

*Virtual Reality shows are narrated in Greek.
English narration is available by appointment only. Please check availability before you visit the museum.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
10€, 8€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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24/03/2018 to 30/06/2021
 
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
 
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
 
The Good Shepherds. Metropolitans and Chief Rabbis in the Face of the Holocaust

The Good Shepherds. Metropolitans and Chief Rabbis in the Face of the Holocaust

Exhibition

The Jewish Museum of Greece inaugurates its periodic exhibition «The Good Shepherds. Metropolitans and Chief Rabbis in the Face of the Holocaust».

The idea for this exhibition came from Samuel (Makis) Matsas, President of the Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG). A child of the Occupation, who survived thanks to the timely escape of his parents and the generosity of friends and strangers, he asked us to research the conditions under which senior members of the Christian clergy and eminent rabbis decided and acted in various ways to assist persecuted Jews during the years of the Nazi Occupation.
Its purpose is to showcase the positive actions, rescue attempts, gestures of sympathy or support, no matter how large or small, revealed by the JMG research, in order to honour those involved and inspire us today. The exhibition also aims to highlight the importance of individual choice within an extremely complex, suffocating and often contradictory context. These stories are illustrated by original artefacts belonging to some of the senior clerics featured in the exhibition.

29 January, 2019 to 4 October, 2019
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The exhibition has been realized within the framework of a three-year-long programmatic cooperation between the Museum and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens.
The exhibition will be hosted by the Jewish Museum of Greece from January 23 until October 4, 2019.
Inauguration: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 19:30. Open House: 18:00 – 21:00
For more information you may contact the Jewish Museum of Greece at 39 Nikis St., 105 57 Athens, telephone: 210 – 32 25 582, e-mail: info@jewishmuseum.gr – Working hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 14:30.

Organization / Production: 
With the kind support of: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Athens
Hours: 
Monday to Friday: 9.00-14.30 Sundays: 10.00-14.00 Saturdays: closed
Tickets: 
Admission fees: Adults 6 euros, students 3 euros Guided tour fees for groups: 50 € (upon arrangement)
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29/01/2019 to 04/10/2019
 
Pizzamano fecit. An artist from the Ionian Islands at the dawn of a new age

Pizzamano fecit. An artist from the Ionian Islands at the dawn of a new age

Exhibition

A great yet unknown architect and painter of the early 19th century is presented for the first time in the National Historical Museum's exhibition at the Old Parliament Hall, from 8 March to 31 July 2019.
Gerasimos Pitsamanos (Argostoli 1787 - Corfu 1825) lived a life resembling a hero from a novel, at the dawn of a new age, working for the progress and freedom of Greece and the Ionian islands. His testimony, through his art and writings, is valuable.
The National Historical Museum (NHM) presents the whole of his known work through more than 100 paintings, architectural and engravings. The collection of the Museum is complemented by other well-known works, which are preserved in the National Gallery-Museum of Alexandros Skoutos and in the hands of private individuals.

8 March, 2019 to 31 July, 2019
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The exhibition is part of the events of the National Historical Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821.

Hours: 
Tuesday to Sunday 8:30-14:30 Closed on Mondays
Tickets: 
Full admission : € 3 Reduced admission : € 1.5 Free admission: Every Sunday, the International Museum Day (May 18th) and the following holidays: March 25th, October 28th.
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08/03/2019 to 31/07/2019
 
SIGHT | ANTONY GORMLEY ON THE ISLAND OF DELOS

SIGHT | ANTONY GORMLEY ON THE ISLAND OF DELOS

Visual Arts

SIGHT | ANTONY GORMLEY ON THE ISLAND OF DELOS
02/05/2019 - 31/10/2019

Archaeological site & museum of Delos island

NEON in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades Present:
Antony Gormley | SIGHT, On the sacred island of Delos
Curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery and Elina Kountouri, Director NEON

2 May, 2019 to 31 October, 2019
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NEON is proud to present SIGHT an unprecedented site-specific exhibition by British artist Antony Gormley, in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, on the archaeological site and the Museum of Delos Island.

From 2 May to 31 October 2019, Gormley repopulates the island of Delos with iron ’bodyforms’, restoring a human presence and creating a journey of potential encounters. He has installed 29 sculptures made during the last twenty years, including 5 new works specially commissioned by NEON, both at the periphery and integrated amongst Delos’s archaeological sites. SIGHT is curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery and Elina Kountouri, Director, NEON.

The works animate the geological and archaeological features of the island: a granite rock in the middle of the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean less than 5 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres wide, which has a past filled with myths, rituals, religions, politics, multiculturalism and trade. Its intertwined and contrasting identities, as both holy place and commercial town, combined with its topography and geographical location, made the island a singular and cosmopolitan Hellenistic town.

Mythology tells us its first name was «Άδηλος» (A-Delos), meaning ‘the non-visible’ – a floating rock with no fixed location. It became «Δήλος» Delos, ‘the visible’, when Zeus arranged for Leto, his mortal lover, to find refuge there, safe from the wrath of his wife, the goddess Hera. When Leto gave birth to twins Apollo, god of light, and Artemis, goddess of the hunt, the island’s destiny and future prosperity was assured. This unique history is imprinted on Delos’s architecture, sanctuaries and houses, and in the past was animated through rituals that celebrated the gods and protected the island. Later, sanctuaries to foreign deities, including Serapis and Isis, were built here.

Gormley completely reinterprets the function and purpose of sculpture, transforming the traditional statues and totems of the ancient world that once adorned public squares, temples and private dwellings into sites of empathy and imaginative projection. The first connection between visitors and the work is established before they even set foot on Delos. Approaching the rugged northwest coast, they catch sight of a lone figure (from Gormley’s series Another Time, 1999–2013), standing sentinel on a rocky promontory at the water’s edge. Two more works from the same series – also looking towards the distant horizon – stand on Plakes Peak and on Mount Kynthos, and another similar work stands in the waters of the harbour. Further sculptures are integrated with archaeological sites across the island, from the Stadium to the Τheatre district and from the merchant stores to the Museum site.

Visitors to Delos are invited to connect with time, space and nature, which inevitably link to our shared future.

SIGHT is organized and commissioned by NEON and presented in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades.

Organization / Production: 
NEON in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades
Venue: 
Archaeological site & museum of Delos island
Hours: 
Daily 8:00 – 20:00 Opening hours may vary depending on the month
Tickets: 
The island of Delos is accessible by boat mainly from Mykonos as well as Paros and Naxos Islands. There is no extra charge for entrance to the exhibition.
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02/05/2019 to 31/10/2019
 
Bound

Bound

Video Installation

Kalliopi Lemos’ forthcoming solo exhibition titled Bound will open on the 23rd of May at ATOPOS cvc in Athens.

The exhibition will showcase for the first time Lemos’ new film Bound along with an installation of the same woven linen bandages carrying fragments of Greek poetess Sappho, that the artist introduced in 2018 in her solo show All is to be dared in Gazelli Art House, London.
These bandages become the main feature of the film, enabling the story between four people. Bound explores our internal boundaries, the ones we set for ourselves and limit our freedom. These bandages represent ideas, obsessions and desires that we embrace in life, sometimes becoming our own prison.

The exhibition will be enhanced with a parallel program of public talks and events, including a performance by acclaimed theatre director and actor Vasilis Papavasileiou.

The public will be able to access the exhibition from the 16th of May and the opening will take place on the 23rd of May. The exhibition will participate in the International Museum Day, on the 18th of May.

16 May, 2019 to 21 June, 2019
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Exhibition Opening: 23.05.19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration of exhibition: 16.05.19 - 21.06.19
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 6:30pm

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

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Venue: 
ATOPOS CVC
Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 11 am - 6:30 pm
Tickets: 
Admision free
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16/05/2019 to 21/06/2019
 
In the Panathenaia with all my senses

In the Panathenaia with all my senses

Kid, workshop

The Greeks always loved the great celebrations. Especially the Athenians were fascinated by the Panathenaia festival. But what was going on that ancient celebration? You will learn it, you will live it, and above all you will enjoy it together with the the Museum Archaeologist-Hosts.
The activity ends up at the Museum Restaurant for sweet testing!
Parents/escorts are kindly requested to inform the Museum Archaeologist-Hosts about possible allergies.

19 May, 2019 to 16 June, 2019
Info: 

- for children aged 3-5 years old
- Registration is required 30 minutes before the start of each workshop at the Information Office. Participation in order of priority

Venue: 
Museum Exhibition Area
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
60 minutes
Hours: 
Sunday 19/5, Sunday 2/6 & Sunday 16/6, 11 am.
Tickets: 
Participation for children is free. A general admission fee is required for parents/escorts.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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19/05/2019 to 16/06/2019
 
Alekos Fassianos-Vangelis Chronis | 30 years of friendship: Painting and poetry

Alekos Fassianos-Vangelis Chronis | 30 years of friendship: Painting and poetry

Exhibition

Alekos Fassianos-Vangelis Chronis | 30 years of friendship: Painting and poetry
A unique exhibition at the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation

Representative paintings, drawings, engravings, as well as objects made of clay, bronze and glass by the great painter Alekos Fassianos, reveal his deep search for the beautiful, through the poetic power of his creation and through his direct relationship with the poetic world of Vangelis Chronis. For thirty years, the poet and the painter have been sharing words and images, and know, the world of their constructive cooperation is being presented.

20 May, 2019 to 29 September, 2019
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Alekos Fasianos studied painting next to Yiannis Moralis at the School of Fine Arts (1956-1960). Between 1960 and 1963, he continued his studies in lithography in Paris with a French state scholarship next to Eugene Clairin and Georges Dayez. His work has been presented in many solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Alekos Fassianos also designs theatrical sceneries and illustrates artistic publications. He lives and works in Athens.

Bangelis Chronis was born in 1947 in Stavroupoli, Xanthi. He studied English at the Oxford School of English and Shipping at the City of London Polytechnic. He has been a senior member of Latsis Group since 1971 and a member of the Executive Board of Latsis Foundation. He is the Master of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and has been honoured for his charitable activity. In 2007, his book "Young in Hades" was awarded by the Academy of Athens and in 2016 he was awarded the 1st Odysseus Awards in the international poetry contest during the 9th annual London Greek Film Festival.

Curation: Takis Mavrotas

Hours: 
Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
7 € | 4 € (reduced) (students and 65+) | free admission for people with unemployement card
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20/05/2019 to 29/09/2019
 
Nicholas Egon: 22 Flowers for the Benaki Museum

Nicholas Egon: 22 Flowers for the Benaki Museum

Exhibition

Nicholas Egon: 22 Flowers for the Benaki Museum
THE GHIKA GALLERY
FROM 22/05/2019 - TO 20/07/2019

22 May, 2019 to 20 July, 2019
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It is not the first time that Nicholas and Matti Egon support the work of the Benaki Museum. In spring 2007, in conjunction with his major exhibition ‘Nicholas Egon in Greece,’ the artist offered for sale some of the exhibition’s works and the proceeds backed the Museum’s aims. In 2011, the Egons were among the first to respond, with a significant contribution, to Angelos Delivorrias’s call for help towards the completion of The Ghika Gallery.

Now, two years after Nicholas’s passing, Matti Egon has offered 22 paintings to the Benaki Museum on the proviso they will be sold in its benefit. Furthermore, she has allowed the Museum to choose the works.

As a result, 22 of Nicholas Egon’s finest and most beautiful works will be exhibited at The Ghika Gallery and will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy his superb technique and his special approach to the Greek landscape.

Hours: 
Wednesday - Saturday:10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
€ 5
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22/05/2019 to 20/07/2019
 
Love Story

Love Story

Visual Arts

Candice Breitz
Love Story 
Video installation

What kind of stories are we willing to listen to? What kind of stories move us? Why is it that viewers who will weep when watching movies will remain unmoved in the face of real-life human suffering? This seven-channel video-installation by the South African artist Candice Breitz interrogates the mechanisms of identification and empathy.

30 May, 2019 to 30 June, 2019
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Breitz calls out attention to the firsthand accounts of anonymous refugees, persons who typically remain nameless and faceless, juxtaposing them to the universal allure of celebrities. In the first space of the installation, audiences watch an accessible ‘drama’ performed by two Hollywood stars, Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin, re-enacting excerpts from the interviews of six refugees. The fast-paced montage strips the intimate testimonies of their depth, complexity and nuances, turning them into a facile, mainstream product meant for popular consumption. In the second space, viewers can watch the original, uncut interview footage of refugees and migrants, including the shocking story of 23-year-old Sarah Mardini from Syria. In 2015, Mardini crossed the sea between Turkey and Lesbos, saving 18 of her fellow Syrians from drowning. The next year, she returned to Lesbos to aid activist groups and last year she was arrested, charged with refugee smuggling, an arrest that was met with international reactions.

Commissioned by National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Outset Germany (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Hours: 
19:00 - 24:00
Tickets: 
free admission
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30/05/2019 to 30/06/2019
 
ERGA 2017 - 2019

ERGA 2017 - 2019

Exhibition

Exhibition ERGA 2017 - 2019 of the Workshop of Frescoes and the Technique of Portable Icons
The exhibition presents 74 works of both teachers and students of the Workshop of Frescoes and the Technique of Portable Icons.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum, in cooperation with the Studio of Frescoes and the Technique of Portable Icons, is inaugurating an educational and exhibitional collaboration, on the basis of which the students works produced in the Studio, will be exhibited every two years at the Museum s periodical exhibitions space.

6 June, 2019 to 2 September, 2019
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Mural painting as a specific subject in the application of painting was provided in the curriculum of our National School of Art as early as 1930. In 1961, the Application Workshops, as they were called then, of the A.S.F.A. were founded with the aim of the through specific training and exercises acquisition of professional competence of students, extending to the branches of the Fine Arts. Amongst the optional courses of the painting studios, the Frescoes and the Technique of Portable Icons workshop was the first one to be included.

The student and collaborator of Fotis Kontoglou, Konstantinos Georgakopoulos, took over the operational organization study of this new workshop unit of the A.S.F.A. and in 1962 was elected first Supervising Professor in the subject. The Apprenticeship in Frescoes and the Technique of Portable Icons, during the five years of study at the A.S.F.A. lasted for two years, as well as in the other application workshops. The curriculum that followed in his nine years of teaching at the A.S.F.A. (1962-1968) is in perfect harmony with the spirit established by his teacher Fotis Kontoglou, involving the return to tradition of Byzantine painting, markedly defining its course in time. During the first year of study, the program mainly referred to the technique of the portable Icon, while during the second year it focused on the technique of fresco, with parallel theoretical courses (Byzantine art history, Saint Placement, typology of Saints etc).

In 1969 K. Georgakopoulos was succeeded by Konstantinos Xinopoulos, who served as Professor at the A.S.F.A. for twenty-five years, up to 1996. A 1952 graduate of the School, student also of  F. Kontoglou, studied the theology of the Icon near L. Ouspensky during his postgraduate studies in fresco through a scholarship in Paris. During his tenure he introduced the technique of Vitraux in the Studio.

In 2002, Pavlos Samios is elected Professor of the Studio, who will teach until 2015, reorganizing its infrastructure, introducing amongst other techniques, Encaustic in the School s new facilities at 256 Piraeus Street.

In 2016 Dimosthenis Avramidis is elected Professor, reforming the curriculum in the Studio from two to three years.

Since the Studio s 1960 s inception, two generations of artists have been formed by the A.S.F.A. with brilliant achievements in the field of Iconography in Greece and abroad.

Organization / Production: 
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens Scool of Fine Arts
Hours: 
Monday: 08:00-20:00 Tuesday: 12:30-20:00 Wednesday-Sunday: 08:00-20:00
Tickets: 
General admission: 8 € (reduced 4 €) Free admission: under 18 years old
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06/06/2019 to 02/09/2019
 
Athens Photo World

Athens Photo World

Photography

From the 7th to the 16th of June 2019, locals and visitors of Athens will come “face to face” with the global reality of the planet through the gaze and the work of experienced and recognised photographers.

Thanassis Stavrakis and his partners, courtesy of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, present Athens Photo World, a cultural event centred on photojournalism and its protagonists.
The first Athens Photo World honours with its exhibitions and events photojournalist Yannis Behrakis, focusing on his longstanding, rich and award-winning work and his significant contribution to both Greek and international photojournalism.
From the 7th to the 16th of June 2019, locals and visitors of Athens will come “face to face” with the global reality of the planet through the gaze and the work of experienced and recognised photographers.
Athens Photo World aims to showcase the work of photojournalists and their contribution to shaping the image of our world and documenting moments of history in the making, in times of political and social upheaval and reclassification.

7 June, 2019 to 16 June, 2019
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Digital projections and large printed photographs will be exhibited at selected points of the urban fabric of the city centre, in areas that are key to the circulation of the public at all times of the day. Photographs that have been reference points in news casting, and photographers who have inspired new generations of artists with their work, turn Athens into the centre of lively and combatant photojournalism.
The arrow head of Athens Photo World will be the annual honouree, a prestigious photojournalist, whose work will be presented to the SNFCC with parallel events, discussions with selected guests and direct interaction with the public. This year APW will be dedicated to Yannis Behrakis who gave a positive and dynamic energy to this initiative since the beginning of the project.
At the same time, the World Press Photo Exhibition for 2019 will be presented at the SNFCC. The Greek capital for the next three years will be the first stop of the world’s most important photo exhibition. Meanwhile, in key areas of the centre of Athens will be exhibited a series of selected photos of the Associated Press agency as well as the photos of important and acclaimed Greek photographers such as Petros Giannakouris, Alkis Konstantinidis, Louiza Gouliamaki, Dimitris Michalakis and Nikos Pilos among many others.

Organization / Production: 
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens Culture Net, National Garden, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of West Attica, World Press Photo, Tedx Athens, Technopolis
Venue: 
κτίρια του κέντρου της Αθήνας, ΚΠΙΣΝ
Hours: 
Monday - Sunday
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07/06/2019 to 16/06/2019
 
What we don’t see is staring at us

What we don’t see is staring at us

Visual Arts

Ilias Poulos
What we don’t see is staring at us 
A visual installation on the drug addicts of the interwar period

There are almost no references to the long history of substance abuse in Greece as a social phenomenon; a phenomenon which for many years was relegated exclusively to the domain of psychiatric institutions. With his visual installation What we don't see is staring at us, the artist Ilias Poulos invites visitors to a conversation with the alienated faces of drug addicts. Approaching its subject matter in a multifaceted way, the installation urges audiences to break through the closed doors of asylums, while at the time, inviting the asylum, a ‘scapegoated’ part of the city, to open up to society.

The installation includes rare photographs of heroin, morphine and cocaine users hospitalized in psychiatric institutions (Dromokaitio Mental Hospital, Eginition University Hospital, Dafni Psychiatric Hospital) in the period 1920-1940. The material was compiled by the sociologist Dimitris Ifantis who conducted a research on substance abuse in Greece between the wars.

An exhibition catalogue will be available to visitors
 

8 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019
Info: 

Two discussions open to the public will be held on the occasion of the exhibition

8 June 2019

19.30-21.00

“Drug abuse and addiction as seen by researchers and artists”

This discussion will shed light to the historic continuity of drug abuse and addiction as a social phenomenon, the significance of research on substance abuse, and its social and artistic representations. The representations of substance abuse in the imaginary of Greek society which even today – even more so in the past – re-ignite feelings of denial, urging people “not to look at” what they perceive as destabilizing, will also be researched. The role of art in approaching the ‘unfamiliar,’ what ‘looks back at us’ through our contact with the disconcerting otherness of substance abusers, will also be discussed.

Participants include Giorgos Chr. Zervas, director, Ira-Iliana Papadopoulou, sociologist-curator, Ilias Poulos, visual artist, Dimitris Ifantis, sociologist-researcher.

The discussion will be followed by a tribute to rembetika songs about substance abuse.

26 June 2019

20.00-21.15

Screening of Giorgos C. Zervas' documentary "Tora Kano Oneira".

21.20-22.30

Discussion: “The therapeutic treatment of substance abuse in the past and the present”

This discussion will focus on the dynamics and history of substance abuse, and its therapeutic treatment in rehabilitation programmes of psychiatric institutions, featuring well-known health professionals. The present situation and the new needs and questions emerging from substance abuse and related therapies will also be discussed.

Participants include Foivos Zafeiridis, psychiatrist, former associate professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and scientific supervisor of the Self-Help Programme of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Katerina Matsa, psychiatrist, former head of the 18 Ano programme at the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica, and Dimitris Ploumpidis, psychiatrist and academic.

Organization / Production: 
Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Victoria Square Project
Venue: 
Victoria Square Project
Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday: 11.00-19.00 Wednesday & Friday: 17.00-20.00 Saturday - Sunday: 11.00-17.00 Monday: Closed
Tickets: 
free admission
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08/06/2019 to 30/06/2019
 
Chisel and Memory

Chisel and Memory

Photography

Temporary exhibition ‘CHISEL AND MEMORY. The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments’
11.06.2019 – 31.10.2019

11 June, 2019 to 31 October, 2019
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Since opening its doors ten years ago, the Acropolis Museum has highlighted the close relationship between the famous sculptures it displays and the monuments from which they originate. It is with great pleasure that the Museum is hosting an exceptional exhibition of photographs of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work. Imbued with a new curatorial spirit, the exhibition was initially organised by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service. The exhibition takes place in the ground floor Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Entrance will be free.

Hours: 
Monday - Sunday
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11/06/2019 to 31/10/2019
 
Athens Photo Festival 2019

Athens Photo Festival 2019

Photography

Athens Photo Festival 2019 will be inaugurated on Thursday 13 June (8.30 pm) at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. The main exhibitions reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, featuring recent works by 100 emerging and established artists from 32 countries, 10 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks.

Constantly reinventing itself, Athens Photo Festival, furthers its long-standing commitment to encouraging diversity, inclusion, creativity and critical thinking, with the aim to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional festival of photography. Through its expanded programming, Athens Photo Festival is committed to offering a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.

13 June, 2019 to 28 July, 2019
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Exploring critical issues of our times, the festival attempts to bring together a range of different perspectives from emerging and established artists and photographers from all over the world with the aim to raise awareness and foster an understanding of contemporary culture and society through photography in all its forms. The exhibition program of the festival is comprised of a series of solo and group exhibitions, presenting a wide variety of works, ranging from fine art to documentary and photojournalism, photo-based installations to multimedia.

MAIN EXHIBITION PROGRAM

Terje Abusdal (NO), Liza Ambrossio (MX/ES/FR), Marwan Bassiouni (CH), Charles-Henry Bédué (FR), Jacques Brun (CH), Bubi Canal (ES), Alejandra Carles – Tolra (ES), Valeria Cherchi (IT), Chow and Lin (MY/SG), Annick Donkers (BE), Alinka Echeverría (MX/UK), Anna Ehrenstein (DE/AL), John Paul Evans (UK), Takis Zerdevas, Zoi Pirini, Yiasemi Rapti, Makis Faros, Yioula Hatzigeorgiou (GR), Vincent Ferrané (FR), Cristina Galán (ES), Weronika Gęsicka (PL), Μαριάννα Ιγνατάκη (GR), Ina Jang (KR), Sophie Kahn (AU/US), Stelios Kallinikou (CY), Alexandros Katsis (GR), Charlotte Krieger (CH), Matjaz Krivic (SL), Manon Lanjouère (FR), Namsa Leuba (CH), Olivier Lovey (CH), Romain Mader (CH), Alix Marie (FR), Shinya Masuda (JP), Simon Menner (DE), Nikola Mihov (BG), Dimitris Mytas (GR), Sina Niemeyer (DE), Βασίλης Νούλας & Κώστας Τζημούλης (GR), Kim Nuijen (NL), Gloria Oyarzabal (ES), Sara Palmieri (IT), Μυρτώ Παπαδοπούλου (GR), Klaus Pichler (AT), Nina Roeder (DE), Alessia Rollo (IT), Chloe Rosser (UK), Marina Rosso / Fabrica (IT), Irina Rozovsky (US), Robert Schittko (DE), Fabian Schubert (DE), Daniel Szalai (HU), Edouard Taufenbach (FR), Danila Tkachenko (RU), Marinos Tsagarakis (GR), Ana Teresa Vicente (PT), Guanyu Xu (CN), Ksenia Yurkova (RU), Kostis Fokas (GR)

YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS 2019

The exhibition "Young Greek Photographers" attempts to highlight the best photographic production of young artists aged 18-35

With the participation of: Eleni Arletou, Nikos Georgaras, Ilias Georgiadis, Sophia Gaafar, Vagelis Daskalakis, Penelope Thomaides, Antigone Metaxaki, Demosthenis Banavas, Vasilis Ntaopoulos, Vasilis Pantelides, Areta Peristeri, Nikos Pretoras, Katerina Tsakiri, Giorgos Christopoulos

PHOTOBOOK EXHIBITION

In recognition of the increasing importance of the role of the photobook in contemporary visual culture, Athens Photo Festival will present once again an exhibition dedicated to the form of book. The Festival features a selection of over 200+ new photobooks from all over the world, including photobooks independently or commercially published and distributed, handmade, self-published, book dummies, exhibition catalogues, zines and limited edition photography books, etc.

 

Exhibitions of the Festival extend to 10 other venues in Athens.

More information: https://www.photofestival.gr/

Organization / Production: 
Hellenic Center of Photography
Hours: 
Thuesday & Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00, Friday & Saturday:10:00 - 22:00, Monday - Wednseday: closed
Tickets: 
7 € | 5 € (reduced)
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13/06/2019 to 28/07/2019
 
The Tragedy of King Richard III, The Little Things Orchestra - Christos Theodoridis

The Tragedy of King Richard III, The Little Things Orchestra - Christos Theodoridis

Theatre

The Little Things Orchestra - Christos Theodoridis
The Tragedy of King Richard III 
by William Shakespeare

In August 2012, the remains of the most misunderstood king in English history, Richard III, were found under a parking lot in Leicester, following persistent efforts by archaeologists. The last English king to die in battle was finally buried properly, 527 years after his demise. His original ‘burial’ site suggests the idea people must have had of him in his lifetime: immoral, greedy, dishonourable, power-hungry, a tainting influence for his contemporaries. His inner ugliness perfectly matched his physical appearance. Deformed, hunchbacked, repulsive, shapeless: all of the above have been historically verified.

With Greek and English surtitles

13 June, 2019 to 16 June, 2019
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Following Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Christopher Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris (the latter electrified audiences at Athens Festival 2016 and again in 2017), the Little Things Orchestra, one of the most acclaimed Greek theatre groups, completes its Elizabethan ‘trilogy’ with Richard III in a new Greek translation by Izabela Konstantinidou. The Orchestra will primarily focus on the interplay of language, movement, and music. Christos Theodoridis’ directorial approach will establish a connection between Shakespeare’s poetics and the historic facts, contrasting the failure of language with the inevitability of actions.

Artists

Translation - Dramaturgy: Izabela Konstantinidou

Directing - Dramaturgy: Christos Theodoridis

Choreography: Xenia Themeli

Set and costume design: Tina Tzoka 

Music: Vasilis Dokakis 

Textual analysis - Historical research: Pavlos Soulis

Lighting design: Tasos Palaioroutas

Assistant director: Chara Tzoka

Assistant choreographer: Nikoleta Koutitsa

Graphic designer: Nontas Papoutsis

Photographer: Anastasia Giannaki

Production managers: Anna Tiagounidou

Cast: Giorgina Daliani, Xenia Themeli, Giorgos Kissandrakis, Nikos Lekakis, Leonidas Argyropoulos, Alkis Bakogiannis, Katerina Patsiani, Tatiana-Anna Pitta, Vasilis Safos, Giorgos Christodoulou

Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
Ticket is required
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13/06/2019 to 16/06/2019
 
SMATH

SMATH

Art-meeting

The most SM-art meeting is coming to town!
Are you an artist? Do you represent a cultural organization intending to develop new projects and services? Are you operating a start-up or are you working in the CCIs fields? Do you have innovative ideas? Are you interested in new collaborations? SMATH is what you are looking for!
If you are based in Athens, we are waiting for you on Tuesday, June 25th, at INNOVATHENS, Technopolis City of Athens! We are waiting for you to meet each other, exchange ideas and discover new creative paths together!

25 June, 2019
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25.06
INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung
17.30 - 20.00

Hours: 
17.30 - 20.00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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14/06/2019
 
It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2

It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2

Dance

Androniki Marathaki
It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2

Androniki Marathaki, one of the most acclaimed young dance artists, makes her Athens Festival debut with It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2. The performance is conceived as a game in public view; a game raising questions on the relationship between dancing and viewing and on the balance of this paradoxical relationship that is fraught with tension.

14 June, 2019 to 15 June, 2019
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A platform whose movement and inclination changes depending on where people stand and transfer their weight is divided among four performers. The performers test their limits within this new order of things, as the most reliable thing imaginable, the ground, is destabilized and becomes part of a fluid universe of ever-changing space, rhythm, and mobility.

The game is built on the concept of fair-cake cutting, a fair division problem on how to divide a ‘space’ such as a cake or a territory or a frequency domain so that they everyone can receive the ‘space’ they personally believe should be theirs. That is, a division, not in equal parts, bur in parts which embrace and appeal to each participant’s individual values and preferences.

Will spectators be able to assist performers in their foray into this new land?

A work at once intimate and public, which, in the creator’s own words, “maybe it’s a dance piece, or maybe it isn’t.”

It’s not about if you will love me tomorrow_Part 2 is the second part of a diptych whose first segment premiered in February at Art Factory. The artists received funding from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (2019).

Concept – Choreography: Androniki Marathaki

Performers: Kostis Kallivretakis, Candy Karra, Loukiani Papadaki, Giorgos Frintzilas

Platform design: Filippos Vasileiou

Interactive sound design: Lampros Pigounis

Lighting design: Nysos Vasilopoulos

Costume design: Konstantina Mardiki

Videotaping - Video editing: Alekos Bourelias, Christos Bourelias

Visual communication: Eftychia Liapi

Production management: Konstantinos Sakkas (Delta Pi)

Organization / Production: 
Supported by the Koinos Topos Institute. Co-funded by Greece and the European Union
Duration: 
60'
Hours: 
14/06/2019 at 21:00, 15/06/2019 at 20:00
Tickets: 
Ticket is required
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14/06/2019 to 15/06/2019