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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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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
 
SUMMER CAMP at Technopolis 2019

SUMMER CAMP at Technopolis 2019

Kid

A program specially designed by the Industrial Gas Museum and Artfygio.

As soon as school's out for summer, the most amazing, cool, creative summer learning exprerience for kids starts!
For four weeks, Technopolis City of Athens and the Industrial Gas Museum in cooperation with Artfygio, organise a summer program with lots of games, music, dance, painting, robotics, science, acrobatics and many many more surprises!

18 June, 2019 to 12 July, 2019
Info: 

For kids 6 - 11 years old
Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:00

Reservations from 20 Μαΐου 2019, 11.00-17.00
**Early bird: Monday 13 Μαΐου – Tuseday 14 Μαΐου 2019,
11.00-16.00

Cost/week
1st period
18-21 June, 8.00-16.00
Cost: 120 euros
2nd, 3rd or 4th period:
24-28 June, 1-5 July ή 8-12 July, 8.00-16.00
Cost: 125 euros

early bird/week: 95 euros

Hours: 
08.00-16.00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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18/06/2019 to 12/07/2019
 
Giannoula Koulourou

Giannoula Koulourou

Theatre

Giorgos Papageorgiou
Giannoula Koulourou

18th June and 21st June
The true story of Giannoula Koulourou (b. 1868 in Patras) is adapted for the stage in an original play written by Theodora Kapralou, commissioned by the talented actor and director Giorgos Papageorgiou.

18 June, 2019 to 21 June, 2019
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Giannoula got her nickname – ‘Koulourou’ – from her trade: she was a koulouri (a Greek version of bagel) street vendor. Giannoula longed to get married. Her slight intellectual disability made her a laughing stock among the residents of Patras. The locals began pulling several pranks on Giannoula, going so far as to humiliate her in public, as more and more of them participated in various ‘happenings’ revolving around fake weddings of Giannoula with ‘suitors.’ An estimated ten thousand people were present at the final prank pulled at the expense of Giannoula. Following that incident, Giannoula collapsed. Ultimately, she died poor and alone during the Axis Occupation of Greece. Her sad story became the stuff of urban legend. The performance will bring Giannoula’s true story to life through actors and live music on stage (with original music by Matoula Zamani), and will be infused with a carnivalesque spirit, as, even to this day, the story survives as a traditional custom attended during the Patras Carnival.

Directed by Giorgos Papageorgiou

Text: Theodora Kapralou

Set design: Evangelia Therianou

Costume design: Vasiliki Syrma

Lighting design: Alekos Anastasiou

Sound engineer: Dimitris Dimitriadis

Movement: Mariza Tsiga Music: Matoula Zamani

Assistant to the set designer: Elli Papadaki

First assistant to the director: Dimitris Kalakidis

Second assistant to the director: Ioannis Latousakis

Photos: Domniki Mitropoulou

Executive producer: Nikos Symeonakis

Communication: Maria Tsolaki

Production: Goo Theater Company

Cast: Elena Topalidou, Michalis Syriopoulos, Kimonas Kouris, Athanasia Kourkaki Musicians: Menios Gounaris, Yannis Kontaratos, Ria Ellinidou, Panagiotis Tsakos

Organization / Production: 
Co-funded by Greece and the European Union
Language: 
greek, with Greek and English surtitles
Duration: 
80'
Hours: 
18/06/2019 at 21:00, 21/06/2019 at 20:00
Tickets: 
Ticket is required
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18/06/2019 to 21/06/2019
 
George Dalaras – İzmir State Symphony Orchestra – Hakan Şensoy

George Dalaras – İzmir State Symphony Orchestra – Hakan Şensoy

Music

George Dalaras – İzmir State Symphony Orchestra – Hakan Şensoy

Smyrna a.k.a. Izmir: A city whose very mention stirs mixed feelings, ranging from pain and sadness due to the destruction of the city in 1922, and the love and sense of pride for this great city, where the parents and grandparents of many Greeks were born and spent part of their lives.
George Dalaras, along with the İzmir State Symphony Orchestra, presents a concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, under the baton of conductor Hakan Şensoy, following Dalaras' first, deeply moving collaboration with the Orchestra two years ago in Izmir at the Ahmed Adnan Seygun Arts Center. That concert had been part of the cultural collaboration with the Municipality of Izmir and Nea Smyrni (a.k.a. New Izmir), entitled Izmir-Nea Smyrni: Bridges of Culture.

The concert will include a selection of songs by Greek composers, Mediterranean ballads, traditional songs and a tribute to Apostolos Kaldaras’ Asia Minor. Aspasia Stratigou will lend her vocals. Arrangements will be provided by Kostas Ganoselis, a close collaborator of Dalaras throughout his collaborations with symphony orchestras across the globe. Major Greek soloists and the Melodoi choir, conducted by Giorgos Ziakas, will also be featured.

19 June, 2019
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Conductor Hakan Şensoy
Arrangements Kostas Ganoselis 
Sound designer – Sound engineer Vangelis Koulouris – Antonis Zachopoulos 
Lighting designer Yannis Maniatakos 
Musicians İzmir State Symphony Orchestra and soloists Giorgos Papachristoudis (piano), Giorgos Matsikas (bouzouki), Konstantinos Gedikis (bouzouki), Christos Zervas (guitar), Apostolos Vangelakis(wind instruments), Andreas Katsigiannis (santouri), Manos Grysmpolakis (accordion)
Vocals George Dalaras 
Featuring Aspasia Stratigou and the Melodoi chorus - Conductor Giorgos Ziakas

Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
VIP 85€, ZONE Α 70€, ZONE B 55€, ZONE C 45€, UPPER TIER 25€
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19/06/2019
 
Art Athina Summer Pop Up

Art Athina Summer Pop Up

Visual Arts

Preceding this year’s autumnal edition of the fair, will be Art Athina Summer Pop Up: an international exhibition in the heart of the city, signifying what is to come at Art Athina 2019.

Located in the ample empty spaces of an office building on 48-50 Aiolou St., galleries from Greece, United Kingdom, USA, Sweden and Austria will prepare the city’s art audience for Art Athina 2019. In total, Art Athina Summer Pop Up will include 34 Greek galleries, exhibiting one artist each, and 6 international galleries, visiting from abroad.

Participations from Greece include: a. antonopoulou.art with Stefania Strouza, Agathi Kartalos with Filippos Fotiades, Alibi Gallery with Iakovos Volkov, Alma Contemporary Art Gallery with Vana Fertaki, ArtPrisma with Katerina Kokkinaki, Astrolavos with George Papakarmezis, CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery with Efi Chaliori, Cheapart with Babis Kartalis, Citronne Gallery with George Lappas, Cube Gallery with Makis Kiriakopoulos, Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti with Cacao Rocks, ekfrasi-yianna grammatopoulou with Angelos Skourtis, Elika Gallery with Vaggelis Gkokas, EPsilon Art Gallery with Evi Kirmakidou, Gallery “7” with Konstantinos Archaniotis, Gallery Ersi with Dimitris Chiotopoulos, Gallery Genesis with Stratigoula Gianikopoulou, kaplanon5 art gallery with Dimitris Athanasiou, Kappatos Gallery with Marina Abramovic, Miharalias Art with Chryssa, Papatzikou Art Gallery with C O S T I S, PeriTechnon Karteris art gallery with George Giotsas, Rebecca Camhi Gallery with Morris Ganis, Skoufa Gallery with Panagiotis Beldekos, Zina Athanasiadou Gallery with George Giparakis, Art Appel Gallery with Nikos Giavropoulos, Art Ζone 42 with Konstantinos TheMonk, The Breeder with Aristeides Lappas, Crux Galerie with Ilias Papailiakis, Kalfayan Galleries with Kostis Velonis, Rodeo with Tamara Henderson, Artforum Gallery with Panagiotis Tanimanides, Technohoros with Stathis Batanides and Allouche Benias with Vassilis H.

The international programme of Art Athina Summer Pop Up includes Edel Assanti gallery from London and Anat Ebgi gallery from Los Angeles, showing two solo shows by artists Dale Lewis and Neil Raitt accordingly. Both artists spent a month in Athens producing artworks inspired by the city, which will be displayed at Art Athina Summer Pop Up. This initiative was realised with the support of the Municipality of Athens and Athens Culture Net. Loyal Gallery (Stockholm) participates with Jim Thorell, while Soft Opening (London) presents artists Alix Vernet and Ryan Driscoll. Vienna based gallery Sophie Tappeiner hosts the photographer Sophie Thun (supported by the Austrian Embassy) and the sculptor Sydney Shen. Finally, Zeller Van Almsick (Vienna), also from the Austrian capital presents the work of Jonny Niesche.

19 June, 2019 to 23 June, 2019
Info: 

Art Athina Summer Pop Up
19-23 June 2019
Aiolou 48-50

Opening hours:
Wednesday 19 June 16:00-23:00
Thursday 20 June to Sunday 23 June: 13:00 – 21:00

Hours: 
16:00
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Stavros Xarchakos – Instrumental

Stavros Xarchakos – Instrumental

Music

The Acropolis Museum celebrates 10 years of operation and throughout this period over 14,5 million local and international visitors have passed through its doors and enjoyed its exhibits.

The Museum publicly expresses its thanks to all of them. On the occasion of its ten years anniversary, the Museum invites visitors to the special celebrating events:

Music concert ‘Stavros Xarchakos – Instrumental’

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9 p.m.

19 June, 2019
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Music concert ‘Stavros Xarchakos – Instrumental’

The Acropolis Museum invites its visitors to a unique instrumental concert by the great Greek composer Stavros Xarchakos and an orchestra of eight renowned Greek soloists. Stavros Xarchakos and the orchestra will take visitors on a musical journey comprising familiar compositions of Stavros Xarchakos, Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Markos Vamvakaris and Manos Hadjidakis. On this day the Museum will extend its opening hours until midnight.

Entrance will be free from 8 p.m. onwards.

Hours: 
20:00 - 12:00
Tickets: 
free admission
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9th Athens Open Air Film Festival:The Red Shoes

9th Athens Open Air Film Festival:The Red Shoes

Cinema

9th Athens Open Air Film Festival

Athens turns into a vast, open-air cinema! Summer blockbusters, all-time classics, local gems and special events in the biggest open-air festival in the city!

The Red Shoes (1948)

Wednesday 19th June | 21:30

Plato’s Academy | Free Entry

19 June, 2019
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The Red Shoes (1948)

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Cast: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor, John Vernon

Duration: 134’

There are films that are happy to conform to and unquestionably reproduce the cinematic conventions of their time. But then there are films that not only dare to go beyond these conventions but also try to expand and redefine them so that they may be used by future generations of filmmakers. “The Red Shoes” is one of these films, a wonderful experiment using the various capabilities of the medium of film, the marrying of different types of expression form an intriguing combination and one of the rare cases where the filmmaker did not rest on his laurels and play it safe with what was familiar to him but rather decided to extend the boundaries of his art. Determined to work on a grander and stylistically more ambitious canvas compared to all their previous collaborations, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (“Black Narcissus”) find inspiration in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of the same name, the tragic story of a charismatic young ballerina who struggles to maintain a balance between her demanding art form and her personal life resulting in a solitary self-destructive dance with a sad ending. A film on the enchanting yet relentlessly rapacious nature of creation, “The Red Shoes” graciously plays on the big screen as an apotheosis of cinema, with almost every sequence coming across as a small masterpiece in its own right, every shot is intoxicating filled with inconceivable colours and the entire film comes alive trying to impart, in cinematic terms, something of the agony and the ecstasy of the heroine. Loukas Katsikas

Organization / Production: 
Athens Film Society, OPANDA, British Council
Hours: 
21:30
Tickets: 
entrance free
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