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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
 
A walk through ancient Olympia

A walk through ancient Olympia

Digital Projection

This programme provides a complete tour to the sacred site of ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC. Monuments and sacred buildings come to life, enabling visitors to participate in the events and the rituals of the Olympic Games and to learn about the history of the city: the temple of Zeus, a model of Doric peripteral temple with magnificent sculpted decoration, the Heraion, the oldest monumental building of the sanctuary, dedicated to the goddess Hera, the Gymnasium, which was used for the training of javelin throwers, discus throwers and runners, the Palaestra, where the wrestlers, jumpers and boxers trained, the Leonidaion, which was where the official guests stayed, the Bouleuterion, where athletes, relatives and judges took a vow that they would upheld the rules of the Games, the Stadium, where most of the events took place, the Treasuries of various cities, where valuable offerings were kept, the Philippeion, which was dedicated by Philip II, king of Macedonia, after his victory in the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.

1 March, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
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A complete digital tour in English to the sacred site of Ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC.

Venue: 
Tholos
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
1 h
Hours: 
13:00
Tickets: 
7€-12€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/03/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

Virtual Reality

The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
“A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. This production, in the special environment of immersion of “Tholos”, uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.

4 September, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
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Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
30-50 min
Hours: 
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Tickets: 
5-12 euro
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/09/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
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
 
EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

Τhe building located at 16 Herakleidon street hosts the unit “Automata” and a large, at a scale of 3:1, model of the Antikythera Mechanism.
In the building located at 37 Apostolou Pavlou street, the unit “Technology of War in Ancient Greece” presents aspects of the military technology of the Ancient Greeks.

1 August, 2019 to 31 July, 2020
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Museum Herakleidon has resulted in the present exhibition units dedicated to the Technology of War in Ancient Greece, Automata and the Antikythera Mechanism. This exhibition is under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministries of Culture and Sports, and of Education, Research and Religion.

Organization / Production: 
Museum Herakleidon & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 - 14:00 / Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
7 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 5 € reduced ticket
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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01/08/2018 to 31/07/2020
 
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
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Digital Projection

Dinosaurs at Dusk is a 44-min show produced by Mirage3D for digital dome theatres. It is presented at "THOLOS", the Virtual Reality Theater of Hellenic Cosmos.
A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly.
You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight.
When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.
Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.

2 March, 2019 to 31 December, 2022
Organization / Production: 
HELLENIC COSMOS
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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02/03/2019 to 31/12/2022
 
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
 
Dinosaurs & Monsters of the Sea

Dinosaurs & Monsters of the Sea

Exhibition

Dinosaurs & Monsters of the Sea Exhibition
Feast your eyes on this animatronics showcase comprising several prehistoric sea monsters and two present day ones. The visitor will have the chance to admire and learn everything about massive marine predators, with life-sized replicas of Basilosaurus, Dunkleosteous, Megalodon, Tylosaurus and more...

3 May, 2019 to 30 September, 2019
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(July 1st to October 1st)
MONDAY CLOSED

TUESDAY - FRIDAY 10:00 - 15:00

SATURDAY CLOSED

SUNDAY 10:00 - 16:00
Hellenic Cosmos, the cultural centre of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, is a buildings complex lies on a former industrial ribbon development at Pireos street, on an axis between Athens and Piraeus, where memory of Athens past meets the city's modern identity.

254 Pireos street,177 78 Tavros
(next to the Athens School of Fine Arts)
Telephone: +30 212 254 0000
Fax: +30 212 254 0123

Organization / Production: 
HELLENIC COSMOS
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
1 h
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/05/2019 to 30/09/2019
 
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
Info: 

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
 
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
Info: 

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
 
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 Vacation at the Hellenic Children’s Museum

Summer Vacation at the Hellenic Children’s Museum

Kid

Summer Program:
“Summer Vacation at the Hellenic Children’s Museum”
For children 6 – 12 years old

The Hellenic Children's Museum invites for one more year children aged 6-12 to experience a different holiday vacation in the centre of Athens, to discover the exhibitions and collections of the Children's Museum of Athens, to play, inspire, create and to be entertained.
The full-day summer program takes place in seven (7) periods from Tuesday 18 June to Friday 26 July 2019 and from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September 2019, 8.30 – 16:30 daily.
1st period: Tuesday 18 June - Friday 21 June 2019
2nd period: Monday 24 June - Friday 28 June 2019
3rd period: Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July 2019
4th period: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 2019
5th period: Monday 15 July - Friday 19 July 2019
6th period: Monday 22 July - Friday 26 July 2019
7th period: Monday 2 September - Friday 6 September 2019

18 June, 2019 to 26 July, 2019
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During the summer season at the Children's Museum of Athens:

We reveal fantastic stories through stop motion and green screen techniques

we predict the weather using meteorological tools

we experiment and discover the world around us

we create sweet and salty alchemy

we become naturalists exploring the National Garden

we make "sound-proofing" walks at the Athens Conservatory

we visit the War museum and other near by museums

we are inspired by the collections of the museum and we build our own artworks

Financial participation:

for the 1st period is € 95.00 for each child and € 85.00 for the subscribers of the NCM & for siblings

for the 2nd -7th period is € 115.00 for each child and € 105.00 for the subscribers of the NCP & for siblings

for one day is € 25.00 for each child & € 22.00 for subscribers of the NCM & siblings

Information and participation statements at +30 210 3312995.

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 16:30
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18/06/2019 to 26/07/2019
 
Summer in the City at Hellenic Cosmos

Summer in the City at Hellenic Cosmos

summer camp

Summer in the City 2019
The summer camp takes place for the 20th time at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre & Museum, in Athens. Designed for boys and girls ages 5 – 12, this summer holiday camp includes a great combination of learning, fun, and personal growth in a safe environment.
Mythical Monsters took over Hellenic Cosmos!
This year's theme is all about ancient greek Mythology. Mythical Monsters took over Hellenic Cosmos causing problems!
Kids discover step by step the answers to the riddles along with special agent "254"!

18 June, 2019 to 6 September, 2019
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1st pediod: 18-28/6/2019
2nd period: 1-12/7/2019
3rd period: 15-26/7/2019
4th period: 26/8 – 6/9/2019

08:00 – 09:00 Arrival
09:00 – 10:30 Activities
10:30 – 11:00 mid-morning snack break
11:00 – 13:30 Activities
13:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Activities
15:00 – 16:45 Afternoon activities with "Young Scientists" & "Athens Trainers", Fit Smiling Kids teams
16:45 – 17:00 Leaving

Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
-
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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18/06/2019 to 06/09/2019
 
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
 
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
 
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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19/06/2019 to 23/06/2019
 
Picasso and Antiquity: Line and clay

Picasso and Antiquity: Line and clay

Exhibition

As part of the series of art exhibitions "Divine Dialogues", the Museum of Cycladic Art organizes this year, from 20 June to 20 October, a major exhibition titled "Picasso and Antiquity. Line and clay". It is a rare exhibition about Picasso’s ceramics and drawings inspired from antiquity and in conversation with Ancient Greek works of art, curated by Professor of archeology N. C. Stampolidis and Olivier Berggruen
The greatest of twentieth-century modern artists is famous for his spectacular paintings but less for his drawings, engravings, and pottery. The combination of these media closely recalls antiquity and has produced works inspired by the Creto-Mycenaean and Greek worlds and the Mediterranean civilizations in general.
The exhibition is organized with the support of FABA - Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Musée Picasso Antibes, Museo Picasso Malaga and Musée National Picasso – Paris as part of the “Picasso-Mediterranée” project.

20 June, 2019 to 20 October, 2019
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In the exhibition “Picasso and Antiquity. Line and clay” rare works by Picasso, depicting marine creatures, animals, human figures, mythological scenes, and scenes inspired by ancient tragedy and comedy, converse with ancient artefacts in another unique “Divine Dialogue” at the Museum of Cycladic Art.A whole world is revealed in the Museum of Cycladic Art, a world carried by the artist inside him, a world of antiquities discovered not necessarily in the ancient lands of the Mediterranean but in European museums, in books, and in conversations with Christian Zervos and Jean Cocteau.

Curators: Professor N. C. Stampolidis – Olivier Berggruen

Hours: 
Μonday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00 Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00 Tuesday: closed *Last Entrance: 15 minutes before the Museum get closed.
Tickets: 
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS GENERAL ADMISSION: €7 MONDAY ADMISSION & REDUCED ENTRANCE FEE*: €3,5 GROUP VISITS (groups of 15 or more): €5 / person *seniors (over 65), students, 19-26 years old
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20/06/2019 to 20/10/2019
 
Summer Swimming

Summer Swimming

Theatre

<cite>Vasso Kamaratou - Kostas Koutsolelos
Summer Swimming</cite>
Summertime. It's sweltering. Everybody's planning their vacation, where they will spend it, with whom, wondering whether they'll have a good time. Two actors have been left behind at the Hall E of Peiraios 260, at Athens Festival, preparing a performance of Summer Swimming. They constantly talk, trying to make it through yet another show... They talk about summer, theatre, the agony of being an actor and having a job, of being likable. They discuss their lives, anxieties, dreams. Above all, they talk about joy. The joy of a life we'd all like to have, but nobody has a clue where this life is. It's not to be found in theatre, though.

20 June, 2019 to 23 June, 2019
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Vasso Kamaratou and Kostas Koutsolelos, two actors and dramatists who have been distinguished in recent years for their imaginative and original style, do not opt for a canonical text. They compose an entirely original performance based on the simple, commonplace small talk that people use to pass the time.

The performance contains strong language

Directed, written and performed by: Vasso Kamaratou, Kostas Koutsolelos

Set and costume design: Eleni Stroulia

Lighting design: Tasos Palaioroutas

Assistants to the set designer: Dafni Aidoni, Fotis Komessarios

Executive producers: OST Ensemble Athens - Stathis Grafanakis

Organization / Production: 
Co-funded by Greece and the European Union
Duration: 
90'
Hours: 
20/06/2019 at 21:00, 21/06 - 23/06/2019 at 20:00
Tickets: 
Ticket is required
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20/06/2019 to 23/06/2019
 
European Music Day

European Music Day

Music

European Music Day: concerts in the garden
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall, celebrates the European Music Day, with concerts covering a range of music, from “classical” to “ethnic”!

21 June, 2019
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Program:
-Athens State Orchestra / Konstantinos Diminakis
-Christos Marantos & Harald Ossberger piano
-Polyphonica Choir
-Mottet (special guests Xenia Gargali & Stavros Salambasopoulos)

Organization / Production: 
European Music Day
Venue: 
Garden
Hours: 
20:00
Tickets: 
free admission
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21/06/2019
 
Happy Days

Happy Days

Exhibition

HAPPY DAYS
21/06/2019 - 25/06/2019
Snehta Residency
Ilke Gers, Phil Goss, Thomas Willemen
Curated by Eleni Michaelidi

21 June, 2019 to 25 June, 2019
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Happy Days is an exhibition in two parts, borrowing its title from one of Samuel Beckett’s most playful works (1961). Far from nearing this unsettling glimpse into the existential abyss, the exhibition adopts the ambiguity of the play as a method to frame the diverse artistic practices of Ilke Gers, Phil Goss and Thomas Willemen. The artists present new work, the result of their artistic research in Athens (Gers, Willemen) and Piraeus (Goss), which encompasses a variety of media—including installation, drawing, print and sculpture. Instead of striving for reciprocity and interconnection, Happy Days attempts to ascertain whether these singlenesses are irreducible, offering varied doses of play and unexpected configurations. With the support of Outset Greece.

 

Venue: 
Snehta Residency
Hours: 
Daily 17.00-21.00 Sat-Sun 16.00-19.00
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21/06/2019 to 25/06/2019
 
The same river twice: contemporary art in Athens

The same river twice: contemporary art in Athens

Exhibition

THE SAME RIVER TWICE: CONTEMPORARY ART IN ATHENS
BENAKI MUSEUM, 138 PIREOS ST. 21.6.2019-22.9.2019
Opening: June 20, 2019
Duration: June 21–September 22, 2019

The DESTE Foundation and New Museum, New York, in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, Athens, are pleased to present The Same River Twice, an exhibition of Athens-based artists. The exhibition, opening at the Benaki Museum 138 Pireos St. in June 2019, will focus on the city of Athens and its constantly evolving artistic landscape, which is host to countless artist-run initiatives and exhibition spaces, cross-disciplinary happenings and collaborations, and a dauntless energy that has enticed many non-Greek artists to relocate and call Athens home. Featuring over thirty artists of all ages and nationalities, working across all mediums, the exhibition will offer a portrait of a city with an artistic dynamism that continues to unfold as artists seek new models for creative output and exchange.

21 June, 2019 to 22 September, 2019
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The Same River Twice borrows its title from an aphorism attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, in which he famously asserted that “one cannot step in the same river twice.” The flow of water offered an apt analogy for the state of constant flux Heraclitus sought to describe, and it applies to the continuous transformations of Athens’ art scene today—and the inherent impossibility of capturing or containing it at any given moment. As a city, Athens is in perpetual transformation, and its artists have long found ways to document its shifting landscapes, whether through visual or material studies of the city’s attributes; meditations on its monuments, relics, and cast-offs; or inquiries into the character of its people and public spaces. Metamorphoses are central to many works in the exhibition: mediums defy stability and trace modulations in form, and artistic practices blur the lines between genres or disciplines. The fluidity evoked by Heraclitus’s metaphor offers a way of thinking of identity at a time when the political struggle of those seeking to define their gender or sexuality is both turbulent and vital within Greece, and worldwide. Throughout the works in the exhibition, change and transfiguration are not only constant but embraced, resonating as fundamental to energy and character that shapes Athens and its many artists.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, designed by An Art Service, featuring an essay by the curators as well as texts by Nadja Argyropoulou, Danai Giannoglou, Delia Gonzalez, and Theophilos Tramboulis. Their contributions aim to establish a resource on Athens’s multifaceted art scene—from underground happenings and activist orientations, to the rise of artist-run spaces, and the critical realm of self-published art zines and journals.

The Same River Twice follows the 2016 exhibition The Equilibrists, which was also organized by the New Museum and DESTE Foundation and was conceived in the spirit of the DESTE Prize, an award given to a promising young Greek artist biannually from 1999 to 2015. The exhibition also embodies one of the aims of the Benaki Museum, a historical museum that aims to bridge the past and the present, and aligns with the New Museum’s commitment to exhibiting emerging artists from around the globe, highlighted by its signature Triennial exhibition, which will be held next in 2021.

This exhibition is curated by Margot Norton and Natalie Bell.
INCLUDES THE WORKS OF: ELENI CHRISTODOULOU, ANASTASIA DOUKA, PAVLOS FYSAKIS, EVA GIANNAKOPOULOU, DELIA GONZALEZ, NAVINE G. KHAN-DOSSOS / GTSA, LAKIS & ARIS IONAS/THE CALLAS, EVI KALOGIROPOULOU, DIONISIS KAVALLIERATOS, KATERINA KOMIANOU, PANAYIOTIS LOUKAS, PETROS MORIS, RALLOU PANAGIOTOU, ANGELOS PAPADIMITRIOU, VASILIS PAPAGEORGIOU, RENA PAPASPYROU, EFTIHIS PATSOURAKIS, ANASTASIA PAVLOU, YORGOS PRINOS, KOSTAS SAHPAZIS, SOCRATIS SOCRATOUS, EVA STEFANI, VALINIA SVORONOU, IRIS TOULIATOU, DIMITRIS TSOUANATOS ,ALEXANDROS TZANNIS ,AMALIA VEKRI, NIKOLAS VENTOURAKIS, VANGELIS VLAHOS, EIRINI VOURLOUMIS, NERITAN ZINXHIRIA

Organization / Production: 
DESTE Foundation, New Museum New York, Benaki Museum
Venue: 
Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos St.
Hours: 
Thu, Sun 10:00–18:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–22:00 Mon, Tue, Wed closed Also closed in August
Tickets: 
Tickets: € 8, € 4
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21/06/2019 to 22/09/2019
 
Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique

Music

ERT National Symphony Orchestra - Anastasios Symeonidis
Fête de la Musique
Works by Skalkottas and Mendelssohn

On the occasion of the ‘2019 Skalkottas Year’ (this year marks the 70-year anniversary since the death of Nikos Skalkottas), the ERT National Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the great Greek composer, performing the ballet The Sea, a series of tableaux vivants drawn from the marine world, revolving around fantasy elements or the phantasmagoria of ballet dancing, as well as marine traditions, common in folk tales. The music could be considered an example of symphonic suite.

21 June, 2019
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The concert will also include two of Mendelssohn’s major works, also sea-themed, inspired from his travels in Scotland in 1829: The Hebrides Overture and The Scottish Symphony, with the former depicting the Staffa island and its enormous cave. The work brings to mind the sounds of the sea and the different phases of the sea, from calm to tempest.

PROGRAMME

FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)

Overture The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) in B minor, Op. 26

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 16

Andantino - Allegretto

Scherzo: Vivace

Intermezzo: Allegro moderato

Finale: Allegro tempestoso

Vassilis Varvaresos piano

NIKOS SKALKOTTAS (1904-1949)

The sea, folk ballet

Overture Ι On the beach Ι Dance of the waves Ι The trawl Ι The little fish Ι The dolphins (Phantasmagorical dance) Ι Nocturnal (Peace) Ι Preparation of the Mermaid Ι The Dance of the Mermaid Ι From the folk tale of Alexander the Great Ι Finale. Hymn to sea

Soloist: Vassilis Varvaresos

2nd part
Nikos Skalkottas: The sea, Folk ballet

Conductor: Anastasios Symeonidis

Organization / Production: 
Athens & Epidaurus Festival, ERT National Symphony Orchestra
Venue: 
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
Free admission tickets on a first-come, first-served basis
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21/06/2019
 
Bal Pernette

Bal Pernette

Dance

Compagnie Pernette
Bal Pernette

For several years now, the Compagnie Pernette have been performing at theatre stages and outdoor spaces, captivating young (and not so young) audiences. The group is distinguished in France for their important artistic contributions, their tours and their educational workshops, encouraging interaction with various types of audiences.

The choreographer and dancer Nathalie Pernette has come up with new forms of group theatre games for all types of audiences, featuring professional and amateur dancers alike.

21 June, 2019
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Bal Pernette, a piece originally designed to be presented in the country, has since been moved to various spaces and assumed several forms, from a feast in the city to a performance in a conventional theatre, invariably having the same benefits and goals: making contemporary dance accessible to everybody, lowering people’s reservations and making people happy. Bal Pernette will take audiences by storm at the Pedion tou Areos, on a significant day no less, June 21st, Fête de la Musique, to the sounds of Polkar, a beloved Greek band.
Concept: Nathalie Pernette

Dancers: Franck Gervais, chief dancer, Vincent Simon, Claire Malchrowicz

Technician: Stéphane Magnin

Featuring Polkar (live band): Giorgos Papageorgiou (vocals, ukulele),Giannis Kyratsos (acoustic and electric guitar, vocals),
Michalis Karanikos (trombone), Giorgos Avramidis (trumpet), Lazaros Pliampas (drums), Christos Gailas (bass, vocals)

The Pernette Company is supported by French Ministry of Culture & Communication, by Direction régionale des affaires culturelles de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, as compagnie chorégraphique conventionnée and Atelier de Fabrique Artistique,the City of Besançon, the Conseil régional de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and the Conseil départemental of the Doubs. The Pernette Company became Compagnie Nationale (CERNI) in 2017.

Nathalie Pernette is an associate artist of Théâtre - Scène nationale de Saint-Nazaire, Scènes Vosges - Scène conventionnée à Epinal and Rive Gauche - Scène conventionnée danse de Saint- Etienne-du-Rouvray.

Organization / Production: 
Supported by the French Embassy of Greece, French Institute of Greece, the Attica region administration and the Fluxum Foundation (Switzerland).
Duration: 
120'
Hours: 
20:00
Tickets: 
free admission
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21/06/2019
 
Oedipus

Oedipus

Theatre

Robert Wilson
Oedipus
Based on the text by Sophocles

The iconic story of Oedipus comes alive in Robert Wilson’s series of breathtaking tableaux vivants. The internationally acclaimed director follows Oedipus’ story in chronological order, without strictly adapting Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, from the moment of his birth and his abandonment as an infant to the moment of his self-inflicted blinding, following the horrific revelations: from the first light of birth to the last light he sees before it all goes black. Two ‘witnesses,’ a man and a woman, spin his tale, the life and times of Oedipus, speaking across the centuries.

Performance in Greek, Italian, English, German, French and Latin with original translation in Italian verses by Ettore Romagnoli (1926) and Orsatto Giustiniano (1585)

21 June, 2019 to 22 June, 2019
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Part of the programme "Tempo Forte Italia- Ελλάδα 2019", an initiative of the Embassy of Italy in Athens, along with cultural institutions, foundations, museums, artists and friends of culture from Greece and Italy, aimed at bringing "more Italy to Greece and more Greece to Italy."

Concept - Set and light design - Directing Robert Wilson
Co-director Ann Christin Rommen
Original music Dickie Landry, Kinan Azmeh
Costume designer Carlos Soto
Co-set designer Annick Lavallèe-Benny
Co-light designer Solomon Weisbard
Dramaturg Konrad Kuhn
Make up & hair designer Manu Halligan
Aboriginal dance choreography Wesley Enoch
Cast Lydia Koniordou, Angela Winkler, Dickie Landry, Michalis Theophanous and Alexios Fousekis, Meg Harper, Kayije Kagame, Casilda Madrazo with the participation of Laila Gozzi, Alessandro Anglani, Marcello di Giacomo, Francesca Fedeli, Annabella Marotta, Gaetano Migliaccio, Francesco Roccasecca
Voices of Robert Wilson, Christopher Knowles
Assistant director and stage manager Sara Thaiz Bozano
Technical director Enrico Maso
Lighting supervisor and programmer Wee Cheng Low
Chief electrician Giuseppe Cino
Sound designer Dario Felli
Sound engineers Marco Olivieri - Matteo Ciardi
Props master Cecilia Sacchi
Chief stagehand Giuliana Rienzi
Follospot operator Isadora Giuntini
Make up and hair Claudia Bastia, Luca Pompozzi, Nicole Tomaini
Wardrobe Caterina Villa
Costume assistants Flavia Ruggeri, Francesca Sartorio
Costumes made by CIMEC Compagnia Italiana della Moda e del Costume Milano
Photos Lucie Jansch
Producer Franco Laera
Production manager Virginia Forlani
Production assistant Maddalena Papagni
RW personal assistant Fernando De Testa
Workshop and rehearsals took place at The Watermill Center, Long Island - Teatro Mercadante di Napoli - Centrale Fies, Dro - Teatro Grande di Pompei - Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza

A project by Change Performing Arts
Commissioned by Athens & Epidaurus Festival
Originally commissioned and co-produced by Teatro Stabile Di Napoli - Teatro Nazionale - Conversazioni - Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza
Performances in Epidaurus in collaboration with Attiki Cultural Society

Language: 
With Greek and English surtitles
Duration: 
1h15'
Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
VIP 100€, 70€, ZONE A 45€, ZONE B 35€, UPPER TIER 25€, STUDENTS & 65+ 15€, UNEMPLOYED & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 10€
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21/06/2019 to 22/06/2019