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

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

Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Curation: Takis Mavrotas

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

Nicholas Egon: 22 Flowers for the Benaki Museum

Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

Love Story

Visual Arts

Candice Breitz
Love Story 
Video installation

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

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

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

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

ERGA 2017 - 2019

Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Organization / Production: 
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens Scool of Fine Arts
Hours: 
Monday: 08:00-20:00 Tuesday: 12:30-20:00 Wednesday-Sunday: 08:00-20:00
Tickets: 
General admission: 8 € (reduced 4 €) Free admission: under 18 years old
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06/06/2019 to 02/09/2019
 
What we don’t see is staring at us

What we don’t see is staring at us

Visual Arts

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

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

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

An exhibition catalogue will be available to visitors
 

8 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019
Info: 

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

8 June 2019

19.30-21.00

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

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

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

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

26 June 2019

20.00-21.15

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

21.20-22.30

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

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

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

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

Chisel and Memory

Photography

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

11 June, 2019 to 31 October, 2019
Info: 

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
Info: 

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 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
Info: 

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
 
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
Info: 

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 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
 
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
Info: 

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
 
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
Info: 

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
 
Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece

Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece

Exhibition

Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece through the Collection of the Municipal Art Gallery

Works of the Municipal Art Gallery and ensembles of important artistic personalities, centered on Giorgos Bouzianis, who actually represent "exceptions" to the academic climate prevailing in Greek art in the 20th century. and to the prevailing neoteric trends that characterize the 1930s.

22 June, 2019 to 5 January, 2020
Info: 

The exhibition presents works by artists, who belonged to the group “Stathmos”, among others, except G. Bujianis, Th. Aparte, A. Sochos, G. Zongolopoulos, Eng. Theodoropoulos, G. Mitarakis, Ag. Pappas, T. Eleftheriadis, O. Kanellis, V. Semertzidis, Sp. Papaloukas, G. Vakalos, G. Spyropoulos, Ef. Franziskakis, El. Zongolopoulou

The exhibition has been commissioned by the artistic consultant of the OPADA Gallery, Museums and Collections Denis Zacharopoulos.
The exhibition is carried out with the valuable contribution of Kalli Petrochilos and Kostas Nikakis

Venue: 
Municipal Art Gallery, Metaxourgeio building
Hours: 
τθεσδαυ 10:00 – 21:00, Wednesday-Saturday:10:00 - 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tickets: 
free admission
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22/06/2019 to 05/01/2020
 
Summer Nostos Festival

Summer Nostos Festival

Festival

The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) is an international multifaceted arts, sports and education festival. Admission is free for all, and the festival is addressed to visitors of all age groups and interests, aspiring to become a friendly creative platform where people can get together, express themselves and exchange ideas.

Every June, the week-long SNFestival invites us to travel back to our favorite summers, guided by music, dance and melodies, stories and laughter, exercise and play, and live yet another unforgettable beginning of summer!

The SNFestival finds an ideal venue in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), activating multiple spaces in the SNFCC, both indoors and outdoors, and reaffirming the SNFCC’s mission to offer a dynamic, open public space that is accessible to all. In this way, the SNF returns, once a year, to the “home” it created for all people.

The SNFestival is organized and made possible through the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

23 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019
Info: 

The open events of the 2019 SNFestival will take place from June 23rd to June 30th, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), with free admission to all. As every year, on June 23rd, on the occasion of World Olympic Day, the evening race SNF RUN: Running into the Future will be held.

As part of the 2019 SNFestival, the 8th SNF Conference will take place from June 24th to June 25th, 2019 at the SNFCC. In addition on June 26th, 2019 the 2nd SNF Agora Institute Workshop will take place, a collaboration between the SNF with the Johns Hopkins University as part of the SNF’s monthly series Dialogues.

Stay tuned at the festival’s website for relevant updates: www.SNFestival.org

Free admission.

Hours: 
TBC
Tickets: 
Free admission.
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23/06/2019 to 30/06/2019
 
Stories from a parallel reality An audio walk about life after drugs

Stories from a parallel reality An audio walk about life after drugs

Audio Walk

ΚΕΤΗΕA Rehabilitation Centre - KETHEA DIAVASI Cultural Club
Stories from a parallel reality

An audio walk about life after drugs

Men and women of all age groups, former drug addicts, take us along on a tour through public spaces, employing sound narratives and documents, charting and mapping out the city in their own, unique way. Standing in crowded, rundown or cosmopolitan areas of Athens, visitors will put on headsets and listen to stories about a parallel universe: about illusions and lost time, Omonia Square and the Pedion Areos, the left, capitalism, cinema, rave parties, emergency rooms, studying at university and the value of money. Narratives about the past and the future, filled with humour, poetry and slang, are related by those who decided to try life beyond addiction.

On selected dates, special events and happenings featuring the artistic groups of KETHEA will be held at Peiraios 260, after the evening performances come to an end.

23 June, 2019 to 9 July, 2019
Info: 

Starting points: Peiraios 260, courtyard – Dionysiou Areopagitou, entrance to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus – Voukourestiou pedestrian street – Syntagma Square – Avdi Square, Metaxourgeio – Kypseli Municipal Market

26 June / 22:30 (International Day Against Drug Abuse)
Nocturnal walk
Manos Hadjidakis tribute concert by the music group of the KETHEA DIAVASI Cultural Club at Peiraios 260, courtyard.

Concept - Curation: Ioanna Valsamidou
Research - Interviews: Dimitris Papadimitriou
Dramaturgy: Stella Rapti
Sound design: Panos Tsagarakis
Artistic collaboration: Thanasis Gounaris, Vangelis Koutsopanos, Dimitris Mitsotakis, Dimitris Mikios, Giannis Petropoulos, Yorgos Tserionis
Research assistants: Anastasia Apostolopoulou, Katerina Tziachristou, Daphne Chasiourou
Production assistant: Marike Splinter
Graphic design: No idea Studio + KETHEA DIAVASI graphics
With the kind support of the KETHEA DIAVASI Family Support and efood

Realisation - Coordination: Takis Chaldaios, KETHEA Diavasi
Co-organized with: Michalis Mylonas, KETHEA Exelixis

Organization / Production: 
ΚΕΤΗΕA Rehabilitation Centre - KETHEA DIAVASI Cultural Club
Hours: 
20:00, the walk starts over every 15 minutes
Tickets: 
Free admission tickets provided at starting points. ID is required
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23/06/2019 to 09/07/2019
 
STILL HERE TOMORROW by ARTWORKS

STILL HERE TOMORROW by ARTWORKS

Exhibition

STILL HERE TOMORROW
SUMMER NOSTOS FESTIVAL PRESENT ARTWORKS
EXHIBITION & SCREENINGS

What do we really share when we co-exist in the same space? How is our identity extended through our relations with others?

45 artist and 15 filmmakers awarded by ARTWORKS in 2018, present their work at the Summer Nostos Festival organized by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), from 23 – 30 June at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, with free admission. The participants invite us to meet contemporary artistic creation in Greece.

23 - 30 June 2019, 10.00-01.00
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Free admission
In the context of Summer Nostos Festival

Organized
Summer Nostos Festival – ARTWORKS
SNFestival.org
www.art-works.gr/snfestival

Curated by:
Panos Giannikopoulos
Marili Konstantinopoulou
Dimitra Nikolou

#StillHereTomorrow #ArtworksFellows2018 #SNFestival

23 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019
Info: 

The exhibition STILL HERE TOMORROW begins with the idea of the poetics of relations and unfolds as a rhizomatic map with multiple connections among the works. The title functions affirmatively and constitutes a necessary assertion against the conditions of precariousness. Coexistence, exchange of ideas and creative tensions become a means of resistance to uncertainty. The 45 artists in the exhibition propose narratives that dispute the conditions of the present as they open up the debate to the future.

Painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance, installation, new media and sound works activate spaces in the building of the National Library of Greece and the Southern Walks of the Stavros Niarchos Park. The exhibition spaces are seen as an open archive of arguments. The works put forward distinct narratives, converse with one another and with the venue itself, live together without losing their autonomy, and at times question the very structures in which they have been placed.

The artists focus on research and experimentation, while their theoretical explorations are accompanied by persistent renegotiations of both form and material. The construction of history and nature, which is symbolically linked with the spaces where the exhibition unfolds—in the Library and the Park respectively—challenge our present social condition.

With these works, the artists explore the potential of personal narratives and reflect on the role of digital and physical archives, the expectations and the challenges of technological evolution, while questioning humans' relationship with other forms of existence and the individual's relations to the community. They employ elements from everyday life in order to approach the 'uncanny', and return to past mythologies in order to create different ones for the future. They rethink the concepts of ownership, automation, work, production and identity, discerning their exclusions and delineations, thereby imagining tools to both disrupt and break free.

Screenings:

The 15 filmmakers awarded by ARTWORKS present here their works of fiction, documentary and animation. This group of promising artists have already been distinguished for their short films at international film festivals, and many of them are preparing their first feature films.

The film screenings program at the Summer Nostos Festival provides an opportunity for each of the filmmakers to express their personal perspective on contemporary cinema. Defying the challenging conditions they face each day, these directors and producers respond to universal issues in their own ways and with fresh perspectives.

Familiar landscapes become places for analysis, focal points in which unexpected relationships and interactions unfold. From summertime Athens, we are brought to a wintry scene in Ikaria, to the borders of Ecuador and the Amazon, as well as imagined, fictitious worlds. Indeed, many of these cinematic visions take place beyond geographic limitations. The films’ themes include family, gender, sexuality, identity, brewing social issues, political unrest and individual as well as collective memories.

STILL HERE TOMORROW

Artists: Christos Vayiatas, Filippos Vasileiou, Auguste Veinoglou, Paki Vlassopoulou, Zoe Yiabouldaki, Niki Goulema, Kyriaki Goni, Manolis Daskalakis Lemos, Giannis Delagrammatikas, Dimitra Demopoulou, Natasha Eystathiades, Pegy Zali, Alexadros Kaklamanos, Giannis Koliopoulos (as HYPERCOMF), Panos Kobis, Catherine KOtsala, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Maria Kriara, Orestis Mavroudes, Jason Megoulas (Cacao Rocks), Rania Bellou, George Moraitis, Petros Moris, Danae Nikolaides Kotsaki, Cosmas Nikolaou, Paola Palavides (as HYPERCOMF), George Palamaris, Fotini Palpana, Malvina Panagiotides, Vasilis Papageorgiou, Nefeli Papademoulis, Eleni Papanastasiou, Maria Papanikolaou, Valia Papastamou, Panos Profitis, Fotis Stagonas, Maria Sideri, Alexander Simopoulos, Alice Souma, Anastasis Stratakis, Stefania Strouza, Aggelos Tzortzinis, Pavlos Tsakonas, Alexis Fidetzis, Despoina Flessa

Filmmakers: Irene Vianelli, Tzortzis Grigorakis, Neritan Zintziria, Constantina Kotzamanis, Despoina Kourti, Zaklin Letzou, Manolis Mavris, Loukianos Moschonas, Giorgos NIkopoulos, Smaragda Nitsopoulou, Despoina Oikonomopoulou, Ioanna Petinaraki, Giannis Simvonis, Giorgos Fourtounis, Daphne Hairetaki

Organization / Production: 
Summer Nostos Festival – ARTWORKS
Venue: 
Level 2 NLG South Paths, Level 2 NLG (360° space)
Hours: 
10:00 - 01:00
Tickets: 
free admission
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23/06/2019 to 30/06/2019
 
Brother

Brother

Dance

Marco da Silva Ferreira
Brother

Why do we dance together? The rising Portuguese choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira explores the roots of collective dancing, movement as togetherness, from ancient traditions to street dance, seeking those common features which are passed down from one generation to the next and are still present in contemporary dance.

29 June, 2019 to 30 June, 2019
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Brother is a dance about the human as ‘social animal’ feeling the urgency to share things; a performance reviving the very first human community in the heart of a contemporary urban landscape. The union gives birth to rivalry, bonds of brotherhood and pleasure-hunting, combining Krump with African influences. The seven dancers’ movements, akin to a ritual, become an explosion of contagious energy, a constant game of mimicry. They merge into an ensemble through a constantly fragile alchemical process. They are transformed into moving bridges between the present and the remote past. Ferreira, a dance and choreographer with an unorthodox career, was originally active in street dance, became famous when he won his country’s edition of the talent show So you think you can dance and went on to collaborate with big names, such as Hofesh Shechter. Brother (2017) and his previous work, Hu(r)mano (2015), put Ferreira on the map of international dance through their selection by the Aerowaves network.

29 June / Post-performance talk with the choreographer

Artistic direction - Choreography: Marco da Silva Ferreira
Assistant to the artistic director: Mara Andrade
Performers: Anaísa Lopes, André Cabral, Cristina Planas Leitão, Duarte Valadares, Filipe Caldeira, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Max Makowski
Lighting design – Technical direction: Wilma Moutinho
Live music: Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins
Light technician: Cláudia Valente
Sound technician: João Monteiro 
Communication: Bryan Morgado
Executive producer: Joana Costa Santos
Production: Pensamento Avulso, associação de artes performativas
Co-production: São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Portugal), Teatro Municipal do Porto (Portugal), Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval Pick (France)
Residencies: Centro Cultural Vila Flor, O Espaço do Tempo, Quinta do Rio
Support: República Portuguesa - Cultura I DGArtes – Direção-Geral das Artes and aerowaves – dance across europeu
Marco da Silva Ferreira is an Aerowaves Twenty18 Artist

Duration: 
60'
Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
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29/06/2019 to 30/06/2019
 
Yo-Yo Ma: The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Yo-Yo Ma: The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites

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Yo-Yo Ma needs no introduction. Widely considered the greatest cellist in the world, he has received more than 18 Grammy Awards, and accolades including the Polar Music Prize (2012) and the United States National Medal of the Arts (2001). Throughout his career, he has joined partners from around the world and across disciplines — from Carlos Santana and Bobby McFerrin to the global collective of Silkroad musicians – to stretch the boundaries of genre and tradition, exploring how culture connects us.

Last year, Yo-Yo began a new journey, setting out to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello in one sitting in 36 locations around the world, iconic venues that — like the Odeon — encompass our cultural heritage, our current creativity, and the challenges of peace and understanding that will shape our future.

“Bach’s cello suites have been my constant musical companions,” says Yo-Yo. “For almost six decades, they have given me sustenance, comfort, and joy during times of stress, celebration, and loss. What power does this music possess that even today, after three hundred years, it continues to help us navigate through troubled times?”

The Athens Festival audiences will have the chance to answer this question in a single, spellbinding, unforgettable evening.

30 June, 2019
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PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet I & II, Gigue

Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet I & II, Gigue

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée I & II, Gigue

Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrée I & II, Gigue

Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I & II, Gigue

Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I & II, Gigue

Venue: 
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Hours: 
21:00
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30/06/2019