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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
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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
 
Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum

Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum

Excavation Tour

The Acropolis Museum launches a new cycle of presentations titled ‘Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum’. Visitors, guided by the Museum’s archaeologists, will be given the opportunity to wander through the archaeological excavation which stretches underneath the Museum, like a giant exhibit. They will be able to walk on the ancient neighborhood’s streets, take a closer look at the houses with their courtyards and wells, enter the heart of the impressive mansions with the private baths, examine the workshops with the water reservoirs, take a magical stroll through time and the daily life of the people who lived in the shadow of the Acropolis’ rock for over 4,500 years.

9 July, 2019 to 31 December, 2019
Info: 

English: every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, at 12 noon
Greek: every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, at 1 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes

Participation: Limited to 20 visitors per session. For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Price: Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required (10 euro).

 

The archaeological excavation guide is available for purchase at the Museum Shops (in Greek).

Hours: 
12.00 & 13.00
Tickets: 
General admission is required: € 10
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09/07/2019 to 31/12/2019
 
Jannis Varelas, Anima I

Jannis Varelas, Anima I

Exhibition

The solo exhibition Anima I of Jannis Varelas comprises a new series of paintings as the outcome of a process of performances and metamorphoses of the self. With these works Varelas goes back to the images of the body, exploring the gendered cultural representations of the human figure.

12 September, 2019 to 17 November, 2019
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The artist chooses his models among his friends and neighbours, and has them dressed specifically to be photographed in the specially laid out setting of his studio together with everyday objects from the Historical Collections of the Benaki Museum as well as seemingly unimportant or trivial objects from the fleeting wanderings of urban or domestic life. The photographic rendering of the event provides the semantic raw material; it is then transferred onto the canvas and transformed and diffracted by the language of painting.

The title of the exhibition, Anima I, harks back to the archetypes of the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung and alludes to the way in which Varelas sees the representations of the self as a fantasy construction associated with a series of unconscious phenomena and the various manifestations of the collective unconscious. The Anima, in this case, explores the multiple images of the self through myths and transformations, visions and spectres. The cycle of Anima I works is organised in series around subjects such as solitude, mental anxiety, androgyny, sexuality, rejection, loss, crude liberation, marginalisation, inhibited identities and the transition from private to public.

The series is to be presented in a setting that features also archive material, photographs, objects and costumes from the preparatory stages of the performative process.

CURATORS: Polina Kosmadaki, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis

The exhibition is coproduced by Onassis Foundation.

Organization / Production: 
Benaki Museum, Onasis Foundation
Hours: 
Thursday, Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 7, € 3,5
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12/09/2019 to 17/11/2019
 
The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

Painting Exhibition

Τhe exhibition "The Blue Hour" of distinguished artist Olga Alexopoulou is curated by Iris Kritikou, Historian of Art and independent curator.

25 September, 2019 to 24 November, 2019
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The exhibition reveals the evolution of the artist, Olga Alexopoulou, through the blue color, a course that includes the intersection of art with advanced technology.

Venue: 
16 Herakleidon Str.
Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
Just with the exhibition ticket
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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25/09/2019 to 24/11/2019
 
Alexis Akrithakis: tsiki - tsiki

Alexis Akrithakis: tsiki - tsiki

Exhibition

Alexis Akrithakis: tsiki - tsiki
FROM 25/09/2019 - TO 17/11/2019
The exhibition is organised on the occasion of the 80th anniversary from the birth and 25 years from the passing of the Greek artist, Alexis Akrithakis.

25 September, 2019 to 17 November, 2019
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The exhibition is the first systematic presentation of Alexis Akrithakis' work devoted exclusively to one of his most recognisable techniques, the "tsiki-tsiki", as writer Kostas Tachtsis named it in the mid sixties.

The exhibition features a significant part of his "tsiki-tsiki" works created from the mid 60s to the early 70s and projects that will be of particular importance for the creation, development and differentiation of his characteristic style from the beginning and throughout his career.

CURATORS:Chloe Geitmann-Akrithaki & Alexios Papazacharias
OPENING: 24/09/2019, at 20:00

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:10:00 - 18:00 Thursday:10:00 - 00:00 Sunday:10:00 - 16:00
Tickets: 
€ 7, € 5
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25/09/2019 to 17/11/2019
 
Jannis Psychopedis: POETICAL WORKS - Painting Meets Poetry

Jannis Psychopedis: POETICAL WORKS - Painting Meets Poetry

Exhibition

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is staging a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Jannis Psychopedis.

9 October, 2019 to 12 January, 2020
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is staging a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Jannis Psychopedis, featuring large groups of works that reference, were inspired by, and engage with poets and their poetics.

Jannis Psychopedis’ relationship with poetry is profound, long-lasting, systematic, continuous and tested down the years; it is a core element of his oeuvre.

The exhibition includes works of mixed techniques and media, as well as a large series of drawings, watercolours and oil paintings portraying poets.

A visual conversation with Homer and his Odyssey, Parmenides, Herodas, Calvos, Byron, Palamas, Cavafy, Karyotakis, Lorca, Seferis, Elytis, Ritsos, Embirikos, Sachtouris, Dimoula, Fostieris, Vlavianos, Kyparissis, Metaxas and Siotis.

 

Biographical note

Jannis Psychopedis was born in Athens in 1945. He studied printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1963-1968) and then painting on a German state scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1970-1976).

He was a member of the “A” group of artists in the 1960s and on the visual arts team of the Epitheorisi Technis [Art Review]; a founder member of the “New Greek Realists” (1971-73); a founder member of the Visual Arts Centre (Athens, 1974-1976) and a member of the “10/9” art group in Munich (1975). Furthermore, he was invited to the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in West Berlin (1977).

He has lived and worked in Berlin (1977-1986) and in Brussels (1986- 1992). In 1994, he was appointed to a professorship at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he taught until 2012. In 2013, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.

Since 1966, he has staged a number of solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has also taken part in important group shows in galleries and museums in Greece and other countries including France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Ireland, Albania, Japan, Belgium, Algeria, Cyprus, Sweden, Israel, Iran, Turkey, the UK, Canada, Romania, Egypt, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, the US and China.

 

09/10/19 - 12/01/20 | Daily 09.00-22.00

Free admission

Venue: 
4th Floor Atrium NLG
Hours: 
09.00 - 22.00
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09/10/2019 to 12/01/2020
 
Τhe Quiet Volume: Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

Τhe Quiet Volume: Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

Performance

In October, the SNFCC presents, for the first time, the Greek version of The Quiet Volume, an “Autoteatro” performance by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells.

11 October, 2019 to 30 December, 2019
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center presents, for the first time, the Greek version of The Quiet Volume, an “Autoteatro” performance by the British artists Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells.

The term “Autoteatro” describes a series of small-scale performances – specially designed for specific spaces – that come to life with the participation of members of the audience.

A combination of silence and concentration, The Quiet Volume exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience, allowing aspects of it we think of as deeply internal to lean out into the surrounding space, and to leak from one reader's sphere into another's.

Having been performed in 12 countries to date, The Quiet Volume creates a unique experience for library visitors/readers and explores the particular tension common to any library worldwide.

In the Open Reading Area, at the second floor of the National Greek Library, two participants, seated at a table, have headphones on, with a red and a green notebook and a few volumes of books before them. As they hear whispered cues on their headphones, they silently read excerpts from the small stack of books.

The Greek version of The Quiet Volume was especially produced by Ant Hampton to be performed at the SNFCC.

Ant Hampton is a British artist and performance maker based in Germany. His performance works are diverse in content and tone, yet consistently explore the tension between fixed, formal or structural elements and the improvised ones that come about in the moment. For 20 years now, he has been developing new modes of performance, guiding people through unrehearsed performance situations. Other works such as Hello for Dummies, GuruGuru, Cue China, OK OK, This is Not My Voice Speaking and The Extra People, continue to tour widely, in over 60 different language versions.

Tim Etchells is an artist and writer based in the UK, whose work shifts between performances, visual art creations and works of fiction. He is the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. Exhibiting and presenting work in significant institutions all over the world, he is currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University. Etchells’ work has been shown recently at Tate Modern, Cubitt, Hayward Gallery and Bloomberg SPACE in London, at Turner Contemporary, The Grundy and Compton Verney in the UK, as well as at Witte de With, Rotterdam, and MUHKA (Antwerp).

Blindness by José Saramago, translated into Greek by Athina Psylia (2013), courtesy of Kastaniotis Editions

Ágota Kristóf, The Notebook and The Third Lie, translated into Greek by Chryssa Tsamadou (Exandas Editions, 1986 & 1995), and The Proof, translated by Agni Metaftsi (Exandas Editions, 1990), courtesy of the translators

Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans, translated into Greek by Argyro Mantoglou (2019), courtesy of Kastaniotis Editions

 

English version:

First voice - Ant Hampton
Child’s voice - Seth Etchells
Third voice - Jenny Naden

Binaural recordings: TiTo Toblerone
Produced by Katja Timmerberg
Commissioned and produced by Ciudades Paralelas: Hebbel am Ufer, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Nowy Teatr, Vooruit with support from Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Goethe Institut, ProHelvetia

Greek version:

Translation - Yiannis Voyiatzis
First voice - Giorgos Kritharas
Child’s voice - Panagiotis Lekkas
Third voice - Aliki Alexandraki

 

Starting on Friday 11/10, and daily from 18.00-21.40 (the sessions start every 20 minutes and last one hour)
The sessions at 18.40 and 20.40 will be conducted in English

Free admission by online preregistration 

For the month of December, preregistration starts as follows:

For the sessions held between 02/12 and 08/12, preregistration starts on Monday 25/11 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 09/12 and 15/12, preregistration starts on Monday 02/12 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 16/12 and 22/12, preregistration starts on Monday 09/12 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 23/12 and 31/12, preregistration starts on Monday 16/12 at 12.00

 

*The presence of two participants is required for the event to take place. 

*Please bring some form of identification on the day of the event, in order to participate.

*The event lasts 60 minutes with no interruption.

*If you wish to cancel your participation kindly do it at least one day before the event, as the experience of the other participant depends on your arrival.

Venue: 
Reading Room- NLG 2nd Floor
Hours: 
18.00-21.40
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11/10/2019 to 31/12/2019
 
OLIVER TWIST

OLIVER TWIST

Theatre

The Foundation of the Hellenic World presents

Charles Dickens
OLIVER TWIST
Translation: Fotini Megaloudi
Performance – Adaptation: Konstantina Nikolaidi
From October at "THEATRON"
Hellenic World
Cultural Centre & Museum

Foundation of Hellenic World presents a magnificent theatrical play at “THEATRON” Hall at the Hellenic Cosmos Venue. OLIVER TWIST adapted from Charles Dickens’ novel by Konstantina Nikolaidi with an amazing cast, as the timeless characters are brought to life on stage by talented greek actors and actresses.
Oliver Twist is a hero who manages to preserve his kindness and his morality in a cruel and unfair world. The insignificance of human life, poverty and social inequality of Dickens’s England, reminds us of our world today. But, there is hope. Dickens believes that truth, purity and childhood, can triumph in a world of poverty and misery.

The play:
‘’What did you say!’’
‘’Please sir’’ Oliver said, ‘’I need more food. I’m starving!’’
Oliver Twist is an orphan boy, who lives in England of 19th century. When he makes the ‘’mistake’’ of asking for more food, the principal of the orphanage kicks him out. A gang of pickpockets will become his new family. Yet hope is not lost for little Oliver. When he meets two wonderful and honest people, Oliver will try to balance between two worlds and eventually he will have to choose which path to take. The fight between good and evil begins.

Starring:
Renos Charalampidis, Tasos Kostis, Konstantinos Kapas, Maria Antoulinaki, Dionisis Pifeas as Oliver Twist, Tatiana Melidou, Konstantinos Moutaftsis, Rinos Tzanis

19 October, 2019 to 12 April, 2020
Info: 

‘’What did you say!’’
‘’Please sir’’ Oliver said, ‘’I need more food. I’m starving!’’
Oliver Twist is an orphan boy, who lives in England of 19th century. When he makes the ‘’mistake’’ of asking for more food, the principal of the orphanage kicks him out. A gang of pickpockets will become his new family. Yet hope is not lost for little Oliver. When he meets two wonderful and honest people, Oliver will try to balance between two worlds and eventually he will have to choose which path to take. The fight between good and evil begins.

Starring:
Renos Charalampidis, Tasos Kostis, Konstantinos Kapas, Maria Antoulinaki, Dionisis Pifeas as Oliver Twist, Tatiana Melidou, Konstantinos Moutaftsis, Rinos Tzanis

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
90'
Hours: 
Saturday at 14:30 and Sunday at 11:30
Tickets: 
Regular tickets: €15, €13, €11 (gallery) Special prices for peoples with special needs, students, young people and unemployed Special prices for groups (20 people and more) and family tickets (4 people)
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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19/10/2019 to 12/04/2020
 
The Hour of Greece

The Hour of Greece

Exhibition

Exhibition of archival material, "The Hour of Greece: Americans respond to October 28th, 1940".

24 October, 2019 to 20 December, 2019
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On the occasion of this year’s celebration of Ohi Day, Hellenic American University | Ηellenic American College and the Greek America Foundation, in collaboration with the General State Archives οf Greece, are pleased to present the exhibition “The Hour of Greece”. The exhibition is held under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

A symbol of national resistance, Ohi Day commemorates Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas’ rejection on October 28, 1940 of Mussolini’s ultimatum for surrender. In the face of the Italian invasion that followed and despite being vastly outnumbered, Greece not only defended itself but counterattacked and defeated the enemy forces. The event united the Greek people and evoked respect among the Allies for Greeks everywhere. The story of the small neutral country’s victory over the much larger invading forces made a deep impression on American public opinion.

Drawing largely on rare archival material from the private collection of Gregory Pappas, a member of the Greek Diaspora, including newspapers, cartoons and photographs, all of which on display for the first time in Greece, "The Hour of Greece" seeks to show the impact of the Greek victory in the United States in the early years of World War II. At the same time, the exhibition highlights the important contribution that Americans made to healing post-war hardships in Greece. Material from the Pappas Collection has been enriched with documentary material from the General State Archives of Greece to better illustrate the relations of the peoples of Greece and United States at that time.

Curator: Louisa Karapidaki
Scientific advisor: Yannis N. Glavinas

Organization / Production: 
Hellenic American University, Greek America Foundation, Γενικά Αρχεία του Κράτους
Hours: 
Weekdays: 12:00-21:00, Saturdays: 10:30-14:30
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24/10/2019 to 20/12/2019
 
(Of) public interest by Jonas Dahlberg

(Of) public interest by Jonas Dahlberg

Arts, Architecture

Jonas Dahlberg’s solo exhibition (Of) Public Interest is the first in a series of exhibitions at our new space TAVROS.

In Notes on a Memorial (2018) Dahlberg records with seemingly emotional detachment the trajectory of his close relationship to the events of the 22nd of July 2011, starting with the open call the Norwegian state made for a public memorial. Dahlberg’s winning Memory Wound proposed a cut in the Sørbråten peninsula which looks out towards Utøya, a permanent rupture, a reminder of the finality of the victims’ loss.

During the 27:55 minutes that the film unravels, we follow the minutiae of a sequence of events – the terrorist attack, the design process leading to the proposal, the selection of Dahlberg’s proposal Memory Wound, the media noise and ensuing public reaction culminating in the cancellation of the memorial in parallel with a more personal loss, that of Dahlberg’s very own father. Notes on a Memorial is a dense journey in time, a dark narrative born of trauma, mourning, memories and what comes next.

The primary material of the film is an endless landscape of information constructed exclusively out of digital imagery and data, using different software, satellite views and statistics. In contrast to the “Scandinavian noir” chiaroscuro qualities that was typical of previous films with their silent heat and empty sets and scenes: darkness now can be found in real life. A thin red line flows likes blood in the diagrams, the heart beat perhaps of this storyline. Dahlberg does not step back, instead his own voice narrates his personal experience of events imbued with his faith that public sites where memories can hold are essential to overcoming trauma. The film is deeply personal and yet, the main protagonist is an all-encompassing landscape: internal, external, digital, political and ultimately physical. It’s a quiet voyage of our mind’s eye with no clear-cut absolution.

View Through a Park (2009) seems at first intensely cinematic. Using traditional narrative tools our gaze follows the constant flow of the camera in and out of private and public space. In flux, inwards and outwards void of life. The city portrayed is disturbingly empty, a vacuum of a home. Who has the right to enter the locked “public”park? To whom does this space belong and where has everybody gone? Without hints or explanations we are lead once again into a darker internalized place where an eerie feeling resounds, suggestive of something abnormal lurking in the absoluteness of the film’s silence.

In Dahlberg’s work landscape is a constant. Now, this gaze is transported right here to our own context, opening up to other potential mediations and narratives. Both works exhibited raise questions which lie at the core of our new space TAVROS and locus athens’ curatorial approach: the variable shifts and turns of public speech, the dividing lines between public and private space, the construction or the erasure of memories, art in public space and the multiple turns of language, place and identity.

Using Dahlberg’s works as a spring board for discussions, locus athens is therefore co-organizing with inside story a parallel program of talks in our space TAVROS.

With the Support of
OUTSET Contemporary Art Fund (Greece), Iaspis, Swedish Institute Athens, Embassy of Sweden Athens, Aegean Airlines, Perianth Hotel, Domaine Paterianakis

31 October, 2019 to 27 December, 2019
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Jonas Dahlberg (1970, Borås) lives and works in Stockholm. His work lies at the juncture of architecture, set design, photography and film. More recently, Memory Wound (2013) the memorial he designed to commemorate the victims of the 2011 terrorist attack in Utøya in Norway was much discussed, coming under close scrutiny.

Venue: 
Τ a v r o s
Language: 
Greek, English, Swedish
Duration: 
27:55
Hours: 
Wed-Thur: 12.00-17.00 Fri: 12.00-20.00 Sat: 12.00-16.00
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31/10/2019 to 27/12/2019
 
Dance with my own shadow

Dance with my own shadow

Dance

The GNO Ballet director realizes one of his greatest artistic dreams and choreographs four major works of Manos Hadjidakis –The C.N.S. cycle, Captain Michalis, The accursed serpent, Gioconda’s smile– in one single performance, as part of the Manos Hadjidakis three-year cycle.

9 November, 2019 to 24 November, 2019
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Manos Hadjidakis

Dance with my own shadow

PREMIERE 09 November 2019
09, 10, 16, 17, 24 Nov 2019

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Manos Hadjidakis Cycle

Starts at: 20.00 (Sundays: 18.30)

Choreography, set: Konstantinos Rigos
Conductor: Lukas Karytinos
Costumes: Deux Hommes
Lighting: Christos Tziogkas
Associate architect: Mary Tsagari
Video: Vasilis Kehagias
Manos Hadjidakis Cycle artistic curator: George Hadjidakis

Soloist: Dionysios Sourbis (baritone)
Piano: Thodoris Tzovanakis, Lefteris Michalopoulos

With a music ensemble and the GNO Principal dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Ticket prices: 15, 20, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 70 euros
Children, students: 12 euros
Limited visibility seats: 10 euros
*Limited number of tickets of 2 euros, as part of the "One for One" programme.

The first production of the Greek National Opera Ballet for 2019/20 signals one of the greatest challenges for Konstantinos Rigos. The GNO Ballet director realizes one of his greatest artistic dreams and choreographs four major works of Manos Hadjidakis –The C.N.S. cycle, Captain Michalis, The accursed serpent, Gioconda’s smile– in one single performance, as part of the Manos Hadjidakis three-year cycle.

Few composers have defined the Greek musical landscape and modern Greek culture as much as Manos Hadjidakis. At the same time, his quests and influences have led him to many and diversified paths. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the fruits of his creative seed can be found in the four cardinal points of the horizon. This is the landscape that inspired Konstantinos Rigos’ new choreography, through which he shall make a journey across the four cardinal points of Hadjidakis’ work by incorporating an equal number of emblematic works into a single performance with interlocking parts. Four rooms, four directions. The C.N.S. cycle is the north, the abstract landscape of the “deserted beach”, death’s wasteland. Captain Michalis is the south, with the Mediterranean, dry landscape, the wind that romantically caresses people’s bodies, and the unrealistically over-sized Kazantzakis-man figure. The accursed serpent is the east, a land of shadows and fairy tales, where the old and the new co-exist devouring one another. Gioconda’s smile is the west, a study by the composer on the history of Western music, but also an exercise of personal compositional discipline.

Each point of the horizon is also a room, each cardinal direction is contained within an interior space, where dancing becomes one with the music.

Venue: 
Stavros Niarchos Hall / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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09/11/2019 to 24/11/2019
 
Callas in concert - The Hologram Tour

Callas in concert - The Hologram Tour

Music

Callas in Concert is a triumphant event that brings the beloved opera legend Maria Callas back to the stage via hologram, singing to the accompaniment of a full live orchestra. As this unprecedented performance unfolds, you will surrender all notions of what is real and get lost in the magic of the iconic La Divina.
11-12 November at Theatron Hall of Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center
With the Orchestra of the Greek National Opera under Eímear Noone
From the moment the curtain rises, you are enthralled in Callas’ world. Her most iconic performances of Bellini, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and more feature original recordings digitally remastered and re-created on stage through breathtaking state-of-the-art digital and laser technology. Yet this is far from a replay of her past glories. You will delight as Ms. Callas playfully engages the conductor and you will stare awe-stricken as she reacts to you, the live audience.

11 November, 2019 to 12 November, 2019
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November 11 - Athens, Theatron Hellenic Cosmos
November 12 - Athens, Theatron Hellenic Cosmos
Tickets available at: https://www.viva.gr

Organization / Production: 
Base Hologram & Solist invent
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
-
Hours: 
09:00 PM
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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11/11/2019 to 12/11/2019