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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 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 31 December, 2019
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In October, the 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 November preregistration starts as follows:

For the sessions held between 01 and 10/11, preregistration starts on Wednesday 30/10 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 11 and 17/11, preregistration starts on Monday 04/11 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 18 and 24/11, preregistration starts on Monday 11/11 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 25 and 30/11, preregistration starts on Monday 18/11 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
Info: 

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
 
10th Athens Avant Garde Film Festival

10th Athens Avant Garde Film Festival

Film Festival

The Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, the Greek Film Archive's favourite establishment has its birthday in November: it turns ten years old, and it will celebrate with many surprises.
The 10th AAGFF will take place from November 20 until December 5 2019, at the Greek Film Archive (theatres A,B) and ExileRoom, whilst some of its screenings will be hosted at the Institut Français; aspiring to bring to the foreground, that which is most fresh and groundbreaking in international, contemporary cinema.
At the 10th AAGFF you’ll watch:
➔ The tribute to the great Portuguese director, Manoel de Oliveira, in collaboration with the Film Archive of Portugal and the Embassy of Portugal in Greece
➔ The tribute to the innovative and provocative French director Marie Losier which will be presented by the director herself, who will be bringing her latest film “Felix in Wonderland” with her for a Greek Premiere
➔ The tribute to Eva Stefani, who will present a large portion of her work and give a masterclass
➔ The work of the experimental and influential artist Robert Beavers
➔ The tribute to the documentarist Florent Marcie
➔ The section “Sexual liberations and visual revolutions”
➔ One of the surprises of this year’s festival: prompted by the recent documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut (based on the book bearing the same name, that records a number of Alfred Hitchcock’s interviews to François Truffaut), 6 films of each director will be screened forming a quasi dialogue between the two.
The well-known sections of the AAGFF will continue, “International Competition”, “Restored and Beautiful” and “Some like it short” as well as new sections.
Learn more here: http://10aagff.tainiothiki.gr

Catalogue: http://bit.do/10AAGFF-Catalogue
Screening schedule: http://bit.do/10thAAGFF-Schedule
Tickets: http://bit.do/10thAAGFF-vivagr

20 November, 2019 to 5 December, 2019
Info: 

The Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, the Greek Film Archive's favourite establishment has its birthday in November: it turns ten years old, and it will celebrate with many surprises.
The 10th AAGFF will take place from November 20 until December 5 2019, at the Greek Film Archive (theatres A,B) and ExileRoom, whilst some of its screenings will be hosted at the Institut Français; aspiring to bring to the foreground, that which is most fresh and groundbreaking in international, contemporary cinema.
➔ This years, incredible rich, International Competition Section of the 10th AAGFF will include nine films pre-dominantly by young directors, who have experimented with new forms of narration; whilst frequently using techniques that combine fiction with documentary, in order to examine issues concerning identity; tensions within multi-cultural societies or the consequences of todays crisis in the youth — whilst often bringing to the fore, those who have been marginalised.
Narrative fiction films but also documentaries will be presented from France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, India, Algeria and Qatar — films that have arrived from great film festivals (from Cannes to Locarno), nearly all of which will have their Greek premieres — films attempting to break the barriers established by genres and categories. The festival’s mission, is to discover and charter the new grounds that have been broken by modern cinema of our age.
Directors Ronny Sen (Cat Sticks) and Ehsan Khoshbakht (Filmfarsi), as well as the lead actress of the film Love Me Tender, Barbara Giordano, will be in Athens to present their films.
International Competition Jury:
Haden Guest (American professor, director of the Harvard Film Archive), Vasilis K. Karamitsanis (director of the Anima Syros - International Animation Festival and chairman of the B of D of the National Opera of Greece), Dimitris Koutsiabasakos (distinguished greek director), Irena Bilic (french-serbian director and director of the festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe in Paris), Gaëlle Jones (french film producer).

The 10th Athens Avant Garde Film Festival has secured a series of exceptional tributes:

➔ To the great portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, in collaboration with the Portuguese Film Archive and the Embassy of Portugal in Greece. 12 short, mid-length and feature films will be screened, most of which will be presented in the their Greek or Athenian Premieres.
It is no coincidence that the beautiful, expressive face that dominate’s this years poster of the 10th AAGFF, is that of Oliveira’s muse, Leonor Silveira who stars in Vale Abraão (Abraham’s Valley).
Born in 1908, in Porto, by wealthy parents, Oliveira was initiated to cinema in 1927. He died in 2015, aged 106 with a remarkable cinematic career spanning 88-years. Keynote speaker for Oliveira will be José Manuel Costa (director of the Portuguese Film Archive), whilst for Oliveira’s early films the speaker will be Miguel Seabra Lopes, screenwriter of the film The Fever (A Febre) by Maya Da-Rin, that will be screened in the Athenian Premieres section of our Festival. In this same section, the recently Golden Leopard Awarded film by Pedro Costa, Vitalina Varela, will be screened, among other films. This film will also be presented to the public by José Manuel Costa.
➔ To the distinguished Italian director Marco Bellocchio, in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Culture: Atene. Marco Bellocchio is one of the most important and prolific directors of Italian Cinema. In the 10th AAGFF’s tribute, we will showcase his anti-conformist cinematic gaze, through 6 of his emblematic films. Throughout his career, Bellocchio was engaged in Italy’s political unrest, whilst his work never stopped listening to the source of evil in the face of fascism — political violence and the mafia.
➔ To the important Greek documentarian, Eva Stefani, who will showcase a significant portion of her body of work (15 films that where chosen in collaboration with the Director). Since the beginning of her career, Eva Stefani has devoted herself to Observational Cinema (Letters to Albatros, The Box etc), focusing her lens on those that society has made invisible (prisoners, the institutionalised, the homeless and sleepless, the unemployed and workless, the elderly), but later also excelled in a more poetic form of experimental documentary (Acropolis, Manuscript).
Eva Stefani will give a Masterclass on Monday 25/11 (15:30, Greek Film Archive — Theatre A)
➔ The important French documentarian Florent Marcie is also an official guest of the 10th AAGFF, for whom the festival has also prepared a separate section with 7 films. For 30 years now, Florent Marcie has been crossing war-fronts and battlefields around the world, and has recorded with his camera wars, uprisings, emancipations, but also the most glaring of deprivations of our time — at the crossroad of journalism, video-art, war photo-reportage and cinema; far from conventional journalism. Marcie shoots, edits and funds his own films, using new digital audio-visual technology in a radical method as his own answer to the propaganda of media. His axiom is “as long as we don’t see for ourselves, we can’t know what’s going out there”.
➔ We will also see the work of the pioneering and bold French film director Marie Losier, who will present the tribute on her work, that was recently hosted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), and will introduce her latest film Felix in Wonderland, on the well known musician Felix Kubin (electronic music). The film will be screened in its Greek premiere.
Marie Losier, filmmaker and curator, studied literature in France and Fine Arts in New York, where she worked for twenty-two years. Her films have been screened at the biggest festivals and museums, such as the Berlinale, Tribeca Film Festival, Tate Modern, MoMA and the Cinémathèque Française. In the age of digital cinema, Losier insists in using analogue film. She has filmed the cinematic portraits of many avant-garde artists (directors, musicians and composers) — unconventional portraits that examine the life and work of these artists; whom she persuades to re-enact scenes from their life.
Florent Marcie and Marie Losier will give seperate Masterlass’s — the former on Wednesday 27/11 (15.30, Greek Film Archive — Theatre B), and the later on Thursday 28/11 (19:00, Exile Room).
➔ One of the surprises of this years festival; on occasion of the recent American documentary is Hitchcock/Truffaut (based on the book of the same name that records a series of Alfred Hitchcock “marathon” interviews by the young François Truffaut, in 1962, when Hitchcock was wrapping up the editing of The Birds). A significant number of films by each director will be screened, creating a “conversation” between the two creators. We will see films from such as Psycho to Finally, Sunday! (Vivement, Dimanche!) and The Man Who Loved Women, but also Truffaut’s two favourite Hitchcock films: Spellbound and Notorious.
Amongst other films, the silent Hitchcock film The Tenant (1927) will be presented on Sunday 1/12 (17:00, Greek Film Archive — Theatre A). Minas I. Alexiadis will accompany the film with an original score and composition of his own.
➔ Our programme also includes the tribute “Libération sexuelles, révolutions visuelles” curated by Nicole Brenez and Stéphane Gérard, with provocatively interesting films that explore various expressions of sexuality — films which according to the curator: “with their courage, energy and beauty provoked in their time, and then later contributed to our own liberation”, as well as one more tribute to the ....
➔ American Experimental cinema: selections from the work (short and feature) of the avant-garde filmmaker and influential artist, Robert Beavers — a close collaborator of Gregory Markopoulos, will be presented. Robert Beavers will also present the work of his partner: the German film director and professor Ute Aurand.
In the same tribute, the work of the important artist of the American avant-garde, the animator Suzan Pitt will be presented, who only recently left us — curated by the director of the Harvard Film Archive, professor and President of the International Competition Jury of our Festival, Haden Guest.
Robert Beavers will give a Masterclass on Tuesday 26/11 (16:00, Greek Film Archive — Theatre A).
Greek cinema will be represented by two tributes that will include landmark films in its history:
➔ The Modern as an Experiment, curated by Maria Komninos, observes the influences in the 1930’s up to the delayed emergence of modernity in Greek cinema, (The Ogre of Athens) as well as the emergence of Greek experimental and visual-art cinema (K. Sfikas, Th. Rentzis, A. Angelidi).
➔ There’s something about the family, curated by Dimitris Papanikolaou, includes films by Cacoyannis and Angelopoulos, Lanthimos, Economides and Koutras, as well as a recent series of short films, dealing with the issues of the Greek family. As Maria Komninos notes, “The exploration of family secrets that sharpened the modernist sentiment of Angelopoulos and Cacoyannis, has lead to the emergence of a new weird wave, that will refresh contemporary greek cinema”.
A great opportunity for us to re-watch films which wrote history, on the big screen: from Reconstruction, to Matchbox and from The Fear to Dogtooth and Strella. This tribute has been designed as a cinematic reference to Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou’s book: There’s something about the Family: Nation, Desire and Relationship (Patakis 2018), where all these films are analysed.
On Thursday 21/11, at 21:15, after the screening of the film A Matter of Dignity by Michael Cacoyannis (19:00, Greek Film Archive — Theatre B), a discussion will follow with Dimitris Papanikolaou; the director of the AAGFF Maria Komninos; the author Maria Efstathiadou and the academic Ioulia Mermiga.
➔ For the first time we will have a Student Film Festival section, with official guests students of the university of Karlsruhe, and their professor João Tabarra — who will present their own films to the audience of the 10th AAGFF. Meanwhile, students of the Department of Communication & Media Studies from the UoA, and of the Film Department from the AUTh, will present their own work. We will also have selections from the Hellenic Parliament's TV Station, broadcast “Sudentwitters (Fititivismata)”. Entrance to Exile Room will be free of charge.
➔ Simultaneously, we will once again have the popular and well regarded section of the AAGFF “Some Like It Short” (with greek and foreign selections, most of which will be premieres). As Nina Veligradi its curator notes: “it is a place for independent filmmakers who chose to express their thoughts in a more comprehensive way… Creations from all over the world, settings from Skopje to London’s Trafalgar Square, and from the Louvre to a backyard pool. Fiction, video essays, architecture and poetry come together to form one of the festival's densest sections”.
➔ Lastly, the favourite section of the AAGFF “Restored and Beautiful”, could not be missing. This year it includes the opening film, L’age d’Or by Luis Buñuel; the closing film Miracle in Milan by Vittorio De Sica and the iconic films The Circus by Charles Chaplin and Easy Rider by Dennis Hopper.
➔ A Masterclass will also be given by professor João Tabarra (Friday 22/11, 19:00, Εxile Room), whilst on Thrusday 28/11 (Greek Film Archive — Theatre A, 16:00) a discussion will be held with the producer and member of the jury Gaëlle Jones on issues concerning production and co-production.
Lastly, the director Menelaos Karamaghiolis will give a presentation titled “From Jace to the Afro-Greeks” (Tuesday 3/12, 16:00, Greek Film Archive, Theatre Α).

TICKET PRE-SALES:
At the Greek Film Archive’s box office and viva.gr:
https://www.viva.gr/tickets/cinemas/tainiothiki-tis-ellados-lais/10o-fes...

General Entry: 5 euro.
Card for 5 screenings: 20 euro
Card for 10 screenings: 35 euro
Card for 20 screenings: 65 euro
Special card for 10 screenings (Amea care, unemployed, students, teachers, exemptions and people over the age of 65): 25 euro
Notice: Card availability is limited. They will be available from October 29 until they are sold out.
➔ Entry for all screenings at Exile Room, as well as the screening that will take place at the Institut Français, (Tomorrow Tripoli, by Florent Marcie, on Tuesday 26/11, 8pm) are free.

Greek Film Archive
Iera Odos 48 & Megalou Alexandrou, metro Keramikos, tel. 210 3612046
Exile Room
Athinas 12, 3rd floor, metro Monastiraki, tel.210 3223395

Learn more here: http://10aagff.tainiothiki.gr

Catalogue: http://bit.do/10AAGFF-Catalogue
Screening schedule: http://bit.do/10thAAGFF-Schedule
Tickets: http://bit.do/10thAAGFF-vivagr

Venue: 
Greek Film Archive, Exile Room, Institut Français
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
16 days
Hours: 
12:00 - 24:00
Tickets: 
Individual tickets: 5€ general admission [Multiple screenings cards are available at Greek Film Archive's box office]
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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20/11/2019 to 05/12/2019
 
Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses

Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses

Exhibition

LYNDA BENGLIS | IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES
22/11/2019 - 15/03/2020
Museum of Cycladic Art | Stathatos Mansion
Curated by Dr. David Anfam
OPENING
21 November 2019, 19.00
NEON is pleased to present Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. The guest curator is the distinguished writer, critic and art historian, Dr. David Anfam.

21 November, 2019 to 15 March, 2020
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Devoted to Lynda Benglis’s highly original and prolific output in diverse media, this is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in a country that has played a major role in her life and vision: Greece. Spanning half a century from 1969 onwards, the select survey of thirty-six sculptures – amounting to a concise retrospective – will occupy the intimate spaces of the Stathatos Mansion, displaying a wide spectrum of Benglis’s materials, imagery and ideas. The show also presents three key ancient artefacts generously lent by the Museum of Cycladic Art itself.

In the Realm of the Senses celebrates a maverick artist who began as a female pioneer of Post-Minimalism in the late 1960s and still creates with exuberance in the twenty-first century. Describing Benglis’s first wax reliefs as early as 1968, the New York gallerist and critic Klaus Kertess noted that “skin, pull, sensuousness” ranked among her primary concerns. Such intense corporeal sensations extend to the present – as Benglis’s sculpture constantly shifts between fixity and movement, nature and flesh, with both grace and provocative boldness.

Venue: 
Museum of Cycladic Art | Stathatos Mansion
Hours: 
Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00 Tuesday: closed
Tickets: 
FREE GUIDED TOURS Wednesday : 12:00 – 13:00 Thursday: 18:30 – 19:30 (registration required)
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21/11/2019 to 15/03/2020
 
Hellenic Parliament: significant moments in almost two hundred years of history

Hellenic Parliament: significant moments in almost two hundred years of history

Exhibition

An exhibition dedicated to the history, the function and the dynamic evolution of the Hellenic Parliament, during the long period (1821-1989).

21 November, 2019 to 30 September, 2020
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Few people in our country know that the Hellenic Parliament is one of the oldest parliaments in Europe; and when they find out, this fact does not seem strange to them. That is because, for most of us, the existence of this parliament is intrinsically linked to the political history of this country; its workings reflecting both the country’s glory as well as its darkest moments.
The statistics are impressive and should make us proud: since the First National Assembly was elected in the fall of 1843 – more widely known as the National Assembly of September 3rd –, our Parliament has been in operation almost non-stop for 176 years. Any deviations in the course of the “short” 20th century were of short duration and did not, after all, affect neither the validity nor the legitimacy of the Parliament. Thus, the Hellenic Parliament has become by far the most stable and long-standing representative body in Southeast Europe. What is more, considering the fact that, out of the 67 elections that took place from 1843 to the present day, more than 50 were in no way called in question, modern Greece is ranked as one of the most mature countries in terms of parliamentary procedures.
The Greek parliamentary system immediately incorporated the British “Westminster system”, which, in contrast to the “consensual” parliamentary systems of countries experimenting since the beginning with proportional representation (Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, etc.), favors the alternation of one-party governments and, obviously, not the formation of coalition governments. In other words, as demonstrated by the conflict between Venizelists and anti-Venizelists in the context of the National Schism and, after the war, by the conflict between pro-Venizelos parties and the conservative party, the Hellenic parliamentary system always has been and remains a majority system.
As a result, elections were a “regularity”, that is, the safest way to resolve political disputes, since, with few exceptions, for the great majority of the Greek people, the prospect of victory was the one and only way to the fulfilment of individual and collective goals.
Therefore, it is no coincidence that, unlike in most Balkan countries – even countries of Southern and Central Europe – in Greece, extreme parties at both ends of the political spectrum never gained such massive support that would ensure their long duration and rise to power.

Language: 
English-Greek
Hours: 
Monday-Wednesday: 9.00-16.00, Thursday-Friday: 10.00-15.00, Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-15.00, public holidays: closed
Tickets: 
Free
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21/11/2019 to 30/09/2020