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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
 
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
 
UBUNTU Five rooms from the Harry David Art Collection

UBUNTU Five rooms from the Harry David Art Collection

Exhibition

UBUNTU
Five rooms from the Harry David Art Collection
22 September 2020 – 18 March 2021
EMST Temporary exhibitions space (Ground Floor)
Curators: Osei Bonsu, Rashid Johnson, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Emily Tsingou, Burkhard Varnholt
Architectural design: Stephania Kallos, Abby Turin (Kallos Turin)

66 works by 34 artists from the Harry David Art Collection, are presented in five rooms within the EMST Temporary Exhibitions Space (Ground Floor), from 22 September 2020 to 18 March 2021.

Works by representative artists of the contemporary African art, selected from the Harry David Art Collection, are presented in the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), in five specially designed rooms, created by the Kallos Turin architectural practice (architects Stephania Kallos and Abby Turin). Five curators, Osei Bonsu (Curator at Tate Modern), Rashid Johnson (Visual Artist), Elvira Dyangani Ose (Director of The Showroom art space), Emily Tsingou (Art Advisor to the Harry David Art Collection), Burkhard Varnholt (Collector, Founder of KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art) each take on a ‘room’, creating different discourses and approaches.

The South African term UBUNTU can be translated as ‘humanness’, ‘humanity towards others’, as a sense of human nature and a spirit of shared humanity. As a starting point for this exhibition, the phrase highlights the notion of a community and a spirit of sharing. At a time when the issue of race and racial discrimination remains as topical as ever - and the art of the developing countries of Africa and its diaspora is increasingly finding international recognition in the multi-cultural context of contemporary art - the exhibition aims to present the public with an overview of contemporary African art and the art of the African diaspora.

The political, historical and cultural polyphony that characterizes post-colonial Africa and expresses the constantly shifting conditions of the African continent lies at the core of the works in the exhibition, and is explored through a variety of themes, concepts and ideas, touching upon slavery and its history, racism and exploitation, segregation and apartheid, war, civil war, famine, cultural imperialism, race and gender, the ecological exploitation of Africa, African rites and rituals, African crafts traditions, representations of the black body, the notion of diaspora and displacement, the socio-political construction of skin colour, the experience of the immigrant, African history and memory, personal narratives and portraiture.

22 September, 2020 to 18 March, 2021
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Participating artists

Ifeoma Anyaeji, Lyle Ashton Harris, Κader Attia, Sanford Biggers, Virginia Chihota, Godfried Donkor, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Andrew Esiebo, Mary Evans, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Lauren Halsey, Romuald Hazoumè, Lubaina Himid, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Taiye Idahor, Rashid Johnson, Moshekwa Langa, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Senzeni Marasela, Mohau Modisakeng, Meleko Mokgosi, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Kori Newkirk, Toyin Ojih  Odutola, Chris Ofili, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Tschabalala Self, Yinka Shonibare, Shinique Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

The Harry David Art Collection

The Harry David Art Collection is a post-conceptual collection of contemporary art. Established 20 years ago, it is an extended yet focused collection of a substantial number of works by leading artists active in Africa and the diaspora as well as African American artists.

The ethos of the collection is underpinned by a wish to represent the multiplicity of voices and disciplines that define the cultural, political and historical foundations of post-colonial Africa, and reflect the changing continent today. Some of the  profound concerns that can be seen in the works of the collection include an engagement with: the history of slavery; racist exploitation; racial segregation and apartheid; war; civil war; famine; cultural imperialism; race and gender; the ecological exploitation of Africa; a focus on African rituals and rites traditions; African crafts traditions; the black body and its representation; the diaspora and displacement; the socio-political construct of skin colour; the experience of the immigrant; African history and memory; personal narratives and portraiture.

Artists represented in the collection vary from established and internationally recognized, to young and upcoming practitioners. Artists include Wangechi Mutu, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ibrahim Mahama, William Kentridge, Abdoulaye Konaté, Romuald Hazoume, Meschac Gaba, Kendell Geers are collected alongside Michael Armitage, Lisa Brice, Lebohang Kganye, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye to name a few. The Harry David collection has also amassed a number of African American artists including Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher, Mickalene Thomas, Sanford Biggers, Theaster Gates, Toyin Ojih Odutola.

Venue: 
EMST Temporary exhibitions space (Ground Floor)
Hours: 
Tuesday – Sunday 11.00 -19.00, every Thursday until 22.00 Monday closed
Tickets: 
GENERAL ADMISSION €8
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22/09/2020 to 18/03/2021
 
Pixels

Pixels

Book, Visual Arts

Twelve art publications in print and digital format compose Pixels created by artists from the “To Pikap Community” in Thessaloniki curated by miss dialectic commissioned and supported by the Goethe-Institut Athen

16 February, 2021 to 16 February, 2022
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Departing from the interactive installation “The Disappearing Wall,” organized by the Goethe-Institut and presented in different European cities (including Thessaloniki) in Fall 2020, miss dialectic curates Pixels, an art publication that unfolds both as an online and an offline project. With the aim to unravel the connection between Thessaloniki’s urban imprint and its visual arts community, miss dialectic invited twelve artists from the “To Pikap Community” to open a dialogue with quotes that found their place in “The Disappearing Wall.”

The city, architecture and nature, domesticity, sensuality and affection, everyday rituals and ruptures, were only a few of the themes that emerged. Works in progress, drawings, photographs, and collages form the backbone of a collective publication project devised by twelve graphic designers living in Thessaloniki and orchestrated by Post-Spectacular Office. Pixels, comprising twelve hybrid artists’ books, aims to mark a certain moment in the creative history of Thessaloniki.

Each artist, similarly to a single pixel, allows us to experience a sample of their worlds, adding to a fragmented but authentic image.

Curated by: miss dialectic (Klea Charitou, Eleanna Papathanasiadi, Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza)

Artists: Maria Andrikopoulou, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis, Stelios Chatzivasileiou, Fousti Lamé, Sofia Karasavvidou, Giannis Karavasilis, Maria Kriara, Loopo, Ilektra Maipa, Theofanis Nouskas, Theodora Prassa, Stella Tsoumatidou

Publications’ Graphic Design: Andreas Avakoumidis, Elli Christaki, Stergios Galikas, Evelina Garantzioti, Tasos Gkaintatzis, Vasilis Gkountinas, Olympia Kokkorou, Vasilis Kotsikas, Dimitris Lelakis, Achilleas Polychronidis, Juan Solano, Mariza Tsakona
& Post-Spectacular Office

Discover the Pixels here: pixelsthedisappearingwall.com

Organization / Production: 
miss dialectic, Goethe Institut
Venue: 
online
Hours: 
-
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16/02/2021 to 16/02/2022
 
The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Lecture

The director of the Cultural Center of Thessaloniki’s MIET, Giannis Epamineondas, presents in five parts the history of the construction of the Parthenon and an understandable analysis of its engravings and visual refinements, its sculpture and architecture. A flashback to the adventures of the monument during the 25 centuries of its existence, to the transformations, the explosion, the looting, until the last restoration that already completes more than 40 years (1979-2021).

19 February, 2021
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Speaker: Giannis Epamineondas, architect - director of the Cultural Center of Thessaloniki’s MIET
Production: Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece [MIET], 2019
Direction-editing: Eleni Pneumatikou
Duration: 4 hours

Venue: 
Online Lecture.
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
4 hours (5 parts)
Hours: 
-
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19/02/2021 to 19/02/2022
 
National Archaeological Museum goes Digital

National Archaeological Museum goes Digital

Έκθεση

Digital exhibitions, 360° exhibition tours, micro-sites, videos and ebooks have been the National Archaeological Museum’s allies in its efforts to keep in touch with its friends and audience.

19 February, 2021 to 28 February, 2022
Venue: 
Online Exhibitions
Language: 
Greek, English
Hours: 
-
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19/02/2021 to 28/02/2022