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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 July, 2018
Info: 

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 31/07/2018
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"The issue is what do you say now"

"The issue is what do you say now"

Exhibition

An exhibition on the life and work of Manolis Anagnostakis; poet, editor and critic as well as politician and active citizen.

12 February, 2018 to 21 October, 2018
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Poems, theoretical texts, political articles, audiovisual works, photographs, newspapers, books and other documents, mainly from the poet's archive and library will guide visitors through a journey in time, beginning in mid war Salonica and extending to the first years of the new millenium.

Hours: 
9.00 -16.00
Tickets: 
Free admission
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12/02/2018 to 21/10/2018
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George Drivas - Laboratory of Dilemmas

George Drivas - Laboratory of Dilemmas

Contemporary Arts

George Drivas

Laboratory of Dilemmas

EMST Temporary Exhibition Space, Ground Floor

29.03 – 01.07.2018

National participation at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Commissioner: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)

Curator: Orestis Andreadakis

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) took the initiative to present in Greece the National participation at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (13 May – 26 November, 2017), with the video installation of George Drivas titled Laboratory of Dilemmas, curated by Orestis Andreadakis. The specific work was selected in June 2016 by an advisory committee, appointed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, among a total of 30 proposals.

Laboratory of  Dilemmas drew in the Greek Pavilion more than 450,000 visitors, and received excellent reviews from the international press. It is an imposing video installation which deals with contemporary socio-political issues and offers a peripatetic audiovisual experience, while also presenting the visitor with thoughts and dilemmas of moral content. Laboratory of  Dilemmas based on Aeschylus’ theatre play Iketides (Suppliant Women), poses a dilemma between saving the Foreigner and maintaining the safety of the Native. Addressing current global sociopolitical issues, the work deals with the anguish, puzzlement, and confusion of individuals and social groups when called upon to address similar dilemmas.

29 March, 2018 to 1 July, 2018
Info: 

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)

Kallirrois Ave. & Amvr. Frantzi Street (former FIX factory)

Athens, Greece, 117 43

Venue: 
EMST Temporary Exhibition Space, Ground Floor
Hours: 
Tuesday – Sunday: 11.00- 19.00 Monday: Closed
Tickets: 
General Admission: 5 euros, Reduced: 3 euros
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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29/03/2018 to 01/07/2018
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Sundays at the University History Museum

Sundays at the University History Museum

Museum

On the first Sunday of each month, the Athens “University History Museum” is open to the public from 11.00 until 16.00. Entrance is free.

1 April, 2018 to 2 December, 2018
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The Athens University History Museum is housed in the building known as Kleanthis’ Residence or The Old University. The building dates before the 18th Century, establishing it as one of the very few surviving buildings from the pre-Otto period. It may be identified with a house depicted in a painting of Athens by J. Carrey, who visited the city in 1674 as Charles – Marie - François Olier, Marquis de Nointel’s painter.

The building was purchased in 1831 by Stamatios Kleanthis and Edward Schaubert who were the first to undertake the urban planning of the city of Athens.

Hours: 
11.00
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01/04/2018 to 02/12/2018
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#TextMe_FluffyLibrary

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary

Visual Arts

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary
curation: Vassilis Zidianakis

ATOPOS cvc inaugurates, #TextMe project, a year of actions and events around the book and text in media arts in the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’. #TextMe was an original concept by Atopos artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis who invited Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou to design and implement an unusual library / visual exhibition, Fluffy Library.

The project combines the logic of a large-scale installation with plush sculptures and furry costumes. Fluffy Library is a cuddly environment that creates an original and otherworldly reading and playing area for both young and old. The project’s hybrid nature combines different functions: it creates a multi- sensorial visual experience, while it also prompts readership as it functions as an open library.

#TextMe_FluffyLibrary also operates as a workshop, producing an unconventional fairy tale. Under the guidance of Antigoni, a series of workshops will invite the public to build the story of ‘Fluffy’ (+Fluffiela chimaerica), the main character of the fairytale and installation. Fluffy, is a symbiotic hybrid creature that has occupied the rooms of ATOPOS cvc, lives inside and invites people to cohabitant with it. Alongside Fluffy, the visitor will have the opportunity to meet in the library a series of monstrous letters:
A dragon princess (d is for dragon) a super heroine teddy-bear (T is for Teddy-Bear) a female ghost (G is for Ghost), a sensitive tentacular witch (O is for Octopus) a masculine fairy (p is for pixie), a hairy pink masculine mermaid (M is for Mermaid) and many other hybrids will be constructed, inhabit the library over the next months and occupy space in pages and narratives.

#TextMe_Lab is the academic programme taking place parallel to the Fluffy Library activities. The Lab aspires to transform ATOPOS space into a research center with a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small exhibitions. All events focus on hybrid languages arising at the intersection of text and other artistic media. Programming themes include: 20th century visual poetry, spoken word performance, the relation between poetry and sound art, and contemporary linguistic phenomena, such as internet pop-culture and new media, and the relation between words and screens. #TextMe_Lab is curated and co-ordinated by Fil Ieropoulos

#TextMe_Lab program:
-27-29 April 2018 - PokemonPoetry. (performance, workshops)
-02-07 May 2018 - Aimée Le - Reading, Silence, Slogans. (open studio, various actions)
-12 May 2018 - SPOONS IN HAIR, WINGS ON GLASSES, SOUNDS ON NOTEBOOKS - Tribute to Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven aka Baroness. (workshop,presentation)
-18 May 2018 - Memes and online discourse in Greece. (panel, discussion)
-02 June 2018 - Andriana Minou -"Dream-mine". (performance and Interactive Installation)
-16-18 June 2018 - Film Poetry Festival & Symposium in collaboration with the Greek Film Archive. (screenings, discussions, workshop)
-18-22 September 2018 - The aesthetics of collage in the post-punk scene, 1978-1984. (exhibition)
-02-06 October 2018 - Alexandra Papademetriou - Feminist reclaim of the methodologies of drawing and printmaking. (exhibition, workshops)
-27 - October 2018 - Feminist text-art from the 1970s until today. (panel, open discussion)
-09-16 November 2018 - On clarity between velocity and duration. Crumbs that Chondros and Katsiani left behind to find their way. (presentation, exhibition, discussion)
-01 December 2018 - Lena Platonos, queer readings. (lecture, cabaret)
-07-08 December 2018 - Louisa Doloksa - Fluffy Vigil. (interactive performance)
-07-13 January 2019 - Roland Brauchli & Eleanor Vonne Brown - The book as a work of art, approaches. (open studio, various actions)
-11-16 March 2019 - Daniel Kupferberg - "Speicher", work in progress. (open studio, various actions)
-02-06 April 2019 - Poetry, technology, new media: Christine Wilks and Amaranth Borsuk. (workshops, presentation, exhibition)

23 April, 2018 to 23 April, 2019
Info: 

ΑΤΟPOS CVC, Salaminos 72 str., 10435 Metaksourgheio, Athens 104 35, Tel: +302105242004, +302108838151, info@atopos.gr, www.atopos.gr, www.text-me.gr
Public Relations & Press Coordinator: Yorgos Katsonis / yorgos.katsonis@atopos.gr / 6974651213

Hospitality Sponsors
KTIMA EVHARIS | www.domaine-evharis.gr
CITRUS | www.citrus-chios.gr
FIMI DRINKS | www.drinkfimi.gr

Educational Sponsor
IEK AKMI | www.iek-akmi.edu.gr

Supporting Creativity
NEON | www.neon.org.gr

With the support of
Athens Culture Net | www.athens2018.gr
Founding donor Stavros Niarchos Foundatio

As part of
Athens 2018 World Book Capital | www.athensculturenet.com

Organization / Production: 
ATOPOS CVC
Venue: 
ATOPOS CVC
Duration: 
23 April 2018 - 22 April 2019 every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (and on certain weekends. Please contact us to check)
Hours: 
12:00-18:00
Tickets: 
Free entrance
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23/04/2018 to 22/04/2019
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Athens 2018 World Book Capital

Athens 2018 World Book Capital

Book

Athens 2018 World Book Capital

From April 2018 to April 2019 the city celebrates the great UNESCO distinction. For one year, true to the slogan “Books Everywhere, Culture in Neighbourhoods”, Athens will be  the place where the universal heart of the written word will be beating!

One year after hosting the most celebrated contemporary art event, documenta 14, UNESCO’s designation of Athens as World Book Capital is one more unique opportunity for the city to establish itself as an independent cultural destination.

23 April, 2018 to 22 April, 2019
Info: 

Athens is ready for a great celebration, an experience unlike any other! A whole year full of books, reading, culture and events that promote knowledge. Whether younger or older, Athenian or visitor; all are welcome to join the festivities. Our aim? To bring books to every neighbourhood and to every corner of the city.

Let’s get started! #Athens2018

Email: info@athens2018.gr
Facebook: @athens2018worldbookcapital
Instagram: athens2018worldbookcapital

Venue: 
All over the city
Hours: 
Various
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23/04/2018 to 22/04/2019
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School of Sciences - Exhibition
02/05/2018 to 29/06/2018
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Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era

Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era

Exhibition

The Byzantine and Christian Museum present the temporary exhibition “Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era”. The duration of the exhibition is from May 18th till October 10th 2018. Through six thematic sections: “Transition”, “Worship”, “Intellectual Life”, “Warfare in the Western and Eastern Roman Empire” “Secular Life” and “Trade”, the exhibition highlights the role of the Byzantine Empire as a stability pole during the turbulent era of 300 – 1000 A.D, both in the European continent and in the broader area of the Mediterranean Sea and the East.

The following Museums and Ephorates agreed to loan collection items for the realization of the exhibition: Allard Pierson Museum- Amsterdam, LVR-Landes Museum – Bonn, Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum - Budapest, Royal Museums for Art and History – Brussels, National Archaeological Museum, National Library of Greece, Epigraphic Museum, Ephorate of Antiquities of Corinth, Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, Ephorate of Antiquities of the city of Athens, Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Museum of Byzantine Culture.

The exhibition is organized within the framework of the EU project “CEMEC - Connecting Early Medieval European Collections”, co-funded by the Creative Europe Framework, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. In the CEMEC framework, seven important European museums are collaborating with Universities and technical partners to develop diverse digital applications – 3D models, holoprojections, the Cross Cultural Timeline- which are a key element of the exhibition and aim to provide a fulfilling visitor's museum experience.

Hashtags of exhibition: #ByzantiumAndTheOthers #bma #bcm #bmaCommunity #CEMEC

18 May, 2018 to 10 October, 2018
Info: 

For more information visit Byzantine and Christian Museum's official website http://www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en/info/

Buses: 054, 100, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 608, 622, 732, 815, Χ14, Χ95, Α5, Ε14 (get off at ‘Rigillis’) 250 (get off at ‘Evangelismos’) 450, 550 (get off at ‘Ethniko Idryma Ereunon’) 060, 022 (get off at ‘Loukianou’) 01 (Municipal of Kaisariani bus, get off at "Rizari")

Trolley buses: 3 (get off at ‘Rigillis’) 10 (get off at ‘Ethniko Idryma Ereunon’)

Metro: Line 3 (get off at ‘Evangelismos’)

Hours: 
Tuesday-Sunday: 08:00 -20:00 and Monday: 12:00 - 20:00
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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18/05/2018 to 10/10/2018
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Collaboration with the Municipal Institution “Costas Tsoclis Museum”

Collaboration with the Municipal Institution “Costas Tsoclis Museum”

Contemporary Arts

Collaboration with the Municipal Institution “Costas Tsoclis Museum”

Temporary exhibition space EMST (-1)

Opening: 19 May, at 20.00

EMST inaugurates its new program “In – Out” which aims on presenting the work of small but active museums all around Greece through bi-directional activities. This program begins with a collaboration with the Municipal Institution “Costas Tsoclis Museum”, operating for the 8th year in the island of Tinos. In the framework of the International Museum Day 2018, a selection of artworks and documents of Costas Tsoclis is transferred to EMST, aiming to honor the founder of the Museum in Tinos and to remind the important breakthrough that brought to contemporary art with his “Living Painting”, a technique which he devised in the mid-80s by combining moving electronic image with painting on canvas.

Costas Tsoclis says about the exhibition:

“There are fratricidal works.
And there are patricidal works.
The former are those that throw the shadow of their brilliance onto the artist’s other works, while the latter are those whose fame surpasses that of their creator.
The few pieces I am exhibiting at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (which I thank for honouring the Costas Tsoclis Museum on Tinos, hosting it within the framework of the International Museum Day) belong to these categories.
They are the children of large families that managed to distinguish themselves, thanks to their simplicity and immediacy. Pieces that need no explanations, in a word, pictorial works. Works – Events.” Costas Tsoclis, May 2018

http://www.tsoclismuseum.gr/

19 May, 2018 to 1 July, 2018
Info: 

Access to the museum

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) Kallirrois Ave. & Amvr. Frantzi Street (former FIX factory) Athens, Greece, 117 43

Metro station: SYNGROU FIX (Line 2), Tram station: FIX 

Access for people with reduced mobility is from the entrance on Syngrou Avenue.

Venue: 
Temporary exhibition space EMST (-1)
Hours: 
Tuesday – Sunday: 11.00- 19.00 Monday: Closed
Tickets: 
General Admission: 5 euros, Reduced: 3 euros
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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19/05/2018 to 01/07/2018
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Experience the National Garden & the Parks

Experience the National Garden & the Parks

Festival

The City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA) is organizing for the second consecutive year the festival which will hold 145 events in four of the Greek capital’s parks during June, under the motto “Zise ton Kipo kai ta Parka Allios” (Experience the Garden and Parks in an different way).

This year the program, which is expanding and apart from the national garden OPANDA gives cultural impetus to Eleftherias park, Pangrati park and Prombona park, aims to encourage Athenians and visitors of the city to include culture, sports, wellness, creativity and education into their daily routines by enriching the destinations and their choices for their summer entertainment.

1 June, 2018 to 30 June, 2018
Info: 

The events will include concerts, theatrical performances, guided tours, programs for children, sports and wellness activities.
Happenings and activities – all free of charge – including yoga, pilates, music, theater, tours, workshops, games for the kids and the family, hidden treasures and much more, with the aid of professional fitness instructors, educators and musicians, will take place in the four symbolic parks in Athens, which will turn into musical and theatrical scenes, areas for wellness and exercise activities.

The program was designed and will be carried out by the City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA), in collaboration with NGOs, local organizations and artists such as the “Friends of Music” Association, WWF Hellas and the Athens Art Network

Organization / Production: 
Friends of music association, WWFHellas, Athens Art Network
Venue: 
National Garden
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
1 hour
Hours: 
From 09.00 up to 21.00
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01/06/2018 to 30/06/2018
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George Condo at Cycladic

George Condo at Cycladic

Exhibition

Within its contemporary art program the Museum of Cycladic Art will hold the exhibition “George Condo at Cycladic”. This will be the first major solo museum exhibition of the American artist George Condo in Greece. The exhibition will include painting, sculptures and drawings spanning his 40-year career and a catalogue will be published on its occasion.

Condo was instrumental in reviving figuration in American art, together with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and Jeff Koons back in the 1980s, and continues to be one of the most important American figurative sculptors and painters, with a career spanning almost 4 decades.

The exhibition “George Condo at Cycladic” will not be a chronological description of the work in the sense of a retrospective but rather a show representing some of the artist’s best examples of his work focusing on the human figure; an ongoing interest of the MCA’s curated contemporary program.

CURATED BY
Atalanti Martinou

8 June, 2018 to 21 October, 2018
Info: 

Photo: George Condo / Paper Faces 1997 / acrylic, oil and paper on canvas © George Condo, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Skarstedt, New York

Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-17:00 Thursday: 10:00-20:00, Sunday: 11:00-17:00 Tuesday: Closed
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08/06/2018 to 21/10/2018
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The Materiality of the painterly event

The Materiality of the painterly event

Exhibition

Cultural, Sports & Youth Organization of the Municipality of Athens presents the exhibition “The Materiality of the painterly event" at the City of Athens Arts Centre from June 11th to September 30th.
The title of the show is inspired by a crucial sentence of Michel Foucault at the end of his Speech at the College de France, 1971, (The Discourse in Language).

11 June, 2018 to 30 September, 2018
Info: 

In the exhibition are presented 20 significant artists of our time, all Europeans, covering the period of the last 4 decades and following each one a personal and original confrontation with the painterly praxis, questioning the limits of abstraction the relation of the painterly event to the space, to the gesture, to the matter, to the materiality.
From the 10 non-Greek artists, most have being physically present and worked and exhibited in the country since the 80's, as also from the 10 Greeks most have lived and worked long in various European cities.

The participating artists:

Nikos Alexiou(1960-2011, Greece),
Kai Althoff (1966, Germany),
Herbert Brandl (1959, Austria),
Pedro Cabrita Reis (1956, Portugal),
Dimitris Efeoglou(1986, Greece),
Dora Εconomou(1974, Greece),
Günter Förg(1952-2013, Switzerland),
Ivan Grubanov (1976, Serbia),
Athina Ioannou(1968, Greece),
GiorgosKontis (1981, Greece),
Michel Majerus (1967-2002, Luxemburg),
Xavier Noiret-Thomé (1971, France),
Eftychis Patsourakis (1967, Greece),
Lila Polenaki (1964, Greece),
Nana Sachini (1975, Greece),
Adrian Schiess (1959, Switzerland),
Nikos Sepetzoglou(1979, Greece),
Mariella Simoni (1948, Italy),
Alexandros Tzannis (1979, Greece),
Heimo Zobernig (1958, Austria).

Currator: Denys Zacharopoulos

The title of the show is inspired by a crucial sentence of Michel Foucault at the end of his Speech at the College de France, 1971, (The Discourse in Language):

"Of course, an event is neither substance, nor accident, nor quality not process; events are not corporeal. And yet, an event is certainly not immaterial; it takes effect, becomes effect, on the level of materiality. Events consist in relation to, coexistence with, dispersion of, the cross-checking accumulation and the selection of material elements; it is not at all the energy nor the property of a corporeal body; it occurs as an effect of, and, in, material dispersion. We may say, that the philosophy of the event should move at first, towards the paradoxical direction of a materialism of the incorporeal."
Michel Foucault, " The Discourse on Language", 1971

Venue: 
City of Athens Arts Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
During visiting hours
Hours: 
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00, Sunday: 10.00 - 14.00, Monday: closed
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11/06/2018 to 30/09/2018
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Film & Poetry series

Film & Poetry series

Cinema

#TextMe_Lab: Film & Poetry series, in collaboration with the Greek Film Archive
curation: Fil Ieropoulos

ATOPOS CVC inaugurates the #Textme project, a year of actions and events around the book and text in media arts in the context of UNESCO’s ‘Athens 2018, World Book Capital’. #Textme was an original concept by Atopos artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis.
Within this context, researcher Fil ieropoulos has curated #Textme_Lab, a series of lectures, discussions, workshops and residencies of artists and academics at Atopos. The projects will revolve around the thematic of using text in artistic forms and interdisciplinary language applications. Some of the main points of interest of the programme are visual poetry, word and screen relationships, spoken word and the boundaries between poetry and sound art, as well as modern linguistic phenomena in online pop culture and new media. "Film & Poetry series" is the sixth event of #Textme_Lab.

Saturday 16 June, Greek Film Archive
19:30 - ''Words speak louder than images'', Feminist & Queer Poetry-Films & Film Poems by Greece-based and diaspora artists. Curated by Filtig & Alex Demetriou
21:00 - ”TOPOS” by Antoinetta Angelidi. Film 35 mm, colour, 80 min, Greece, 1985. Introduction by Rea Wallden, plus Q&A with filmmaker

Sunday 17 June, ATOPOS CVC
14:00-17:00 - Videopoem workshop with Tom Konyves

Monday 18 June, ATOPOS CVC
20:00-22:00 - Film & poetry/poetics discussion by Rea Wallden, Fil Ieropoulos and Tom Konyves

16 June, 2018 to 18 June, 2018
Info: 

ΑΤΟPOS CVC, Salaminos 72 str., 10435 Metaksourgheio, Athens 104 35, Tel: +302105242004, +302108838151, info@atopos.gr, www.atopos.gr, www.text-me.gr
Public Relations & Press Coordinator: Yorgos Katsonis / yorgos.katsonis@atopos.gr / 6974651213

Hospitality Sponsors
KTIMA EVHARIS | www.domaine-evharis.gr
CITRUS | www.citrus-chios.gr
FIMI DRINKS | www.drinkfimi.gr

Educational Sponsor
IEK AKMI | www.iek-akmi.edu.gr

Supporting Creativity
NEON | www.neon.org.gr

With the support of
Athens Culture Net | www.athens2018.gr
Founding donor Stavros Niarchos Foundatio

As part of
Athens 2018 World Book Capital | www.athensculturenet.com

Organization / Production: 
ATOPOS CONTEMPORARY VISUAL CULTURE
Venue: 
16/6: Greek Film Archive, 17 & 18/6: ATOPOS CVC
Duration: 
16-18 Ιουνίου
Hours: 
16/6: 19:30-22:00, 17/6: 14:00-17:00, 18/6: 20:00-22:00
Tickets: 
Entrance Free
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13/06/2018 to 19/06/2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Athens Twice Seen

Athens Twice Seen

Photography

Exhibition featuring compositions of "twice-seen" Athens images of yesterday and today.

14 June, 2018 to 7 July, 2018
Info: 

The exhibition "Athens Twice Seen" by American Richard W. Moore showcases “twice-seen” photographs of historic monuments and areas of Athens. Moore digitally merges his own captures with vintage photographs, courtesy of art historian and director of Éditions Kallimages, Haris Yiakoumis. Athenian historic sites, captured twice, with at least one century's distance between them, construct a puzzle that reveals an interaction of past and present, a dialogue or a surprise. According to the photographer: “Twice-seen photographs collapse the past and the present into the same frame. The twice-seen images follow a stream of ideas: observation and encounter, memory and amnesia".

Richard W. Moore has a BA from Yale University in Art and Architecture and studied photography with Paul Caponigro and Neil Maurer. Early in the 2000s, with the advent of digital photography, Moore began making “twice-seen” images, with vintage and contemporary photographs and has since completed six projects at historic sites in New England, resulting in books and exhibits at art sites in United States.

The exhibition is organised by the Hellenic American College (HAEC) in cooperation with Hellenic American University (Nashua, NH, USA) and the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), with the support of Hellenic American Union.

Organization / Production: 
Hellenic American College (HAEC), New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), with the support of Hellenic American Union
Venue: 
Hellenic American Union, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery
Hours: 
Opening: Thursday June 14, 2018, 20:00 - Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clοsed on Sunday
Tickets: 
Admission is free
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14/06/2018 to 07/07/2018
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Unpacking My Library

Unpacking My Library

Contemporary Arts

Unpacking My Library
14 June – 15 July 2018
Curated by Anna Mykoniati, Tina Pandi
Opening: Thursday, 14 June at 20.00

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) organizes in the framework of Athens 2018 World Book Capital of the City of Athens the exhibition Unpacking My Library in the space of the reading room/ library, which will open to the public for the first time.

Starting from the library as a metaphor of a space for the accumulation, classification and organization of knowledge, the exhibition will explore artistic practices around collecting classifying systems of knowledge and sharing information, activating memory, revisiting history. The title comes from Walter Benjamin’s essay “Unpacking My Library. A talk about book collecting”. The works in the show are about existing or imaginary libraries, libraries of the past or the future, with a literal or virtual presence, in physical space or in a digital environment.

The exhibition, using the infrastructure and layout of the museum’s library shortly before it is put to its regular use, features twelve artists from the EMST collection, archive and library, recent or historical works as well as new productions designed specifically for the space.

Artists: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Theodoros Giannakis, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Fehras Publishing Practices, John Latham, Chris Marker, Vlado Martek, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Nina Papaconstantinou, Julien Previeux, Pantelis Xagoraris’ Archives, Chryssa – Archival Photographs.

PARALLEL EVENT
FEHRAS PUBLISHING PRACTICES | Lecture – Performance
21.06.2018 at 17.30

Fehras Publishing Practices (Kenan Darwich, Omar Nicolas, Sami Rustom) is an artist collective and publishing house established in Berlin in 2015. It was founded as a response to mounting questions concerning the history and presence of art and publishing in the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the Arabic diaspora. The research of Fehras focuses on the interrelation between cultures and publishing, which includes different fields of languages, archives and arts.

At the Lecture – Performance, two members of the collective, Kenan Darwich and Omar Nicolas, will focus on the installation DISAPPEARANCES, APPEARANCES, PUBLISHING, presented in the exhibition Unpacking My Library. The project examines the private library of Abd Al-Rahman Munif, one of the most well-known modern writers in the Arab world. Munif spent most of his life in exile, moving to a large number of Arab and European cities. He constantly collected books and publications during his travels and founded libraries in different cities, destined to disappear, shrink or move. Munif’s library could therefore be considered a reference to the history of Arab cultural expulsion and the transfer of knowledge, and at the same time it is an area in which the disappearance and re-emergence of publications take place.

Due to limited capacity the admission tickets of the Lecture – Performance will be distributed by EMST on a first come first served basis one hour before the event.

Announcement regarding the Parallel Events of July will follow.

14 June, 2018 to 15 July, 2018
Info: 

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11.00 – 19.00

Monday closed

Free entrance

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)

Kallirrois Ave. & Amvr. Frantzi Street (former FIX factory)

Athens, Greece, 117 43

Venue: 
EMST Reading room / Library
Hours: 
Tuesday – Sunday: 11.00- 19.00 Monday: Closed
Tickets: 
Free entrance
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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14/06/2018 to 15/07/2018
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Summer Nostos Festival

Summer Nostos Festival

Festival

This year, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) welcomes you once again to the great celebration of the summer; a celebration for the entire city, for every resident and every visitor.

The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) is almost here, bringing with it all the elements of summer: enjoyment, carelessness and beautiful memories! The SNFestival is an open and welcoming festival, with programming that encourages the peaceful co-existence of all people, welcoming everyone, both individually and collectively. Every summer, during the Festival, artists from Greece and abroad interact creatively, favorite melodies mix with new sounds, sports combine with play, families, children, the young and the old, share the moments of this multifaceted festival with free admission and access to all, offering something for every taste.

You can download the the Summer Nostos Festival Brochure ​here

17 June, 2018 to 24 June, 2018
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Every summer, during the days of the SNFestival, the SNF opens the doors of Your home to music, games, performances, sports events, an international conference on philanthropy, and many other events.

The Summer Nostos Festival encapsulates the idea of “nostos” (homecoming), the inexhaustible desire to return to all things familiar - emotions and places, which have helped shape us and make us nostalgic. Through the open events of the SNFestival, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation returns for the fourth summer in a row—as the host, organizer and exclusive supporter—to the “home” it created for all people, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). 

So, let’s return to everything we love and to all those things that make our heart beat!

Admission to events is free for all.

Hours

The events of the Summer Nostos Festival 2018 take place in the following days and hours:

Sunday, June 17: 06.00pm – 01.00am
Monday, June 18: 06.00pm – 01.00am
Tuesday, June 19: 06.00pm – 01.00am
Wednesday, June 20: 06.00pm – 01.00am 
Thursday, June 21: 06.00pm – 01.00am
Friday, June 22: 06.00pm – 01.00am
Saturday, June 23: 10.00am – 01.00am
Sunday, June 24: 10.00am – 01.00am

During the Festival, the SNFCC premises will remain accessible during normal opening hours: 6am to 1am, of the following day.

Hours: 
17-22/06: 06.00pm – 01.00am | 23-24/06: 10.00am – 01.00am
Tickets: 
Admission is free
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17/06/2018 to 24/06/2018
 
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We All Play Here

We All Play Here

Sports

We All Play Here

Sports activities designed for kids with motor skill difficulties, vision impairment, even blindness. Boccia, seated volleyball, wheelchair basketball and goalball are waiting for you to get to know them. Mixed teams will be formed among kids both with and without disability.

17 June, 2018 to 23 June, 2018
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We All Play Here

17, 19, 21, 23 June 2018, 18.30-22.00, Outdoor Games Area, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Admission is free, on a first-come, first-served basis

Organization / Production: 
Contributors: Regeneration & Progress
Venue: 
Outdoor Games Area, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Duration: 
3.5 hours
Hours: 
18.30-22.00
Tickets: 
Admission is free, on a first-come, first-served basis
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17/06/2018 to 23/06/2018
 
 
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Seeking Bliss

Seeking Bliss

Dance

Seeking Bliss

Seeking Bliss is a dance performance about the quest of happiness. The performance is presented by Still Pilgrim Paradox, a dance company founded in 2013 by Stella Fotiadis. Dancers Candy Carra and Alexis Fousekis, accompanied by an original music score performed live, set off for an experiential journey to find happiness. Through an intense and continuous alternation of emotions, different aspects of their relationship unfold during the performance while the audience is witnessing and sharing their pursuit of happiness.

Contributors:
Dance Company: Still Pilgrim Paradox, Stella Fotiadis
Choreography/ Dramaturgy: Stella Fotiadis
Co-creation & Performance: Candy Carra and Alexis Fousekis
Composition & Live Music: Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulos
Violin: Aggelos Mastrantonis
Costumes: Elisavet Zacharakis

17 June, 2018 to 21 June, 2018
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Seeking Bliss

17 & 21 June 2018, 19.30-20.00, Water Jets, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Admission is Free

Venue: 
Water Jets, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Duration: 
30 minutes
Hours: 
19:30-20:00
Tickets: 
Admission is Free
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17/06/2018 to 21/06/2018
 
 
 
 
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Kayaking the Canal

Kayaking the Canal

Sports

Kayaking the Canal

Visitors of the Summer Nostos Festival will have the opportunity to kayak the SNFCC Canal. Kayaking is a unique sport directly linked to the Eskimo tradition.
Kayaks were initially constructed from stitched seal or other animal skins stretched over a wood or whalebone-skeleton frame. Kayaking eventually developed into a sport that combines strength, speed and endurance.

Contributors: Regeneration & Progress

17 June, 2018 to 24 June, 2018
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Kayaking the Canal

17 - 24 June 2018, 18.00-20.00, Canal, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Admission is free. Daily per 20 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis
For children under the age of 15 adult supervision is required

Organization / Production: 
Contributors: Regeneration & Progress
Venue: 
Canal, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
18:00 - 20:00
Tickets: 
Admission is Free on a first-come, first-served basis
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17/06/2018 to 24/06/2018
 
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Circus Outdoors

Circus Outdoors

Entertainment

Circus Outdoors

Street performers will dazzle and delight audiences of all ages with shows around the SNFCC. Come and be amazed by their impressive and daring feats. ircus Outdoors features circus star Anna Jack, award-winning physical comedian and juggler Grant Goldie, the Red Trouser Show and special guest performers every night.

Join us for nightly all-star shows in the Agora and on the Great Lawn.

17 June, 2018 to 24 June, 2018
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Circus Outdoors

17-24 June 2018, 18.30 - 19.00, Great Lawn & Agora, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Admission is Free

Venue: 
Great Lawn & Agora, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Duration: 
30 minutes
Hours: 
18.30 - 19.00
Tickets: 
Admission is Free
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17/06/2018 to 24/06/2018
 
Summer Camp at Technopolis

Summer Camp at Technopolis

Kid, Summer camp

SUMMER CAMP at Technopolis 2018!
A program specially designed by the Industrial Gas Museum and Artfygio.

As soon as school's out for summer, the most amazing, cool, creative summer learning exprerience for kids starts!
For four weeks, Technopolis City of Athens and the Industrial Gas Museum in cooperation with Artfygio, organise a summer program with lots of games, music, dance, painting, robotics, science, acrobatics and many many more surprises!

18 June, 2018 to 13 July, 2018
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For kids 6 - 11 years old
Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:00

Hours: 
08:00 - 16:00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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18/06/2018 to 13/07/2018
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Drone Mass In memoriam: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Drone Mass In memoriam: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Music

Drone Mass In memoriam: Jóhann Jóhannsson

The famous Drone Mass, a 60-minute contemporary oratorio which fuses the sounds of string quartet, electronics and vocals, comes to SNFestival 2018. It’s a musical composition of the late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (twice a candidate for the Academy Award for Best Original Score) and is inspired by texts from the Nag Hammadi library, sometimes referred to as the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians.

Drone Mass presents the universal and existential perceptions of Gnosticism, the philosophical movement that believes the material world is the creation of a malevolent demiurge – a false god – and that eating the fruit of Knowledge was the first step out of the bondage of cruel and oppressive powers. Beyond its philosophical aspect, Drone Mass approaches the religious and musical dimension of the drone, both as a musical device, the bourdon, but also as the all-seeing, sometimes benevolent and sometimes lethal eyes that pervade our skies. One of the main features of Drone Mass is a hymn of a seemingly meaningless series of vowels, which brings to mind medieval songs and gives the work a profound religiosity.

Drone Mass, which premiered in the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, will be performed at the Summer Nostos Festival by the internationally acclaimed American Contemporary Music Ensemble. The artistic ambition of the project brings it close to the unsurpassed Carmina Burana of Carl Orff, combining the drama of minimalism and the harmony of religious tradition with elements of modern pop and digital cinema.

Contributors:
Drone Mass (2015) by Jóhann Jóhannsson
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) & Theatre of Voices
Musical Director: Paul Hillier
American Contemporary Music Ensemble:
Clarice Jensen, Artistic Director & Cellist
Ben Russell, Violin
Yuki Numata Resnick, Violin
Caleb Burhans, Violin
Theatre of Voices:
Paul Hillier, Artistic Director & Conductor
Else Torp
Kate Macoboy
Signe Asmussen
Iris Oja
Paul Bentley-Angell
Jakob Skjoldborg
Steffen Bruun
Lauritz Jakob Thomsen
Christina Vantzou and John Also Bennett, Electronics
Francesco Donadello, Sound Engineer

18 June, 2018
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Drone Mass In memoriam: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Monday June 18, 2018, 20.30, Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera

Admission is Free. Pre-registration is required. Electronic pre-registration for the event will start on 12/6 at 12.00 here.
Admission is allowed to children over 6 years old

Preregister here:https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/drone-mass-in-memoriam-johann-johann...

Venue: 
Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera
Hours: 
20:30
Tickets: 
Admission is Free.Pre-registration is required
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18/06/2018
 
American Contemporary Music Ensemble

American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Music

American Contemporary Music Ensemble

The renowned American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presents a unique selection from John Cage’s Fontana Mix, honoring one of the most important American composers of the 20th century. ACME, which has risen to world prominence thanks to the virtuosity, passion and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers, as well as its combination of classical and rock sounds, will deliver a high quality artistic performance for the audience of Summer Nostos Festival. ACME is led by internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Clarice Jensen, who will be presenting songs from her debut solo album, titled “For this from that will be filled”, for the first time in Greece.

Special appearances will also be made by American composer John Also Bennett, mezzo soprano Anna Pangalou and Greek- American composer Christina Vantzou, who has become known for her subtle and dissociative approach towards the concept of time in her performances. ACME and special guests Christina Vantzou, Anna Pangalou, and John Also Bennett will perform a new arrangement of synth and computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel's The Expanding Universe, created especially for this concert by Clarice Jensen and Christina Vantzou, with Laurie Spiegel's permission.

19 June, 2018
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American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Tuesday June 19 2018, 19.30, Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera

Admission is Free, Pre-registration is required. Electronic pre-registration for the event will start on 11/6 at 13.00
Admission is allowed to children over 6 years old

Preregister here: https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/american-contemporary-music-ensemble...

Venue: 
Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera
Hours: 
19:30
Tickets: 
Admission is Free. Pre-registration is required
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19/06/2018
 
Theater of War: The Drum Major Instinct

Theater of War: The Drum Major Instinct

Performance

Theater of War: The Drum Major Instinct

Building on last year's successful performance of Antigone in Ferguson, Theater of War Productions returns to Athens to present a dramatic reading and re-enactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final sermon, The Drum Major Instinct, delivered on February 4, 1968, just two months before his assassination.

In his last sermon, exactly two months before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, Martin Luther King spoke prophetically of his own imminent death and laid out a challenge to his congregation, and also the world, to harness an inborn human drive— “the desire to be out front, a desire to lead the parade, a desire to be first”— and use it to promote justice, righteousness, and peace by channeling it into acts of service and love. Today, The Drum Major Instinct is a project of great importance, as it comes at a time when social dialogue is more than ever focused on the protection of the rights of refugees, immigrants and the LGBTQ community. It’s not only a project of high artistic quality, but also an inspiration for new ideas and social change. It includes Martin Luther King’s dramatized readings, accompanied by original and arranged music composed and conducted by Phil Woodmore, featuring a choir of diverse singers, including police officers and their spouses, teachers, activists, and members of the faith community from St. Louis, Missouri.

Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s last sermon, Theater of War reminds us that at a time of oppression and hatred, the struggle for justice remains topical in contemporary society.

Contributors:
Bryan Doerries, Art Director
Theater of War Productions
Phil Woodmore, Composer

20 June, 2018
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Theater of War

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 20.30, Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera

Admission is Free. Pre-registration is required. Electronic pre-registration for the event will start on 12/6 at 14.00
Admission is allowed to children over 12 years old
Note: A discussion will follow after the performance

Preregister here: https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/theater-of-war-the-drum-major-instin...

Venue: 
Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera
Hours: 
20:30
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20/06/2018
 
European Music Day

European Music Day

Music

MEGARON - CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN

For the past 36 years, European Music Day has united millions of people through thousands of events in over 700 cities.
The Athens Concert Hall participates once again with a mosaic of musicians and ensembles, and many different kinds of music.

21 June, 2018
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- Camerata Junior – The Friends of Music Youth Orchestra
Taught and conducted by Dimitris Semsis

- The Athens State Orchestra
Conductor: Stefanos Tsialis

- ‘Nikolaos Lavdas’ Athenian Mandolin Orchestra
‘A barca da fantasia’ [‘On Board the Fantasy Boat’]:
Melodies and popular songs from the Mediterranean and the gypsy tradition of the Balkans.

Ioanna Forti singer
Elena Sdongou conductor

- Yanna Vasileiou and Band
A jazzy programme, with Greek songs of the ’60s as well as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald hits in imaginative arrangements.
Dimitris Papadopoulos trumpet
Jim Staridas trombone
Michalis Katachanas viola
Alexandros Dandoulakis guitar
Yiannis Papadopoulos piano
Ntinos Manos bass
Vassilis Podaras drums

Venue: 
Garden
Hours: 
20:00
Tickets: 
Free admission
Special remarks: 
Parking
Wheelchair accessible
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21/06/2018
 
Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato

Music

Joyce DiDonato

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most famous opera singers, is performing officially for the first time in Greece her award-winning album In War & Peace, accompanied by the orchestra Il Pomo D 'Oro.
Notable for her interpretations of Handel’s, Mozart’s and Rossini’s works, DiDonato has performed with many of the world's leading opera companies and orchestras. Also, in 2012 (with Diva Divo) and 2016 (with Joyce & Tony - Live from Wigmore Hall) she won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo Album. She has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by The New Yorker, while her voice is “nothing less than 24-carat gold” according to the Times. Moreover, the Financial Times judged her recent performance as Elena in Rossini’s La donna del Lago, as “simply the best singing I've heard in years”.

Joyce’s most recent release In War & Peace won the 2017 Best Recital Gramophone Award. She has also been honored with the Gramophone Artist of the Year and Recital of the Year awards, four German Echo Klassik Awards as Female Singer of the Year, and an induction into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.

Contributors:
Joyce DiDonato: Mezzo-soprano & Executive producer
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev: Director & harpsichord
Manuel Palazzo: Choreographer & Dancer
Ralf Pleger: Stage designer
Henning Blum: Lighting designer
Yousef Iskandar: Video designer

22 June, 2018
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Joyce DiDonato

Friday, 22 June 2018, 20.30, Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera

Admission is Free. Pre-registration is required. Electronic pre-registration for the event will start on 12/6 at 15.00
Admission is allowed to children over 6 years old

Register Here: https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/joyce-didonato-in-war-peace-harmony-...

Venue: 
Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera
Hours: 
20:30
Tickets: 
Admission is Free. Pre-registration is required
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22/06/2018
 
Animal Collective-Sung Tongs

Animal Collective-Sung Tongs

Music

Animal Collective-Sung Tongs

Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Panda Bear will perform their breakthrough 2004 record Sung Tongs at the Summer Nostos Festival 2018.

The bold psychedelic pop band from Baltimore, which is experimenting with rock sounds, ambient drone, and experimental pop has been praised by fans and critics for preserving, during live performances, the intimate and fragile elements of their music, without losing its character. The band’s members are Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Influenced by classic 20th century music and horror movies soundtracks, they started recording music while they were still students. They formed Animal Collective officially in 2003 and ever since they became one of the most iconic bands of the ‘00s. They are often compared to the Beach Boys, an American rock band of the 60s. As a response, Animal Collective wrote the song “College”, an iconic anti – beach boys track which they included to the Sung Tongs record.

Avey Tare and Panda Bear are coming to Athens for a live performance which is expected to be one of the best concerts of this summer in Greece.

Contributors:
Avey Tare (David Portner)
Panda Bear (Noah Lennox)

23 June, 2018
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Animal Collective-Sung Tongs

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 22.15, Great Lawn, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Admission is Free

Venue: 
Great Lawn, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
22:15
Tickets: 
Admission is Free
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23/06/2018