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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
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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
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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 December, 2022
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 31/12/2022
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Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens

Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens

Virtual reality

"Tholos" Virtual reality theater

Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens
(circa 5th century B.C.)

The new interactive tour at the “Tholos” virtual reality theater
takes visitors back in time…

Visit the dome-shaped Virtual Reality "Theatre" of Hellenic Cosmos and travel through time, in Athens of the 5th century B.C., the so called golden age of Athenian culture under the leadership of Pericles, where you will have the chance to see reconstructed all the temples and statues of the this rich historical site of much archaeological and cultural significance, the Athenian Acropolis.
The show is interactive, controlled by the spectator, and not static. It is a unique experience of immersion into the virtual world, which is characterized by immediate response, flexibility, originality and liveliness.
The spectator takes a tour at the monuments that are still standing today, like the Propylaia, Nike Temple, Parthenon, Erectheion, but also through the buildings that are not visible today like Arrephorion, Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, Chalkotheke e.t.c.
The restoration of the colors on the digital models of Arcropolis created is based on studies, which main source was the descriptions of foreign architects of the 19th century. The accuracy of the historical details is validated by the estimated Archaeology professor of the University of Athens Panos Valavanis. A whole team of experts like painters, 3D modelers, programmers e.t.c. worked on this project which was later adapted to the unique technological infrastructure of the “Tholos” virtual reality theater.
The “Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens” offers a unique opportunity to supplement the traditional experience of the visitor by the introduction of augmented reality components *.

24 March, 2018 to 30 June, 2021
Info: 

Info:
Duration: 45’
Timetable: www.hellenic-cosmos.gr & www.tholos254.gr
Tickets: 10€, 8€

tickets.hellenic-cosmos.gr & Τ. + 30 212 254 0000

*Virtual Reality shows are narrated in Greek.
English narration is available by appointment only. Please check availability before you visit the museum.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
10€, 8€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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24/03/2018 to 30/06/2021
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The countless aspects of Beauty

The countless aspects of Beauty

Exhibition

An inexhaustible source of inspiration and cause of deeply felt emotions, Beauty, is visually perceptible in the ancient works of art, constituting an ever changing picture across the history of human creation. The new temporary exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum «The countless aspects of Beauty» brings out the different versions of aesthetics within variegated social and cultural contexts from the Neolithic period up to late Antiquity, making the best of the exceptionally wide chronological spectrum covered by the collections of the National Archaeological Museum. Three hundred and forty antiquities from its rich collections, in combination with contemporary digital applications, offer an aesthetic feast and promise a journey through time full of aesthetic gratifications.

More precisely, the exhibition narrative unfolds in four parts:
In «Aesthetica Aeterna» we see on display selected objects of everyday life that record the continuous alternations and different facets of aesthetics in human diachrony. «The beautiful and the desirable» attempts an essential approach to the aesthetic preferences of the ancient societies on the basis of what the ancient Greek myths reveal about beauty and the archaeological finds that relate to clothing, hairstyles and beautification. The third part titled «Focusing on the Body» illustrates the expression of beauty in the visual rendering of the human body from the Neolithic period to historic times. At the end, «The endless quest» aims at the aesthetic contemplation on the significance of the beautiful and its value for humans.
Among the age-old secrets of Aphrodite that are presented in the exhibition, the world of perfumes takes a special place. In collaboration with the Korres Company, there were created perfumes inspired from information recorded in the ancient sources.
The exhibition, throughout its duration, will encompass an array of experimental workshops. Scientists, artists and artisans from Greece and abroad, will offer their specialized knowledge to exemplify for the visitors experimental approaches regarding weaving techniques of the Neolithic period, garments of the Aegean world in the second millennium B.C., such as the Mycenaean costumes, the colorfulness of ancient sculptures and the depiction of the Beautiful through the ancient Greek music.

8 August, 2018 to 31 August, 2019
Info: 

Opening hours (summer schedule until 31/10): Monday 13:00-20:00, Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-20:00

Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
December 2019
Hours: 
Monday 13:00-20:00, Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-20:00
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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08/08/2018 to 31/08/2019
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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
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The Good Shepherds. Metropolitans and Chief Rabbis in the Face of the Holocaust

The Good Shepherds. Metropolitans and Chief Rabbis in the Face of the Holocaust

Exhibition

The Jewish Museum of Greece inaugurates its periodic exhibition «The Good Shepherds. Metropolitans and Chief Rabbis in the Face of the Holocaust».

The idea for this exhibition came from Samuel (Makis) Matsas, President of the Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG). A child of the Occupation, who survived thanks to the timely escape of his parents and the generosity of friends and strangers, he asked us to research the conditions under which senior members of the Christian clergy and eminent rabbis decided and acted in various ways to assist persecuted Jews during the years of the Nazi Occupation.
Its purpose is to showcase the positive actions, rescue attempts, gestures of sympathy or support, no matter how large or small, revealed by the JMG research, in order to honour those involved and inspire us today. The exhibition also aims to highlight the importance of individual choice within an extremely complex, suffocating and often contradictory context. These stories are illustrated by original artefacts belonging to some of the senior clerics featured in the exhibition.

29 January, 2019 to 4 October, 2019
Info: 

The exhibition has been realized within the framework of a three-year-long programmatic cooperation between the Museum and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens.
The exhibition will be hosted by the Jewish Museum of Greece from January 23 until October 4, 2019.
Inauguration: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 19:30. Open House: 18:00 – 21:00
For more information you may contact the Jewish Museum of Greece at 39 Nikis St., 105 57 Athens, telephone: 210 – 32 25 582, e-mail: info@jewishmuseum.gr – Working hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 14:30.

Organization / Production: 
With the kind support of: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Athens
Hours: 
Monday to Friday: 9.00-14.30 Sundays: 10.00-14.00 Saturdays: closed
Tickets: 
Admission fees: Adults 6 euros, students 3 euros Guided tour fees for groups: 50 € (upon arrangement)
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29/01/2019 to 04/10/2019
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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
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Pizzamano fecit. An artist from the Ionian Islands at the dawn of a new age

Pizzamano fecit. An artist from the Ionian Islands at the dawn of a new age

Exhibition

A great yet unknown architect and painter of the early 19th century is presented for the first time in the National Historical Museum's exhibition at the Old Parliament Hall, from 8 March to 31 July 2019.
Gerasimos Pitsamanos (Argostoli 1787 - Corfu 1825) lived a life resembling a hero from a novel, at the dawn of a new age, working for the progress and freedom of Greece and the Ionian islands. His testimony, through his art and writings, is valuable.
The National Historical Museum (NHM) presents the whole of his known work through more than 100 paintings, architectural and engravings. The collection of the Museum is complemented by other well-known works, which are preserved in the National Gallery-Museum of Alexandros Skoutos and in the hands of private individuals.

8 March, 2019 to 31 July, 2019
Info: 

The exhibition is part of the events of the National Historical Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821.

Hours: 
Tuesday to Sunday 8:30-14:30 Closed on Mondays
Tickets: 
Full admission : € 3 Reduced admission : € 1.5 Free admission: Every Sunday, the International Museum Day (May 18th) and the following holidays: March 25th, October 28th.
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08/03/2019 to 31/07/2019
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SIGHT | ANTONY GORMLEY ON THE ISLAND OF DELOS

SIGHT | ANTONY GORMLEY ON THE ISLAND OF DELOS

Visual Arts

SIGHT | ANTONY GORMLEY ON THE ISLAND OF DELOS
02/05/2019 - 31/10/2019

Archaeological site & museum of Delos island

NEON in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades Present:
Antony Gormley | SIGHT, On the sacred island of Delos
Curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery and Elina Kountouri, Director NEON

2 May, 2019 to 31 October, 2019
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NEON is proud to present SIGHT an unprecedented site-specific exhibition by British artist Antony Gormley, in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, on the archaeological site and the Museum of Delos Island.

From 2 May to 31 October 2019, Gormley repopulates the island of Delos with iron ’bodyforms’, restoring a human presence and creating a journey of potential encounters. He has installed 29 sculptures made during the last twenty years, including 5 new works specially commissioned by NEON, both at the periphery and integrated amongst Delos’s archaeological sites. SIGHT is curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery and Elina Kountouri, Director, NEON.

The works animate the geological and archaeological features of the island: a granite rock in the middle of the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean less than 5 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres wide, which has a past filled with myths, rituals, religions, politics, multiculturalism and trade. Its intertwined and contrasting identities, as both holy place and commercial town, combined with its topography and geographical location, made the island a singular and cosmopolitan Hellenistic town.

Mythology tells us its first name was «Άδηλος» (A-Delos), meaning ‘the non-visible’ – a floating rock with no fixed location. It became «Δήλος» Delos, ‘the visible’, when Zeus arranged for Leto, his mortal lover, to find refuge there, safe from the wrath of his wife, the goddess Hera. When Leto gave birth to twins Apollo, god of light, and Artemis, goddess of the hunt, the island’s destiny and future prosperity was assured. This unique history is imprinted on Delos’s architecture, sanctuaries and houses, and in the past was animated through rituals that celebrated the gods and protected the island. Later, sanctuaries to foreign deities, including Serapis and Isis, were built here.

Gormley completely reinterprets the function and purpose of sculpture, transforming the traditional statues and totems of the ancient world that once adorned public squares, temples and private dwellings into sites of empathy and imaginative projection. The first connection between visitors and the work is established before they even set foot on Delos. Approaching the rugged northwest coast, they catch sight of a lone figure (from Gormley’s series Another Time, 1999–2013), standing sentinel on a rocky promontory at the water’s edge. Two more works from the same series – also looking towards the distant horizon – stand on Plakes Peak and on Mount Kynthos, and another similar work stands in the waters of the harbour. Further sculptures are integrated with archaeological sites across the island, from the Stadium to the Τheatre district and from the merchant stores to the Museum site.

Visitors to Delos are invited to connect with time, space and nature, which inevitably link to our shared future.

SIGHT is organized and commissioned by NEON and presented in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades.

Organization / Production: 
NEON in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades
Venue: 
Archaeological site & museum of Delos island
Hours: 
Daily 8:00 – 20:00 Opening hours may vary depending on the month
Tickets: 
The island of Delos is accessible by boat mainly from Mykonos as well as Paros and Naxos Islands. There is no extra charge for entrance to the exhibition.
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02/05/2019 to 31/10/2019
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Dinosaurs & Monsters of the Sea

Dinosaurs & Monsters of the Sea

Exhibition

Dinosaurs & Monsters of the Sea Exhibition
Feast your eyes on this animatronics showcase comprising several prehistoric sea monsters and two present day ones. The visitor will have the chance to admire and learn everything about massive marine predators, with life-sized replicas of Basilosaurus, Dunkleosteous, Megalodon, Tylosaurus and more...

3 May, 2019 to 30 September, 2019
Info: 

(July 1st to October 1st)
MONDAY CLOSED

TUESDAY - FRIDAY 10:00 - 15:00

SATURDAY CLOSED

SUNDAY 10:00 - 16:00
Hellenic Cosmos, the cultural centre of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, is a buildings complex lies on a former industrial ribbon development at Pireos street, on an axis between Athens and Piraeus, where memory of Athens past meets the city's modern identity.

254 Pireos street,177 78 Tavros
(next to the Athens School of Fine Arts)
Telephone: +30 212 254 0000
Fax: +30 212 254 0123

Organization / Production: 
HELLENIC COSMOS
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
1 h
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/05/2019 to 30/09/2019
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Alekos Fassianos-Vangelis Chronis | 30 years of friendship: Painting and poetry

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

Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Curation: Takis Mavrotas

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

Nicholas Egon: 22 Flowers for the Benaki Museum

Exhibition

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

22 May, 2019 to 20 July, 2019
Info: 

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

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

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

Hours: 
Wednesday - Saturday:10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
€ 5
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22/05/2019 to 20/07/2019
 
 
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ERGA 2017 - 2019

ERGA 2017 - 2019

Exhibition

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

6 June, 2019 to 2 September, 2019
Info: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Organization / Production: 
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens Scool of Fine Arts
Hours: 
Monday: 08:00-20:00 Tuesday: 12:30-20:00 Wednesday-Sunday: 08:00-20:00
Tickets: 
General admission: 8 € (reduced 4 €) Free admission: under 18 years old
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06/06/2019 to 02/09/2019
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Chisel and Memory

Chisel and Memory

Photography

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

11 June, 2019 to 31 October, 2019
Info: 

Since opening its doors ten years ago, the Acropolis Museum has highlighted the close relationship between the famous sculptures it displays and the monuments from which they originate. It is with great pleasure that the Museum is hosting an exceptional exhibition of photographs of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work. Imbued with a new curatorial spirit, the exhibition was initially organised by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service. The exhibition takes place in the ground floor Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Entrance will be free.

Hours: 
Monday - Sunday
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11/06/2019 to 31/10/2019
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Athens Photo Festival 2019

Athens Photo Festival 2019

Photography

Athens Photo Festival 2019 will be inaugurated on Thursday 13 June (8.30 pm) at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. The main exhibitions reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, featuring recent works by 100 emerging and established artists from 32 countries, 10 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks.

Constantly reinventing itself, Athens Photo Festival, furthers its long-standing commitment to encouraging diversity, inclusion, creativity and critical thinking, with the aim to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional festival of photography. Through its expanded programming, Athens Photo Festival is committed to offering a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.

13 June, 2019 to 28 July, 2019
Info: 

Exploring critical issues of our times, the festival attempts to bring together a range of different perspectives from emerging and established artists and photographers from all over the world with the aim to raise awareness and foster an understanding of contemporary culture and society through photography in all its forms. The exhibition program of the festival is comprised of a series of solo and group exhibitions, presenting a wide variety of works, ranging from fine art to documentary and photojournalism, photo-based installations to multimedia.

MAIN EXHIBITION PROGRAM

Terje Abusdal (NO), Liza Ambrossio (MX/ES/FR), Marwan Bassiouni (CH), Charles-Henry Bédué (FR), Jacques Brun (CH), Bubi Canal (ES), Alejandra Carles – Tolra (ES), Valeria Cherchi (IT), Chow and Lin (MY/SG), Annick Donkers (BE), Alinka Echeverría (MX/UK), Anna Ehrenstein (DE/AL), John Paul Evans (UK), Takis Zerdevas, Zoi Pirini, Yiasemi Rapti, Makis Faros, Yioula Hatzigeorgiou (GR), Vincent Ferrané (FR), Cristina Galán (ES), Weronika Gęsicka (PL), Μαριάννα Ιγνατάκη (GR), Ina Jang (KR), Sophie Kahn (AU/US), Stelios Kallinikou (CY), Alexandros Katsis (GR), Charlotte Krieger (CH), Matjaz Krivic (SL), Manon Lanjouère (FR), Namsa Leuba (CH), Olivier Lovey (CH), Romain Mader (CH), Alix Marie (FR), Shinya Masuda (JP), Simon Menner (DE), Nikola Mihov (BG), Dimitris Mytas (GR), Sina Niemeyer (DE), Βασίλης Νούλας & Κώστας Τζημούλης (GR), Kim Nuijen (NL), Gloria Oyarzabal (ES), Sara Palmieri (IT), Μυρτώ Παπαδοπούλου (GR), Klaus Pichler (AT), Nina Roeder (DE), Alessia Rollo (IT), Chloe Rosser (UK), Marina Rosso / Fabrica (IT), Irina Rozovsky (US), Robert Schittko (DE), Fabian Schubert (DE), Daniel Szalai (HU), Edouard Taufenbach (FR), Danila Tkachenko (RU), Marinos Tsagarakis (GR), Ana Teresa Vicente (PT), Guanyu Xu (CN), Ksenia Yurkova (RU), Kostis Fokas (GR)

YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS 2019

The exhibition "Young Greek Photographers" attempts to highlight the best photographic production of young artists aged 18-35

With the participation of: Eleni Arletou, Nikos Georgaras, Ilias Georgiadis, Sophia Gaafar, Vagelis Daskalakis, Penelope Thomaides, Antigone Metaxaki, Demosthenis Banavas, Vasilis Ntaopoulos, Vasilis Pantelides, Areta Peristeri, Nikos Pretoras, Katerina Tsakiri, Giorgos Christopoulos

PHOTOBOOK EXHIBITION

In recognition of the increasing importance of the role of the photobook in contemporary visual culture, Athens Photo Festival will present once again an exhibition dedicated to the form of book. The Festival features a selection of over 200+ new photobooks from all over the world, including photobooks independently or commercially published and distributed, handmade, self-published, book dummies, exhibition catalogues, zines and limited edition photography books, etc.

 

Exhibitions of the Festival extend to 10 other venues in Athens.

More information: https://www.photofestival.gr/

Organization / Production: 
Hellenic Center of Photography
Hours: 
Thuesday & Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00, Friday & Saturday:10:00 - 22:00, Monday - Wednseday: closed
Tickets: 
7 € | 5 € (reduced)
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13/06/2019 to 28/07/2019
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Summer in the City at Hellenic Cosmos

Summer in the City at Hellenic Cosmos

summer camp

Summer in the City 2019
The summer camp takes place for the 20th time at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre & Museum, in Athens. Designed for boys and girls ages 5 – 12, this summer holiday camp includes a great combination of learning, fun, and personal growth in a safe environment.
Mythical Monsters took over Hellenic Cosmos!
This year's theme is all about ancient greek Mythology. Mythical Monsters took over Hellenic Cosmos causing problems!
Kids discover step by step the answers to the riddles along with special agent "254"!

18 June, 2019 to 6 September, 2019
Info: 

1st pediod: 18-28/6/2019
2nd period: 1-12/7/2019
3rd period: 15-26/7/2019
4th period: 26/8 – 6/9/2019

08:00 – 09:00 Arrival
09:00 – 10:30 Activities
10:30 – 11:00 mid-morning snack break
11:00 – 13:30 Activities
13:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Activities
15:00 – 16:45 Afternoon activities with "Young Scientists" & "Athens Trainers", Fit Smiling Kids teams
16:45 – 17:00 Leaving

Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
-
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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18/06/2019 to 06/09/2019
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Summer Vacation at the Hellenic Children’s Museum

Summer Vacation at the Hellenic Children’s Museum

Kid

Summer Program:
“Summer Vacation at the Hellenic Children’s Museum”
For children 6 – 12 years old

The Hellenic Children's Museum invites for one more year children aged 6-12 to experience a different holiday vacation in the centre of Athens, to discover the exhibitions and collections of the Children's Museum of Athens, to play, inspire, create and to be entertained.
The full-day summer program takes place in seven (7) periods from Tuesday 18 June to Friday 26 July 2019 and from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September 2019, 8.30 – 16:30 daily.
1st period: Tuesday 18 June - Friday 21 June 2019
2nd period: Monday 24 June - Friday 28 June 2019
3rd period: Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July 2019
4th period: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 2019
5th period: Monday 15 July - Friday 19 July 2019
6th period: Monday 22 July - Friday 26 July 2019
7th period: Monday 2 September - Friday 6 September 2019

18 June, 2019 to 26 July, 2019
Info: 

During the summer season at the Children's Museum of Athens:

We reveal fantastic stories through stop motion and green screen techniques

we predict the weather using meteorological tools

we experiment and discover the world around us

we create sweet and salty alchemy

we become naturalists exploring the National Garden

we make "sound-proofing" walks at the Athens Conservatory

we visit the War museum and other near by museums

we are inspired by the collections of the museum and we build our own artworks

Financial participation:

for the 1st period is € 95.00 for each child and € 85.00 for the subscribers of the NCM & for siblings

for the 2nd -7th period is € 115.00 for each child and € 105.00 for the subscribers of the NCP & for siblings

for one day is € 25.00 for each child & € 22.00 for subscribers of the NCM & siblings

Information and participation statements at +30 210 3312995.

Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 16:30
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18/06/2019 to 26/07/2019
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Picasso and Antiquity: Line and clay

Picasso and Antiquity: Line and clay

Exhibition

As part of the series of art exhibitions "Divine Dialogues", the Museum of Cycladic Art organizes this year, from 20 June to 20 October, a major exhibition titled "Picasso and Antiquity. Line and clay". It is a rare exhibition about Picasso’s ceramics and drawings inspired from antiquity and in conversation with Ancient Greek works of art, curated by Professor of archeology N. C. Stampolidis and Olivier Berggruen
The greatest of twentieth-century modern artists is famous for his spectacular paintings but less for his drawings, engravings, and pottery. The combination of these media closely recalls antiquity and has produced works inspired by the Creto-Mycenaean and Greek worlds and the Mediterranean civilizations in general.
The exhibition is organized with the support of FABA - Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Musée Picasso Antibes, Museo Picasso Malaga and Musée National Picasso – Paris as part of the “Picasso-Mediterranée” project.

20 June, 2019 to 20 October, 2019
Info: 

In the exhibition “Picasso and Antiquity. Line and clay” rare works by Picasso, depicting marine creatures, animals, human figures, mythological scenes, and scenes inspired by ancient tragedy and comedy, converse with ancient artefacts in another unique “Divine Dialogue” at the Museum of Cycladic Art.A whole world is revealed in the Museum of Cycladic Art, a world carried by the artist inside him, a world of antiquities discovered not necessarily in the ancient lands of the Mediterranean but in European museums, in books, and in conversations with Christian Zervos and Jean Cocteau.

Curators: Professor N. C. Stampolidis – Olivier Berggruen

Hours: 
Μonday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00 Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00 Tuesday: closed *Last Entrance: 15 minutes before the Museum get closed.
Tickets: 
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS GENERAL ADMISSION: €7 MONDAY ADMISSION & REDUCED ENTRANCE FEE*: €3,5 GROUP VISITS (groups of 15 or more): €5 / person *seniors (over 65), students, 19-26 years old
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20/06/2019 to 20/10/2019
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The same river twice: contemporary art in Athens

The same river twice: contemporary art in Athens

Exhibition

THE SAME RIVER TWICE: CONTEMPORARY ART IN ATHENS
BENAKI MUSEUM, 138 PIREOS ST. 21.6.2019-22.9.2019
Opening: June 20, 2019
Duration: June 21–September 22, 2019

The DESTE Foundation and New Museum, New York, in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, Athens, are pleased to present The Same River Twice, an exhibition of Athens-based artists. The exhibition, opening at the Benaki Museum 138 Pireos St. in June 2019, will focus on the city of Athens and its constantly evolving artistic landscape, which is host to countless artist-run initiatives and exhibition spaces, cross-disciplinary happenings and collaborations, and a dauntless energy that has enticed many non-Greek artists to relocate and call Athens home. Featuring over thirty artists of all ages and nationalities, working across all mediums, the exhibition will offer a portrait of a city with an artistic dynamism that continues to unfold as artists seek new models for creative output and exchange.

21 June, 2019 to 22 September, 2019
Info: 

The Same River Twice borrows its title from an aphorism attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, in which he famously asserted that “one cannot step in the same river twice.” The flow of water offered an apt analogy for the state of constant flux Heraclitus sought to describe, and it applies to the continuous transformations of Athens’ art scene today—and the inherent impossibility of capturing or containing it at any given moment. As a city, Athens is in perpetual transformation, and its artists have long found ways to document its shifting landscapes, whether through visual or material studies of the city’s attributes; meditations on its monuments, relics, and cast-offs; or inquiries into the character of its people and public spaces. Metamorphoses are central to many works in the exhibition: mediums defy stability and trace modulations in form, and artistic practices blur the lines between genres or disciplines. The fluidity evoked by Heraclitus’s metaphor offers a way of thinking of identity at a time when the political struggle of those seeking to define their gender or sexuality is both turbulent and vital within Greece, and worldwide. Throughout the works in the exhibition, change and transfiguration are not only constant but embraced, resonating as fundamental to energy and character that shapes Athens and its many artists.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, designed by An Art Service, featuring an essay by the curators as well as texts by Nadja Argyropoulou, Danai Giannoglou, Delia Gonzalez, and Theophilos Tramboulis. Their contributions aim to establish a resource on Athens’s multifaceted art scene—from underground happenings and activist orientations, to the rise of artist-run spaces, and the critical realm of self-published art zines and journals.

The Same River Twice follows the 2016 exhibition The Equilibrists, which was also organized by the New Museum and DESTE Foundation and was conceived in the spirit of the DESTE Prize, an award given to a promising young Greek artist biannually from 1999 to 2015. The exhibition also embodies one of the aims of the Benaki Museum, a historical museum that aims to bridge the past and the present, and aligns with the New Museum’s commitment to exhibiting emerging artists from around the globe, highlighted by its signature Triennial exhibition, which will be held next in 2021.

This exhibition is curated by Margot Norton and Natalie Bell.
INCLUDES THE WORKS OF: ELENI CHRISTODOULOU, ANASTASIA DOUKA, PAVLOS FYSAKIS, EVA GIANNAKOPOULOU, DELIA GONZALEZ, NAVINE G. KHAN-DOSSOS / GTSA, LAKIS & ARIS IONAS/THE CALLAS, EVI KALOGIROPOULOU, DIONISIS KAVALLIERATOS, KATERINA KOMIANOU, PANAYIOTIS LOUKAS, PETROS MORIS, RALLOU PANAGIOTOU, ANGELOS PAPADIMITRIOU, VASILIS PAPAGEORGIOU, RENA PAPASPYROU, EFTIHIS PATSOURAKIS, ANASTASIA PAVLOU, YORGOS PRINOS, KOSTAS SAHPAZIS, SOCRATIS SOCRATOUS, EVA STEFANI, VALINIA SVORONOU, IRIS TOULIATOU, DIMITRIS TSOUANATOS ,ALEXANDROS TZANNIS ,AMALIA VEKRI, NIKOLAS VENTOURAKIS, VANGELIS VLAHOS, EIRINI VOURLOUMIS, NERITAN ZINXHIRIA

Organization / Production: 
DESTE Foundation, New Museum New York, Benaki Museum
Venue: 
Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos St.
Hours: 
Thu, Sun 10:00–18:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–22:00 Mon, Tue, Wed closed Also closed in August
Tickets: 
Tickets: € 8, € 4
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21/06/2019 to 22/09/2019
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Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece

Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece

Exhibition

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

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

22 June, 2019 to 5 January, 2020
Info: 

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

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

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

Omara Portuondo

Music

Cuban singer and dancer Omara Portuondo and her band of musicians will perform at the Technopolis cultural complex in Athens as part of her ‘Last Kiss’ tour.

15 July, 2019
Info: 

Where: Technopolis City of Athens
When: 15 July 2019, 21.30
Tickets: 23-58 €

Hours: 
21.30 - 00.00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
Tags: 
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15/07/2019
 
Open Air French Film Festival: Conte d'été

Open Air French Film Festival: Conte d'été

Cinema

Third Open Air French Film Festival in the Gardens of the French School of Athens.
Films, sometimes surprising, reflections of the French film making and movie adventures, under the stars!

16 July, 2019
Info: 

CONTE D’ÉTÉ by Éric Rohmer (1996)
A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.

Director: Éric Rohmer

Writer: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon

Venue: 
French School at Athens, Gardens. In case of bad weather the screening will take place at "Theo Angelopoulos" auditotium (Institut Français de Grèce)
Language: 
French with greek subtitles
Hours: 
21:30
Tickets: 
entrance free
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16/07/2019
 
Art: Key to Conflict Resolution

Art: Key to Conflict Resolution

Exhibition

The exhibition, “Art: Key to Conflict Resolution,” will open July 17, 2019, at the Serafio Space in Athens, and run through July 31, 2019. Its theme is based on a new book, Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts? (Frame Publishers, 2018), which features many of the artists in the exhibit and will be launched in Greece with the exhibition.

Some of the artists from the book, included in the Athens exhibition are activist and multimedia artist Wu Yuren from China, renowned journalist, author and activist Asra Q. Nomani from the United States and media artists Daniel Landau and Ron Amir from Israel, among the 24 artists.

To extend the book’s conversation to Greece, the exhibition features several artists from Greece and Cyprus, including: visual artist and documentary filmmaker Eva Stefani, one of Greece’s representative artist to Venice Biennale 2019; audiovisual artist Eleni Fotiadou; artist Melina Shukuroglou; artist Vicky Pericleous; and artist Efi Savvides.

To mark the exhibition’s opening on July 17, several international specialists and museum leaders will discuss the role of arts in conflict resolution in a panel event at the Benaki/Pireos Museum Amphitheater in downtown Athens, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Following the panel, the exhibition will open with a reception from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., next door at Serafio Space on Pireos and Petrou Ralli. The exhibition is being promoted with a social media campaign, #ConflictAndArt.
The book, Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts, is a collaboration between Professor Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, Founding Dean of the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at המרכז הבינתחומי הרצליה - IDC Herzliya in Israel, Jerry Wind, Lauder Professor and Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Ornat Lev-Er, an art historian at IDC Herzliya.

17 July, 2019 to 31 July, 2019
Info: 

Artists participating in the exhibition: Ron Amir -- A professor and photographer, born in Israel and living in Tel Aviv, Israel. Marconi Calindas -- A painter, born in the Philippines and living in San Francisco. Fyerool Darma -- An artist, born and living in Singapore. Vasia Deliyianni -- A curator and art educator, born in Greece, living in Washington, D.C. Eleni Fotiadou -- A scientist and artist, living in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dor Guez -- A photographer and professor, born in Baka, Jerusalem and living in Jaffa, Israel. Maria Karametou -- A professor and mixed media artist, born in Greece and living in the U.S.. Yuri Krasny -- An artist and educator, born in Ukraine and living in Israel. Dania Latar -- A painter, born in Israel and living in Tel Aviv. Daniel Landau -- A media artist and professor, born in Israel and living in Herzliya, Israel Esther Mahlangu -- A painter born and living in South Africa, from the Ndebele people. Nelson Mandela -- The former president of South Africa, born in the village of Mvezo. Asra Q. Nomani -- A journalist, born in India, living in the United States. Valerio Rocco Orlando -- An artist, born in Milan, working in Italy. Karen Patterson -- A photographer, born and working in Calgary, Canada. Vicky Pericleous -- Visual artist and Assistant professor in Frederick University, Nicosia Efi Savvides -- An artist and educator, born and living in Cyprus. Weili Shi -- An artist and multimedia designer and developer, born in China and living in New York City. Melina Shukuroglou -- An artist born and living in Cyprus. Stephen Spyropoulos --An artist and interactive designer, born and living in the United States. Theodore Spyropoulos --An architect and educator, born in the U.S. and living in the United Kingdom. Eva Stefani -- A filmmaker and educator, born in the U.S. and living in Athens, Greece. Wu Yuren -- A multimedia artist and activist, born in Changzhou, China, and living in New York City. Thoufeek Zakriya -- A calligrapher, born in India and living in Dubai.

photos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DM25xckV_s6SDkGQSs4bk7ycsRz17lzK

Organization / Production: 
Conflict And Art, Athens Culture Net
Hours: 
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00
Tickets: 
entrance free
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17/07/2019 to 31/07/2019
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Full Moon Fiesta

Full Moon Fiesta

Music

Full Moon Fiesta: A summer date with
Katerine Duska and Minor Project
at Technopolis
Watch the full moon rise while listening to music selections
by Matina Sous Peau

Wednesday, 17th July 2019
Free entry

Are you looking forward to going on vacation, but you have some (quite a few actually) days still in Athens?
Do you dream of a walk with your friends under the full moon?
Wouldn’t it be great to gaze up at the sky while listening to the music of your favorite Greek artists and dancing?
Summer is here and…
Full Moon Fiesta is loading, people!

Are you looking for a place to view the full moon from? Look no further! Full Moon Fiesta, the summer festival that has become something of an institution, is coming for the 4th consecutive year at Technopolis City of Athens. Prepare yourselves for a date under the full moonlight! Right before our summer vacation, on a working day, we set off on a fantastic journey and plunge into the most entertaining party of the city. On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, KaterineDuska, Minor Project, and Matina Sous Peau are coming with a batch of fresh sounds and dance songs to keep us cool in the heat of the summer and travel us to exotic destinations for a while...And guess what! We won’t be even needing a ticket!
A few months after her participation in the Eurovision song contest, KaterineDuska, who drew all eyes to her and won the hearts of us all, will appear on stage for the first time at this big summer festival, for a long-awaited live performance! The full moon sky and the girl with the “One in a million”voice, the ultimate soulful timbre, and the radio hit“Better Love” are expected to cause nothing less than a stir at Technopolis on the night of July 17. Set to take us on an ethereal musical journey to remember, the Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter, who has some enviable collaborations with internationally acclaimed artistsunder her belt, including LP, Tom Baxter, YasmineHamdan, Oddisee, and Kadebostany, will perform her own songs as well as popular and favourite cover versions. Technopolis’ illuminated chimneys and the perfectly round moon seem to be –and most definitely will be– theperfect setting!
Earlier the same night, the band Minor Project with its indie-oriented crossover repertoire consisting of songs with both English and Greek lyrics will add to the amazing musical combo of the Full Moon Fiesta. Minor Project’s songs give off a nostalgic cinematic vibe that brings summer images and carefree daysto mind. All of us got the tune of the dreamy “In Colors” stuck in our heads at some point, thus explaining why it remained in the top 3 on the Shazam and itunesGR charts for so long!The band has teamed up with many distinguished artists and takes us on a trip out on the sea with songs such as“Ekdromi”, the result of a special collaboration with DimitraGalani,and “From Folegandros to Kos”. Minor Project have become a firm favourite with radio listeners and audiences who have seen them perform live and they will be joining us this summer night at Technopolis to talk to us about our very favouritecolors and unexpected journeys.
The fiesta will open with a super groovy dj set by Matina Sous Peau who returns to Technopolis after the unforgettable Let’s be late! dance event that took place in March at the Industrial Gas Museum. She promises once again to get us singing and moving along her creative mashups and our beloved dance hits. The DJ/music producer, who has managed to win over the Greek audience at jam-packed parties taking place across Athens, could not be absent from the ultimate summer event!
Sweet summer vibes, full moon, music, your friends, and...a super festive mood are waiting for you at the Full Moon Fiesta! Unless you are already on an island, you can’t miss it!
#FullMoonFiesta
#ΜουσικήΤεχνόπολη
#20yrsTECHNOPOLIS

Information
When: Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Where:Technopolis City of Athens
Doors open at 19:30
Line up:
20:00 | Matina Sous PeauDj set
21:15 | Minor Project
22:30 | KaterineDuska

*Free entry
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About KaterineDuska
She is a Greek-Canadian singer/songwriter currently based in Athens. Her debut album “Embodiment” was released in 2016 by Minos EMI / Universal, and in 2018 her single “Fire Away” was selected for the official Nescafé Canada television ad campaign. Her musical style is characterized by dark sonic timbres boasting influences from Lykke Li, Banks and Jessie Ware, whereas her distinctive singing has earned her comparisons to Amy Winehouse. Katerine rose to prominence with her hit song "One in a Million" and her cover of Arctic Monkeys' "Do I Wanna Know", reaching over 2 million views on YouTube. She has collaborated with LP, Albin Lee Meldau, Tom Baxter, YasmineHamdan, Oddisee, Kadebostany and has performed at prestigious venues and festivals across Greece and Europe as well as in the Sofarsound’s /Amnesty International’s global festival “Give a home” where she was one of the 300+ artists to participate in support of the refugees across the world. Earlier this year, she represented Greece in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest with her song Better Love, which she co-wrote with Leon of Athens and David Sneddon.KaterineDuska is currently signed to Minos EMI / Universal Music Group.
Links:
instagram.com/katerineduska
facebook.com/katerineduska
youtube.com/katerineduska
https://open.spotify.com/artist/40tNdcLMkz7RoHcykLSNwB

About Minor Project
The band was formed in Patras by a group of friends studying at the university and pursuing their passion for music on the side. The English-language song “In Colors” became an audience favourite over the past five years and remained in the Top 3 of Shazam and iTunes Greek Charts for several weeks, making it even to No. 1, while a series of concerts and collaborations with well-known artists such as Tom Baxter, HarisAlexiou, DimitraGalani, 2 Cellos, Marietta Fafouti, etc. has brought Minor Project closer to the Athenian audience.
The band was well received by Greek radio stations, and the concertgoers of Athens had the chance to get to know its music throughlive shows. Moreover, Minor Project dove into the world of Greek music,bringing forward diverse projects. They covered ApostolosKaldaras’ song “Tis Amartias to Strati”,andotherold classics such as “OdosOneiron” and “TosaKalokairia” by Manos Hadjidakis and MimisPlessas respectively, which seem to have won over the audiences and to have become quite distinctive of their sound.
A few years after the release of their debut album, and with their second album on its way, Minor Project got back in the recording studio for the collaboration of their album’s composer and singer, EfstathiosDrakos, with DimitraGalani and Nikos Moraitis. At the end of 2015, they released the song "Silver" featuring Sextet Nouveau, and in 2018 they dropped their first song with Greek lyrics entitled “From Folegandors to Kos”.
Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gPJSMcoB2I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAVnlu8Nu1Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R09dmLEU7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6_gxUEQ10I

About Matina Sous Peau

Matina Sous Peau (MatinaThroumoulopoulou) is a musician, producer, DJ, and singer. She was born and raised in Yannena, where she studied classical violin and afterwards moved to Athens to study Architecture. She has participated in many music projects with various bands both as a musician (Monitor, Papercut and Dusk)and a singer(My Drunken Haze and The Blue Square). She also creates imaginative mashups and covers based on tracks of various genres, some of which have received airplay on radio stations both in Greece and abroad.

17 July, 2019
Info: 

When: Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Where:Technopolis City of Athens
Doors open at 19:30
Line up:
20:00 | Matina Sous PeauDj set
21:15 | Minor Project
22:30 | KaterineDuska

*Free entry

Hours: 
20.00 - 00.00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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17/07/2019
 
9th Athens Open Air Film Festival:The Red Shoes

9th Athens Open Air Film Festival:The Red Shoes

Cinema

9th Athens Open Air Film Festival

Athens turns into a vast, open-air cinema! Summer blockbusters, all-time classics, local gems and special events in the biggest open-air festival in the city!

The Red Shoes (1948)

Thursady 18th July | 21:30

Plato’s Academy | Free Entry

18 July, 2019
Info: 

The Red Shoes (1948)

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Cast: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor, John Vernon

Duration: 134’

There are films that are happy to conform to and unquestionably reproduce the cinematic conventions of their time. But then there are films that not only dare to go beyond these conventions but also try to expand and redefine them so that they may be used by future generations of filmmakers. “The Red Shoes” is one of these films, a wonderful experiment using the various capabilities of the medium of film, the marrying of different types of expression form an intriguing combination and one of the rare cases where the filmmaker did not rest on his laurels and play it safe with what was familiar to him but rather decided to extend the boundaries of his art. Determined to work on a grander and stylistically more ambitious canvas compared to all their previous collaborations, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (“Black Narcissus”) find inspiration in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of the same name, the tragic story of a charismatic young ballerina who struggles to maintain a balance between her demanding art form and her personal life resulting in a solitary self-destructive dance with a sad ending. A film on the enchanting yet relentlessly rapacious nature of creation, “The Red Shoes” graciously plays on the big screen as an apotheosis of cinema, with almost every sequence coming across as a small masterpiece in its own right, every shot is intoxicating filled with inconceivable colours and the entire film comes alive trying to impart, in cinematic terms, something of the agony and the ecstasy of the heroine. Loukas Katsikas

Organization / Production: 
Athens Film Society, OPANDA, British Council
Hours: 
21:30
Tickets: 
entrance free
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18/07/2019
 
Iphigenia in Aulis

Iphigenia in Aulis

Theatre

National Theatre of Northern Greece - Yannis Kalavrianos
Iphigenia in Aulis

by Euripides

One of Euripides’ late plays, it was written between 408 and 406 BC and presented posthumously at the Great Dionysia, where it won first prize. The tragedy focuses on the fateful decision of Agamemnon, commander of the Greek forces, to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia.

19 July, 2019 to 20 July, 2019
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In the beginning of the play, the Greek fleet plans to sail to Troy, but remains stuck in Aulis as the wind has lulled. The seer Calchas reveals that the wind has died down due to Artemis being furious with Agamemnon after being insulted by him. The goddess will only be appeased if Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter, Iphigenia. Agamemnon invites Iphigenia to Aulis, on the pretext of marrying her to Achilles, the most admired warrior among the Greeks, prior to their departure for the war. Faced with a horrific dilemma, torn between his daughter and his people, Agamemnon nevertheless decides to proceed to the sacrifice, dismissing the pleas of Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, Achilles, the army threatening him with mutiny, even his own brother, Menelaus. The noble Iphigenia ultimately reconciles herself with her tragic fate and her heroic death for her people’s sake. In the denouement, a messenger announces to Clytemnestra that Iphigenia’s body disappeared from the sacrificial altar shortly before receiving the final blow.

Translated by Pantelis Boukalas
Directed by Yannis Kalavrianos

Set and costume design Alexandra Bousoulega, Rania Ifantidou
Music design and coaching – Sound design Thodoris Economou
Movement Dimitris Sotiriou
Lighting design Nikos Vlasopoulos
First assistant to the director Alexia Beziki
Second assistant to the director Haris Pechlivanidis
Assistant to the set and costume designers Elina Eftaxia, Isabela Tudorache
Photos Tasos Thomoglou
Production managers Marleen Verschuuren, Maria Lazaridou
Asisstant to the set designer Sofia Tsirigoti
Cast (in alphabetical order) Anthi Efstratiadou (Iphigenia), Giorgos Glastras (Agamemnon), Giorgos Kafkas (Attendant), Nikolas Marangopoulos (Menelaus), Thanasis Raftopoulos (Achilles), Christos Stylianou (Messenger), Maria Tsima (Clytemnestra)
Chorus Momo Vlachou, Stellina Vogiatzi, Despina Giannopoulou, Ioanna Demertzidou, Danae Epithymiadi, Aegle Katsiki, Lida Koutsodaskalou, Maria Konstanta, Alexia Betziki, Zoe Mylona, Marianthi Pantelopoulou, Katerina Papadaki, Revekka Tsiligaridou
Live music Dimitris Chountis

Organization / Production: 
National Theatre of Northern Greece
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With Greek and English surtitles
Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
VIP 45€, ZONE A 40€, ZONE B 20€, STUDENTS 13€, UPPER TIER 8€, UNEMPLOYED & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 5€ FOR GROUP PURCHASES (UP TO 21 PERSONS) 20% DISC OUNT (FOR ZONE B AND UPPER TIER)
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Jazz Chronicles: Billy Pod

Jazz Chronicles: Billy Pod

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Jazz Chronicles

19 July, 2019
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The jazz composer and musician Billy Pod (Vassilis Podaras) presents his first album, Drums to Heal Society, released in February, at the SNFCC.

In his first solo release, which has already attracted international media attention and garnered excellent reviews, Billy Pod fuses contemporary jazz and electropop, rock and free improv, creating a modern, prismatic sound.

Best known as the drummer of The Next Step Quintet, as well as from his participation in several jazz groups, Billy Pod is one of the busiest drummers in the Greek music scene. He has performed in concert venues and festivals all over Europe, America and Asia.

Line-up:
Vassilis Podaras (Billy Pod), drums
Kimon Karoutzos, double bass
Michalis Tsiftsis, guitar
Yiannis Papadopoulos, piano
Jannis Anastasakis, electronics

Friday 19/07 | 21.00
Free admission

Venue: 
Panoramic Steps
Hours: 
21:00
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19/07/2019
 
Parklife: A tribute concert to Loukianos Kilaidonis

Parklife: A tribute concert to Loukianos Kilaidonis

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A tribute concert at SNFCC, that will take us back to the best years of our lives!

20 July, 2019
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On Saturday, 20 July, Stavros Niarchos Park's Great Lawn will resound with the music and songs of Loukianos Kilaidonis, in a tribute concert that will take us back to the best years of our lives.

Featuring music artists Manolis Mitsias, Margarita Zorbala, Doros Demosthenous, Thodoris Marantinis, Christos Papadopoulos and Maria Kilaidoni; actors Yannis Bezos, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Nandia Kontogeorgi and Giasemi Kilaidoni, backed by an eight-member band.

They will perform popular songs spanning the entirety of Kilaidonis’ discography, as well as songs and music he wrote for the theater. Rarely seen material from his personal archives will also be on display.

Through his well-loved songs and distinct personality, the Greek composer, lyricist and performer left an indelible mark on the best years of many different generations in the country. Popular with all ages, his songs spoke to all, with sincerity, immediacy, humor, feeling and finesse.

"I sincerely thank the SNFCC for the opportunity to perform Loukianos’ songs in the amazing Stavros Niarchos Park. I am sure that were Loukianos alive, he would be most pleased, as the Park, and the entire complex, was a perfect fit for his style, taste and standards. When he was treated at a hospital across the street from the SNFCC, which was under construction at the time, during the last difficult years of his life, I used to look out the window to the site and say: ‘Loukianos, this will be a wonderful venue. When you get well, we will do a concert there.’ Loukianos, here is the concert I promised you." - Anna Vagena, Loukianos Kilaidonis’ companion

Free admission

*Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, or a blanket for sitting on the ground.

Venue: 
Great Lawn
Hours: 
21.00
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