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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
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Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
30-50 min
Hours: 
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Tickets: 
5-12 euro
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/09/2017 to 31/12/2022
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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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Pixels

Pixels

Book, Visual Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discover the Pixels here: pixelsthedisappearingwall.com

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

The Parthenon

Lecture

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

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

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

National Archaeological Museum goes Digital

Έκθεση

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

19 February, 2021 to 28 February, 2022
Venue: 
Online Exhibitions
Language: 
Greek, English
Hours: 
-
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19/02/2021 to 28/02/2022
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WalkThrough | An interactive virtual tour of Kotsanas Museum

WalkThrough | An interactive virtual tour of Kotsanas Museum

Virtual Exhibition

The technological inventions of the ancient Greeks unfold interactively in front of you!

Heron, Philon, Archimedes, Ktesibios, Pythagoras and Hipparchos invite you to discover the cutting edge technology of antiquity through their inventions.

From the automatic hydraulic clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Calculating Mechanism, we observe that the foundations for many conquests of modern civilization, such as steam and gas propulsion, the computer and robotic constructions, had already been laid by the ancient Greek world. Philon’s automatic servant and magic wine jug, Archimedes’ hydraulic screw and so much more, come to illuminate unknown aspects of everyday life in public and private life.

8 March, 2021 to 8 March, 2022
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A tour of the permanent collection of the Kotsanas Museum “Ancient Greece – the origins of our technologies”!

To start your interactive tour, click here

Venue: 
Online Exhibition
Language: 
English, Greek
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
€4,00
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08/03/2021 to 08/03/2022
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“Is There Something in the Air? / Che cos'è che in aria vola?”

“Is There Something in the Air? / Che cos'è che in aria vola?”

Video

PEEMPIP’s participation in the international translation project titled “Is There Something in the Air? / Che cos'è che in aria vola?”, which was launched by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2020 (BCBF) in cooperation with translators and translator associations from all over the world, led to a creative collaboration with audiovisual artists from the fields of music and animation. Upon PEEMPIP’s invitation, young rapper TQR did his magic and created his very own rap song, based on the Greek translation of Roberto Piumini’s poem. Then, the talented graduate students of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University, Dilena Iliopoulou and Konstantina Gavriilidou picked up the torch, to create an animated video for the song.

8 March, 2021 to 8 March, 2022
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Video Credits:

Vocals: TQR (Arionas Koumenidis) Music: Prod. IHAKSI Animation: Nena (Dilena Iliopoulou, Instagram: @nenaumiko & Facebook: Nena Umiko Art - https://www.facebook.com/Nena-Umiko-A...​) and Kona G. (Konstantina Gavriilidou, Instagram: @pepdoodles) Original title: Che cos’è che in aria vola? by Roberto Piumini Translation: Mariangela Alexaki, Kleopatra Elaiotriviari, Athena Papadatou Subtitles: Maria Polychronopoulou Coordination: Mariangela Alexaki, Kleopatra Elaiotriviari, Virginia Kokkinou, Athena Papadatou, Christina Sklia

Note: Italian subtitles: the original verses of the poem by Roberto Piumini (http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...​) English subtitles: the poem translated into English by Leah Janeczko (http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...​) Greek subtitles: the poem translated into Greek by Mariangela Alexaki, Kleopatra Elaiotriviari and Athena Papadatou (http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...​). Find out more on the Bologna Children’s Book Fair website: http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...

Hours: 
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08/03/2021 to 08/03/2022
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# RevoltingBodies

# RevoltingBodies

Visual Arts

In the context of the #OccupyAtopos and with reference to the 200th anniversary of the Greek revolution, the artistic director of ATOPOS cvc, Vassilis Zidianakis, invites artist, historian, and researcher Alexis Fidetzis to curate the hybrid, ongoing project #RevoltingBodies. The project aims to integrate the Greek Revolution into a broader dialogue about the revolutionary phenomenon that to an extent defined modernity, immersing into the stories of the bodies upon which both the revolutionary action and the mythologies around it are imposed. Fidetzis transforms the neoclassical building at Salaminos 72 street into the Revolutionary Headquarters of Language and Image.

At the #RevoltingBodies / Exhibition I the exhibited artworks were semiotic references to revolutionary moments and narratives. These artworks do not constitute an aesthetic representation of the history of the notion of revolution, instead they present more of an outline of the methods through which contemporary societies metabolize the revolutionary imaginary. A series of pencil sketches coexist with large-scale prints, created wall installations. These artworks referred to gendered and racial identities of the revolutionary bodies while at the same time they highlighted the questionable lust for glorification in post-revolutionary societies. The statue of a beheaded Jacobin on a pedestal dominated the inner courtyard of the ‘Revolutionary Headquarters’ and was a constant reference to the violence imposed by and on the revolutionary bodies. While the library of Atopos was occupied by a video installation, which bombards the viewer with institutional and non-institutional representations of revolutionary actions.
The whole motley iconography homogenized aesthetically, through a specific color filter, a particular green shade that made it appearance in subcutaneous aspects of the history of the revolutions, from the reference to Robespierre as a spirit as pure as the green of the sea to the turquoise green ”Faberge” eggs of the Romanov estate that Stalin secretly sold to Western tycoons.

Fidetzis also curates the second part of the #RevoltingBodies exhibition and presents works by 23 artists from Greece and abroad, while he again asks theorists to grace the project and present their work on the notion of revolution.
The works presented deal with the revolutionary fantasy and the institutional methods of dealing with the past. They flirt with the subjectivity of the concepts of good and evil, and converse with approaches that negotiate the ways in which state mechanisms retell the stories of revolutions and impose them on future generations as formative national myths. As in the first part of the exhibition, the bodies involved in revolutionary histories play a significant role in these artistic formulations. Through their stories we can even see the way in which some historical subjects are hidden from the revolutionary narratives while others are transformed into the heroes that national mythology uses for centuries to come. The construction and reformulation of symbols is, after all, a structural element of the revolutionary fiction, whether they are elements of clothing, banners or the historical individuals.

Participanting artists: Nikos Arvanitis, Anastasia Douka, Anietie Ekanem, Eva Giannakopoulou & Persefoni Myrtsou, Marina Gioti, Alicia Grullon, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Dionysis Kavallieratos, Eleftheria Kotzaki, Aristidis Lappas, Lara Nasser, Nazanin Noroozi, Dimitris Papachristos, Ilias Papailiakis, Nefeli, Papadimouli, Shahpour Pouyan, Eva Stefani, Sasha Streshna, Theo Triantafyllidis, Maria Varela, Vangelis Vlachos, Michalis Zacharias, Michailangelos Vlassis-Ziakas.

AlexisFidetzis was born in Athens where he currently resides and works. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and the Munich Kunstakademie while he got his MFA at the Pratt Institute in New York where he focused on research-based artistic practices. He is currently completing his second Master’s Degree in Modern Greek history at the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens. He is also a doctoral candidate at ASFA. Fidetzis uses historical research as a means of artistic creation in an effort to diagnose current social, cultural, and political issues. He is interested in the institutional management of collective social trauma alongside the ways in which power structures shape our common past.

About #OccupyAtopos:
is the artist residency programme of ATOPOS cvc. The main focus of the program is on interdisciplinary research and the study of contemporary visual culture of the human body. It will emphasize the embodied experience and the narrated character of the gendered and racialized body, personal and collective trauma, memory, systems of embodied cognition, as well as the relationship between the body, social justice, and ecology. Its mission is to observe and support the creative process of emerging artists, designers, curators and thinkers. The word ‘atopos’, from the ancient Greek word ”ἄτοπος”, means out of space and out of the way and refers to that which is strange, unwonted, eccentric and disgusting, but also to the foul and the unclassifiable.

About Alexis Fidetzis:
was born in Athens where he currently resides and works. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and the Munich Kunstakademie while he got his MFA at the Pratt Institute in New York where he focused on research-based artistic practices. He is currently completing his second Master’s Degree in Modern Greek history at the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens. He is also a doctoral candidate at ASFA. Fidetzis uses historical research as a means of artistic creation in an effort to diagnose current social, cultural, and political issues. He is interested in the institutional management of collective social trauma alongside the ways in which power structures shape our common past.

1 April, 2021 to 18 February, 2022
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Credits: Artistic Director: Vasilis Zidianakis, Curation: Alexis Fidetzis, Graphic Design: Vasilis Karkaletsis, Communication: Theodora Malamou, Production Coordinator: Katerina Sarri, Production Assistant: Steffi Stouri, Production: ATOPOS cvc, 3D modeling & printing: Christos Fousekis, Constructions & lighting: Alexandros Misirliadis, Art Mediators: Konstantinos Kotsis, Katerina Korre & Steffi Stouri

Special thanks to ARCAthens (Artist Residency Center Athens)

The program is organized with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

* for the duration of this program, the physical space of ATOPOS at Salaminos Street 72, Metaxourgeio, will be operating in accordance with the government’s precautionary measures against COVID-19.
*Disabled Access is currently possible to the Ground Floor only by ramp. There are no Disabled Toilet facilities. Guide dogs are welcome. Please call us prior to your visit to should you have any queries.

Organization / Production: 
ATOPOS CVC
Duration: 
8 December 2021 - 18 February 2022
Hours: 
Wednesday: 16:00 - 20:00 Thursday: 12:00 - 18:00 Friday: 12:00 - 18:00 and selected Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00 - 16:00
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23/04/2021 to 18/02/2022
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EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

The exhibition includes emblematic achievements of ancient greek technology and technique. From the great and impressive works of the Mycenaeans, to the Byzantine astrolabe, the visitor travels through more than 28 centuries of history, knowledge, culture, human skills, all over the world of the geographical spread of Hellenism.
The thematic sections presented in both buildings of the Herakleidon Museum are as follows:
BUILDING AND GREAT WORKS, ANCIENT GREEK INSCRIPTIONS WITH TECHNOLOGICAL CONTENT, THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM, ASTRONOMY, TIME AND DISTANCE MEASUREMENT, AUTOMAΤΑ, MECHANICS, TECHNOLOGY IN ARTS AND SPORTS, TRIREME, GREAT WEAPONS, WAR MACHINES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

14 May, 2021 to 31 August, 2022
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Herakleidon Museum has resulted in the present exhibition thematic sections dedicated to emblematic achievements of ancient greek technology and technique.

Organization / Production: 
Herakleidon Museum & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:15)
Tickets: 
5 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 3 € reduced ticket (for both buildings)
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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14/05/2021 to 31/08/2022
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Papadopoulou 100. The story of the Company 1922-2022

Papadopoulou 100. The story of the Company 1922-2022

Exhibition

2022 marks 100 full years in operation for the biscuit and food manufacturing company E.J. PAPADOPOULOS S.A.

The exhibition organised to mark this celebration seeks to highlight the ingredients in this hundred year’s success, highlighting all aspects of it: its history, how its products are made, the importance of its brand.

14 November, 2021
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This is the story of a family, the Papadopoulos family, who for a century has been holding the reins of this Greek industry. Visitors will be given the opportunity to follow its story, viewed in parallel with the history of Greece, and the small stories of the Company’s people who struggled daily so we could enjoy something as simple as a biscuit.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
09/12/2021 - 27/02/2022
Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00-22:00
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 4 Tickets can be bought in advance at tickets.benaki.org or by attending the Museum on the day of the visit.
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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09/12/2021 to 27/02/2022
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Sean Scully: Passenger - A Retrospective

Sean Scully: Passenger - A Retrospective

Exhibition

Almost ten years after Doric, the exhibition that introduced the art of Sean Scully to Greece, the Benaki Museum presents a major retrospective of the eminent artist’s work, entitled Passenger.

16 December, 2021 to 6 March, 2022
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The exhibition was first presented at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.

The exhibition includes a total of 103 works, oils, acrylics, watercolours and drawings, and introduces an iconic sculpture. The earliest paintings and drawings were made during the 1960s, and bear figurative qualities and references to the human form. These are displayed on the first floor of the exhibition, along with his most recent Madonna series (2018) whereby, after the birth of his son Oisín, Scully reverts briefly to figurative art. On the same level, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy large-scale works from the Supergrids series, where the artist’s influences derive, on the one hand, from the repeat patterns on rugs and textiles that he saw during a visit to Morocco and, on the other hand, from Mondrian’s neoplasticism. The exhibition’s second level includes Sean Scully’s exquisite oils, made from the 1980s onward, which hold an unbroken dialogue with the iconic movements and master painters of European art. The exhibits are complemented by sketches and notes that provide additional insight into the artist’s work.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
16/12/2021 - 06/03/2022
Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00-22:00
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 4 Tickets can be bought in advance at tickets.benaki.org or by attending the Museum on the day of the visit.
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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16/12/2021 to 06/03/2022
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Panagiotis Sotiropoulos: Anonymous Paths A Personal View of Greece, 2007 - 2017

Panagiotis Sotiropoulos: Anonymous Paths A Personal View of Greece, 2007 - 2017

Exhibition

The decade of 2010, during which most of the photos in this album were taken, was an era of transition in Greece.

23 December, 2021 to 13 March, 2022
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The deep socioeconomic crisis affected all of us, both in a geographic and a generational sense, in many different ways. On the face of it, at least, nothing remained unchanged for long and a new kind of daily life started to emerge. All of this seemed to point to the end of an era. Similar to older photographic works by Panagiotis Sotiropoulos, Corpora Sine Memoria (1991) and Patras – A Photographic Profile of a Vanishing City (2006), the starting point is here again, ‘loss’. The images of the album “Anonymous Paths” do not illustrate the crisis but rather, they walk the line between a “before”, an uncertain ”now” and an even more uncertain “after”. Sotiropoulos takes his pictures quietly, with the restless gaze of a roamer who wishes to arrest the total image of a place and an era. In the varied complex of images presented in the exhibition, he is guided, as he states, by the thought that a person’s destiny is never solely an individual one and that behind every kind of difficulty or dysfunction hide, almost always, the specter of collective destiny and the common human breath.

Coincidentally, today, there is something ironic in the fact that while the pandemic forces each one of us to stay put, at the same time, it shows us how inextricably interdependent we all are. From this visual angle, perhaps, it is a unique opportunity to take another look at some fundamental questions about our lives. We would like to believe that a crisis makes self-evident what, until yesterday, was inconceivable but in due time, when all of this will be behind us, we will most probably return to the previous fragile and carefree “normality”.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
23/12/2021 - 13/03/2022
Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00-22:00
Tickets: 
€ 5, € 2,5 Tickets can be bought in advance at tickets.benaki.org or by attending the Museum on the day of the visit.
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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23/12/2021 to 13/03/2022
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