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A Nomad’s Soul Finds a Home in Greece: the John Craxton exhibition at the Benaki Museum

It’s hard to deny that there’s something about Greece that delights the natural born nomad’s soul, and the British painter John Craxton was no exception. Finally deserting the icy drawing rooms of post-war Britain, Craxton first arrived in Greece in 1946, aged 23, unsure what he was looking for or what he would find. He was already known ...

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Greek Independence Day in Athens

Grab your best viewing spot as Athens rolls out the pomp and pageantry of its annual Greek Independence Day celebrations with a series of colourful street parades. When: March 25th 2019 Where: Syntagma Square and surrounding streets Why: Every year on the 25th March, Athens takes a day off to celebrate Greek Independence Da...

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Open Ended at Zoumboulakis

  What: An inspiring group exhibition titled, “Open-ended”, celebrates the unique value of the work in progress and the beauty of the incomplet. The exhibition brings together a wide spectrum of techniques and materials that highlight the artistic process; the inception of a creative idea, what strikes the imagination, and all the variou...

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Ruins and Fragments at the Gagosian

What: A group exhibition that brings together richly varied works by three generations of international, regional, and local artists. Their works reflect on the poetic power of ruins and fragments—in the city of Athens, a thriving contemporary metropolis charged with the traces of ancient histories. The exhibition features different forms of inn...

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Melina Mercouri: Remember me and Love Me

What: One of the most influential Greek figures in cinema and politics, Melina Mercouri's raspy voice and fierce activism fired the imagination of a whole generation of Greeks. She remains as beloved as she was in her lifetime - a retrospective on her life at Technopolis celebrates her multi-faceted personality and bolsters support for one of her p...

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Alekos Fassianos, an artist whose fleeting figurative style captured the essence of Greece

Alekos Fassianos whose poetic approach to Greece's cultural heritage, so masterfully embodied in his instantly recognisable, faux-naif, colour-soaked paintings, has died at the age of 86. Fassianos’ artistic appeal lies in the fact that his work makes one imagine a life with warm, southern sunshine, a carefree, leisurely pleasure, and the...

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