Athens insider 142 / Summer 2019

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Onassis and Niarchos – A duel in the sun

Unrelenting rivals in life, global shipping magnates and proponents of the luxury lifestyle, Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos are perpetuating their rivalry posthumously. Their formidable cultural institutions aspire to revolutionize Athens as a cultural destination, inadvertently shifting the city’s cultural epicentre towards the s...

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It is always a matter of light

A more fitting site for an explorer of the human form and its relation to space would be hard to find. Sophia Hiniadou-Cambanis speaks to Sir Antony Gormley, as he repopulates the sacred island of Delos with iron ‘bodyforms’, restoring a human presence and creating a journey of potential encounters. [caption id="attachment_409...

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An artists’ hub in Plaka

Founded by Cynthia Odier, Flux Laboratory has been nurturing the local arts scene, producing transdisciplinary artistic projects in Athens since 2016, under the auspices of the Swiss Embassy. With its new base at Geronta street in the charming Plaka neighborhood, Flux hopes to nurture a sustainable arts environment for local, ...

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Pavlos, 1930 – 2019

Pavlos, who magically transformed seemingly futile slithers of paper to create stunningly beautiful, masterful artworks, passed away in June. Pavlos’ talent shone through in his ability to create objects that surpassed realism as we know it, transforming them into symbols that represented the “idea” of these objects rather tha...

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Victoria Hislop champions Greece

Arguably Greece’s most ardent literary ambassador, Victoria Hislop sets her latest novel in Greece, this time delving into Greece’s recent turbulent past, tracing Themis’ family saga through the Occupation, Civil War, and the junta. In Those Who Are Loved, a 480-page novel, Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity of Gree...

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