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ART on the Islands

Exhibition by Kiki Smith Slaughterhouse on Hydra WHAT: The DESTE Foundation’s Project Space at the Slaughterhouse on Hydra island will feature a site-specific exhibition by Kiki Smith. Kiki Smith is a West German-born American artist whose work has addressed the themes of sex, birth and regeneration. Her figurative work of the late 1980s and ...

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Pop goes the world

Argentine artist Marcelo Zabellos, currently exhibiting at the Mamush Gallery, offers an exuberant, colour-drenched commentary on the quotidian. How much of your art is informed by the aesthetics of the media powerhouses you have worked with - Disney and MTV? Although my art incorporates strong elements of a variety of media ty...

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Arts & Events

Picasso and Antiquity, Line and Clay WHAT: The Museum of Cycladic Art’s Divine Dialogue series features one of the great 20th century artists of all time, the legendary Pablo Picasso. A rare exhibition of Picasso’s drawings, engravings and pottery, fired by the Creto-Mycenaean and Greek worlds. The pieces depict marine creatures, animals, huma...

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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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