Athens Insider Summer 2022

Get 4 issues a year
for 20€!

Subscribe

Culture

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 ...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Onassis and Niarchos – A duel in the sun

Unrelenting rivals in life, global shipping magnates and early proponents of the glam0urous, jet-setting, luxury lifestyle that came to define their generation,  Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos continue to perpetuate their rivalry posthumously. Their formidable cultural institutions aspire to revolutionize Athens as an artistic des...

Read more

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...

Read more


A Homecoming for Ancient Greek Sandals

With 350 global stockists, and an established presence abroad, co-founders Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglou finally have brought their brand, Ancient Greek Sandals, home to Kolokotroni street. It is the brand’s first brick and mortar store in a building that once housed a Greek shoe store. Their hand-crafted designer san...

Read more


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, ...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Taking cultural diplomacy to the streets

From murals at metro stations to Mayan medicine and Mexican cinema, Mexican Ambassador Daniel Hernández hopes to leave a permanent cultural imprint on the minds and hearts of Greeks. In a frank interview with Sudha Nair-Iliades he talks about trade, immigration, gay rights, and on why he finds Exarcheia’s gritty character so appealing. ...

Read more

Become an Insider

Subscribe now to receive all latest news and updates!


Subscribe

Subscribe now to receive all latest news and updates!