Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Return to Sender at the SNFCC Esplanade

This month the Stavros Niarchos Foundation welcomes two separate art installations that each add a layer of inspiration and engagement to the already sensational experience of encountering its unique architectural spaces. Under the curation of EMST artistic director Katerina Gregos, the public artwork "Return to Sender" by Nairobi-based N...

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Maria Callas: The Sacred Flame

In her centenary year, Helena Matheopoulos pays tribute to Maria Callas whose operatic and personal style as the ultimate diva of her generation, coupled with almost endless drama and intrigue in her personal life, only contributed to her appeal as opera’s most iconic phenomenon. Forty five years after her death, Greek-born Ma...

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Nelly’s Revolutionary Photography

What: The Benaki Museum pays tribute to photographer Elly Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari (1899-1998) with a retrospective exhibition to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary since her death. Better known as Nelly’s, the exhibition is categorized by the three cities that shaped her photographic point-of-view: her student years in Dresden, her arrival in A...

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A new museum showcasing Alekos Fassianos’ iconic visual style opens in Athens

The Alekos Fassianos Museum, a rare example in which the complicity between artist and architect underpins the dialogue between the works and the space that houses them, opened its doors to the public on April 26, 2023. Showcasing the artist's visual treatise on everyday Greek life in a building designed by his longtime friend, architect ...

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Athens Insider organises Two Literary Salons as part of the Athens City Festival 2023

Athens Insider continues with its Literary Salons with international literary luminaries as part of the Athens City Festival at two different venues on May 15 and May 24 - at Insider's urban garden terrace and at the National Observatory atop the Hill of the Nymphs respectively. The Athens Literary Salons feature writers who have set thei...

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Memories of Easters Past

As we embark on a more muted Easter period for the second year running, best-selling Athens-based author Sofka Zinovieff evokes the intense emotion, glorious paradoxes and vivid imagery of a more typical Easter in Athens. Few would dispute that Easter celebrations are the most intensely beautiful and emotional events in the Gr...

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Bid for Design Objects and support The Benaki

Join the fundraising auction at the Benaki Museum at Pireos 138 on Monday, April 3. After a long period, during which traditional techniques and design projects played second fiddle within the context of the Greek art scene, the global shift towards handmade creativity combined with its newfound dialogue with design has transformed Athens into an a...

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Margaret Atwood comes to Athens!

As a two-time Booker prize-winning author of over 50 books, Margaret Atwood has distinguished herself as one of the most important living authors of our time. Her groundbreaking future dystopia, The Handmaid’s Tale, remains a literary centerpiece in the wake of recent political dissent. The infamous red and white costume has been donned by women fr...

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Technicolour Diplomacy: The Art of Edi Rama

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's office might be a busy enclave of frenzied activity, but we now know that it is a colour-soaked one too! His exhibition titled Improvisations at the Zappeion features art made from documents on A4 paper, as well as calendars and other objects from his desk, giving political artistry a whole new meaning. ...

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Cinephiles, take note: 51 films at the 23rd Francophone Film Festival in Greece

  What: Now established as an important date in the cultural agenda of the city, the French Film Festival, as every spring, brings the best of French cinema to Greece. Watch this space for highlights and the behind-the-scenes news on the 23rd edition of the festival. Romance, action, drama, comedy, suspense and even bone-chilling horror – t...

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