Athens Insider Summer 2022

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The Sanctuaries Deep Within Us

Tenia Christopoulou discusses her peripatetic memoir and debut publication, Lords of the Dance with Sudha Nair-Iliades. A compelling read, Lords of the Dance takes its readers on a wide-ranging journey over several continents, whilst delving deep into the fundamental questions. What does it mean to remember? What does it mean to endure? ...

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What to see and do in Athens this December

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Athens. Almost as a reaction to the muted Christmas we had last year,  the appetite for live entertainment and cultural offerings seems to have gone into over-drive. Expect Christmas 2021 to be bigger, sparklier and more filled with festive fun than ever before, certain menacing letters of th...

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Alexandros Georgiou colour-soaked child-like paintings beg introspection

What:  An exhibition of oil paintings on canvas and works on paper created by artist Alexandros Georgiou in New York and Athens from 2017 to the present. The works present a multicolored world, in which mysterious creatures reside and interact, at times anthropomorphic and at others not, as if from the subconscious. Using oil paints and marker pens...

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Sigve Knutson at Carwan Gallery

Working intuitively with hands-on techniques and a wide range of materials, young Norwegian designer Sigve Knutson creates objects that question contemporary mass-produced design. After presenting the critically acclaimed solo project Drawn to Production with Carwan Gallery during Milan Design Week in 2017, Knutson presents a new solo sho...

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Meta: Infusing life into decomposed nature

Most of us us would have swept away autumnal leaves being shed by stubborn indoor plants without a second thought. Kanella Arapoglou thought otherwise, painstakingly embroidering each of them with colourful strands, lending new life to something that was in decay. Her friend, the talented photographer Manos Chatzikonstantis, decided to ca...

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1821 Before and After: Experience a Complete Panorama of Modern Hellenism at the Benaki Museum

With a whopping 1,200 exhibits spread across the 2,500 square metres of the Benaki Museum’s Pireos Street site, “1821 Before and After” is the most extensive exhibition ever presented on modern Hellenism. Make a date to see this comprehensive panorama of a pivotal century in Greek history now.   [caption id="attachment_9...

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Why you should make time to see “Reality Check,” an on-site exhibition at the Psychiatric Hospital in Dafni

A bare, raw, deeply personal and disturbing exhibition that we should all make time for. Dr Kostas Prapoglou, who curated the exhibition, prods, probes, provokes, arouses emotions and evokes reactions in directions you may not be willing to examine or anticipate. Make time. Dig deep.   ‘Imagination is the only weapon i...

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