Athens Insider Summer 2020

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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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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. ...

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Save The Date: Athens Festival round-up

If ever you need evidence of the relation between artistic creativity and political engagement, look no further. With Brexit looming and as Europe craves for its lost identity, the Athens Festival serves as a prism to view the diversity and complexity of the world, provoking a dialogue between art and social reality. A round-up of the mos...

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Madrugada

WHAT: After the death of their guitarist, Robert Buras, in 2007, the band Madrugada took a hiatus, but the band is ready to make its comeback. Twenty years after their debut album, “Industrial Silence,” the Norwegian group aims to relive their glory days and share their signature melancholic sound. WHEN: April 7 at 20:00 (SOLD OUT) and April 8 a...

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“Unruly Phenomena” by Mary Cox

WHAT: American artist Mary Cox presents an exhibition of works celebrating the hardy beauty of wild-growing plants, particularly those indigenous to Attica. Using photographs as her basis, Cox magnifies the details, skews the perspectives, paints with a vivid colour palette and adds static objects like fences or buildings around the plants to refer...

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Immerse Into Greek Tradition

Ash Monday long-weekend at Costa Navarino 8-11 March 2019 The Westin Resort Costa Navarino invites you to welcome spring over the Ash Monday long-weekend! If you haven’t been before, here is a very good reason to discover a resort that has been voted 4th Top Resort in Europe for 2017 by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards! With free acco...

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