Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Studios in Time: 10 Women Artists

WHAT: Visit this small, idyllic venue in Plaka to experience the works of ten Greek female visual artists. All of them have had a significant impact on Greek contemporary art. Each of them has their own style, preferred medium, and themes, resulting in a varied and vibrant artistic conversation between creators. The participants were not selecte...

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Yannis Moralis Master Teacher Exhibition

WHAT: Yannis Moralis was one of the most popular artists of 20th-century Greece: pioneering painter, talented print-maker, gifted set designer and inspiring academic teacher. Through his paintings, sculptures, architectural commissions, record covers, and book illustrations, the retrospective exhibition aims to shed light on the artist’s progress f...

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Faded

WHAT: What materials make up a dancer’s life? In the eyes of the public a dancer’s career may seem like a sprint, but in fact it is a marathon of challenges, beginning with training at a young age and coming to a close with the final bow. As a career wanes, every dancer is called upon to refute the obvious: the body, exhausted by the constant techn...

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Christiane Löhr

WHAT: German artist Christiane Löhr seeks to understand the connection between the natural order and modern architecture. This search manifests itself in her art, in which she uses eccentric methods and materials to construct everyday objects and architectural designs. For her second exhibition in Athens, she utilizes horse hair and needles, alongs...

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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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Convergences Greece Forum

WHAT: For the 1st time in Greece comes Convergences, the interactive and innovative forum that brings together opposing worlds for a good reason! The Convergences Greece Forum will take place in Athens on the 1 & 2 April 2019 at the historical theatre OLYMPIA and the Hub Events. Its main focus in on the UΝ Sustainable Development Goal 11 Sustai...

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Bernard-Henri Lévy – Looking for Europe

WHAT: A play written and performed by French writer and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy for a theatrical tour of 20 European cities from March to May 2019. Looking for Europe is the internal monologue of an intellectual holed up in a hotel room in Sarajevo with 90 minutes to compose an important speech about Europe. Should he begin with Greek ...

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20th French Film Festival

WHAT: Romance, action, drama, comedy, suspense and even bone-chilling horror – the 20th edition of the French Film Festival promises all this and more. 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 Athens from April 2 to April 10 and Thessaloni...

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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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Pavlos Samios

WHAT: Pavlos Samios reinterprets Greek history and ancient myths with 66 super-sized canvases, some larger than three metres, where the symbols of ancient Greek culture take centre stage. WHEN: On Friday March 15, 2019, at 19:00 WHERE: Byzantine and Christian Museum (map)

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