Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Parontes: A photojournalism exhibition by iMEdD

WHAT: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) hosts a major photography exhibition, entitled “Parontes” (Present), by the NGO iMEdD. The exhibition consists of 43 works of photojournalism captured by reporters and photojournalists, which show everyday life during the lockdown, as well as the return to “normality”. It is a journalism...

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Athenes2020

WHAT: 2020 has been truly unique! Whether in Athens, New York or London we have all gone through a first time ever experience of fear, isolation, restraint and experienced a sense of solidarity first felt among a broad range of us all.  Our reactions to the imposed discipline and extreme protection measures have varied but for one... We all stopped...

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Transformations

WHAT: A summer group exhibition that is as eclectic and promising as the 30 Greek and foreign artists it features. Transformations includes some of the most iconic artists of our times such as Jeff Koons, Alexis Akrithakis, Lucas Samaras (who represented Greece at the Venice Biennale) and Haris Lambert. WHEN: Until September 12 WHERE: Roma Ga...

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The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

WHAT: The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Pheidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk of knowledge about the materials used, the techniques employed, the myths and allegories surrounding it, its radiance and its adventures. WHEN:...

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Athens Open Air Film Festival

WHAT: Few capitals do summer as Athens does, with over 60 open-air summer cinemas promising drama, romance, high-jinx action, and rip-roaring comedy. Timeless classics, indie gems and blockbusters are screened under the starry Athenian sky at iconic landmarks such as museums, squares, gardens, and archaeological parks. The philosophy of the open-ai...

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Nikola Tesla: The Man ahead of his time

WHAT: Alternating current electricity, the technology that powers our lights today, was invented in 1890 by Nikola Tesla. Meet the legacy of the man who lit up the dark at the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, which features interactive models of his brilliant inventions and vivid reconstructions of the laboratory from which the genius w...

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Art around the Islands

Sometimes, a unique cultural experience, even an artistic one – can make your summer hols just that little bit more sublime. In fact, combining a dip into azure Greek waters with a dive into art, seems to be a growing trend on the islands. Athens Insider presents the top arty choices you may consider this summer. Prayer [captio...

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