Athens Insider Summer 2020

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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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Prayer

WHAT: Age has never been a deterrent to the creative curiosity of the 90-year old conceptual artist. His exhibition ‘Prayer’ at his eponymous Museum on Tinos celebrates the Tree in its various forms. The Costas Tsoclis Museum, housed in a former primary school in Kambos village on Tinos, opened in 2011, as a comprehensive archive of the artist’s wo...

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4th Athens Tango Week

WHAT: Athens Tango Week, now an annual festival that celebrates the passion and intricate dance steps that have come to define Argentinean culture in Greece, will run for a whole month, with lessons, milongas (organised evenings of tango dancing) and music to spread the universal language of tango to Athenians. WHEN: Until July 29 WHERE: Danz...

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Music at SNFCC with Vaggelis Germanos

WHAT: Vangelis Germanos recapitulates a long journey that began in the early 80s with the album Ta Barakia, produced by Dionysis Savvopoulos. In his concert at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Vangelis Germanos, plays acoustic guitar selections from his story, directly reflecting the human relationships in songs that unite u...

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Georgia Sagri – Deep Cut

WHAT: The Breeder Gallery exhibits Georgia Sagri’s emblematic work on the facade of the gallery building on Iasonos Street. A telling visual commentary of battered humanity and broken systems, of communities hurt and haemorrhaging. The work depicts a magnified, surreal image of a bleeding wound. Is it the artist's bleeding wound or are the walls bl...

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