Athens Insider Summer 2020

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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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A life-affirming show

WHAT: An exhibition that pays tribute works of art that were conceived during the quarantine as a defiant affirmation of life. An existential quest that questions our way of life, ruled by deadlines and agendas, that were rendered meaningless and irrelevant by the lockdown. WHEN: Until July 31 WHERE: Zoumboulakis Galleries, Kolonaki Sq 20, At...

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Chisel and Memory: The Contribution of Marble Craftsmanship to the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments

WHAT: Over forty years of photographs and documentation of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work. Marble craftsmen dominate the worksite, like forms in flight balancing on towering scaffolds, maneuvering the huge blocks of marble and conservation materials into and out of position. Grouped around six themes of self-denial, labour, cooperati...

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Show your Solidarity!

While these past few months have been hard and dispiriting, this is the time to show your solidarity and call for a seminal change in the way we view race and justice.  It is heartening to see the heightened activism amongst Greece's youth who have taken on the initiative to organise protest marches in Athens and Thessaloniki. ...

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