Athens Insider Summer 2022

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The Shapes of Stories at the Blender

The Blender Gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary in style with a group show exhibition, Shapes Of Stories. 15 contemporary ceramic artists who use ceramics in radical ways to reshape the medium, allow us to witness the sheer versatility of their craft. Drawing inspiration from ancient traditions while pushing the boundaries of what ceramics wor...

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Elefsina 2023: The most important cultural pilgrimage site in Europe reclaims its place in history

Start planning for Elefsina. With its empty factories and oil refineries, a line of tankers pointing the way around Salamina, its easy to forget that this seaside city was the most hallowed site of Ancient Athens. The city that represents nothing less than the eternal cycle of life and death is now the European Capital of Culture 2023. If...

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High Priestess of Pleats

Her sculptural forms feel like moving pieces of fine art. She painstakingly twists and contorts silk into new forms and shapes that make for stunning showmanship and thought-provoking personal self-expression. Daphne Valente’s sculpted works of wearable art are as timeless in their sophistication as the designer herself. Visit the prieste...

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Achromia, by India Mahdawi at Carwan Gallery

What: Iranian-born, Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi calls herself “a polyglot and a polychrome”, implying that she uses many different design languages and loves bringing colours together in brave new combinations. At her current exhibition at Carwan, she sticks to classical white.  Notable for referencing disparate cultures and di...

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A Nomad’s Soul Finds a Home in Greece: the John Craxton exhibition at the Benaki Museum

It’s hard to deny that there’s something about Greece that delights the natural born nomad’s soul, and the British painter John Craxton was no exception. Finally deserting the icy drawing rooms of post-war Britain, Craxton first arrived in Greece in 1946, aged 23, unsure what he was looking for or what he would find. He was already known ...

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Open Ended at Zoumboulakis

  What: An inspiring group exhibition titled, “Open-ended”, celebrates the unique value of the work in progress and the beauty of the incomplet. The exhibition brings together a wide spectrum of techniques and materials that highlight the artistic process; the inception of a creative idea, what strikes the imagination, and all the variou...

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