Athens Insider Summer 2021

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Joy Labinjo: The Elephant In The Room

WHAT: The Breeder is pleased to present The Elephant in the Room by Joy Labinjo’s – the London-based artist’s first solo exhibition in Athens that marks the close of her participation in The Breeder Open Studio. The artist began this new body of work, during the pandemic lockdown in the UK as mass protests around the Black Lives Matter movement sur...

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Yannis Michas “A non-personal consistency: the logic of overlaying” 

WHAT: Lately, the exhibitions of Roma Gallery feature the functionality of works that emerged in Greece from up to 50 years ago. They illuminate the historical origins of today's artistic ideas and contribute to their enrichment - at the same time supplying art theory with new data. This indeed, is the creative role of a gallery in tune with the...

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Athens gets a new temple of design

If Piraeus was a blur of a stopover on your way to the islands, it now promises to be the hottest new design destination for the art-lusty. Carwan Gallery, a leading international contemporary design gallery, with a focus on promoting and producing cutting-edge collectible design, launches in Piraeus in September 2020. With Carwan, Nicola...

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Kostis Velonis’ Ghost Beggar at Kalfayan

WHAT: Ghost Beggar opens at Kalfayan Galleries with the artist presenting an exhibition of works that respond to the full spectrum of his visual media: sculptures, drawings on paper and canvas. Pierrot’s historical figure, with his familiar passivity, is at the heart of the sculptures, drawings and paintings. WHEN: Until September 26 WHERE: K...

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DESTE: Kostis Velonis’ 8 Funerary Masks

WHAT: The DESTE Foundation, as a grand artistic response to the 199th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, has commissioned Greek artist Kostis Velonis to conceive an immersive presentation of eight funerary masks of fighters from Greece’s War of Independence in 1821. The exhibition will be on view in the old Hydra Slaughterhouse until Nov...

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Pandemic Pandemonium

Through the irreverently irrepressible Mrs. Tependris, his fashionista alter ego, Konstantin Kakanias’ innocuously glam, satirical drawings use intrepid wit and flair to comment on the pandemic pandemonium that has taken over our lives. LA-based Kakanias’ body of work, often a crossover between fashion and art, is a metaphor f...

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125 years of Zolotas’ timeless legacy

The symbol of Greek luxury and expert craftsmanship for over a century, the House of Zolotas, with French Marianne Le Clere-Papalexis and son Georges Papalexis at the helm, innovate to retain the allure of their iconic brand. With a legacy that spans over 125 years, the mission at the House of Zolotas has always been the enhancement of Gr...

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Rafi Music Theatre Company – Nova Melancholia – Michalis Siganidis – Il diluvio universale

WHAT: The Odeon of Herodes Atticus will don the colours of a lovely Greek garden for this unique album release concert. Monika will premiere her new Greek-language album; an album she has been working on for more than ten years, taking care of it as if it were her own little garden. The fruit of this collective effort is now set to ‘bloom’ at the h...

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