Athens Insider Summer 2022

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A Tale of two squares: Omonia and Syntagma

Art Historian Els Hanappe delves into the fascinating rivalry between Athens’ two most prominent squares – one that went on to become the hub of social and political activity and the other that is fast emerging into the role it was always destined to play – as a concord between Athens’ disparate classes! Once upon a time there...

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Dior in Greece

Dior staged its first major runway show at the emblematic Panathenaic stadium, showcasing the creativity of local artisans and signalling the arrival of Athens on the fashion landscape. Words by Sudha Nair-Iliades, fashion illustrations by Diane Alexandre.     [caption id="attachment_10139" align="aligncenter" ...

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Ruins : Encoded Symbols by Roberto Sironi

What: RUINS, exclusively commissioned by Carwan Gallery is finally ready to be unveiled in Athens in June 2021 Ruins features a series of works that re-signify architectural fragments belonging to different historical periods and which refer to the most significant archaeological sites placed in the Mediterranean basin. The project relates some...

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Open Call to Street Artists: Celebrate the life and times of James Joyce on the city’s walls!

The Irish Embassy in collaboration with Athens Insider, call on street artists to create a mural inspired by James Joyce or his book Ulysses to mark Bloomsday. Bloomsday is marked around the world on June 16 as a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce, one of the most important writers of the 20th Century, but also as a celeb...

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Athens’ Philhellenism Museum shines a light on how the Greek Cause resonated around the world

A newly founded Philhellenism Museum opened its door in March 2021, just in time for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence, shining a light on the vital role played by foreign playwrights, poets, painters, nobility and ordinary people who believed in the Greek cause. This new ad...

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