Athens Insider Summer 2021

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WHAT: 2020 has been truly unique! Whether in Athens, New York or London we have all gone through a first time ever experience of fear, isolation, restraint and experienced a sense of solidarity first felt among a broad range of us all.  Our reactions to the imposed discipline and extreme protection measures have varied but for one... We all stopped...

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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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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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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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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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Screen Magic: The 10th Athens Open Air Film Festival airs iconic films in epic settings

Sherri Moshman-Paganos recommends watching iconic films in epic settings as the perfect salve for our confusing times. If you’ve ever wanted to see Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film “Rebecca” against the backdrop of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, you can do that this summer. The 10th Athens Open Air Film Festival has officially started! One o...

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