Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Exhibitions

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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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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Ancient Greek Art

WHAT: The permanent collection of Ancient Greek Art at the Cycladic Museum comprises painted vases, terracotta figurines, bronze vessels, stone sculptures, coins, gold jewellery and glass items, covering a wide time span from the 2nd millennium BC to the 4th c. AD. During this long period, major socio-political events took place, including the rise...

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Robert McCabe – Katerina Lymperopoulou: ‘’The Last Monk of Strofades’’

WHAT: The exhibition brings alive the history of a monastic complex (a fortified monastery) that is of unique historical, architectural and cultural significance, dating back to the 13th century. The complex dominates a secluded corner of the Ionian Sea, a small island, just one-third the length of a typical airport runway, called Stamfani, part of...

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