Athens Insider Summer 2020

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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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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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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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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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Chisel and Memory: The Contribution of Marble Craftsmanship to the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments

WHAT: Over forty years of photographs and documentation of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work. Marble craftsmen dominate the worksite, like forms in flight balancing on towering scaffolds, maneuvering the huge blocks of marble and conservation materials into and out of position. Grouped around six themes of self-denial, labour, cooperati...

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