Athens Insider Summer 2021

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Exhibitions

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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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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Cycladic Society. 5000 years ago 

WHAT: Browse through the exhibition, held to mark the museum's 30th anniversary in 2016, that showcases the structure of Cycladic society during the Early Bronze Age (3200 to 2000 BC). Discover the natural environment in which they lived, the occupations of the inhabitants, their social or religious customs and beliefs. In Greek and English WHER...

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“Walls & Streets” Exhibition

WHAT: It’s difficult to spend more than 5 minutes in Athens without coming across at least a dozen pieces of street art. The now global graffiti movement that has made Athens the “European capital of Street Art” actually has its roots in New York City. A collaboration between the two cities at the Alibi Gallery provides an incredible opportunity fo...

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Richard Bellia: An Eye on Music

WHAT: Richard Bellia’s legendary career as a photographer chronicling rock and roll musicians at their candid, acidic best form part of the exhibition organized by Muse Constant, ‘An Eye on Music’. Don’t miss rare photos of such icons as Ll Cool Jay, AC-DC, and Nirvana. WHEN: October 8-14 WHERE: Pallas Theater Prints for sale from 150 to 2...

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Art on the Islands

With summer days fleeting and the reality of fall setting in, you only have a few more days to enjoy the beauty and cultural heritage of the Greek islands. Tamsin Paternoster travels to the islands and culls out the last highlights on this summer's arts calendar. From Hydra, Greece’s traditional artisan retreat where art colle...

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Mrs. Tependris, She’s mine Bitch

Konstantinos Kakanias is back with Mrs. Tependris, his eccentric protagonist in a provocative socio-political exhibition, That's Mine Bitch, Don't Touch Her. Back Off! at the Rebecca Camhi Gallery and at The Kalfayan Gallery. In an interview with Athens Insider in 2012, Kakanias confessed how ‘growing up as a gay boy in Greece, in the ‘60...

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