Athens Insider Summer 2022

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Alekos Fassianos Estate and Carwan Gallery present first retrospective of the late artist’s design works

Carwan Gallery, the pioneering global collectible design gallery, now based in Piraeus, has been consistently wowing us with bespoke works and very limited editions by furniture, lighting and product designers. It now takes us into the whimsical world of the late artist Alekos Fassianos.  The exhibition that opens on November 24 in collab...

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Polina Miliou’s Exuberant Bubblegum Wonderland

What: Polina Miliou’s upbeat makeover of flea market finds into papier-mâché sculptures, is an invitation to step into the LA-based artist's fantasy playbook.  Breathing childlike wonder and unadulterated, colour-soaked joy into furniture, Polina Miliou channels her inner girl as she creates her design-forward collection for Carwan Gallery. Polina ...

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The Shapes of Stories at the Blender

The Blender Gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary in style with a group show exhibition, Shapes Of Stories. 15 contemporary ceramic artists who use ceramics in radical ways to reshape the medium, allow us to witness the sheer versatility of their craft. Drawing inspiration from ancient traditions while pushing the boundaries of what ceramics wor...

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Alexandros Georgiou colour-soaked child-like paintings beg introspection

What:  An exhibition of oil paintings on canvas and works on paper created by artist Alexandros Georgiou in New York and Athens from 2017 to the present. The works present a multicolored world, in which mysterious creatures reside and interact, at times anthropomorphic and at others not, as if from the subconscious. Using oil paints and marker pens...

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Sigve Knutson at Carwan Gallery

Working intuitively with hands-on techniques and a wide range of materials, young Norwegian designer Sigve Knutson creates objects that question contemporary mass-produced design. After presenting the critically acclaimed solo project Drawn to Production with Carwan Gallery during Milan Design Week in 2017, Knutson presents a new solo sho...

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An Insight into Artist Adamakos’ world

After an introspective year in isolation, Giannis Adamakos makes a departure from his colour-soaked compositions to seek beauty in shadows and foggy silhouettes in his collection, Insight currently showing at Citronne Gallery. What: Giannis Adamakos, who trained under Dimitris Mytaras and Panayotis Tetsis, presents his new bod...

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Hydra and Brice Marden’s Abstract Art star at Gagosian’s new Athens premises

Art critic Peter Schjeldahl of The New Yorker, described  the acclaimed 81-year old artist Brice Marden  as "the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades." And for good reason. Some of his paintings have been sold for more than 10 million dollars. He is also a hotelier, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ...

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