Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Greek artists


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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Pandemic Pandemonium

Through the irreverently irrepressible Mrs. Tependris, his fashionista alter ego, Konstantin Kakanias’ innocuously glam, satirical drawings use intrepid wit and flair to comment on the pandemic pandemonium that has taken over our lives. LA-based Kakanias’ body of work, often a crossover between fashion and art, is a metaphor f...

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125 years of Zolotas’ timeless legacy

The symbol of Greek luxury and expert craftsmanship for over a century, the House of Zolotas, with French Marianne Le Clere-Papalexis and son Georges Papalexis at the helm, innovate to retain the allure of their iconic brand. With a legacy that spans over 125 years, the mission at the House of Zolotas has always been the enhancement of Gr...

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Chris Akordalitis: Between Worlds

WHAT: Chris Akordalitis's first solo show in Greece, titled 'Between Worlds.' Akordalitis presents a group of paintings full of humor, hope and humanity that depict ordinary pleasures experienced before and while being in the middle of a global coronovarius pandemic. WHEN: Until August 7 WHERE: Panahra Sq, Chora, Mykonos. Tel: +30.694.600.881...

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