ccasionally in the summer, good art can be more refreshing than a cold glass of beer. Athens is a veritable hotchpotch of artistic creativity. Overflowing with talent, vitality, excitement and inspiration, the Greek capital is one of the leading players in the European and international scene of arts, drama, music and dance, with historical venues such as the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
ART History Zero Stefanos Tsivopoulos
he Museum of Cycladic Art presents Stefanos Tsivopoulos’ “History Zero” for the first time in Greece. With this work, Tsivopoulos represented Greece in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. The piece comprises of a film structured in three parts (each 11 minutes), accompanied by an archive of 32 texts and imagery with alternative non-monetary exchange systems. The film depicts the experiences of three people with very different conceptions of the value of money. Info Until 28.09.14.
Museum of Cycladic Art Stathatos Mansion (1st floor). (Map K14 Syntagma/Evangelismos) (+30) 210 7228321-3 Exhibition Opening Hours: Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat 10:00-17:00 Thu 10:00-20:00, Sun 11:00-17:00. € Concessions €3.50. ❱ Exhibition curator: Syrago Tsiara.
No Respect Graffiti and street art at the OCC
he OCC is staging an in-house exhibition, which sets out to document the Greek graffiti and street art scene as this manifests itself on the streets of Athens and other cities in Greece today. Each of the forty works on display was created in situ by a different artist. A making-of video will be screened in the exhibition space. Info Until 13.07.14. Onassis Cultural Centre, Exhibition Hall 107-109
Sygrou Avenue ( Sygrou-Fix) (+30) 210 9005800 Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-21:00 € Free admission. ❱ Exhibition curator: Marilena V. Karra.
Destefashioncollection: 1 to 8
he “destefashioncollection” is an incremental, evolving project conceived by the DESTE Foundation to consider and trouble the boundary between art and fashion. Each year since 2007 the “destefashioncollection” has commissioned an artist to survey that season’s International fashion offerings and to select five related works. These pieces form the artist’s own capsule collection. The exhibition “Destefashioncollection: 1 to 8'' assembles the first eight years of capsules and projects. Info Until 12.10.14. Closed between 4-14.08.14. Between 1-3.08.14 & 1831.08.14 open by appointment only. Benaki Museum
Pireos 138 & Andronikou St. (+30) 210 3453111 (Map K13 Syntagma) Opening Hours: Thu, Sun 10:00-18:00, Fri, Sat 10.0022.00 € Admission € 6, 4 ❱ Concessions €3, 2 ❱ Exhibition curating and design: Nadja Argyropoulou, Adam M. Bandler, Mark Wasiuta.
A virtual walk in Ancient Agora and Ancient Olympia Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
his state of the art cultural centre offers elaborate educational experiences by way of technology, science and history. In its dome-shaped theatre Tholos, visitors can take virtual tours at important sites of antiquity. Through the interactive “Walk at the Ancient Agora of Athens”, spectators, under the guidance of a special Museum educator, can choose the course they will follow themselves. The representation of the Agora in three different moments in history provides visitors with the opportunity to perceive the development and the changes in the site’s function through time.
he “Walk Through Ancient Olympia” provides a complete tour to the sacred site of ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC. Monuments and sacred buildings come to life, enabling visitors to participate in the events and the rituals of the Olympic Games and to learn about the history of the city through landmarks such as the temple of Zeus. Info Tue-Fri & Sun10:00-15:00. Closed Mon & Sat.
Pireos 254, Tavros
(+30) 212 2540000
Macho Juergen Teller
Painting II (1980-2000)
nder the ironic title “Macho”, Teller, a photographer whose practice makes the debate about the boundaries between art and fashion obsolete, will be showing for the first time in Greece a highly introspective body of work. Info Until 29.1014. At the DESTE Foundation Nea Ionia, Emm.
his exhibition examines the evolution of figurative painting in Greece and Europe during the past two decade of the 20th century, through the works of Frissiras museum’s collections. Info Until 28.09.14. 3 & 7
Papa & 11 Filellinon St., (+30) 210 2758490 Opening Hours: Wed 12:0020:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 ❱ Free admission. Curated by: Marina Fokidis.
Monis Asteriou, Plaka (at the junction of Kydathineon str.) (+30) 210 3234678 (Map M10 Akropoli) Opening Hours: Wed-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 ❱ Admission €6, 3. CITY GUIDE summer 2014 _ 43