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Ancient Amphipolis, 25-10-2014
ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
27TH EUROPEAN FILM PANORAMA (29-10-2014 8:00 pm) The oldest film festival of Athens is back for the 27th year in a row. During the 14 days of the 27th Film Panorama, 70 European and International films will be screened in Aavora Film House from October 16th to 22nd and in Asty Film House from October 16th to 29th (From October 27th to 29th, there will be repetitions of the program's main screenings in Asty Film House). As every year, the main program of the European Film Panorama is dedicated to European Cinema. The Competition Section includes selected films that have not been so far screened in Greece such as "The Smell of Us" by Larry Clark and "Incompresa" by Asia Argento. A 3-member committee from members of the International Federation of Film Critics while the Prize of the Audience will be awarded by a 5-member committee consisted of readers of Athinorama Magazine. For more information: http://www.panoramafest.org/index.php/en/component/k2/item/286-time-schedule/286-time-schedule Venues: Asty Cinema Theater, 4 Korai Street, 210 3214775, 3221925. Aavora Cinema, 180 Ippokratous Street, 210 6423271.
FEEL FREE TO FEEL GREEN (31-10-2014 11:00 pm) Feel Free to Feel Green On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Athens Video Art Festival, Athens International Airport hosts a unique exhibition titled "Feel Free to Feel Green" in the exhibition area "Art & Environment" from September 3rd to December 31st, 2014. Inspired by diverse environmental issues and the socially wide character, the exhibition examines the relationship between modern societies and ecosystems, as well as the ways in which technology could affect people's attuning to nature. Artworks of Greek or foreign artists are combined to references and stories of Athens Airport travelers and visitors and serve as a constant reminder that new environmental ethics are needed. This exhibition aims at inviting both the audience and artists to realise the power of nature while underlining the need of redefining our relationship to it. The exhibitions takes place at the airport's departures level, at the exhibition area "Art & Environment" (entrance 3), which is accessible to all airport passengers and visitors on a 24-hour basis. The exhibition is open to the public 24 hours a day. Free admission. Start date: 3 Sep 2014 End date: 31 Dec 2014. Venue: DEPARTURES LEVEL - EXHIBITION AREA "ART & ENVIRONMENT"- Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos 19019 Spata Tel.: +30-210-3531000, 3537228 www.aia.gr.
OPERA (09-11-2014 8:00 pm) The Greek National Opera presents Mozart’s “Cosi fan Tutte” in a new production directed by Rodula Gaitanou. The title, Così fan tutte, literally means "Thus do all [women]" and is popularly used to mean "Women are like that". The words are sung by the three men in act 2, scene 13, just before the finale. Da Ponte had used the line "Così fan tutte le belle" earlier in Le nozze di Figaro (in act 1, scene 7). The cast includes Myrto Papathanasiou, Sophia Kyanidou and Maria Mitsopoulou alternating as Fiordiligi and Irini Kar. Performances will take place at the Olympia Theater on October 24, 25, 26 and 31, and November 1, 2, 8 and 9, starting at 20:00. OLYMPIA THEATRE Akadimias 59-61, 10679 Athens Panepistimio METRO Station Box Office Monday 09.00-16.00 Tuesday to Sunday 09.00-21.00 Tel.: +30 210 3662100 Fax: +30 210 3662019 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A DAY AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM" (31-12-2014 5:00 pm) The Acropolis Museum has commenced the conservation and restoration of the Caryatids, the Kore from the south porch of the Erechtheion temple. The project documents the current condition of the statues and focuses on fixing unstable segments of the marble statues, their structural restoration, removal of the corrosive factors and cleaning of layers of atmospheric pollutants with the use of laser technology. The Museum has chosen not to move the Caryatids from the Museum galleries for these works, avoiding the risks to the exhibits entailed in an additional move but also to provide visitors with the opportunity to observe procedures that until recently were undertaken in the conservation laboratories. Conservation is undertaken using an innovative laser technique especially developed for the project by the Acropolis Museum and the Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser at the Foundation for Research and Technology in Crete. The purpose specific designed platform isolates one sculpture at a time while visitors are protected during working hours by the safety curtains. When laser works stop the curtains are then removed to reveal the sculptures and restoration works. The Acropolis Museum was awarded for this innovative program by the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) in Vienna, with the Keck Award 2012. Read more here. This initiative is part of the program “A Day at the Acropolis Museum”.
PERMANENT GALLERY TALKS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (31-12-2014 5:00 pm) The Acropolis Museum gives visitors the opportunity to participate in presentations of selected exhibits held by Archaeologist–Hosts. Additionally, Archaeologist-Hosts are available to answer your questions about the Museum exhibits every day between 09:00 and 17:00. Visitors can find them by looking for staff wearing ‘archaeologist’ badges in the Museum exhibition areas. Permanent Gallery Talks are offered in English, in French and in Greek. The Museum also offers every Saturday the possibility to participate in the Alternating Gallery Talk. The arrangement of an Alternating Gallery Talk in English can be organized via telephone, every Tuesday and Friday, from 09:00 to 10:00, on +30 210 9000900 /ext. 405. 1. Permanent Gallery Talks: The Parthenon- Why we consider the Parthenon an exceptional monument of world cultural heritage? Why has it much preoccupied both previous and current viewers? Visitors have the opportunity to discuss with Archaeologist-Hosts issues relating to the architecture, the decoration and the exhibition of this famous monument, as well as its symbolism and history. They will also be able to look closely into its sculptures and to admire the temple in its natural environment through the transparent wall of the third floor of the Museum. The presentation is enhanced with special video projections in the Parthenon Gallery featuring 3D-imaging of the frieze blocks and with the use of a digital tablet. Greek: every Tuesday, at 12:00. English: every Tuesday, at 11:00. French: every last Tuesday of the month, at 11:00. Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session. Duration: 50 minutes. 2. Masterpieces in the Acropolis Museum- A presentation of masterworks on display in the Museum, their significance in their time and for world art. Visitors have the opportunity to engage Archaeologist-Hosts in discussion about art, aesthetics, religion and society at the time these works were created, all of which belonged to ancient Athens’ most important sanctuary, the Acropolis. The way in which they are exhibited in the Museum is also discussed. Greek: every Sunday, at 12:30 and evening gallery talk every Friday, at 20:00. English: every Sunday, at 13:30 and evening gallery talk every Friday, at 18:00. French: every last Sunday of the month, at 13:30. Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session. Duration: 60 minutes. 3. Archaic Colors - A presentation on the continuing research on the unique collection of archaic statues, which retain their colors to a small or large degree. Visitors have the opportunity to discuss with Archaeologist-Hosts on the color of archaic statues, its technical issues, its detection using new technologies, its experimental use on marble surfaces, its digital reconstruction, its meaning, as well as the archaic period’s aesthetic perception of color. The presentation concludes in the special “lab” on ancient three-dimensional art, which has been set up on the second floor of the Museum. The presentation is enhanced with the use of a digital tablet featuring additional visual material, colored cast copies of exhibits, marble details painted experimentally using ancient pigments and techniques, video projections, and collections of pigments. Greek: every Friday, at 12:00. English: every Friday, at 11:00. French: every last Friday of the month, at 11:00. Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session. Duration: 30 minutes. Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.