ATHENS TOP NEWS
Limnos , 24-04-2015
ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
EXHIBITION: "ATHENS OF YESTERDAY, TODAY" (30-04-2015 11:55 pm) The Athens International Airport launches its collaboration with the International Contemporary Art Fair Art-Athina, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary, with the exhibition “Athens of yesterday, today” and Jenny Marketou’s “Stolen Bubbles” which will be hosted at AIA until April 30, 2015. “Athens of yesterday, today” is the first of a series of exhibitions which will be hosted at the “Art and Environment” exhibition area presenting the history of the city of Athens and its environment as well as that of contemporary art in public spaces. This first exhibition showcases selected photographs of statues located in Athens through the highly humorous lens of distinguished photographer Aristeidis Kontogeorgis. The curator is professor Manos Stefanidis. Jenny Marketou’s “Stolen Bubbles”, curated by Artemis Potamianou, inaugurates the series of exhibitions titled “The Journey” in the context of which three exhibitions will be hosted consecutively at the “Art and Culture” exhibition area. “Stolen Bubbles” is an animation project which attempts to re-approach and reinterpret Karel Zeman’s classic film “The Stolen Airship” (1966). Open 24 hours. For more info: www.aia.gr. Venue: Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, “Art and Environment” exhibition area (Departures Level) & “Art and Culture” exhibition area (Arrivals Level). Op. H.: 24/7.
EXHIBITION: "FAMILY" (24-05-2015 6:00 pm) The Benaki Museum’s Kolonaki flagship is currently hosting “Family,” an exhibition presenting 300 photographs by 33 artists. The display illustrates how a number of contemporary photographers have turned to their own personal environment for inspiration, a field which for some years had been limited to snapshots and amateur photography. The show is organized in association with the Photography Circle. Venue: Benaki Museum, Koumbari & Vassilissis Sofias 210 3671000, www.benaki.gr
PHOTO EXHIBITION: "METAMORPHOSES OF ATHENS" (19-07-2015 7:00 pm) As a result of the high attendance from visitors, the Herakleidon Museum decided to extend the exhibition “Metamorphoses of Athens. A photographic itinerary 1839-1950” until July 19th 2015. The Herakleidon Museum is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the opening of a new space for art and culture. Known for its permanent collections of works by M.C. Escher and V. Vasarely, as well as its educational programs that bridge art with mathematics and science, the Herakleidon Museum is now opening a new center of activities, a short distance from the main building. This is a beautifully restored neoclassical building facing the pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou, near the archaeological site and the metro station of ThiSsio. The Herakleidon Museum annex aims to enrich the cultural life of Athens, while complementing and expanding the main direction of the museum. It will open to the general public on Friday, October 17th, 2014 with an extensive tribute to the city of Athens, to celebrate the 180 years since it was proclaimed the capital of Greece. The photo exhibition: Metamorphoses of Athens. A Photographic Itinerary 1839 – 1950, which was curated by the art historian Haris Yiakoumis, is a unique tour of the development of the Greek capital, through rare archival material of private collectors. The visitor will be able to follow the many construction phases of Athens and reflect on the constant changes of the urban landscape. Well-known landmarks of Athens, large public neoclassical buildings, street scenes, the hills and the historical landscape of the city are presented as they have changed over the years, which inevitably makes one think of today. The exhibition includes more than one hundred and 30 authentic photographs, some of which date to the beginnings of the photographic art, and will be on show until July 19th 2015. The itinerary is enriched with panoramic views of Athens in large format, old cameras and seven stereoscopes, two of which are amazing apparatus of the time that allow the visitor to look at fifty photographs by turning a lever. The exhibition is complemented by a small selection of contemporary photographs of Athens taken by journalist and student of Athens Nikos Vatopoulos, a section that functions as an epilogue and a bridge with the present. For the visitors who would like to keep the experience of this photographic itinerary alive, there is a 200-page publication with the majority of the exhibits on display, as well as a selection of photo reproductions, printed on a state-of-the-art EPSON printer and ready for framing. These reproductions have been printed on an EPSON Stylus Pro 3880 and are ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy the high quality of a genuine reproduction, as only Epson printers can certifiably produce. WINTER HOURS: Mon.: closed, Tue.-Fri.: 15:00-19:00, Sat.-Sun.: 11:00-19:00, Holidays: closed GENERAL ADMISSION: 4 Euros. The new space for art and culture of the Herakleidon Museum is located on the prominent pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou, which is lined with historical buildings and cafés, less than a five minute walk away from the Thissio Metro station. HERAKLEIDON MUSEUM NEW BUILDING – ANNEX Ap.Pavlou 37, Thissio
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE ATTICA ZOO! (30-09-2015 6:00 pm) Plan your visit to the Attica Zoo today! Striving to combine entertainment with education, the Attica Zoological Park offers its visitors a unique journey to the five continents, through the lives of over 2.000 animals, from 350 species. Your visit to the Attica Zoological Park can be full of fun if you plan it well! Below you will find a list of educational but also entertaining activities that take place all year round for visitors of all ages. 1. Marine Mammals' Åducational Programs - (duration ~ 30 min., 1 Euro /school students & 3 Euros for all other visitors). 2. Animal Feeding times (daily, duration approx 5-15min, free admission): Bears - 12:00 Pygmy hippo (only weekends) - 12:30 Chimpanzees - 13:30 Wolves (except Mondays) - 14:00 Ring-tailed Lemurs - 15:45 African Penguins - 17:00. 3. Birds of prey flight (duration 20 min/free admission). Flights daily schedule: Spring 2015: Saturday - 14:30. Sunday & holidays - 14:30. *Presentations will be cancelled in case of strong winds or high temperatures. 4.Guided tour with an animal keeper (duration approx. 90 min, 50 Euros per group). It includes the majority of our animals (not recommended for pre-schoolers). 5. Attica Zoological Park organizes every month a variety of educational activities for its visitors, free of charge. 6.Environmental Discovery & Learning Programs (duration 60 min/60 Euros per group up to 30 people). http://www.atticapark.com/zoo-education/5dIB/Educational-Programs. Hands-on our guests learn about the natural world through contact with live animals and their keepers, natural artifacts (biofacts), multi-media presentations, videos, and interactive activities such as educational games, arts and crafts Maximum number of participants:No more than 30 persons (note: for Kindergarten, JK and pre-school groups no more than 15 children) Duration:1 hour & a mini guided-tour wherever appropriate Cost: 60 Euros per session (this does not include entrance to the Park). Supervising parents and teachers attend session for free. Free educational material: Please book at least two weeks in advance to receive the educational material. Ïne week before your visit, the Education Center will forward activity sheets and other information. 5-7 year olds: 1. Friendly Farm Animals 2. Babies of the Wild 3.What do animals eat? 7-9 year olds : 4. Being a Dolphin 5. Birds – Fabulous Flyers 6. Habitats – Where do Animals live 7. The extreme world of reptiles 8. Greek Wildlife. 10 years and older: 9.Animal Behavior 10.Our Earth is boiling 11.Monkeys, Apes And Humans. Get all the info you need at http://www.atticapark.com/zoo!
PERMANENT GALLERY TALKS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (31-12-2015 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.