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WEEKEND REPORT - ONLINE
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Athens , 20-05-2022
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ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
EXHIB: "ARBRES A PALABRES" (22-05-2022 11:00 pm) Stephan Goldrajch conceived the participatory project, entitled Arbre à palabres , displayed in the EMST Foyer, from the 15th of December, 2021 to the 22nd May, 2022. Á giant tree, six metres high, is comprised of numerous pieces of knitting, crochet or weaving of any colour, pattern and yarn made by people of different ages and social backgrounds, particularly from neighborhoods around the museum. Arbre à palabres, the palaver tree, is usually found in the centre of African villages and is a place where people meet and exchange ideas, elders share stories with children, and where important decisions concerning the village are discussed. In Greece we could compare the Palaver tree with the Platane tree found in Greek villages where people of all ages gather and partake in the daily social life. The knitted items that were selected – following the artist’s open call – have been placed on the tree. This collaborative, polyphonic work of art, encompasses all the stories involved in its making, marking a new era for the museum, one which is more open, inclusive and welcoming. It is the first presentation of the artist’s work in Greece. DATES: 15/12/2021-22/05/2022 OPENING HOURS: Ôue., Wed., Sat., & Sun.:11:00 – 19:00 Thurs: 11:00– 23:00 VENUE: EMST, Kallirrois Avenue & Amv. Frantzi Street, Athens 11743
ATHENS STREET FOOD FESTIVAL 2022 (29-05-2022 12:00 am) The gastronomic institution of Athens starts heating its ovens again! With over 400,000 visitors in 4 years, Athens Street Food Festival is the largest food festival in the country and a top cultural event for the city of Athens. On the 6-7-8, 13-14-15, 20-21-22 and 27-28-29th of May the beatiful venue of Amaxostasio at Gazi will be filled with smells of the most delicious recipes of "street food" from around the world and with thousands of foodies who wish to try them. For its 2022 edition Athens Street Food Festival aims to present even more original ideas, "unknown" cuisines of the world and many exclusivities. Athens Street Food Festival 2022 will be held in compliance with all the necessary conditions required by the conditions due to the pandemic. Entrance at the event cashier: 3 Euros. Venue: Old Depot OSY, Pireaos Avenue & Ermou, 105 53, tel. 210 9636489.
EXHIB: "THE TWO MET" (11-06-2022 8:00 pm) "The Two Met" exhibit debuts today at the HAU Indulge in a group exhibition featuring works by 3 generations of artists starting today at the Hellenic American Union Galleries. Én 1968, the artists James W. Lane and Sophia Douma-Lane presented their work for the first time in Greece at the Hellenic American Union in a group exhibition of American artists living in Greece. Now, more than a half-Century later, the work of these 2 artists can once again be seen at the Hellenic American Union in the exhibition 'The Two Met'. This time, their artworks converse with those of their ancestors and descendants in a dialog of discovery and re-interpretation. On exhibit as well are numerous family heirlooms, including letters, furniture, and other objects. Together, they serve as a kind of familial View-Master and conceptual art installation, shaping a visual narrative of longing for places and people now long gone. 'The Two Met' exhibition includes videos, animations, photographs, paintings, drawings, etchings and 3D digital images. Summarizing its central idea, the curator of the exhibition notes: "Many of the ancestors and descendants of the two artists are present in this exhibition. One can perceive enormous gaps and distances between them all. Art thrives in that space. Chasms that viewers can only bridge; so that observer and observed meet once again, at the vanishing point, right here." Curated by: James M. Lane (Interdisciplinary Artist). With works by: Sophia Douma, Charalambos Doumas,John La Farge, Anna E. Lane, Charles W. Lane, James C. Lane, James M. Lane, & James W. Lane. Organized by: Hellenic American Union. Opening night May 11th, 19:00. Through June 11th, 2022. Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 20:00, Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00, Sundays closed. Free admission. Language: Greek, English. Venue: Hellenic American Union Galleries, Massalias Street 22, 10680 Athens, +30 210 3680900
EXHIB: "ÅÐÁÍÁCYÓÔÁÓÇ ’21 (INDEPENDENCE ’21)" (30-06-2022 2:00 pm) The anniversary program of the National Historical Museum (NHM) for the celebration of the 200 years since the beginning of the Greek Revolution culminates with the main exhibition ÅÐÁÍÁCÕÓÔÁÓÇ ´21 (Revolution ´21 Reframed). The program is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and is being developed in 12 cities in Greece, while it also includes the organisation of a floating exhibition, which will travel to the Aegean islands. The main exhibition is structured in seven sections, in which rare relics of the Struggle, documents and rich archival material are displayed. It highlights the ideas, causes, persons, events and results of the Greek War of Independence. It takes place in the framework of the “Bicentennial Initiative 1821-2021”, with large funding from John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and with the support of the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation, for the implementation of the interactive exhibit of Riga Charter. The technological support came from the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). Starting from the international scene, the narrative goes to the Ottoman Empire and the ideological preparation of the Struggle, in the context of the movement of the Modern Greek Enlightenment. The individuals, who shaped the developments that led to the outbreak and consolidation of the Revolution, the opposing armies and the military operations, on land and at sea, are analyzed in relation to the particular conditions of the place and the society of the time. The daily life of the fighters and the life of the civilian population are presented with references to snapshots from the lives of men, women and children. Dramatic stories of the search or ransom of prisoners emerge from documents. On the occasion of shocking events, such as the massacres of Chios, the death of Lord Byron and the Exodus of Mesolongi, the development and contribution of the philhellenic movement is recorded. The efforts of the Greeks to make public their just Struggle are reflected in the press of the time. The political ferment, the effort to establish democratic institutions and the diplomatic developments, which led to the international recognition of the Revolution, are interpreted. The epilogue examines the consequences and repercussions of the Revolution, the efforts to establish a modern state and the formation of a national consciousness. The exhibition is framed by rich audiovisual material and interactive, digital exhibits. You will have the opportunity to approach the way of life, the events, the armament of the Struggle and the revolutionary press, choosing the object of their interest from a wide range of information. The original interactive exhibit of Riga Charter offers a documented and comprehensible approach to the period of the Modern Greek Enlightenment. At the same time, the digital exhibition ÅÐÁÍÁCÕÓÔÁÓÇ ´21 (Revolution ´21 Reframed), which illuminates invisible sides of the Revolution through stories of 80 documents, operates also through the website of the NHM. The points of interest are representative exhibits of the exhibition, through images, texts (Greek, English) and sound. Through the Tour Experience, some parts of the exhibition are accessible for a 360° virtual tour. The anniversary exhibition will travel throughtout the country, from north to south, in Alexandroupoli, at the Ethnological Museum of Thrace, in Thessaloniki, at the Teloglion Foundation of Art of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), in Veria, at the Public Benefit Enterprise of Multiple Development of the Municipality (KEPA), in Larissa, at the Folklore Historical Museum, in Mesolongi, at the Mesolongi Byron Society, in Galaxidi, at the Maritime and Historical Museum, in Nafplio, at the Branch of the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum, and in Chania, at the Maritime Museum of Crete. The exhibition will also travel to three museums of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP): at the Silversmithing Museum in Ioannina, at the Open-Air Water Power Museum in Dimitsana and at the Chios Mastic Museum in Chios. Finally, with the support of Piraeus Bank and the Maria Tsakos Foundation, a specially designed floating exhibition will travel to historic islands and ports in the Northeast Aegean. Wherever you travel in Greece this year, don't miss the chance to visit the exhibition ÅÐÁÍÁCYÓÔÁÓÇ ’21. OPENING HOURS: 1/5/21 - 30/6/22. Tuesday - Sunday 8:30-14:30, Mondays: CLOSED. NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM, OLD PARLIAMENT BUILDING, 13 STADIOU STR. 10561, ATHENS
EXHIB: "HELLENIC TRADITIONAL COSTUMES" (17-07-2022 11:55 pm) Athens International Airport hosts an exhibition of drawings by Gisis Papageorgiou with works from the collection of the Hellenic American Union. The illustrations on exhibit feature a broad range of traditional costumes from different areas in the mainland and islands of Greece. With their diversity of materials—silk, wool, linen, and cotton—and colorful ornamentation, the intricate gold stitching and embroidery, the costumes presented in these drawings attest to the rich cultural heritage of Greece. They bear the imprint of its region and its maker but also the legacy of ancient Greece, elements of Byzantine culture, and influences from central Europe. Hellenic Traditional Costumes, as drawn and painted by Gisis Papageorgiou, with utmost respect for the material and after many years of research, are reproduced with great attention to detail and unprecedented realism. The exhibition at Athens International Airport, which is curated by art historian Lousia Karapidaki, in collaboration with the Hellenic American Union, gives travelers a glimpse of Greece’s sartorial tradition, one that continues to be a source of inspiration today. Information: Organization: Athens International Airport S.A. | Hellenic American Union. Duration: Jan. 21st - July 17. 2022. Language: Greek, English. Free Admission / 24 hours. “Art & Environment” Exhibition Area | Departures Level. Venue: Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", Spata, Greece.