Thursday, 23 May 2024
Athens
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The company aims to create new connections while rekindling existing ones, seizing the opportunity to showcase its latest generation of solutions. Among these new products is Sea Navigator, an all-in-one platform tailored for shipowners, charterers and operators. “At Weathernews, we integrate artificial intelligence into our technology infrastructure to augment our algorithms, enhancing our capabilities. However, we maintain a balance by leveraging human expertise alongside artificial intelligence, recognizing that nothing can fully replace the knowledge and intuition of experienced professionals,” said Ilias Makris, Sales Director, Weathernews EMEA. “Our motto has always been to protect sailors and sailors at sea. As we enter the new era of climate uncertainty, we will strengthen our message to protect the planet and mitigate the effects of climate change."
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Athens
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03
2024
The 4th Century B.C. artifact is a fragment of a funerary monument found in a streambed in the Attica suburb of Menidi and was delivered to the museum in November 2008 by a scrap collector.  The fragment depicts 2 bundled twin babies in the arms of a female figure and was probably part of a tombstone that would have been erected on the grave of a woman who died in childbirth.  It is the only surviving funerary relief of the ancient Greek world depicting twin babies in the same arms, which indicates their common fate. The “stele of the twin babies” will be on display at the NAM’s Altar Hall through Monday, May 13. More specifically, the Unseen Museum is the well-known exhibition project of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens that brings to the fore antiquities stored in its vaults away from the visitor’s eyes. The Unseen Museum presents for the first time the “ stele of the twin babies”. It is a fragment of a funerary monument found in a torrent at Menidi, Attica and delivered to the Museum in November 2008 by a destitute. The fragment preserves in relief two bundled twin babies in the arms of a female figure and is probably part of a tombstone that would have been erected on the grave of a woman who died in childbirth. This is the only surviving funerary relief of the ancient Greek world depicting twin babies in the same arms, which indicates their common fate as orphans. The “ stele of the twin babies” is presented in the “ Altar Hall” (no. 34) from Thursday, March 21 to Monday, May 13, 2024. Ticket reservations are necessary in order to attend the presentations that will be held on Sundays March 31, 14 and 28 April at 13:00 and on Wednesdays 10 and 24 April and 8 May at 13:00.
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Athens
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2024
The institution, which is dedicated to the Greek capital’s modern history, is celebrating 50 years since its founding and launched a digital initiative on Wednesday aimed at making the visitor experience more interactive and entertaining, with holograms not just of Eutaxias, who lived in one of the buildings the museum is housed in, but also of King Otto and Queen Amalia, who lived in the other as they waited for their palace (present-day Parliament) to be built. Among the museum’s star displays are a model of Athens as it was in 1842, created by architect Ioannis Travlos, and a monumental oil painting by French artist Jacques Carrey from 1674, which depicts the Parthenon before it was blown up by Francesco Morosini. Athens City Museum is an art museum and former royal residence in Athens, Greece. It houses a collection of Athens-related items collected by art collector Lambros Eutaxias. The collection includes antiquities, Byzantine art, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and metal, glass and textile works. Hours:  Sunday    10 AM–3 PM Monday    9 AM–4 PM Tuesday    Closed Wednesday    9 AM–4 PM Thursday    9 AM–4 PM Friday    9 AM–4 PM Saturday    10 AM–3 PM   Phone: 210 3230168 Address: loannou Paparrigopoulou 5-7, Athina 105 61  
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Dubai
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03
2024
According to an official statement, the regions of Epirus, Thessaly, and Central Greece, along with the Chambers of Commerce of Evia and Larissa, were also represented at the national pavilion. The turnout of company representatives from various countries surpassed expectations, as evidenced by the 12,000 business connections established by Greek exporters throughout the duration of the exhibition."
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Athens
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02
2024
The exhibition was supported by the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense and set up in collaboration with the National Historical Museum of Greece. This exhibition of Robert McCabe’s unique photos, together with a selection of Korean War photos from the archives of the National Historical Museum of Greece, will be at the War Memorial Museum until February 29th, 2024. Greece's participation in the Korean War marks a milestone in the history of the two nations  "This occurred precisely as the country emerged from a four-year Civil War  and only a few years after the devastating Second World War in Europe, that cost Greece more than half a million victims. The exhibition features 65 large photographs by Robert McCabe, captured during his time as a student at Princeton University. These images showcase Greece's untouched beauty amidst its economic challenges, are an aesthetic perfection and an important cultural and historical treasure, depicting different places of Greece, capturing moments, feelings and sensations of the 1950s and 1960s, when Greek officers and soldiers participated in the Korean War. The Ambassador of Greece, H.E. Ekaterini Loupas, in her speech, underlined that “ this exhibition stands as a testament to the enduring friendship between Greece and Korea, forged by our shared values for freedom, democracy, respect of the sovereignty of a country in a peaceful environment, where human dignity develops healthy societies. Greece participated in the Korean War with 10,824 soldiers and 9 transport aircrafts. 196 Greek soldiers were killed in action”. The President of the War Memorial Museum, Mr. Baek Seung-joo, welcomed all invitees at a beautiful reception with an impressive view of the Namsan Tower and emphasized in his speech the words of Harry Truman, that Korea is Greece of the Far East, alluding in fact to the many historical similarities between the two nations. He also pointed out that this exhibition is about the past relationship between the countries paving the way to the future close collaboration between the two countries. The Honorary President of the National Historical Museum of Greece, Vice admiral Konstantinos Mazarakis Ainian, spoke about the significance of the Greek contribution to the Korean War, which was the highest in terms of the number of soldiers compared to the population of the country, as well as the historical value of photos of the American photographer Robert McCabe. The Embassy of Greece, as a token of appreciation for the fruitful cooperation and in order to enlighten the concept of fight for freedom, offered to the War Memorial a painting of the Greek artist Angeliki Angelidis, inspired by the famous naval battle of Salamis, when the ancient Greeks thwarted the Persian invasion in 480 BC.
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Athens
11
02
2024
As technology becomes mission critical for the shipping sector, companies are becoming early adopters and direct investors in new technologies. In recent years the shipping industry has taken huge steps toward the digitalization of its operations and adoption of new technologies in all segments of the business. At Posidonia all new technologies will be presented, enabling the shipping industry to familiarize itself with products and services that will revolutionize its modus operandi in the years to come. Posidonia 2024 will be held on June 3-7.
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Athens
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02
2024
The event showcases sculptural gestures, photographs and archival materials that interact with or complement the dance performance “W REST L ING,” conceived and choreographed by Anastasia Valsamaki. The performance will take place at 21:00 on the opening night, February 10th, 2024. Valsamaki’s work encourages viewers to explore the intermediate points between combat, resistance, fear and inertia as catalysts for personal transformation and collective evolution. Admission is free. February 10th – March 1st, 2024.
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Athens
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02
2024
It is a group thematic exhibition that explores the urban experience through the perspectives of visual artists and filmmakers. This original concept follows three decades of rapid transformation in post-war Greece, focusing on urbanization and how individuals participate in or resist the new conditions dictated by their ever-changing environment. The exhibition brings together various forms of visual arts, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, installations, photography, drawings, and posters, and presents them in conversation with extracts from popular Greek cinema, films of critical realism, and eccentric narratives. With a showcase of 77 artists, 202 artworks, and 21 films, the exhibition aims to map the comprehensive scope of the "urban experience" by highlighting the social subjects within the city. It explores the charm, limitations, and exclusions that accompany urban life, with the exhibition narrative constantly transitioning from the grand scale to the small scale, from the panoramic to the close-up, as explained by Syrago Tsiara, the exhibition curator and director of EPAMAS. The exhibition is held in collaboration with the Greek Film Archive and has the support of the Hellenic Film Center.   OPENING HOURS MONDAY 10:00 - 17:00 WEDNESDAY 12:00 - 20:00 THURSDAY 10:00 - 17:00 FRIDAY 10:00 - 17:00 SATURDAY 10:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY 10:00 - 18:00   TICKETS 10€ NATIONAL GALLERY, ATHENS
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Athens
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02
2024
The exhibition “Neo-Impressionism in the Colours of the Mediterranean” (1891-1914) takes place in collaboration with important European museums and organisations including the Musée d’Orsay, the National Gallery in London, Centre Pompidou, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, the Musée de l’Annonciade, the Musée de Grenoble, the Musée national d’archéologie, d’histoire et d’art – Luxembourg and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs as well as European private collectors. The exhibition will feature works by Paul Signac, Henri-Edmond Cross, Maximilien Luce, Théo van Rysselberghe, Henri Matisse, Henri Manguin and Louis Valtat, most of which will go on display for the first time in Greece. Marina Ferretti Bocquillon, Scientific Director Emerita at the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms (musée des impressionnismes Giverny) and Marie Koutsomallis-Moreau, Head of Collection at the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, are the exhibition’s curators. Under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture. ADDRESS 13, ERATOSTHENOUS, ATHENS 116 35  CONTACT (+30) 210 7252895, VISIT@GOULANDRIS.GR OPENING HOURS WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY & SATURDAY – MONDAY: 10.00 – 18.00 FRIDAY: 10.00 – 20.00 TICKETS GENERAL ADMISSION 12€  
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Athens
02
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2024
For some foreigners the city has become a place of residence, from digital nomads to artists and curators. The city is changing at a rapid pace, empty buildings have taken on new life and form, businesses are opening, forgotten neighborhoods are popping up and new jobs are being created. At the same time, however, rents are rising to high and unsustainable levels, as is the overall cost of living for permanent residents, while Athens' infrastructure remains incomplete even in the most basic areas such as pavements, with the otherwise problematic public space of the city being given over to all kinds of private, commercial use. But what is the reality of Athens today, behind the window of hotels and cafes, beyond the foreign publications that present it as the ideal combination of chaos and history, beach and art. Athens is constantly changing and receiving people and their worlds, shaping and being shaped by them. Athens is travel and escape, experiences and emotions, smells and tastes, photo clicks and Instagram poses; it is beauty and ugliness together, happy moments and misery. 14 artists present their response to this question in various media, answering an open call put out by FokiaNou Art Space. Participants: Neva Bergemann, Sofia Charoni, Mary Cox, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Sidan Ghazi,  Constantina Halkias, Maria Karassavidou, Panos Liapis, Christos Movidis, Despoina Pantazi, Geeta Roopnarine, Stephanie Sampson, Stella Sevastopoulos, Kiveli Zachariou Curated by Mary Cox and Panagiotis Voulgaris *FokiaNou Art Space is an artist-run project space in the intimacy of a small apartment in an old building in the center of Athens. The space encourages collaborative creative efforts between Greek and foreign artists, thereby promoting and supporting the local art community. The space hosts exhibitions, workshops and projects under the direction of two artists, Mary Cox and Panagiotis Voulgaris.   FokiaNou Art Space, “Destination Athens”, group exhibition Opening:  18 January 2024, 18.00 Duration:  18 January – 3 February 2024 Opening days and hours:  Thursday to Saturday, 17.00 - 20.00 FokiaNou Art Space Fokianou 24, 7th floor Pagrati, Athens Metro: Evangelismos
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Vergina
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01
2024
Mitsotakis stressed that the site is testimony to the, “timeless Greek identity of Macedonia through the ages.” Attending the inauguration of the recently restored Palace of Aigai, the PM noted the “great honor” he feels as premier to associate his name and that of his government with the emblematic restoration work at one of the country’s most important archaeological site. He emphasized the global significance of the recently restored structure in northern Greece, declaring it a heritage for the entire world while emphasizing the necessity of transforming such historical treasures into catalysts for economic development. “The significance of such monuments becomes the heritage of the entire world. We must highlight it, promote it, and expand the horizons revealed by each new facet,” Mitsotakis said during the inauguration ceremony on Friday. Mitsotakis emphasized that the monument should serve as an invitation to knowledge and participation, enhancing a sense of belonging and acting as a lever for development. He pledged a political effort to increase the number of visitors to the site, stating, “The more visitors, the more the economy will be stimulated, and the more dynamically this unique cradle of culture will radiate its influence to every corner of the world.” Accompanied by dignitaries and local officials, the prime minister received a guided tour from Angeliki Kottaridi, the head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia. “Aigai” comes from the same root as the ancient Greek word aiga (goat). With an area of approximately 15,000 square meters, it was the largest building in classical Greece. The project to maintain and restore the Palace of the Goats lasted 16 years and was completed in 2023 with a total budget of 20.3 million Euros. The city of Aigai (Vergina) was the first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, and was upgraded with an extensive building program by Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great.  More specifically, Vergina is a village in Northern Greece in the foothills of Mt. Pieria some 75 km from Thessaloniki. It is the location of the ancient capital of the Macedonians, called Aigai which had its heydays during the Archaic and Classic Periods 7th through 4th Centuries B.C. The Palace of Philip II at Aigai is the largest and (together with the Parthenon) the most important building of Classical Greece. You can also visit the site of the Royal Tombs, considered to be one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the last century in the country. In related news, the new museum of Aigai on opened to the public just last year in the town of Vergina, which incorporates the entire archaeological site, the center of ancient Macedonian culture. The new museum unites the Palace of Philip, the royal tombs cluster, and the Museum of the Royal Tombs. It is designed as a conceptual gateway to the archaeological site and to the history of Aigai and of Macedonian culture, as well as of the Hellenistic World, as it will also serve as the site of the Digital Museum “Alexander the Great: from Aigai to the World.”
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Athens
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2024
Inaugurated at the end of November by the Greek president during in the 160th anniversary of the poet's birth, the archive holds over 2,000 artifacts including manuscripts of poems, hand-compiled printed editions, prose literary works, articles, studies and notes by the poet, and his personal archive of correspondence, documents, and photographs. CP Cavafy himself collected and archived his work on a systematic basis. It also includes 966 books from his library and personal objects, as well as paintings referring to him.  Its digitization was completed in 2019 in Greek and English, and the public may access it at the site https://cavafy.onassis.org/. The exhibition of part of the archive is divided into three rooms: one with Cavafy's personal items, one devoted to Cavafy's relationship with Athens, and a Reading Room. The archive and its library are in a specially design space within the building. Onassis Foundation president Antonis S. Papadimitriou said that the archive had been amassed by Hellenic studies professor George P. Savvidis, and purchased from Manolis Savvidis. "The Cavafy Archive is constantly enriched with new acquisitions," Papadimitriou said, "and we could purchase and show a great number of the poet's authentic furniture and decorative objects that were transported to Greece by Alekos and Rika Segopoulou, his inheritors." These objects were acquired by the Foundation from the Trechantzakis family who inherited them. The purpose is not to create a lifeless museum, he said, but to create a sense of the poet's life. The Archive's mission is to provide free and open access to researchers as well as the wider public, and to promote Cavafy’s work and the international character of his poetry through the digitisation and complete re-documentation of the archive’s materials. Cavafy Archive Frynichou 16B, Plaka, 10558 Working hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 11:00-18:00 (entrance is free) Info: +30 210 3713 000
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