The trip from central Athens to Elefsina and the West Attica town’s Old Olive Mill takes me through a hot, “post-industrial world in transition and looming uncertainty,” just as the note on the exhibition I’m heading to promises.
Kathimerini reached out to the UK ambassador on the occasion of a very interesting partnership between the Benaki Museum and the British Embassy in Athens, which has resulted in the historic art exhibition, “Grand Tour.”
The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation is getting ready to unveil “two different worlds,” as collections director Marie Koutsomallis-Moreau described it at a recent press conference on the two shows being prepared for its Athens and Andros premises. On the Cycladic island, the Goulandris Museum will be hosting a retrospective on Chronis Botsoglou, one of […]
The exhibition showcases 70 photographs, comprising both black-and-white and color images, which depict the post-war history of Greece as documented by McCabe during his travels in the 1950s and 1960s.
“And your husband? How had you met him?” asks the researcher. “At our best man’s house. My husband and my best man, they became acquainted on the ship on which they were coming to Canada [in 1963]. They said that whoever marries first, the other would be best man.”
Elli Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari, the renowned interwar photographer Nelly’s who captured highlights of the Greek capital like few others, lived two lives and the second began with a piece in Kathimerini nearly 50 years ago. It was titled “Classifieds” and spoke about “looking for traces of the renowned photographer Nelly’s.” It was written […]
An elegant dining table has been laid out in the Modern Greek Art Gallery on the third floor of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Museum in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Pangrati. It’s like being invited to dinner at the home of an art collector whose walls are decorated with stunning […]
Although the case of the two stolen works from the National Art Gallery in Athens was closed with last month’s trial and conviction of the thief, Pablo Picasso’s “Head of a Woman” failed to escape without scar, despite that being invisible to the naked eye. The work now on display in the gallery has certainly […]
He was an excellent character: kind, modest, fair, without arrogance, steadfast to his ideas and ideals. He loved his work, was passionate about the National Library of Greece (NLG) and devoted his life to its service,” Stavros Zoumboulakis, president of the organization’s Supervisory Council, says of Filippos Tsimpoglou. Tsimpoglou was director general […]
Back in 1973, the influential Greek writer Antonis Samarakis had proposed a different title for Giorgos (Georges) Ioannou’s solo show: “Panic in the Streets and Hearts.” The painter was 47 years old at the time and had just entered the most mature, creative and productive period of his career.
This has been a landmark year for the international art market, with auction houses raking in millions from record sales. Modern Greek art also saw its share of the action, judging from the two big auctions that took place in late November.