In almost any other city, the area in downtown Athens known as “Hafteia” – the junction of Stadiou, Aeolou and Panepistimiou streets leading into Omonia Square that is colloquially named after a popular coffee roastery and cafe that once stood there – would be a jewel in its crown.
A string of unexpected events have changed Athens in the 21st century, from the economic crisis in 2008 to the pandemic in 2020, and from its new human geography and the redistribution of its population around the suburbs to the tourism rebound.
“Symbols & Iconic Ruins” poses a string of enduring and complex questions. The multifaceted group show, on display at the National Museum of Contemporary Art’s temporary exhibition hall, comprises art, architectural propositions and, most importantly, philosophical musings on the power, interpretations, versions and associative sequences of symbols. Evolving through 137 works by artists, architects and […]
Tall as a five-story apartment building and stretching across the equivalent of two city blocks, the Monument of Zalongo is a spectacular piece crowning the clifftop of Mount Zalongo in Epirus, northwestern Greece.
It’s not just the country’s retail sector that has shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak, but also the museums. However, one cannot help but notice the relative indifference shown by the political class, the media and the public about the latter.
When Myrtis was brought back to virtual life in 2010, her image and story was shared on social media around the world. Now, the ancient Athenian 11-year-old is being mobilized in the battle against the novel coronavirus.