Discussion, books, art

Academic and commentator Christos Yiannaras is speaking this evening at the Ianos bookstore on «The unloved life: A progressive achievement?» Yiannaras will talk about whether the culture of modernity brings progress and whether a return to the past is a means of resistance. A discussion with the audience will follow. (24 Stadiou, 8 p.m. Tel. 210.321.7917.) Launch The Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive (ELIA) is launching «50 Years Since the Anti-Greek Riots of September 1955 in Istanbul,» edited by Irini Sarioglou-Scott and Keti Sarioglou, next Wednesday. Giorgos Moutevellis’s film on the Zappeion Girls’ School in Istanbul will be screened at the presentation. (Zappeion Hall, 6 p.m. Tel. 210.321.1147.) ‘Fata Morgana’ «Fata Morgana» is an exhibition of artworks inspired by the poetry of Nikos Kavvadias. Twenty-four students and postgraduates of the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT), under the direction of Yiannis Psychopaidis, have created paintings and videos based on Kavvadias’s work. The exhibition is part of «Books and the Arts,» a program organized by the National Book Center of Greece, the fourth painting workshop of ASKT and the Benaki Museum. It includes rare portraits of the poet and archival material from his own collection. (Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos. Till February 5. Tel. 210-345.3111.)

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