CULTURE

Tokyo events celebrating Greek culture

A number of Greek events that are meant to portray aspects of contemporary Greek culture in Japan are currently being held in Tokyo. The events are under the auspices of the program on «EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges 2005,» which is titled «On the Modern and the Contemporary in European and Japanese Culture.» The program is funded by the European Commission and was designed as a program of cultural familiarization between Europe and Japan. The emphasis is on photography, video and architecture. The Hellenic Institute of Architecture has organized a large exhibition that charts the history of Greek architecture in the 20th century. Alexandros Psychoulis and Andreas Platis are the two artists selected in the video art section. Atopos, an organization that works in the area of the contemporary arts, fashion and design will also be represented through «Infusion,» a video by artist Marcus Tomlinson that straddles the fields of art and fashion. Collaborating institutions in the project are Germany’s Architekturbild e.v. and the Italian Change Performing Arts. Info: www.hch.culture.gr/eu-japan