VISUAL ARTS


Art Meets Artifacts | Athens | To August 20
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The National Archaeological Museum presents a series of paintings and drawings by George Lazongas, emeritus professor of the Athens School of Fine Arts, inspired by ancient Greek history, mythology and art.

In the footsteps of Yannoulis Halepas
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Visitors at the Teloglion Foundation in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, tour the first-ever public exhibition of works by Katerina Halepa-Katsatou, a grandniece of preeminent sculptor and modernist Yannoulis Halepas.


Sabine Hopfner & Stefan Canham | Thessaloniki | To April 29
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Thessaloniki’s Museum of Modern Art and the northern port city’s branch of the Goethe Institute present an exhibition by visual artists and life partners Sabine Hopfner and Stefan Canham capturing their experience of exploring the Costakis Collection.

John Craxton | Athens | To September 11
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The Benaki Museum celebrates the life and work of Philhellene painter and designer John Craxton (1922-2009) with a show that will run at its flagship space in Kolonaki before heading to Crete in the fall and then to London.


Greek private collector donates works across two continents
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Prominent private collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos has announced the donation of a large part of his collection of important works of contemporary art, which consists of more than 500 pieces, to four museums located in three countries – Greece, Britain and the US.

Stefanos Rokos | Athens | April 7 – May 7
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In “The Two Temples,” vibrant contemporary Greek artist Stefanos Rokos presents a series of works inspired by a trip to Japan – and the country’s mythology and religious customs.



Nikos Engonopoulos | Athens | To April 30
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The Kolonaki branch of the Ikastikos Kiklos DL galleries is presenting a selection of eight original and 22 numbered copies of works by Nikos Engonopoulos (1907-1985)

Nausica Pastra Exhibition | Athens | To April 30
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The Kalfayan Galleries is hosting an exhibition on the self-proclaimed “period of innocence” of Nausica Pastra (1921-2011), one of the country’s most renowned contemporary sculptors

In the tumultuous mind of Yannoulis Chalepas
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“Did you find the tunnel leading into the artist’s mind?” I ask Alexandra Goulaki-Voutyra before we set off on our exclusive tour of the fascinating retrospective exhibition on sculptor Yannoulis Chalepas (1851-1938).


Giant spider arrives at the SNFCC
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What is a mother? That’s the question brought to the minds of everyone who views French artist Louise Bourgeois’s monumental spider sculpture Maman.

Sotiris Sorogas | Athens | To April 17
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The Basil & Elise Goulandris Museum is showcasing 28 large-scale paintings from its collection by Sotiris Sorogas, an Athens Academy laureate and respected visual artist.

Rebetiko Tribute | Athens | To April 3
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More than 120 pieces by 50 artists illustrate the powerful and enduring resonance of Greek rebetiko music with both the older and younger generations in an exhibition organized by the City of Athens.