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A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

Gallery Talks

Evening walks through the Museum exhibition galleries, making unanticipated stops and various discussions, together with an Archaeologist-Host.

1 July, 2016 to 31 December, 2019
Info: 

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Venue: 
Museum's exhibition areas
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
60 minutes
Hours: 
English: every Friday at 6 p.m. / Greek: every Friday at 8 p.m.
Tickets: 
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/07/2016 to 31/12/2019
 
A walk through ancient Olympia

A walk through ancient Olympia

Digital Projection

This programme provides a complete tour to the sacred site of ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC. Monuments and sacred buildings come to life, enabling visitors to participate in the events and the rituals of the Olympic Games and to learn about the history of the city: the temple of Zeus, a model of Doric peripteral temple with magnificent sculpted decoration, the Heraion, the oldest monumental building of the sanctuary, dedicated to the goddess Hera, the Gymnasium, which was used for the training of javelin throwers, discus throwers and runners, the Palaestra, where the wrestlers, jumpers and boxers trained, the Leonidaion, which was where the official guests stayed, the Bouleuterion, where athletes, relatives and judges took a vow that they would upheld the rules of the Games, the Stadium, where most of the events took place, the Treasuries of various cities, where valuable offerings were kept, the Philippeion, which was dedicated by Philip II, king of Macedonia, after his victory in the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.

1 March, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
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A complete digital tour in English to the sacred site of Ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC.

Venue: 
Tholos
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
1 h
Hours: 
13:00
Tickets: 
7€-12€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/03/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

Virtual Reality

The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
“A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. This production, in the special environment of immersion of “Tholos”, uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.

4 September, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
Info: 

Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
30-50 min
Hours: 
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Tickets: 
5-12 euro
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/09/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

Τhe building located at 16 Herakleidon street hosts the unit “Automata” and a large, at a scale of 3:1, model of the Antikythera Mechanism.
In the building located at 37 Apostolou Pavlou street, the unit “Technology of War in Ancient Greece” presents aspects of the military technology of the Ancient Greeks.

1 August, 2019 to 31 July, 2020
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Museum Herakleidon has resulted in the present exhibition units dedicated to the Technology of War in Ancient Greece, Automata and the Antikythera Mechanism. This exhibition is under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministries of Culture and Sports, and of Education, Research and Religion.

Organization / Production: 
Museum Herakleidon & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 - 14:00 / Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
7 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 5 € reduced ticket
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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01/08/2018 to 31/07/2020
 
2019 - Skalkottas year

2019 - Skalkottas year

Music

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the death of Nikos Skalkottas, the four organizations that are housed in the Athens Concert Hall call 2019 "Skalkottas Year" and organize a series of anniversary events at the Megaron Mousikis, which include, among others, concerts , discussions, exhibition, international conference, composition contest and training programs. This brings together for the first time their artistic and scientific forces in a collective course throughout the year that will give the honor to Nikos Skalkotas.

During "2019 Skalkottas Year", the Friends of Music Society with its Music Library "Lilian Voudouri", the Athens Concert Hall, the Athens State Orchestra and the Greek Composers Union , in collaboration with the Hourmouziou - Papaioannou Foundation, co-organize a series of events that aim to re-recommend us the Greek composer and the genius of his music. They also aspire to show that Skalkotas' music, exciting and unpredictable, can speak directly not only to the "connoisseurs" but also to the wider audience.

1 January, 2019 to 31 December, 2019
Info: 

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the death of Nikos Skalkottas, the four organizations that are housed in the Athens Concert Hall call 2019 "Skalkottos Year" and organize a series of anniversary events at the Megaron Mousikis, which include, among others, concerts , discussions, exhibition, international conference, composition contest and training programs. This brings together for the first time their artistic and scientific forces in a collective course throughout the year that will give the honor to Nikos Skalkotas.

Venue: 
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Wheelchair accessible
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01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Digital Projection

Dinosaurs at Dusk is a 44-min show produced by Mirage3D for digital dome theatres. It is presented at "THOLOS", the Virtual Reality Theater of Hellenic Cosmos.
A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly.
You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight.
When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.
Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.

2 March, 2019 to 31 December, 2022
Organization / Production: 
HELLENIC COSMOS
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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02/03/2019 to 31/12/2022
 
Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece

Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece

Exhibition

Exceptions: Views of Expressionism in Greece through the Collection of the Municipal Art Gallery

Works of the Municipal Art Gallery and ensembles of important artistic personalities, centered on Giorgos Bouzianis, who actually represent "exceptions" to the academic climate prevailing in Greek art in the 20th century. and to the prevailing neoteric trends that characterize the 1930s.

22 June, 2019 to 5 January, 2020
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The exhibition presents works by artists, who belonged to the group “Stathmos”, among others, except G. Bujianis, Th. Aparte, A. Sochos, G. Zongolopoulos, Eng. Theodoropoulos, G. Mitarakis, Ag. Pappas, T. Eleftheriadis, O. Kanellis, V. Semertzidis, Sp. Papaloukas, G. Vakalos, G. Spyropoulos, Ef. Franziskakis, El. Zongolopoulou

The exhibition has been commissioned by the artistic consultant of the OPADA Gallery, Museums and Collections Denis Zacharopoulos.
The exhibition is carried out with the valuable contribution of Kalli Petrochilos and Kostas Nikakis

Venue: 
Municipal Art Gallery, Metaxourgeio building
Hours: 
τθεσδαυ 10:00 – 21:00, Wednesday-Saturday:10:00 - 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Tickets: 
free admission
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22/06/2019 to 05/01/2020
 
Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum

Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum

Excavation Tour

The Acropolis Museum launches a new cycle of presentations titled ‘Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum’. Visitors, guided by the Museum’s archaeologists, will be given the opportunity to wander through the archaeological excavation which stretches underneath the Museum, like a giant exhibit. They will be able to walk on the ancient neighborhood’s streets, take a closer look at the houses with their courtyards and wells, enter the heart of the impressive mansions with the private baths, examine the workshops with the water reservoirs, take a magical stroll through time and the daily life of the people who lived in the shadow of the Acropolis’ rock for over 4,500 years.

9 July, 2019 to 31 December, 2019
Info: 

English: every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, at 12 noon
Greek: every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, at 1 p.m.
Duration: 45 minutes

Participation: Limited to 20 visitors per session. For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Price: Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required (10 euro).

 

The archaeological excavation guide is available for purchase at the Museum Shops (in Greek).

Hours: 
12.00 & 13.00
Tickets: 
General admission is required: € 10
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09/07/2019 to 31/12/2019
 
Jannis Psychopedis: POETICAL WORKS - Painting Meets Poetry

Jannis Psychopedis: POETICAL WORKS - Painting Meets Poetry

Exhibition

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is staging a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Jannis Psychopedis.

9 October, 2019 to 12 January, 2020
Info: 

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is staging a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Jannis Psychopedis, featuring large groups of works that reference, were inspired by, and engage with poets and their poetics.

Jannis Psychopedis’ relationship with poetry is profound, long-lasting, systematic, continuous and tested down the years; it is a core element of his oeuvre.

The exhibition includes works of mixed techniques and media, as well as a large series of drawings, watercolours and oil paintings portraying poets.

A visual conversation with Homer and his Odyssey, Parmenides, Herodas, Calvos, Byron, Palamas, Cavafy, Karyotakis, Lorca, Seferis, Elytis, Ritsos, Embirikos, Sachtouris, Dimoula, Fostieris, Vlavianos, Kyparissis, Metaxas and Siotis.

 

Biographical note

Jannis Psychopedis was born in Athens in 1945. He studied printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1963-1968) and then painting on a German state scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1970-1976).

He was a member of the “A” group of artists in the 1960s and on the visual arts team of the Epitheorisi Technis [Art Review]; a founder member of the “New Greek Realists” (1971-73); a founder member of the Visual Arts Centre (Athens, 1974-1976) and a member of the “10/9” art group in Munich (1975). Furthermore, he was invited to the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in West Berlin (1977).

He has lived and worked in Berlin (1977-1986) and in Brussels (1986- 1992). In 1994, he was appointed to a professorship at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he taught until 2012. In 2013, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.

Since 1966, he has staged a number of solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has also taken part in important group shows in galleries and museums in Greece and other countries including France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Ireland, Albania, Japan, Belgium, Algeria, Cyprus, Sweden, Israel, Iran, Turkey, the UK, Canada, Romania, Egypt, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, the US and China.

 

09/10/19 - 12/01/20 | Daily 09.00-22.00

Free admission

Venue: 
4th Floor Atrium NLG
Hours: 
09.00 - 22.00
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09/10/2019 to 12/01/2020
 
Τhe Quiet Volume: Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

Τhe Quiet Volume: Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

Performance

In October, the SNFCC presents, for the first time, the Greek version of The Quiet Volume, an “Autoteatro” performance by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells.

11 October, 2019 to 30 December, 2019
Info: 

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center presents, for the first time, the Greek version of The Quiet Volume, an “Autoteatro” performance by the British artists Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells.

The term “Autoteatro” describes a series of small-scale performances – specially designed for specific spaces – that come to life with the participation of members of the audience.

A combination of silence and concentration, The Quiet Volume exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience, allowing aspects of it we think of as deeply internal to lean out into the surrounding space, and to leak from one reader's sphere into another's.

Having been performed in 12 countries to date, The Quiet Volume creates a unique experience for library visitors/readers and explores the particular tension common to any library worldwide.

In the Open Reading Area, at the second floor of the National Greek Library, two participants, seated at a table, have headphones on, with a red and a green notebook and a few volumes of books before them. As they hear whispered cues on their headphones, they silently read excerpts from the small stack of books.

The Greek version of The Quiet Volume was especially produced by Ant Hampton to be performed at the SNFCC.

Ant Hampton is a British artist and performance maker based in Germany. His performance works are diverse in content and tone, yet consistently explore the tension between fixed, formal or structural elements and the improvised ones that come about in the moment. For 20 years now, he has been developing new modes of performance, guiding people through unrehearsed performance situations. Other works such as Hello for Dummies, GuruGuru, Cue China, OK OK, This is Not My Voice Speaking and The Extra People, continue to tour widely, in over 60 different language versions.

Tim Etchells is an artist and writer based in the UK, whose work shifts between performances, visual art creations and works of fiction. He is the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. Exhibiting and presenting work in significant institutions all over the world, he is currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University. Etchells’ work has been shown recently at Tate Modern, Cubitt, Hayward Gallery and Bloomberg SPACE in London, at Turner Contemporary, The Grundy and Compton Verney in the UK, as well as at Witte de With, Rotterdam, and MUHKA (Antwerp).

Blindness by José Saramago, translated into Greek by Athina Psylia (2013), courtesy of Kastaniotis Editions

Ágota Kristóf, The Notebook and The Third Lie, translated into Greek by Chryssa Tsamadou (Exandas Editions, 1986 & 1995), and The Proof, translated by Agni Metaftsi (Exandas Editions, 1990), courtesy of the translators

Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans, translated into Greek by Argyro Mantoglou (2019), courtesy of Kastaniotis Editions

 

English version:

First voice - Ant Hampton
Child’s voice - Seth Etchells
Third voice - Jenny Naden

Binaural recordings: TiTo Toblerone
Produced by Katja Timmerberg
Commissioned and produced by Ciudades Paralelas: Hebbel am Ufer, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Nowy Teatr, Vooruit with support from Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Goethe Institut, ProHelvetia

Greek version:

Translation - Yiannis Voyiatzis
First voice - Giorgos Kritharas
Child’s voice - Panagiotis Lekkas
Third voice - Aliki Alexandraki

 

Starting on Friday 11/10, and daily from 18.00-21.40 (the sessions start every 20 minutes and last one hour)
The sessions at 18.40 and 20.40 will be conducted in English

Free admission by online preregistration 

For the month of December, preregistration starts as follows:

For the sessions held between 02/12 and 08/12, preregistration starts on Monday 25/11 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 09/12 and 15/12, preregistration starts on Monday 02/12 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 16/12 and 22/12, preregistration starts on Monday 09/12 at 12.00
For the sessions held between 23/12 and 31/12, preregistration starts on Monday 16/12 at 12.00

 

*The presence of two participants is required for the event to take place. 

*Please bring some form of identification on the day of the event, in order to participate.

*The event lasts 60 minutes with no interruption.

*If you wish to cancel your participation kindly do it at least one day before the event, as the experience of the other participant depends on your arrival.

Venue: 
Reading Room- NLG 2nd Floor
Hours: 
18.00-21.40
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11/10/2019 to 31/12/2019
 
OLIVER TWIST

OLIVER TWIST

Theatre

The Foundation of the Hellenic World presents

Charles Dickens
OLIVER TWIST
Translation: Fotini Megaloudi
Performance – Adaptation: Konstantina Nikolaidi
From October at "THEATRON"
Hellenic World
Cultural Centre & Museum

Foundation of Hellenic World presents a magnificent theatrical play at “THEATRON” Hall at the Hellenic Cosmos Venue. OLIVER TWIST adapted from Charles Dickens’ novel by Konstantina Nikolaidi with an amazing cast, as the timeless characters are brought to life on stage by talented greek actors and actresses.
Oliver Twist is a hero who manages to preserve his kindness and his morality in a cruel and unfair world. The insignificance of human life, poverty and social inequality of Dickens’s England, reminds us of our world today. But, there is hope. Dickens believes that truth, purity and childhood, can triumph in a world of poverty and misery.

The play:
‘’What did you say!’’
‘’Please sir’’ Oliver said, ‘’I need more food. I’m starving!’’
Oliver Twist is an orphan boy, who lives in England of 19th century. When he makes the ‘’mistake’’ of asking for more food, the principal of the orphanage kicks him out. A gang of pickpockets will become his new family. Yet hope is not lost for little Oliver. When he meets two wonderful and honest people, Oliver will try to balance between two worlds and eventually he will have to choose which path to take. The fight between good and evil begins.

Starring:
Renos Charalampidis, Tasos Kostis, Konstantinos Kapas, Maria Antoulinaki, Dionisis Pifeas as Oliver Twist, Tatiana Melidou, Konstantinos Moutaftsis, Rinos Tzanis

19 October, 2019 to 12 April, 2020
Info: 

‘’What did you say!’’
‘’Please sir’’ Oliver said, ‘’I need more food. I’m starving!’’
Oliver Twist is an orphan boy, who lives in England of 19th century. When he makes the ‘’mistake’’ of asking for more food, the principal of the orphanage kicks him out. A gang of pickpockets will become his new family. Yet hope is not lost for little Oliver. When he meets two wonderful and honest people, Oliver will try to balance between two worlds and eventually he will have to choose which path to take. The fight between good and evil begins.

Starring:
Renos Charalampidis, Tasos Kostis, Konstantinos Kapas, Maria Antoulinaki, Dionisis Pifeas as Oliver Twist, Tatiana Melidou, Konstantinos Moutaftsis, Rinos Tzanis

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
90'
Hours: 
Saturday at 14:30 and Sunday at 11:30
Tickets: 
Regular tickets: €15, €13, €11 (gallery) Special prices for peoples with special needs, students, young people and unemployed Special prices for groups (20 people and more) and family tickets (4 people)
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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19/10/2019 to 12/04/2020
 
Hellenic Parliament: significant moments in almost two hundred years of history

Hellenic Parliament: significant moments in almost two hundred years of history

Exhibition

An exhibition dedicated to the history, the function and the dynamic evolution of the Hellenic Parliament, during the long period (1821-1989).

21 November, 2019 to 30 September, 2020
Info: 

Few people in our country know that the Hellenic Parliament is one of the oldest parliaments in Europe; and when they find out, this fact does not seem strange to them. That is because, for most of us, the existence of this parliament is intrinsically linked to the political history of this country; its workings reflecting both the country’s glory as well as its darkest moments.
The statistics are impressive and should make us proud: since the First National Assembly was elected in the fall of 1843 – more widely known as the National Assembly of September 3rd –, our Parliament has been in operation almost non-stop for 176 years. Any deviations in the course of the “short” 20th century were of short duration and did not, after all, affect neither the validity nor the legitimacy of the Parliament. Thus, the Hellenic Parliament has become by far the most stable and long-standing representative body in Southeast Europe. What is more, considering the fact that, out of the 67 elections that took place from 1843 to the present day, more than 50 were in no way called in question, modern Greece is ranked as one of the most mature countries in terms of parliamentary procedures.
The Greek parliamentary system immediately incorporated the British “Westminster system”, which, in contrast to the “consensual” parliamentary systems of countries experimenting since the beginning with proportional representation (Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, etc.), favors the alternation of one-party governments and, obviously, not the formation of coalition governments. In other words, as demonstrated by the conflict between Venizelists and anti-Venizelists in the context of the National Schism and, after the war, by the conflict between pro-Venizelos parties and the conservative party, the Hellenic parliamentary system always has been and remains a majority system.
As a result, elections were a “regularity”, that is, the safest way to resolve political disputes, since, with few exceptions, for the great majority of the Greek people, the prospect of victory was the one and only way to the fulfilment of individual and collective goals.
Therefore, it is no coincidence that, unlike in most Balkan countries – even countries of Southern and Central Europe – in Greece, extreme parties at both ends of the political spectrum never gained such massive support that would ensure their long duration and rise to power.

Language: 
English-Greek
Hours: 
Monday-Wednesday: 9.00-16.00, Thursday-Friday: 10.00-15.00, Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-15.00, public holidays: closed
Tickets: 
Free
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21/11/2019 to 30/09/2020
 
Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses

Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses

Exhibition

LYNDA BENGLIS | IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES
22/11/2019 - 15/03/2020
Museum of Cycladic Art | Stathatos Mansion
Curated by Dr. David Anfam
OPENING
21 November 2019, 19.00
NEON is pleased to present Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. The guest curator is the distinguished writer, critic and art historian, Dr. David Anfam.

21 November, 2019 to 15 March, 2020
Info: 

Devoted to Lynda Benglis’s highly original and prolific output in diverse media, this is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in a country that has played a major role in her life and vision: Greece. Spanning half a century from 1969 onwards, the select survey of thirty-six sculptures – amounting to a concise retrospective – will occupy the intimate spaces of the Stathatos Mansion, displaying a wide spectrum of Benglis’s materials, imagery and ideas. The show also presents three key ancient artefacts generously lent by the Museum of Cycladic Art itself.

In the Realm of the Senses celebrates a maverick artist who began as a female pioneer of Post-Minimalism in the late 1960s and still creates with exuberance in the twenty-first century. Describing Benglis’s first wax reliefs as early as 1968, the New York gallerist and critic Klaus Kertess noted that “skin, pull, sensuousness” ranked among her primary concerns. Such intense corporeal sensations extend to the present – as Benglis’s sculpture constantly shifts between fixity and movement, nature and flesh, with both grace and provocative boldness.

Venue: 
Museum of Cycladic Art | Stathatos Mansion
Hours: 
Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00 Tuesday: closed
Tickets: 
FREE GUIDED TOURS Wednesday : 12:00 – 13:00 Thursday: 18:30 – 19:30 (registration required)
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21/11/2019 to 15/03/2020
 
LULU

LULU

Theatre

With his two explosive texts, Earth Spirit and Pandora‘s Box (subsequently famous under the common title Lulu), German playwright Frank Wedekind revolutionized the theatre of his age and liberated the dark instincts of the bourgeoisie, which had been trapped for centuries in the vastness of human subconscious. Wedekind was a risky tightrope walker, standing alone and far higher than any of his predecessors or contemporaries. To the hypocrisy of the ruling class he would devote one obituary after the other. His plays, branded as obscene and pornographic, could see the light of the stage only heavily censored. In an era where women were covered from head to toe, his female roles would strip naked and involve themselves in vibrantly erotic scenes, even with characters from the same sex. He showed unmasked violence, prostitution and drug use. He wrote in a new, candid language, with short scenes and sharp dialogues, in which each word crashed into the next one, sounding like a verbal exchange of heavy gunfire.

Lulu herself enthralls audiences with her genuine vitality, her unbridled eroticism, her natural intelligence and her unsolvable mystery. She is the epitome of wild nature in all its beauty and horror. No one can own, control or subdue her, not even the cruelest of animal tamers. Her enigma lies in her ability to embody perfectly and with the uttermost innocence all images projected on her: child, virgin, wife, mistress, femme fatale, mother, lover, whore; the list is endless. She does not identify with the roles she is given by her male or female persecutors, but plays them and with them. She can be Nelli, Eva, Mignon, Katya, or any other fantastic or mythical creature, however, under all these masks she always remains Lulu. But who is Lulu, what is Lulu? She is Heaven and Hell, Eros and Thanatos, a force of nature, a figment of the imagination, all women and all notions of womanhood. But how can one even begin to conceive, let alone know, such a creature? All around her, a spectacular array of male and female figures, named by Wedekind himself “monsters”, perform all kinds of circus-, burlesque-, and melodramatic numbers, in their desperate attempt to solve the big riddle. Dante’s Purgatory is a fairy tale compared to this dangerous plunge into the unfathomable depths of sexuality, this chilling tragicomedy of human psychopathology, that reflects with dazzling accuracy and razor-sharp humor the darker side of human existence.

27 November, 2019 to 12 January, 2020
Info: 

The production, which opens at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation on November 6th 2019, boasts a formidable cast (mentioned in alphabetical order): Konstantinos Avarikiotis, Karyofyllia Karabeti, Andreas Konstantinou, Giorgos Biniaris, Alkistis Poulopoulou, Akis Sakellariou, Haris Frangoulis, and Nikos Hatzopoulos.

Adapted and directed by the internationally acclaimed director Yannis Houvardas, sets by Eva Manidaki, costumes by Ioanna Tsami, music by Thodoris Economou, and lighting by Lefteris Pavlopoulos. Greek translation by Yorgos Depastas. Assistant to the Director Irini Fanarioti.

Wed. 20:30
Thur. 20:30
Fri. 20:30
Sun. 20:30
Sat. 18:00 & 21:00

Duration: 130‘ (2 hours and ten minutes) – No interval

Suitable for children aged 16 or over . The performance contains inappropriate language and scenes of violence.

Sounds of gunshots are heard during the performance .

ATTENTION!

After a request of the director and the production,

the audience that will arrive late would be able to enter the theatre

STRICTLY

during the one-minute pause that will be held after the first 5 minutes of the performance.

After the pause; no entry to the performance will be accepted.

Thank you for your understanding.

Organization / Production: 
Performing Arts
Venue: 
Theatre Hall
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
2 hours & 10 minutes
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/lulu/?lang=en
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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27/11/2019 to 12/01/2020
 
Light Installations at the Stavros Niarchos Park

Light Installations at the Stavros Niarchos Park

Installations

Four new light installations by leading artists, turn the SNFCC’s Stavros Niarchos Park into a futuristic Christmas setting.

30 November, 2019 to 6 January, 2020
Info: 

 

Once again this Christmas, four new light installations by leading artists, are presented for the first time in Greece, turning the SNFCC’s Stavros Niarchos Park into a futuristic Christmas setting.

Take a winter stroll in an electrified, dream-like atmosphere in the Mediterranean Garden, the Great Lawn, the Labyrinth; explore the interplay of light and sound, nature and beauty, science and art, engaging with the interactive installations. Walk through, hide inside, activate them, take a photo, take a selfie! Play and discover new dimensions of sound and light, which will dazzle young and old. The light installations will be in operation daily from 30/11/19 to 06/01/20, from 17.00 until the Stavros Niarchos Park’s closing time. (Until 20/12, Monday to Thursday, the Park will be closing at 10 pm, whereas Friday to Sunday, it will be closing at midnight. From 21/12 to 06/01, the Park will be open daily until midnight).

 

Large Pendulum Wave
Ivo Schoofs, Netherlands

As part of the imposing Large Pendulum Wave, a series of 15 illuminated pendulums are suspended at a height of 12m. All of them are lifted up and then simultaneously released to fly freely, as visitors enjoy a fascinating dance show that oscillates between harmony and chaos, gravity being its only driving force! A spectacular combination of the poetry of math and the beauty of physics, this is the visual interpretation of a physical phenomenon demonstrating how nature translates a mathematical sequence into choreographic delight.

Through his large-scale audiovisual installations, Ivo Schoofs (b. 1972) offers spectators an experience of the forces of natural movement through science and technology. He describes his work as “a celebration of movement in its most natural occurrence”.

The installation was made possible with support from: Gemeente Eindhoven, Mondriaan Fonds, IBS Precision Engineering, Philips Valmont Structures, OMT Solutions, Moesasji, Leffe Goldstein.

30/11-06/01 | GREAT LAWN

 

 

Wave-Field
Lateral Office / CS Design
Mitchell Akiyama, Canada

Having travelled to many countries around the world, Wave-Field is coming to the Stavros Niarchos Park, inviting SNFCC’s visitors to play and get creative, while exploring different sonic dimensions of space.

Acoustic, illuminated see-saws, each with its own music idiom and “idiosyncrasy”, await for you to play with them, in a sensory playground from the future. When set into motion, the see-saws erupt into an impromptu composition, each time evoking a unique soundscape.

This project is the result of a collaboration between Lateral Office Architects, CS Design lighting and the Canadian composer and visual artist Mitchell Akiyama.

Also contributed: Generique Design, Robocut, EGP Group, Wireframe and L4 Studio.

30/11-06/01 | PINE GROVE

 

Infinite Support
Light Art Collection, LightForm, Netherlands

A collective comprising four artists and close friends, LightForm have translated their ideas about friendship into a beautiful light oject in Infinite Support.

The installation consists of two large luminous drop-shaped ‘nests’ that help each other stay upright. The audience can hide within or interact with the multiple mirrors, exploring an unusual sensation of depth.

These mirrors symbolize real friendship: a bond that, according to LightForm, knows no limits. 

LightForm are Daniel Thomassen, Raoul van der Ploeg, Dorus van Lieshout and Ivar Posthumus.

30/11-06/01 | MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

 

The Pool
Jen Lewin, U.S.A

Jen Lewin is a New-York-based light sculptor whose installations share with audiences sensational images of rare natural beauty that have touched the artist. In The Pool she has been inspired by the thousands of luminous ponds of light left behind by the ebb on a moonlit Australian beach.

Lewin conjures this magical memory in an environment of giant, concentric circles created from dozens of interactive circular pads where play and collaborative movement create mesmerizing patterns of shifting and fading colors.

Since premiering at the legendary Burning Man Festival in Nevada in 2008, The Pool has traveled to over 40 major cities and light festivals in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia.

30/11-06/01 | LABYRINTH

 

Free admission

SNFCC’s light installations come to life through the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Venue: 
Stavros Niarchos Park
Hours: 
17.00
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30/11/2019 to 06/01/2020
 
Christmas Factory

Christmas Factory

Christmas Festival

The most colorful, sweet, unique Christmas Factory is ready to start in just 3,2,1......!!

A fairytale scene will be ready for you to wander in the most beautiful Christmas market in Athens!

Be there! Everybody else will!

30 November, 2019 to 5 January, 2020
Info: 

When: 30 November 2019 - 05 January 2020
Where:Technopolis City of Athens

Hours: 
11.00 - 00.00
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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30/11/2019 to 05/01/2020
 
Don Carlo

Don Carlo

Opera

One of the most important operas of Verdi’s mature period returns to the GNO: Don Carlo, based on Friedrich Schiller’s play of the same title, shall be presented in its Italian five-act version (Modena, 1886), directed by the great British director and former artistic director of London’s Royal National Theatre Sir Nicholas Hytner, with sets and costumes by Bob Crowley. A co-production of the Royal Opera House, London, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Norwegian National Opera (Oslo).

8 December, 2019 to 5 January, 2020
Info: 

Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

PREMIER 9 December 2019
08, 13, 15, 19, 21, 28 Dec 2019
02, 05 Jan 2020

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Italian Opera Cycle

Starts at: 19.00 (Sundays: 18.30)

A co-production of the Royal Opera House, London, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Norwegian National Opera (Oslo)
*The Italian 5-act version is presented (Modena version, 1886)

Conductor: Philippe Auguin
Director: Sir Nicholas Hytner
Revival director: Daniel Dooner
Sets, costumes: Bob Crowley
Movement: Scarlett Mackmin
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos
Swordsmen Movement: Terry King
Photo credits: Catherine Ashmore

Filippo II
Alexander Vinogradov

Don Carlo
Marcelo Puente

Rodrigo
Tassis Christoyannis (8, 15, 21, 28/12)
Dimitri Platanias (13, 19/12 & 2, 5/1)

The Grand Inquisitor
Rafal Siwek

A monk
Dimitris Kassioumis

Elisabeth of Valois
Barbara Frittoli (8, 13, 15, 19, 21/12)
Cellia Costea (28/12 & 2, 5/1)

Princess Eboli
Ekaterina Gubanova (8, 13, 15, 19, 21/12)
Elena Zhidkova (28/12 & 2, 5/1)

Tebaldo
Miranda Makrynioti

The Count of Lerma / Herald
Yannis Kavouras

Voice from the Sky
Niki Haziraki

6 representatives of Flanders
Nikos Karagiaouris, Maxim Klonovsky, Tasos Lazarou, Nikos Masourakis, Andreas Metaxas, Marinos Tarnanas

6 monks
Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Giorgos Matthaiakakis, Kostas Panagopoulos, Giorgos Papadimitriou, Spyros Sokos, Dionisos Tsantinis

With the GNO Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists

Ticket prices: 15, 20, 35, 40, 50, 55, 60, 90 euros
Students, children: 15 euros
Limited visibility seats: 10 euros
*Limited number of tickets of 2 euros, as part of the "One for One" programme.

One of the most important operas of Verdi’s mature period returns to the GNO: Don Carlo, based on Friedrich Schiller’s play of the same title, shall be presented in its Italian five-act version (Modena, 1886), directed by the great British director and former artistic director of London’s Royal National Theatre Sir Nicholas Hytner, with sets and costumes by Bob Crowley. A co-production of the Royal Opera House, London, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Norwegian National Opera (Oslo).

It is a grandiose opera full of impressive arias, duets and compelling ensembles, but at the same time also a work with deeply human characters, who struggle to achieve a balance between their feelings and duty. Its multi-level political dimension, with the conflict between secular power and church, and, at the same time, between liberalism and absolutism, was of particular interest to Verdi, especially at a time when the modern Italian state was being formed.

The performance will be conducted by the celebrated conductor and artist in residence at the GNO for the 2019/20 season Philippe Auguin, starring an internationally acclaimed cast of renowned soloists.

Venue: 
Stavros Niarchos Hall / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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08/12/2019 to 05/01/2020
 
Salty fields

Salty fields

Exhibition

An exhibition of the artists Aggeliki Loi and Dimitra Skandali.

10 December, 2019 to 29 March, 2020
Info: 

The "Salty fields" exhibition of the artists Aggeliki Loi and Dimitra Skandali develops a distinct issue about the world of the Sea, presenting works of contemporary art (installations, constructions, painting and mixed-technique works) inspired by the Seaweeds.
On the opening day, Tuesday 10 December, at 20.30, Dimitra Skandali will present an interactive performance.

Venue: 
16 Herakleidon Str.
Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
Just with the permanent exhibition ticket
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10/12/2019 to 29/03/2020
 
THESEUS AND MINOTAUR

THESEUS AND MINOTAUR

Theatre

After “the Expedition of the Argonauts”, Karmen Rouggeri and Christina Kouloumpi direct the myth of Theseus and Minotaur at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation for the 2019-2020 season. Children and adults will follow the route of the well-loved hero of our mythology, in a subtle and detailed performance.

About the play:

The crown Prince of Athens, Theseus, after finding out that he is the son of Aegeus, the king of Athens, takes the sandals and the sword that his father had left for him under a big rock and starts his journey from Troizina to Athens in order to meet him. Despite the advice of his mother to travel by boat, he opted to go on land.

He wanted to follow a more difficult and arduous path, in order to get rid of the criminals and the muggers that overran the area, having as a role model Hercules and his labours.

Our play is divided into two parts.

In the first part, which includes the route of Theseus from Troizina to Athens, it was decided to have an Aristophanic approach on the direction and the stage design, in order to avoid the difficult scenes for the young audience.

The second part comprises of:

1. The journey of Theseus to Crete that will be presented with an impressive scenic design, by creating a sea world on stage.

2. The palace of Minos and the prominent labyrinth, where Theseus will take the clew from Princess Ariadne in order to reach Minotaur and succeed in his greatest labour.

The play will be accompanied by Cretan lyra, mantinades(Cretan lyrical poems), dance and traditional Cretan songs.

11 December, 2019 to 5 April, 2020
Info: 

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation : 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78 Tel.: +30 210 341 8550

The play will be presented with English surtitles

Day and time:

Every Sunday at 11:00 & 14:00 and weekdays for school visits

Duration: 2 hours(with an interval)

Starting date: Sunday 10 November 2019

End Date: Sunday 5 April 2019

Ticket Prices:
General admission: 12€ (children and adults)
Reduced admission: 10€

Presale Ticket Points:

At the MCF Ticket Offices: 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78

From Monday to Friday 11:00-14:00 and 1 hour before the beginning of each performance

At the ticket office of Ticket services: 39, Panepistimiou Str. Athens,

(Monday & Friday 09:00 – 20:00, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:00 – 15:00).

At PUBLIC stores: (opening hours).

By phone: Ticket services Call Center-0030 210 7234567

(Monday & Friday 09:00 – 20:00, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:00 – 15:00)

Online booking:

· www.ticketservices.gr

· tickets.public.gr

Organization / Production: 
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Venue: 
THEATRE
Language: 
greek
Duration: 
100 minutes
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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11/12/2019 to 05/04/2020
 
Revolution: Demons / The Great Sinners - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Revolution: Demons / The Great Sinners - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Theater

Direction: Constatinos Hatzis

Premiere: Friday 13 December

Raskolnikov, Stavrogin, Smerdyakov and Ivan Karamazov confront their sins, come face to face with their own truth, destroy themselves and reach the depths of their existence. Against them Porfíriy, Tikhon and Devil. These great sinners derived from the masterpieces of the great Russian author, meet at this new performance, the one after the other their truth or more precisely their punishment. Constantinos Hatzis continues his study on the work of the great novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. Just after the end of the performances of Demons/The Grand Inquisitor and four years after the great success of The Great Sinners (2015 at MCF), the young director indulges again in the principal characters of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

“We pass from the “Demons” , a novel that announces in a predictive way the revolution that pursued in Russia, to the inner “revolution” of the great sinners. This journey reveals the true human nature. The man stripped down to the bone in front of his own self. The performance has a great cast of talented actors: Giorgos Papapavlou, Theoharis Ioannidis, Nikos Manesis, Constantinos Hatzis and Giannis Hortis. During the performance is played a song “The Dream” especially composed for the play by Nikos Xydakis and based upon the poetry of Georgios Vizyinos.

The heroes that we met at Demons coexist with the heroes of The Great Sinners, in a new approach. The Great Sinners is an original readaptation- composition of Giannis Haritodiplomenos and Constantinos Hatzis. It consists of passages of the top works of Dostoevsky “Crime and Punishment”, “Demons”, “The Brothers Karamazov”. The precise, sarcastic and demonic humor of Dostoyevsky provides what is needed for this great confrontation through a game of relationships and self-consciousness and primarily though the “humorous” situation of human existence. Where does it lead this relentless journey? In finding God or in finding faith?

13 December, 2019 to 9 February, 2020
Info: 

Cast and Crew

Adaptation-Rendering-Text editing: Constantinos Hatzis, Giannis Haritodiplomenos

Direction – Set Installation: Constantinos Hatzis

Original Music Composition: Nikos Xydakis

Costumes: Miranda Dempsey

Movement: Angelos Papadopoulos

Production Management: Kostantina Aggeletou

Assistant Director: Marilia Mitrousi

Actors (in alphabetical order):

Stavrogin, Devil : Theoharis Ioannidis

Porfíriy, Tikhon: Constantinos Hatzis

Satov, Smerdyakov: Giannis Hortis

Kyrillov: Nikos Manesis

Raskolnikov, Ivan Karamazov: Giorgos Papapavlou

During the performance Constantinos Hatzis plays live on piano parts of the works Toccata in d minor (Prokofiev) and Totentanz (List).

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (206, Piraeus Str. Tavros, Athens)

At the specially configured underground hall

Starting on 13/12/2019 for a limited number of performances

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 21.00

Organization / Production: 
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Venue: 
THEATRE
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
-
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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13/12/2019 to 09/02/2020
 
STUDIOS 2019 / Territorial displacements

STUDIOS 2019 / Territorial displacements

exhibition

STUDIOS 2019
«Territorial displacements»
17 December 2019 - 12 January 2020

The new artistic directory of T.A.F. / the art foundation hosts the yearly exhibition STUDIOS, first presented in 2011.The exhibition series showcases the works of selected graduates from the Athens School of Fine Arts.

This year's title of the exhibition "Territorial displacements" is inspired by the French philosopher’s Gaston Bachelard idea of phenomenology. The works of the exhibition attempt to change our perception of the image and view itself through new spatial conjugations. Poetic images, which have not been yet re-lived, invite the viewer to act, to ponder, to dream beyond the boundaries of the common. Each newly-set image is associated with an archetype existing in one’s individual consciousness.

The spatial conditions defined by the artists in the show influence consciousness itself and the subjective - poetic interpretation of the space, the environment, the metropolis itself and its conditions. The works create spaces of "translation" on the conditions of viewing, on our relationship with them and the flow starting from the base, the ground, the root. Ground defines the paths and the new directions of the body and the experience of the viewer. The visualization of the works creates shifts in space through a personal psycho-geography redefining thus our relationship with materiality and the earth’s points .

Participating artists: Stefania Amplianiti, Nikolaos Bampatsias, Christie Bucaj, Elpida Frageskidou, Kleitia Kokalari, Νikolaos Komiotis,, Eirini Anastasia Ntioudi, Chloé Paré.
Curators: Rallou Avramidou – Μargarita Kataga
The performance of Elpida Fragkeskidou and Chloé Paré will be held in the gallery at 20.30 The DJ set by Kafka (Κaterina Kafetzi / Kafka Takes Notes) follows: 21.00 - 00.00

17 December, 2019 to 12 January, 2020
Info: 

Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 17 December, 20.00
Exhibition duration: 17 December 2019 - 12 January 2020
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 12.00-20.00 (Closed 25,26/12/2019 & 1,6/1/2020)
Address: Normanou 5, Monastiraki
Free entrance
Communication sponsors:
https://www.culturenow.gr/
https://www.forfreegr.com/

Hours: 
Monday - Sunday 12.00-20.00 (Closed 25,26/12/2019 & 1,6/1/2020)
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17/12/2019 to 12/01/2020