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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 25 December, 2020
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 25/12/2020
 
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
 
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
 
Yannis Pappas: Τhe German Occupation

Yannis Pappas: Τhe German Occupation

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

19 October, 2019 to 31 May, 2020
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On his return from the war front and throughout the German Occupation, Yannis Pappas lived in his studio in the neighbourhood of Zografou. Confronted with general wretchedness and personal loss, he dedicated himself to work in search of hope and spiritual cohesion, followingan inner silent path.

The exhibition is presented in The Yannis Pappas Studio, in dialogue with the permanent exhibition which remains in situ – true snapshots of a long life focused on the Human.

Guided tours will take place on 19 and 20 October at 11:00 as part of the October 12, 1944. Free Athens art walk in Zografou.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / The Yannis Pappas Studio
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
19/10/2019 - 31/05/2020
Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday - Sunday:10:00 - 14:00
Tickets: 
Admission free
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19/10/2019 to 31/05/2020
 
The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

The lost statue of Athena Parthenos

gallery talks

The Acropolis Museum brings to life, digitally, the statue of Athena Parthenos. Made of gold and ivory, this masterpiece was designed by Phidias for the Parthenon. The Museum invites you on a walk of knowledge about its construction materials and techniques, its myths and allegories, its radiance and its adventures.

9 November, 2019 to 13 June, 2020
Info: 

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

Venue: 
Parthenon Gallery, third floor
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
50 minutes
Hours: 
English: Every Saturday at 11 a.m. - Greek: Every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Tickets: 
Only the general admission fee (€5) to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Wheelchair accessible
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09/11/2019 to 13/06/2020
 
An elephant in the room

An elephant in the room

Theater for kids

Where do the memories go when we forget them? And how do you get around a world that insists on forgetting? What do elderly people look like? But what does a child care about all this! Unless someone forgets his birthday ...

A chamber theater with surreal shades and live music. A tender, contemporary work that touches on the subject of memory loss with humor and empathy and, presenting the relationships of three generations within the family, shows how creative thinking and play can - in a very fun way - bridge the gap between us!

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
Info: 

for kids 3 - 9 years old
Every Sunday at 11:30

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Lecture Hall of the Society’s Music Library
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
11:30
Tickets: 
€ 10,00, € 8,00 (for groups of 15 people), € 6,00 (for reservation for schools, info: 210 86 65 144 & 210 86 74 657)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Avgw

Avgw

Theater for kids

Baby theater for children
from 10 months to 3 years
From January 5 and every Sunday at 10:30

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
Info: 

Infants from the age of 10 months (!) Up to 3 years old, will experience an unforgettable sensual experience, in a spectacle where talking seems unnecessary, every Sunday morning at 10:30!

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Multipurpose Room is located at the premises of The Friends of Music Society inside the Athens Concert Hall
Duration: 
40'
Hours: 
Sunday, 10:30
Tickets: 
€ 8,00 (infants, kids, for groups of 15) € 10,00 (adults)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Turn off the light!

Turn off the light!

Theater for kids

Turn off the light!
for children 4-10 years old 4-10 ετών

Every Sunday at 15:30

5 January, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
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The latest, subversive work of the well-known KOPERNIKOS theater group, which impressed the public last year, will take over the Children's Library of the Music Library this year.
"Turn off the light!" promises us a unique adventure with atmosphere, humor and suspense!

Organization / Production: 
Megaron the Athens Concert Hall
Venue: 
Lecture Hall of the Society’s Music Library
Language: 
greek
Hours: 
15:30
Tickets: 
€ 10,00, € 8,00 (for groups of 15 people), € 6,00 (for reservation for schools, info: 210 86 65 144 & 210 86 74 657)
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05/01/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Picasso: Blue and Rose Period

Picasso: Blue and Rose Period

Installation

An audiovisual journey to Pablo Picasso’s early career (1900–1907) through a multimedia installation that lets visitors experience the great artist’s oeuvre and provides a colorful historical panorama of the period.

 

3 February, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
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Two interactive books combine the tactile experience of printed illustrations and the infinite possibilities of digital media. Their content focuses on Picasso’s stylistic evolution during a seven-year period (1900–1907) that paved the way for the emergence of cubism.

Printed words are fused with moving images activated by touching specific spots in the books. Visitors can activate images of galleries, studios, restaurants by tapping on areas on a map of Paris, touch the screen to change color palettes in paintings, or display Picasso’s preliminary studies. Brief audio clips complement the moving images in a rich multisensory experience.

Moreover, a film traces in ten different sections the historical context in which Picasso lived and worked. The film traces historical events between 1900 and 1907 and their impact on the artist’s life. Period footage shot in Paris, Barcelona and Gosol immerses viewers into the atmosphere of the times; close-ups of masterpieces trace Picasso’s creative evolution; bilingual captions in English and Greek draw parallels between his life and his art.

This production follows the exhibition The Young Picasso, held at the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Concept & realization of the books and film: iart in collaboration with Fondation Beyeler
 

Opening hours:

03/02 – 12/04
Monday – Friday 13.00 – 22.00
Saturday – Sunday 9.00 – 22.00

13/04 – 26/04
Monday – Sunday 9.00 – 22.00

27/04 – 31/05
Monday – Friday 13.00 – 22.00
Saturday – Sunday 9.00 – 22.00

Up to 10 participants per 30 minutes

Free admission by online pre-registration

Pre-registration for 06/02-13/02 will be available from Tuesday 04/02 
Pre-registration for 14/02-21/02 will be available from Tuesday 11/02 at 12.00
Pre-registration for 22/02-29/02 will be available from Tuesday 18/02 at 12.00

 

Photo Credits: © Succession Picasso 2020
- Autoportrait, 1901
- Famille de saltimbanques avec un singe, 1905

Hours: 
13.00-22.00
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03/02/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Theatrical guided tour: Have a gas!

Theatrical guided tour: Have a gas!

Exhibition

A theatrical tour in English

...to have a thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable and amusing time!

Through a novel theatrical tour led by an actor, the gasworks, which provided the city of Athens with energy and lighting for 130 years, comes to life. A unique historical site of great industrial heritage becomes a living museum where the buildings, the streets, the machinery and their surroundings become the natural setting of this …unexpected walking tour, enriched with a theatrical performance! You will definitely experience a fascinating time travel as the expert guide breathes life into various characters and their stories from the factory’s foundation in the 1850s until today. Following the gas production line, from coal loading to gas measurement, and its technological advances, we stimulate our senses: we smell the factory’s odors, we listen to people’s stories, we get in touch with the old machinery and we admire the historical treasures of the gas world.

Performer: Yiannis Askaroglou, “Anemomiloi” theater group

Keep in mind that:

Theatrical tours are performed in English and last 60 minutes.
Tours are available for groups of 10-30 persons
If you would like to request a theatrical guided tour for a group, please call (+30) 213 010 9325 or email gasmuseum@athens-technopolis.gr
Price per person: 15€ (entrance included)
Well, let’s have a gas together!

About the Museum

The Industrial Gas Museum (IGM) is a unique historical site of great industrial heritage and is located in Technopolis City of Athens, an open city center cultural heritage site. IGM is a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums), ERIH (European Route of Industrial Heritage) and the Network of Museums and Cultural Institutions of Athens. IGM: 1 path, 6 buildings and 13 stops! Follow the gas production line, admire the mechanical equipment and learn about the workers’ role in the old plant.

16 February, 2020 to 7 June, 2020
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Watchtower

Go to the top floor of the New Watergas building and enjoy a breathtaking 360° view to the city!

A Tour for the Senses

Come to the IGM and find out what’s in the yellow boxes! Learn the history of the old gasworks through the magical world of the senses.

Guided tours

In English and French for groups of 10-30 persons (upon request)

Industrial Gas Museum Shop

Unique gifts, souvenirs, jewellery and books for children and grown-ups, inspired by the old gasworks.
*Special offers for groups.

Café

Discover the new menu and enjoy a coffee, drink or a snack in a unique industrial space in the city centre, at Technopolis City of Athens café.
*Special offers for groups.

Sky Walk

Climb, balance and… sharpen your wits on Sky Walk, an ultramodern action park, in complete safety.

Hours: 
12:00 13:00, 13:00 - 14:00
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16/02/2020 to 07/06/2020
 
Τhe School of Athens: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Τhe School of Athens: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

20 February, 2020 to 17 May, 2020
Info: 

Rafael’s fresco “The School of Athens” is an ambition; a utopian vision of a free, open, informal, and common space for learning. It is an in-between space. Neither inside nor outside, not quite a room, but also not simply a space for circulation. It is not a classroom, and yet we see scholars and students debating, teaching, and studying.

Although we typically think of learning taking place in the classroom, educators and architects have recognized for thousands of years that learning also takes place in the space between; in the hallways, on the stairs, at the café, in the quad – the spaces we call the academic commons. Socrates taught in the Agora. Plato founded his Academy in the olive grove outside of Athens and often taught while walking. Medieval colleges were organized around a communal courtyard and 20th century universities are filled with generous circulation corridors that double as informal learning spaces.

The School of Athens exhibition showcases physical models of seventy different academic common spaces from across history and around the world, both realized and unrealized. All models are printed at the same scale - 1:200 - and show only the portion of the university that we have identified as the academic commons, excluding all of the other closed spaces like classrooms and offices. By no means canonical or complete, this work is an ongoing and evolving research project – an ever expanding spatial atlas of the architecture of the academic commons.

Curated by NEIHEISER ARGYROS, The School of Athens at the Benaki Museum continues and expands the research exhibited at the Greek National Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and forms a collaboration between students of the National Technical University in Athens (NTUA) and the Architectural Association (AA) in London.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
20/02/2020 - 17/05/2020
Hours: 
Thursday - Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday - Saturday:10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 7, € 3,5 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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20/02/2020 to 17/05/2020
 
Michael Prodanou: Works

Michael Prodanou: Works

Exhibition

The Benaki Museum, in accordance with the recent announcement by the Ministry of Culture for the safeguard of public health, will remain closed for the public until Monday 30 March.

More information at http://bit.ly/2IAcnzA.

7 March, 2020 to 24 May, 2020
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Prodanou’s paintings show passion, figures with other figures, strengths and weaknesses, all part of the human condition.

During his architectural school years and practice, Michael Prodanou dealt with proportion, volume, and space, as well as technical issues relating to building construction. When he started drawing figures, the technical issues became less important and he dealt with composition, movement, and emotion, issues not usually related to architecture. He also decided that he wasn’t just drawing the figure in front of him, but more importantly, he was drawing what the figure was doing. Prodanou was less interested in academic skill, but more in showing the dynamics of the pose and responding to it on a personal level. Expressing that energy with different levels of marks and tools, charcoal and water, cloth and sponge, became his main goal. Add paint and colour, and that is the ignition that elevates the drawing to a different level of interest and emotion.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / 138 Pireos St.
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
07/03/2020-24/05/2020
Hours: 
Thursday-Sunday:10:00-18:00, Friday-Saturday:10:00-22:00, Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tickets: 
€ 5, € 2,5 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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07/03/2020 to 24/05/2020
 
Plato's Cave

Plato's Cave

Theatre

Join us for a playful stroll from the Ancient Agora to the Herakleidon Museum. Walk with us through the alleyways of Thissio while Hesiod’s poem Theogony unfolds. Follow our actors to Herakleidon Museum’s yard to play the Plato’s Cave allegory. Enjoy a private tour of the Museum’s exhibits. Form a circle and dance to the ancient rhythms. Live the myth! www.thegreekstory.com

Walk with us through the picturesque alley’s of Thissio and get ready for the myth of Theogony to be replayed before your eyes. Our stroll will lead to the museum Herakleidon. There, you will be treated with “nectar” (cold herbal tea), before the main act – “The allegory of Plato’s Cave” – unfolds. Through this experience you will gain a deeper understanding of the allegory. We will help you see beyond the shadows, towards the true essence of being.

Such an apocalypse calls for an ancient greek dance! Let’s celebrate life… in a dancing circle! Sit back, reflect and discuss, with ancient Greek sweets (ancient recipes: of course ;-)).

Now let’s leave the magnificent pebbled courtyard of the museum and see what the first floor has to offer us…”EUREKA”. This exhibition “Automata” presents reproductions of famous automated ancient machines, which were used to predict physical phenomena or just to impress others. Our actors will showcase the use of the most known specimens, such us the walking robot of Hero and Philo, and the Antikythera Mechanism. Let us show you how diachronic the ancient wisdom is and how you can savour the best of it.

The event is written and directed by the well-known theatrical director Nikos Amoyntzas. Our greek master and author Eleni Orithia Koulizaki has curated the details of the event to ensure the historical accuracy of the participatory play. The event is produced by Effrosyni Charami and Nikos Amoyntzas.

Inclusions
Water, cold herbal tea, sweet treats
Entry/Admission – Museum Herakleidon
Departure & Return
Departure point: Central Athens, Thissio metro station (green line)

Meeting Point: Thissio metro station
Return point: Herakleidon Museum, Iraklidon 16, Athina 11851. The Museum is in walking distance from Thissio metro station (green line).

Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 5:30pm June, July, August of 2020
Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 3:30pm May, September of 2020

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. This event is appropriate for teenagers over the age of 14. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
The play will be held in English, a basic knowledge of the language is required.
Recording (audiotaping or videotaping) during the performance is not allowed.
There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if group capacity is not met or due to rainy weather. In the event of such an occurrence, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
This group activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

Plato’s Cave event is held for the causes of ΕΝ.Π.ΑΝ. (Associations for Culture & Development)

Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

4 May, 2020 to 29 September, 2020
Info: 

Join us for a playful stroll from the Ancient Agora to the Herakleidon Museum. Walk with us through the alleyways of Thissio while Hesiod’s poem Theogony unfolds. Follow our actors to Herakleidon Museum’s yard to play the Plato’s Cave allegory. Enjoy a private tour of the Museum’s exhibits. Form a circle and dance to the ancient rhythms. Live the myth! www.thegreekstory.com

Organization / Production: 
ΕΝΠΑΝ
Venue: 
Herakleidon Museum
Language: 
English
Duration: 
2,5
Hours: 
Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 5:30pm June, July, August of 2020, Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 3:30pm May, September of 2020
Tickets: 
110 euros per person
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04/05/2020 to 29/09/2020
 
Robert McCabe - Katerina Lymperopoulou: ‘’The Last Monk of Strofades’’

Robert McCabe - Katerina Lymperopoulou: ‘’The Last Monk of Strofades’’

Exhibition

Under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

On Wednesday 13 May 2020 the Benaki Museum welcomes the exhibition Robert McCabe – Katerina Lymperopoulou ‘The last monk of Strofades’. Since museums in Greece remain temporarily closed, a video marks the opening of the exhibition, offering to public an online experience through unique shots of the works and the exhibition space. As soon as museums reopen and until 13 September 2020, the exhibition will welcome visitors at the S. & E. Costopoulos Gallery at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture.

While museums in Greece remain temporarily closed, the public may experience the exhibition through unique shots of the works and the exhibition space at benaki.org/Strofades.

14 May, 2020 to 13 September, 2020
Info: 

The exhibition refers to the history of a monastic complex (a fortified monastery) of unique historical, architectural and cultural significance dating back to the 13th century. This complex dominates a secluded corner of the Ionian Sea, a small island – just one-third the length of a typical airport runway. It is the islet of Stamfani in the Strofades complex. Despite its diminutive size, the island has a unique history and preserves rich flora and fauna, thank to its remarkable geological features.

Today, this monumental complex poses a huge challenge for Greece. Decisions must be taken promptly. The monastery is in critical condition, with an urgent need for restoration after two catastrophic earthquakes. The next one could spell the end of it. The island has strong links with St Dionysios, who served as a monk starting in 1568 and at his request was buried there. But in 1717 his relics and the seat of the monastery were “temporarily” transferred to neighboring Zakynthos after the monks were slaughtered during a brutal raid.

Could the complex come to life again as a functioning monastery?

Photographs selected by Robert McCabe and research by a team of experts organized by Katerina Lymperopoulou bring the island and its issues to life. The exhibition is in a sense a tribute to the last monk of the Strofades, who maintained the complex basically alone for almost 38 years and was a compelling but lonely voice for its restoration. In addition to Stamfani’s human history the exhibition will illuminate its remarkable and unexpected rôle in the natural world as an important migratory bird station and the site of one of the most significant forests in western Greece.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
14/05/2020 - 13/09/2020
Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:10:00-18:00 Thursday:10:00-00:00 Sunday:10:00-16:00 Closed on Tuesday
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 6 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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14/05/2020 to 13/09/2020
 
PLATFORMS PROJECT NET

PLATFORMS PROJECT NET

visual arts art fair

platforms project NET Aliki project by TIDAL FLOW ART
Tidal flow's art participation in PLATFORMS PROJECT NET 2020 by title Aliki Project

14 May, 2020 to 31 May, 2020
Info: 

Η Tidal Flow Art οργάνωσε γαι δευετρη φορά (μετα την προηγουμενη δραση της με τον τιτλο fleves project) μία ακόμη ενδιαφέρουσα Εικαστική και Περιβαλλοντική Παρέμβαση στη περιοχή της Αλυκής Αιγίου (υγροβιοτοπος σε περιοχη χαρακτηρισμενη NATURA) . Οι εικαστικοί που αποτελούν εκ νέου την ομάδα της Tidal Flow Art κλήθηκαν να καθαρίσουν την παράκτια περιοχή της λίμνης της Αλυκής Αιγίου με σκοπό την επι τόπου διερεύνηση της ανθρώπινης επέμβασης στο περιβάλλον της λίμνης (20 Οκτωβριου 2019). Συνέλεξαν απορρίματα τα οποία αποτέλεσαν το υλικό για τη δημιουργία εικαστικών έργων. Η εκθεση των εργων με τιτλο aliki project θα παρουσιαστει στο περιπτερο 21 στις platforms project
curator: Τζέννυ Τσουμπρή

Organization / Production: 
PLATFORMS PROJECT NET
Venue: 
INTERNET
Language: 
ENGLISH-GREEK
Duration: 
MAY 14TH TO 31ST 2020
Hours: 
a15 Day long
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14/05/2020 to 31/05/2020
 
Anthropocene On Hold

Anthropocene On Hold

Visual Arts

ANTHROPOCENE ON HOLD: PCAI’s online group exhibition opens on May 14, 2020

20 international visual artists address the impact of a global pandemic on art ecosystems and earth’s resilience and sustainability

James Bridle, Ionian Bisai & Sotiris Tsiganos, Matthias Fritsch, Kyriaki Goni, Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller, Hypercomf, Rindon Johnson, Evi Kalogiropoulou, Lito Kattou, Bianca Kennedy and the Swan Collective, Marcin Liminowicz & Trang Ha, Charly Nijensohn, Kosmas Nikolaou, Ira Schneider, Andrew Norman Wilson

14 May, 2020 to 31 December, 2020
Info: 

The Anthropocene (/ænˈθrɒp.əˌsiːn) was popularised as an environmental term at the dawn of the 21st century by Paul Crutzen, the Dutch Nobel laureate and pioneer on atmospheric chemistry; it constitutes a proposed geological epoch that starts with the beginning of the first important human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems, including climate change caused by human activity.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation officially declared the outbreak of a new virus, under the name covid-19, a pandemic. The invisible threat has taken its toll on human life and safety, as well as global economy and collective action, forcing isolation or restricted access to public areas as precautionary measures. Vacant, desolate streets and cities in the midst of social distress, financial uncertainty and climate crisis, echo the urban void and the urgency to remain vigilant and socially alert.

During the unsettling times of a global pandemic and national lockdowns, which seem to have emerged out of dystopic fiction, what does it mean for earth and the anthropocene to remain on hold? Which are the challenges and the environmental concerns that are raised for an artist? How can social distancing and quarantine reshape artistic practices and environmental narratives? In which ways can covid-19 impact environmental crisis and our general perception of the issue?

In response to this unprecedented and urgent situation and its toll on the planet’s well-being and safety, PCAI, on the occasion of the Anthropocene On Hold exhibition, has invited 20 international visual artists to address the gravity of a global pandemic and its impact on art engagement and production as well as earth’s resilience and sustainability. James Bridle, Ionian Bisai & Sotiris Tsiganos, Matthias Fritsch, Kyriaki Goni, Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller, Hypercomf, Rindon Johnson, Evi Kalogiropoulou, Lito Kattou, Bianca Kennedy and the Swan Collective, Marcin Liminowicz & Trang Ha, Charly Nijensohn, Kosmas Nikolaou, Ira Schneider, Andrew Norman Wilson participate with new works in PCAI’s first online group exhibition curated by Kika Kyriakakou; an ongoing digital project that will be hosted on PCAI’s YouTube Channel (youtube.com/channel/UCKThYXergdup6X4g6ndTC2w) from May 14 to December 31, 2020.

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Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI), was founded in 2014 by Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Polyeco Group Executive Chairman, as a means to increase environmental awareness through contemporary art and video. The organisation implements its objectives though three areas of activity: its mainly commissioned-based Art Collection, its Projects and its Support. Since 2018 PCAI has been a member of the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art IACCCA and it has been awarded for its art projects, educational programs and partnerships on many occasions. Kika Kyriakakou, PCAI’s Artistic Director, initiated in 2019 through an open call the organisation’s artist-in-residence programme focusing on the interaction between contemporary art and environmental consciousness. The selection committee, consisting of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director, Krist Gruijthuijsen, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Director, and the PCAI Directors, chose artists Rindon Johnson and Lito Kattou to participate in the residency programme taking place in 2020.

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14/05/2020 to 31/12/2020