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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
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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
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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
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04/09/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
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
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02/03/2019 to 31/12/2022
 
YORGOS SICILIANOS (1920-2005): 100 Years Since His Birth

YORGOS SICILIANOS (1920-2005): 100 Years Since His Birth

Exhibition

The composer Yorgos Sicilianos is one of the pioneers of contemporary music.

25 November, 2020 to 5 September, 2021
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This exhibition coincides with the centenary of his birth and presents original material (photographs, documents, manuscripts, awards, etc.) on his life and his milieu, material that illuminates his personality and allows us to better approach his work. The material is arranged chronologically and thematically and makes reference to his biography, his involvement with public music life, his collaborations with musical institutions, the reception of his music by critics and the public and, finally, to the recognition of his important contribution.

Yorgos Sicilianos attended theoretical music courses at the Hellenic Conservatory and at the Athens Conservatory. He continued his studies on composition at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the composer Ildebrando Pizzetti, receiving a diploma in composition (1953). He used the dodecaphonic system for the first time with his Concerto for Orchestra, opus 12 (1954), whereas, after leaving Italy, he attended courses in composition as a listener at the Conservatoire National in Paris and in the USA (having obtained a Fulbright Program scholarship), at Harvard University, at the Tanglewood Institute Summer School and at the Juilliard School of New York. While in New York, Sicilianos was acquainted with Dimitri Mitropoulos, who premiered Sicilianos’ First Symphony, opus 14, at Carnegie Hall. His rise continued in later years.

His work, ranging from chamber music (sonatas, quartets, quintets, etc) to symphonic orchestra music (symphonies, concerts, etc) was recognised not only in Greece but also worldwide. He was awarded significant prizes in France, Italy, Austria and Belgium.

In parallel with his main work –composition – Sicilianos was passionately dedicated to raising the standards of music in this country. From his position as member of various institutions, he tried to improve musical education at conservatories, but also at schools; he fought to improve the conditions under which orchestras are operating; and most importantly he made an effort to establish a Music Academy, which still remains a desideratum.

The Yorgos Sisilianos Archive was granted to the Benaki Museum Historical Archives in 2013.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
25/11/2020 - 05/09/2021
Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:10:00-18:00 Thursday:10:00-00:00 Sunday:10:00-16:00 Closed on Tuesday
Tickets: 
Free admission
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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25/11/2020 to 05/09/2021
 
Pixels

Pixels

Book, Visual Arts

Twelve art publications in print and digital format compose Pixels created by artists from the “To Pikap Community” in Thessaloniki curated by miss dialectic commissioned and supported by the Goethe-Institut Athen

16 February, 2021 to 16 February, 2022
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Departing from the interactive installation “The Disappearing Wall,” organized by the Goethe-Institut and presented in different European cities (including Thessaloniki) in Fall 2020, miss dialectic curates Pixels, an art publication that unfolds both as an online and an offline project. With the aim to unravel the connection between Thessaloniki’s urban imprint and its visual arts community, miss dialectic invited twelve artists from the “To Pikap Community” to open a dialogue with quotes that found their place in “The Disappearing Wall.”

The city, architecture and nature, domesticity, sensuality and affection, everyday rituals and ruptures, were only a few of the themes that emerged. Works in progress, drawings, photographs, and collages form the backbone of a collective publication project devised by twelve graphic designers living in Thessaloniki and orchestrated by Post-Spectacular Office. Pixels, comprising twelve hybrid artists’ books, aims to mark a certain moment in the creative history of Thessaloniki.

Each artist, similarly to a single pixel, allows us to experience a sample of their worlds, adding to a fragmented but authentic image.

Curated by: miss dialectic (Klea Charitou, Eleanna Papathanasiadi, Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza)

Artists: Maria Andrikopoulou, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis, Stelios Chatzivasileiou, Fousti Lamé, Sofia Karasavvidou, Giannis Karavasilis, Maria Kriara, Loopo, Ilektra Maipa, Theofanis Nouskas, Theodora Prassa, Stella Tsoumatidou

Publications’ Graphic Design: Andreas Avakoumidis, Elli Christaki, Stergios Galikas, Evelina Garantzioti, Tasos Gkaintatzis, Vasilis Gkountinas, Olympia Kokkorou, Vasilis Kotsikas, Dimitris Lelakis, Achilleas Polychronidis, Juan Solano, Mariza Tsakona
& Post-Spectacular Office

Discover the Pixels here: pixelsthedisappearingwall.com

Organization / Production: 
miss dialectic, Goethe Institut
Venue: 
online
Hours: 
-
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16/02/2021 to 16/02/2022
 
The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Lecture

The director of the Cultural Center of Thessaloniki’s MIET, Giannis Epamineondas, presents in five parts the history of the construction of the Parthenon and an understandable analysis of its engravings and visual refinements, its sculpture and architecture. A flashback to the adventures of the monument during the 25 centuries of its existence, to the transformations, the explosion, the looting, until the last restoration that already completes more than 40 years (1979-2021).

19 February, 2021
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Speaker: Giannis Epamineondas, architect - director of the Cultural Center of Thessaloniki’s MIET
Production: Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece [MIET], 2019
Direction-editing: Eleni Pneumatikou
Duration: 4 hours

Venue: 
Online Lecture.
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
4 hours (5 parts)
Hours: 
-
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19/02/2021 to 19/02/2022
 
National Archaeological Museum goes Digital

National Archaeological Museum goes Digital

Έκθεση

Digital exhibitions, 360° exhibition tours, micro-sites, videos and ebooks have been the National Archaeological Museum’s allies in its efforts to keep in touch with its friends and audience.

19 February, 2021 to 28 February, 2022
Venue: 
Online Exhibitions
Language: 
Greek, English
Hours: 
-
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19/02/2021 to 28/02/2022
 
"1821 Before and After" exhibition

"1821 Before and After" exhibition

Exhibition

Under the Patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou

3 March, 2021 to 7 November, 2021
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The Benaki Museum, in cooperation with the Bank of Greece, the National Bank of Greece and Alpha Bank, presents a major anniversary exhibition to celebrate the bicentenary of the pivotal year in modern Greek history, 1821, the year when the revolution which resulted in the country’s independence was declared. One thousand and two hundred objects will unfold more than 100 years of history (1770-1870) over 2,500 square metres for 8 months. This fascinating process of national emancipation, beginning before the 1770 ‘Orlov Revolt’ and concluding in the 1880s, will be narrated in ‘1821 before and after’. The exhibition, arranged in three parts and featuring some 1,200 exhibits, will unfold more than 100 years of history across 3,500 square metres over 8 months (from March to November 2021). This will be the first exhibition on modern Greek history of such scale and scope internationally. The narrative will deploy exhibits held in the collections of the three banks and the Benaki Museum, itself a rich repository created on bonds of trust with the families of those who held centre-stage in the Greek Revolution. Loans have also been secured from important museums and private collections in Greece, France and the United Kingdom. Paintings, sculpture, personal items belonging to key revolutionaries, historic documents and heirlooms will be arranged into three sections which will bring to life the progress towards a national revolution (Section I: 1770–1821), the events of the War of Independence and its conclusion (Section II: 1821–1831), as well as the creation of the modern Greek state and its development and operation during its first half-century (Section III: 1831–1870). The "1821 Before and After" exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Angelos Delivorrias and Marinos Geroulanos. RELATED VIDEOS Unfolding 100 years of history within an exhibition ‘1821 Before and After’ The live streaming first presentation of the ‘1821 Before and After’ that took part on Thursday, Decenber 17th, 2020.
Venue: 
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
03/03/2021 - 07/11/2021
Hours: 
Thursday - Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday - Saturday:10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
€ 15, €12 The purchase of an e-ticket and the selection of a time slot for arrival are necessary to access the exhibition. To do so, please visit "tickets.benaki.org" or call +30 210 34 53 322, everyday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
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03/03/2021 to 07/11/2021
 
WalkThrough | An interactive virtual tour of Kotsanas Museum

WalkThrough | An interactive virtual tour of Kotsanas Museum

Virtual Exhibition

The technological inventions of the ancient Greeks unfold interactively in front of you!

Heron, Philon, Archimedes, Ktesibios, Pythagoras and Hipparchos invite you to discover the cutting edge technology of antiquity through their inventions.

From the automatic hydraulic clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Calculating Mechanism, we observe that the foundations for many conquests of modern civilization, such as steam and gas propulsion, the computer and robotic constructions, had already been laid by the ancient Greek world. Philon’s automatic servant and magic wine jug, Archimedes’ hydraulic screw and so much more, come to illuminate unknown aspects of everyday life in public and private life.

8 March, 2021 to 8 March, 2022
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A tour of the permanent collection of the Kotsanas Museum “Ancient Greece – the origins of our technologies”!

To start your interactive tour, click here

Venue: 
Online Exhibition
Language: 
English, Greek
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
€4,00
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08/03/2021 to 08/03/2022
 
“Is There Something in the Air? / Che cos'è che in aria vola?”

“Is There Something in the Air? / Che cos'è che in aria vola?”

Video

PEEMPIP’s participation in the international translation project titled “Is There Something in the Air? / Che cos'è che in aria vola?”, which was launched by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2020 (BCBF) in cooperation with translators and translator associations from all over the world, led to a creative collaboration with audiovisual artists from the fields of music and animation. Upon PEEMPIP’s invitation, young rapper TQR did his magic and created his very own rap song, based on the Greek translation of Roberto Piumini’s poem. Then, the talented graduate students of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University, Dilena Iliopoulou and Konstantina Gavriilidou picked up the torch, to create an animated video for the song.

8 March, 2021 to 8 March, 2022
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Video Credits:

Vocals: TQR (Arionas Koumenidis) Music: Prod. IHAKSI Animation: Nena (Dilena Iliopoulou, Instagram: @nenaumiko & Facebook: Nena Umiko Art - https://www.facebook.com/Nena-Umiko-A...​) and Kona G. (Konstantina Gavriilidou, Instagram: @pepdoodles) Original title: Che cos’è che in aria vola? by Roberto Piumini Translation: Mariangela Alexaki, Kleopatra Elaiotriviari, Athena Papadatou Subtitles: Maria Polychronopoulou Coordination: Mariangela Alexaki, Kleopatra Elaiotriviari, Virginia Kokkinou, Athena Papadatou, Christina Sklia

Note: Italian subtitles: the original verses of the poem by Roberto Piumini (http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...​) English subtitles: the poem translated into English by Leah Janeczko (http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...​) Greek subtitles: the poem translated into Greek by Mariangela Alexaki, Kleopatra Elaiotriviari and Athena Papadatou (http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...​). Find out more on the Bologna Children’s Book Fair website: http://fairtales.bolognachildrensbook...

Hours: 
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08/03/2021 to 08/03/2022
 
1821 Digital Archive

1821 Digital Archive

Exhibition

The 1821 Digital Archive is a pioneering research programme dedicated to the Greek Revolution, coordinated by the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH).

17 March, 2021 to 25 July, 2021
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The infrastructure design, the ability to search for related items through the site’s search engine, the open framework of the project, and the networking of institutions and researchers that it facilitates, have together made it an exemplary project in the field of the Digital Humanities.

In seeking to expand the traditional idea of an archive as a collection of written documents, the 1821 Digital Archive also contains other documents besides archival collections of written matter, including visual material such as works of art, everyday objects, artefacts, and audio and audio-visual material (music and songs).

The content of the 1821 Digital Archive is derived from Greek and international archives, libraries, museums, private collections, universities, and research centres.

The exhibition of the "1821 Digital Archive" in a physical space at the Benaki Museum is an installation that explores, from a spatial perspective, our ideas of what an archive does, and how, as well as the dynamic narrative that results from approaching, in diverse ways, documents on the Revolution of 1821.

Box-shaped, open structures of varying dimensions, made of metal and wood, are situated around a central conference table. The horizontal surfaces are linked to words evoking the project’s digital vocabulary, through a network of black strips lining the floor and walls .

The Museum space is treated as a temporary studio for relaying physical and online meetings that will inform the public of the activities of the programme and enrich the results of research with the contributions of researchers and the general public.

Installation design: Yannis Arvanitis, Architect
Visual id design: Alexandros Psychoulis, Artist, Professor, Department of Architecture &Engineering, University of Thessaly

Venue: 
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
17/03/2021 - 25/07/2021
Hours: 
Thursday - Sunday:10:00 - 18:00, Friday - Saturday:10:00 - 22:00
Tickets: 
Admission free
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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17/03/2021 to 25/07/2021
 
A new series of educational programs. Issue No. [1821]

A new series of educational programs. Issue No. [1821]

Education

On the occasion of the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, the National Library of Greece is introducing a new series of educational programs entitled Issue No. 1821. Print media excerpts of that time, rare documents and manuscripts from the special collections of the National Library of Greece will be used creatively in order to highlight and investigate the Greek Revolution of 1821.

The Issue No. 1821 educational programs, developed for the Greek Libraries Network, will take place between March 2021 and December 2021. Children across Greece are invited to participate in their local Library workshops which were inspired by the archival material of the National Library of Greece.

Freedom is a timeless value. Knowledge of history is essential to achieve and maintain freedom. Let this anniversary be the opportunity, for both children and adults, to search for historical sources, study more thoroughly and gain a deeper understanding of our national identity.

The educational programs are coordinated via the official website of the Greek Libraries Network https://network.nlg.gr/

24 March, 2021 to 31 December, 2021
Info: 

A new series of educational programs

Issue No.
[1821]

Language: 
Greek
Hours: 
-
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24/03/2021 to 31/12/2021
 
# RevoltingBodies

# RevoltingBodies

Visual Arts

For the 2021 programme of #OccupyAtopos and with reference to the 200 year anniversary of the Greek revolution, ATOPOS cvc invites artist, historian, and researcher Alexis Fidetzis to curate the hybrid, ever-evolving project #Revolting Bodies, where his own personal artistic practice will interact with that of invited contributors and collaborators.
The project #RevoltingBodies aims to integrate the Greek Revolution into a broader dialogue about the revolutionary phenomenon that to an extent defined modernity, avoiding the glorious, grand narratives and immersing into the stories of the bodies upon which both the revolutionary action and the mythologies around it are imposed. Bodies defined by gender or race, factual or mythical, tender and brutal, glorified and beheaded. Through these bodies the project will see the revolution as something more than an archetypical battle between good and evil. It will investigate the means of turning the individual into a hero and also the revolutionary narrative into a structural element of the national imagination.
#RevoltingBodies will take over the entire physical and virtual space of ATOPOS, transforming its neoclassical building in downtown Athens into its ''Revolutionary headquarters''. A series of installations, actions, workshops and publications will be presented through the participation of theorists and visual artists from Greece and abroad. The project will conclude with a group exhibition that will take place from October to December 2021.

* for the duration of this program, the physical space of ATOPOS at Salaminos Street 72, Metaxourgeio, will be operating in accordance with the government’s precautionary measures against COVID-19.

23 April, 2021 to 20 December, 2021
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#OccupyAtopos Is the artist residency programme of ATOPOS cvc. The main focus of the program is on interdisciplinary research and the study of contemporary visual culture of the human body. It will emphasize the embodied experience and the narrated character of the gendered and racialized body, personal and collective trauma, memory, systems of embodied cognition, as well as the relationship between the body, social justice, and ecology. Its mission is to observe and support the creative process of emerging artists, designers, curators, and thinkers.
The word ‘atopos’, from the ancient Greek word ''ἄτοπος'', means out of space and out of the way and refers to that which is strange, unwonted, eccentric and disgusting, but also to the foul and the unclassifiable.
Those who have participated to date have been, amongst others, The Callas, Craig Green, Ren Hang, Bouchra Khalili, Nevin Aladag, Daniel Knorr, Imbrahim Mahama, FYTA, Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou, Aimee Le, Tomashi Jackson.

Organization / Production: 
ATOPOS CVC
Duration: 
2021
Hours: 
12:00 - 19:00
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23/04/2021 to 20/12/2021
 
EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

The exhibition includes emblematic achievements of ancient greek technology and technique. From the great and impressive works of the Mycenaeans, to the Byzantine astrolabe, the visitor travels through more than 28 centuries of history, knowledge, culture, human skills, all over the world of the geographical spread of Hellenism.
The thematic sections presented in both buildings of the Herakleidon Museum are as follows:
BUILDING AND GREAT WORKS, ANCIENT GREEK INSCRIPTIONS WITH TECHNOLOGICAL CONTENT, THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM, ASTRONOMY, TIME AND DISTANCE MEASUREMENT, AUTOMAΤΑ, MECHANICS, TECHNOLOGY IN ARTS AND SPORTS, TRIREME, GREAT WEAPONS, WAR MACHINES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

14 May, 2021 to 31 August, 2022
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Herakleidon Museum has resulted in the present exhibition thematic sections dedicated to emblematic achievements of ancient greek technology and technique.

Organization / Production: 
Herakleidon Museum & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:15)
Tickets: 
5 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 3 € reduced ticket (for both buildings)
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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14/05/2021 to 31/08/2022
 
«Litost» | Costas Pappas

«Litost» | Costas Pappas

Exhibition

The Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA) presents the solo exhibition of Costas Pappas, entitled "Litost", from May 18 to July 18, 2021, at the Cultural Center "Melina" of the Municipality of Athens.

18 May, 2021 to 18 July, 2021
Info: 

Exhibition curator: Christoforos Marinos, art historian, curator of art exhibitions and activities of OPANDA

Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 19:00 Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 15:00, Monday closed.
Tickets: 
Free Entrance
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18/05/2021 to 18/07/2021
 
#RevoltingBodies // Schrödinger's Revolution

#RevoltingBodies // Schrödinger's Revolution

Visual Arts

The Virtual Team Event - Exhibition titled Schrödinger's Revolution emerged as a creative response to the paradox of the National Gallery's vernissage of March 24, 2021. On that day, the largest gallery in the country was transformed into a cinematic studio to host an exhibition that was only visible through television sets, for an audience comprised of the citizens to whom the actual exhibition was addressed. Unlike other large institutions that transformed their program in the context of the pandemic and formulated creative curatorial approaches using the possibilities offered by the internet, the National Gallery seemed satisfied to open a large exhibition concerning the bicentennial celebrations of the Greek revolutionary war to be only perceived by the general public as a background of political reportage. The only access to the exhibition allowed was as a backdrop to the news footage that depicted the heir to the British throne and other officials enjoying the flowers of Greek patriotic iconography. The whole condition becomes even more interesting and potentially ironic if we consider that this exhibition consisting of a set of historical signifiers of the revolutionary fantasy, ended up itself being opened to the public in the form of a media simulation.
This strange relationship between representation, reality and a museum's institutional role in society was a source of inspiration for this presentation on the occasion of the International Museum Day 2021 with the theme ‘The Future of the Museums: Recover and Reimagine’.
In the context of the #RevoltingBodies project, the artist and historian Alexis Fidetzis, who has been invited by the artistic director of ATOPOS cvc, Vassilis Zidianakis to be the resident artist of the annual residency programme #OccupyAtopos2021, which, this year is dedicated to the celebrations of the 200 years of the Greek revolution, invites in turn seven artists to create original works that negotiate the condition of an exhibition that simultaneously does and does not exist. The projects presented through the digital platform revoltingbodies.gr have been converted to Non-fungible token (NFT), a new digital tool that converts works into a token equivalent to cryptocurrencies and plays with the role of a museum institution as an organization that applies artistic and economic value on its exhibits. Schrödinger's Revolution is an integral part of the exhibitions and discussions that will be conducted as part of the cross-sectional project #RevoltingBodies and are intended to problematize the concept of revolution and diagnose the ways in which revolutionary fantasy is imposed on human bodies.

Curation: Alexis Fidetzis

Participant Artists: Eva Giannakopoulou, Michalis Zacharias, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Eleftheria Kotzaki, Konstantinos Lianos, Panos Sklavenitis, Alexis Fidetzis, Sotiris Fokeas

18 May, 2021 to 31 December, 2021
Info: 

The project will be presented through the online/digital platform www.revoltingbodies.gr.

Schrödinger's Revolution has been exclusively created for the International Museum Day 2021 with the theme ‘The Future of the Museums: Recover and Reimagine’.

Organization / Production: 
ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture
Hours: 
www.revoltingbodies.gr
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18/05/2021 to 31/12/2021
 
Christos Bokoros: 1821, the feast

Christos Bokoros: 1821, the feast

Exhibition

The exhibition presents the articulated original work of Christos Bokoros with the title "1821, the feast".

19 May, 2021 to 10 October, 2021
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The exhibition is organized in four parts:

The Blue-White: its aftermath.
History: its light and its darkness.
The Heroes, illustrious and uknown: their shadow, their blood.
Glory alone:on the top of a long desert table, bearing laurels; below, a lamb standing, staring at us.

The works were specially made on the occasion of the commemoration of the 200 years from the Greek Revolution. They are being presented for the first time to the public. They are painted on fabrics and wood. They constitute an “overflowing of the soul” of the painter, his private tribute to the “common and substantial”. To those “shadows of substance” which define him.

Do these shadows also define us? What does the Hero and his Virtue mean today? What is our measure for measuring our lives? Against what shadows are we measuring ourselves? Painting thrives in silence. It speaks reflected on the unprejudiced gaze of the viewer.

The exhibition is co-organised with the Social Works and Culture Association (EKEP) in the framework of the Initiative 1821-2021, with the support of Bodossaki Foundation. It is accompanied by a detailed exhibition catalogue. During the exhibition, a series of in situ and web visits and events will be organized; they will be announced soon on the web-sites of the participating organizations.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
19/05/2021 - 10/10/2021
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 Tickets can be bought in advance at "tickets.benaki.org" or by attending the Museum on the day of the visit.
Special remarks: 
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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19/05/2021 to 10/10/2021
 
The galaxy of Mikis Theodorakis

The galaxy of Mikis Theodorakis

Exhibition

Anniversary exhibition for the 96 years of active and creative life of Mikis Theodorakis. The Music Library “Lillian Voudouri” of The Friends of Music Society, which since 1997 has and uses the complete archive of the composer that he has entrusted to it, in collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall Organization and under the auspices and funding of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, will celebrate this great anniversary with an exhibition that aims to illuminate the diverse aspects of the music and politics of the legacy.

8 June, 2021 to 31 July, 2021
Info: 

Curator
Erato Koutsoudaki, architect- museologist

Scientific Advisor
Stephanie Merakos, director of the Music Library “Lilian Voudouri” of the Friends of Music Society

Valia Vraka, Head of the Greek Music archive of the Music Library “Lilian Voudouri” of the Friends of Music Society

Coordinator
Alexandros Charkiolakis, Director of the Friends of Music Society

Hours: 
11:00 - 18:00
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08/06/2021 to 31/07/2021
 
PORTALS

PORTALS

Exhibition

On 11 June, the emblematic building of the former Public Tobacco Factory opens its doors for the first time, introducing a new contemporary cultural centre in Athens, open to all. This project is the result of a collaboration between the Hellenic Parliament and NEON to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.

The new 6,500m2 cultural space, renovated with funding from NEON, will be inaugurated by an international group exhibition, Portals, featuring 59 artists from 27 countries including 15 new site-specific installations commissioned by NEON. Among them, 18 Greek artists are exhibiting new works or works whose framework of creation and presentation have been renewed to make them site-relevant.

With this year’s commemoration of the Greek War of Independence and continuing to live through the pandemic, “Portals” aspires to give rise to new messages, ideas, and reflections regarding contemporary artistic creation, through the prism of a newly-formed reality composed of change and disruption.

The exhibition takes place in all renovated areas of the building: the atrium, corridors, halls and mezzanines, bathrooms, the former Customs Office, the surrounding area, on the roof / façade of the building and on Kolonos Hill.

The inspiration for the exhibition originates from an article by author Arundhati Roy on the Financial Times on April 2020 which states that “the pandemic is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.” Considering that the rift created by the pandemic on an individual and collective level opens a portal, it is up to us to deal with our transition through it. “We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world.”

The exhibition represents a pluralism of ideas and touches upon issues related to collectivity, cultural understanding of history and politics, public space, and our common past, present and future.

Alongside the physical exhibition, we have also created an online ‘portal.’ The free mobile NEON app enables visitors to virtually browse the exhibition, see and learn about the works and artists, as well as receive notifications on the exhibition’s parallel events.

ΝΕΟΝ app is available for iOS and Android.

Participating Artists

Nikos Alexiou, El Anatsui, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Kutluğ Ataman, Kostas Bassanos, Vlassis Caniaris, Joana Choumali, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Brendan Fernandes, Apostolos Georgiou, Jeffrey Gibson, Robert Gober, Vangelis Gokas, Sonia Gomes, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Shilpa Gupta, Elif Kamisli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Panos Kokkinias, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Jannis Kounellis, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Liliane Lijn, Maria Loizidou, Tala Madani, Teresa Margolles, Steve McQueen, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Marisa Merz, Ad Minoliti, Alex Mylona, Nikos Navridis, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Duro Olowu, Maria Papadimitriou, Dimitris Papaioannou, Cornelia Parker, Adam Pendleton, Solange Pessoa, Francis Picabia, Gala Porras-Kim, Michael Rakowitz, Ed Ruscha, Dana Schutz, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Elias Sime, Christiana Soulou, Do Ho Suh, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Alexandros Tzannis, Adriana Varejão, Erika Verzutti, Adrián Villar Rojas , Danh Võ, Daphne Wright, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Billie Zangewa.

The new commissions are by artists: Anastasia Douka, Brendan Fernandes, Elif Kamisli, Panos Kokkinias, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Glenn Ligon, Maria Loizidou, Teresa Margolles, Ad Minoliti, Duro Olowu, Gala Porras-Kim, Michael Rakowitz, Alexandros Tzannis, Adrián Villar Rojas and Danh Võ.

11 June, 2021 to 31 December, 2021
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A collaboration between the Hellenic Parliament and ΝΕΟΝ

Curated by Elina Kountouri, Director, ΝΕΟΝ and Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Organised by NEON

Please note that in accordance with public health guidelines, entry to the exhibition is only by timed ticket, booked in advance via neon.artsvp.co

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Venue: 
former Public Tobacco Factory - Hellenic Parliament Library and Printing House
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Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12-8 pm Thursday: 12-9 pm Sunday: 11 am-2pm & 5-9 pm
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Free Entrance
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11/06/2021 to 31/12/2021
 
11th Athens Open Air Film Festival

11th Athens Open Air Film Festival

Cinema

Athens Open Air Film Festival, the most cherished film institution which constitutes for a decade now an integral part of the cultural experience of the citizens and visitors of the capital and is organized by the Athens International Film Festival in collaboration with the City of Athens Cultural, Sport and Youth Organization returns in the mood to transfer the town into a big cinema embrace.

14 June, 2021 to 20 August, 2021
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Entrance is free and will be realized through online reservation of admission passes.

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After 21.00 ( Check the program)
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14/06/2021 to 20/08/2021
 
"Omnia Caritatis" | Vangelis Gokas

"Omnia Caritatis" | Vangelis Gokas

Exhibition

The Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA) presents the solo exhibition of Vangelis Gokas, entitled "Omnia Caritatis", at the Gallery of the Municipality of Athens, from June 17 to September 26, 2021.

17 June, 2021 to 26 September, 2021
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The exhibition is a selective retrospective of the painting by Vangelis Gokas. It includes paintings from the last decade, focusing mainly on his recent work which is a series of large-scale charcoal drawings. Studies, drafts and oils on postcards are also presented. As a whole, the exhibition attempts to show the evolutionary course, the personal idiom and the obsessions of the painter.

Hours: 
Tuesday-Saturday: 11: 00-19: 00, Sunday: 10: 00-16: 00, Monday closed
Tickets: 
Free Entrance
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17/06/2021 to 26/09/2021
 
Raiment of the soul, by Vangelis Kyris and Anatoli Georgiev

Raiment of the soul, by Vangelis Kyris and Anatoli Georgiev

Exhibition

In Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion, branch of the National Historical Museum (NHM) in Hydra, the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece presents the exhibition “Raiment of the soul”

22 June, 2021 to 30 September, 2021
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In Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion, branch of the National Historical Museum (NHM) in Hydra, the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece presents the exhibition “Raiment of the soul” with works by artists, photography by Vangelis Kyris and embroidery by Anatoli Georgiev. Island costumes of the 18th and 19th century, which are some of the most representative of the costume collection of NHM, are photographed worn by people of today. The works of the creators, printed on canvas and embroidered with gold threads and yarns, add another dimension to the costumes of the Museum’s collection, highlighting the high aesthetics, which was not influenced by the four centuries of servitude.

Venue: 
Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion, branch of the National Historical Museum
Hours: 
Monday-Sunday 10.00 am- 16.00 pm
Tickets: 
Free Entrance
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22/06/2021 to 30/09/2021
 
Takis: Cosmos in Motion | 46 sculptures at the SNFCC’s public spaces

Takis: Cosmos in Motion | 46 sculptures at the SNFCC’s public spaces

Exhibition

From June 23 until November 07, 2021 the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in collaboration with the Takis Foundation – Research Center for the Art and the Sciences, presents a major exhibition of iconic sculptures by the internationally acclaimed visual artist Takis (Panayiotis Vassilakis, 1925-2019).

The exhibition entitled Τakis: Cosmos In Motion, realized thanks to a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), will feature 46 representative works by the leading Greek artist at the SNFCC’s public spaces, and will serve as an introduction to his work for the new generation, as well as providing those already familiar with it a fresh perspective on its importance.

23 June, 2021 to 7 November, 2021
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Among the artworks featured in the exhibition are Takis’ emblematic Aeolians, Light Signals and Signal-Archimedes’ Screw, and Fireworks, as well representative works from Musicals, Magnetic Wall / The 4th Dimension, Spirals, Electrical Barrels, Flowers and Spheres series.

Collectively and individually, Takis’ works comprise a “world in motion”, a world which visitors can explore and connect to, in an exhibition centered around the artist’s exploration of the laws of nature, the cosmic forces of the universe, in his attempt to give invisible forces a physical dimension. Takis’ work is an amalgam that draws from a wide range of concepts and experiences – from intensive scientific research all the way to ancient philosophy and spirituality – and forges a unique vision that continues to evolve to this very day, through our interaction with his artworks.

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23/06/2021 to 07/11/2021
 
YOU AND AI: THROUGH THE ALGORITHMIC LENS

YOU AND AI: THROUGH THE ALGORITHMIC LENS

Exhibition

“YOU AND AI: THROUGH THE ALGORITHMIC LENS” is a three-week festival exploring how algorithmic systems are constructed and defined, and by whom, and how they impact and reshape society and our perception of the world. The festival includes an exhibition at Pedion tou Areos in Athens, as well as online experiences, conversations and participatory sessions on artificial intelligence, creativity and ethics.

24 June, 2021 to 18 July, 2021
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"YOU AND AI" is an exhibition that explores artificial intelligence not as some future potentiality but as a present-day reality. From social media platforms using algorithms to select the content we see and hear, not to mention our friends and where we go out, to digital maps that suggest places for us to go and how to get there, to predictive text on our mobile devices that completes our sentences for us, writing along with us, artificial intelligence is now to be found on our very bodies.

The "YOU AND AI" Festival – presented at Pedion tou Areos Park from June 24 to July 18, 2021 – consists of 25 works that examine three topics corresponding to three routes through the exhibition. Namely: how we view artificial intelligence, and how it views us; artificial intelligence as a key factor shaping public space, political process, and today’s democracy; and artificial intelligence as a constituent part of – and substitute for – the natural environment. The exhibition is structured in a way that allows visitors to encounter works through a process of curated serendipity: having the works – in the main large-scale HD screens, 3D sculptures, and installations – nestled within the park’s vegetation, and accompanied by soundscapes that activate when spectators / listeners approach specific points, means that the natural and the artificial, the familiar and the unfamiliar, the digital and the physical, the accidental and the intentional all enter into dialog to create an accurate expression of the experiences that artificial intelligence has brought into our lives.

The venue we selected for the Festival is Pedion tou Areos Park. This was no accident. As a public garden, it constitutes a space that is natural but also artificial; it takes physical form but constitutes a social construct; and it is itself alive – as a community of PEOPLE and a public space. Artificial intelligence – an eminently technological mode of expression – is our new natural habitat, constantly mediating digital public spaces via social media platforms, as well as physical public spaces via applications that offer navigation, delivery, lodging, and ride-hailing. It feeds off the digital traces left behind as PEOPLE move through a city, work and chat, even fall in love. Furthermore, Pedion tou Areos (meaning “Field of Ares”) was once an army training ground that became a place for recreation, whereas artificial intelligence – which also sprang from military applications – started out in the social networking sphere and ended up being used as an instrument of power and coercion.

But above all, Pedion tou Areos Park constitutes the heart of a new ATHENS – a multicultural Athens brimming with diverse COMMUNITIES – but also a place where public space is being discovered anew, where young PEOPLE are being brought together with older citizens, and where the digital encounters the physical, public meets private, and artificial intelligence connects with each of us.

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24/06/2021 to 18/07/2021
 
1821: The Collectors' Choice

1821: The Collectors' Choice

Exhibition

In continuation of the tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, which was inaugurated with the exhibition "1821 Before and After", the Benaki Museum presents the exhibition "1821: The Collectors’ Choice" with works from four important private collections: Nikitas Stavrinakis and Evangelia Stavrinaki, Petros Vergos, Apostolos Argyriadis and Stéphan Adler.

25 June, 2021 to 5 September, 2021
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The exhibition includes more than 300 objects related to the Revolution of 1821 and the movement of Philhellenism in Europe and America. Their variety is impressive: weapons and archival material from revolutionary Greece, but also everyday life objects (clocks, fans, vases, etc.), works of art (paintings, engravings, etc.) and luxury objects with representations of heroes and scenes of the Struggle from the European and American living rooms of the 19th century.

The visitor is asked to decide, by studying the objects, whether the illustration of the Revolution in the daily life of the West was simply a fashion of the time or something deeper, which expressed the support for the struggle of the Greeks for freedom.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
25/06/2021 - 05/09/2021
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 Tickets can be bought in advance at "tickets.benaki.org" or by attending the Museum on the day of the visit.
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Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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25/06/2021 to 05/09/2021
 
George Rorris - The Nobleness of Purity

George Rorris - The Nobleness of Purity

Exhibition

In the summer of 2021, the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation presents a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the distinguished painter George Rorris entitled The Nobleness of Purity, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Andros.

A long and touching story, spanning 35 years, connects George Rorris to the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. Basil Goulandris, with the contribution of Panayiotis Tetsis and Dimitris Papastamou, recognized the young painter’s talent already from 1986, when Rorris was only 23 years old. He offered him the opportunity to exhibit for the first time that year, in the New Wing of the museum on Andros. He was one of the first collectors of his work, purchasing emblematic creations such as Caesarion and Large-Scale Study in Cadmium Red. He also encouraged him to continue his studies in Paris, offering him the opportunity to realise his desire thanks to a scholarship which had just been established by the Foundation.

The deep bond which connected Rorris to the couple, continued even after the death of Basil, in 1994, and of Elise, in 2000. In 2017, with the opening of the Athens museum approaching, Rorris was commissioned the difficult task of painting a portrait of the couple. It took seven months for the completion of this exciting challenge. Thanks to the perspicacity of his gaze, this portrait was not just an honorary tribute to the two people he considered his patrons all these years; it evolved into an arrangement of the influences of all the teachers who inspired him throughout his artistic career.

The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation has the honour and joy of organising a large tribute to the work of George Rorris who is now recognised as one of the most important visual artists of his generation. Collectors and cultural organisations accepted the Foundation’s invitation and, as a result, we have managed to bring together the painter’s most important works, spanning from his early career to this day.

4 July, 2021 to 3 October, 2021
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The exhibition entitled George Rorris, The Nobleness of Purity follows a retrospective approach to the artist’s work. Including almost 60 paintings and drawings, it attempts to trace his artistic evolution through three sections. The boundaries between these sections are not clear. The viewer wonders among the works, trying to find likenesses to familiar faces with the spontaneity and ease of a child.

The first section analyses the relationship between the artist and his studio, the space which he uses as a workplace, an outlet and a carapace. It is a founding element of his creative course which helped him formulate his relationship with the outside world, his models, his artistic references and, more importantly, with himself.

The second section refers to the influences he received from his teachers and the dialogue he engaged in with them through his painting. When he names his teachers, he expresses gratitude to them. It is as if he places himself among his predecessors, convinced that each of us is the totality of their influences.

The third section is dedicated to the incessant exploration of the body, made of “flesh and bones.” Through the transformations to which he submits it, the body emerges as the most moving symbol of our human capacity, our mortality. And Rorris’ painting has the ability, at the cost of work that accepts neither condescension nor tolerance, to feature this spark of immortality.

George Rorris’ contribution to the preparation of the exhibition was fundamental. His assistance in the selection of the works, his directions in relation to the scenography and placement of the paintings, the interviews he gave for the compilation of the “Chronology” in the accompanying catalog offer viewers the opportunity to submerge themselves even more enjoyably in his work.

The scenography of the exhibition is signed by Andreas Georgiadis and Paraskevi Gerolymatou from Mikri Arktos.

The exhibition is accompanied by a trilingual (Greek, English, French) catalog prepared by the curator Marie Koutsomallis-Moreau.

Hours: 
Wednesday – Sunday 11:00-15:00 & 18:00-21:00 Monday 11:00-15:00 Tuesday closed
Tickets: 
General Admission: 5 €
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04/07/2021 to 03/10/2021
 
ΜΕΛΙSSES | Thursday, July 8, 2021

ΜΕΛΙSSES | Thursday, July 8, 2021

Music

MELISSES return to Technopolis

Ten months after their last concert in Athens, MELISSES grab the thread from where they left it and return to Technopolis City of Athens, their favorite concert venue of Athens.

MELISSES in their 12 years of performing prove that their strong feature remains their contact with the audience. The favorite band returns to Technopolis after last year's sold-out concert and present a program full of successful hits but also of unique covers that we have all loved. MELISSES know how to write songs that are loved and sung by all over the world.

With 13 songs in AirplayChart's TOP 10, 6 of them at No. 1 for more than 70 weeks but also with more than 310,000,000 views on YouTube, the band has proven both its dynamics and the love of the world.

In the 12 years of their artistic activity, they have collaborated on records and on stage with more than 30 artists from all kinds of music, proving that in music there are no barriers.

8 July, 2021
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Ticket Prices

20 €

Pre-sale: viva.gr

Hours: 
21:00
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08/07/2021