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Alexander the Great Statue Finally ‘Watches Over’ Athens

A 3.5-meter bronze statue of Greek king Alexander the Great has been unveiled in the center of Athens.

Athens Mayor Kaminis in Kassel for documenta 14 Opening

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis described the "documenta 14" as the "Olympic Games of contemporary art” during the opening of the show in Kassel, Germany.

‘We Need the Voice of Artists’ Koniordou Says at ‘documenta 14’ Kassel Launch

"Today more than ever, we desperately need the voices of artists,” said Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou who is in Kassel for the "documenta 14" show.

New Thessaloniki Museum Body ‘MOMus’ Takes First Steps

MOMus, the new Thessaloniki Museum Body, will function as an umbrella organization that will feature unique collections, diverse art series and photo exhibits of Greek and international artists.

Bikers Ride from Athens to Kassel with documenta 14 Message of Solidarity

Within the framework of documenta 14, two cyclists began a ride from Athens to reach Kassel by June 10 and mark the beginning of the show's second part.

Documenta 14 Art & More to Take Athens by Storm

More than 40 venues around Athens will bring art closer to the people as the “documenta 14: Learning from Athens” art show is ready to kick off.

Documenta 14 Contemporary Art Show Ready to ‘Learn from Athens’

One of the world’s leading contemporary arts shows, the “documenta 14: Learning from Athens”, is set to kick off in Athens on April 8 and run through to July 12, bringing the Greek capital into the international spotlight.

Hellas Filmbox Takes Berlin… with the Best Greek Cinema

German cinema lovers will have a chance to indulge in Greek film productions during the Hellas Filmbox Berlin festival in the German city on January 18-22.

Greece’s Preveza Gets Seaside Opera House Made of Empty Cans

It took 85-year-old artist Leandros Spartiotis three years to collect over 30,000 recyclable cans to create one of the most impressive opera houses in the country on the shores of Preveza, northwestern Greece.

Ancient & Modern Cyclades Craft Jewelry Dazzle on Mykonos

A new show featuring craft jewelry from the 6th century BCE to the ’70s takes center stage at the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, casting the spotlight on ancient Greek jewelry design and how it has inspired artists through time.

‘Art by Heart’… for the Passionate on Show at Hydra

Making art means being close to the heart… and that’s what the “El Cuor no se Vende” show is all about at Hydra’s Historical Archives Museum from July 1 to August 31.

Costa Navarino, Athens Airport, Benaki Show Casts Spotlight on 1st Modern Olympics

Commemorating 120 years since the first Modern Olympic Games, the Benaki Museum, the luxury Costa Navarino resort and Athens International Airport have teamed up to present the "Olympic Games 1896: The Historic Photos of Albert Mayer” photo exhibition.

Calls for Creativity and Harmony at Athens Biennale

True to the idea that art can make a difference, the 5th Athens Biennale kicked off this week with “Synapse 1”, a first in a series of events under the title “Omonoia” and inviting the city’s creative minds and hearts to join forces and transform the area into “a social...

Exploring Athens by Art

As part of its ongoing activities to shed light on Athens, its landscape, history, and social life, the National Archaeological Museum announces the launch of “180 Years - Athens Panorama - Reference to August Ferdinand Stademann in the Eyes of Polyvios Gouzios” on Friday,...

Greek Isle Andros Launches 1st Summer Festival

The Cycladic island of Andros is launching its 1st International Festival this month and aims to establish it as a yearly event that will feature prominent performers from the world of theater and music.

Grace Mykonos Brings Work of Platon Rivellis into Focus

The photography of acclaimed Greek artist Platon Rivellis comes into the spotlight at the Grace Mykonos Hotel through to June 30.

‘Europe in Dialogue With Antiquity’ at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) welcomes the “Europe in Dialogue With Antiquity” exhibit, running through to March 29, and part of the Karlsruhe Museum’s Eurolog project.

Greek Art Galleries Tour to Kick Off in Thessaloniki and Athens

A total of 38 galleries will open their doors to the works of some 300 artists on 13-14 December for this year’s “Gallery Weekend” to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Artist Papadimitriou to Represent Greece at Venice Biennale 2015

In May next year, the work of Greek artist Maria Papadimitriou will be on show at the 56th Biennale set to take place in Venice at the Giardini and the Arsenale among other venues.