Athens School of Fine Arts

School in the Future | To January 31

The Athens School of Fine Arts presents a fascinating exhibition of original models made of recycled materials depicting how the school's students envision the schools of the future. The online exhibition is part of the City of Athens' "Children, City, Monuments" initiative and is geared at encouraging youngsters to dream big and unleash their creative forces.

Rouge D Femme | Athens | January 24

The Canadian short documentary film "Rouge D 4 Femme" (Red D 4 Woman) by Nadia Fortin will be screened at the Athens School of Fine Arts' theater as part of the Athens Video Dance Project festival on Friday, January 24. The film tells the story of Josee Delorme, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy who has created her own form of communication to express herself.

Platforms Project | Athens | May 16-19

Serving as an incubator for emerging artists, this year's edition of the Platforms Project is the biggest to date, presenting 60 platforms from 17 countries at the Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition Hall of the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) along with a diverse parallel program of talks and meetings, video screenings, children's programs, performances and parties.

Benaki show spotlights an oft-overlooked artist

"What are you going to be when you grow up?" actress Marika Kotopouli asked 12-year-old Demosthenis (Dimos) Skoulakis while visiting the boy's parents in the family's Athens home in the early 1950s. "An artist," he responded without hesitation. "Yannis, come meet a colleague," she said laughing to her friend, the artist Yannis Tsarouchis.

Benaki retrospective hits all the high notes of Moralis's career

In the summer of 1932, the Athens School of Fine Arts wrapped up the academic year with an exhibition of work by the first-year students in the class of acclaimed painter Oumbertos Argyros. Yiannis Moralis showed two self-portraits in the show, which earned him a positive review by influential art critic Dionysios Kokkinos in the magazine Nea Estia.