Jason Venetsanopoulos | Athens | To April 4

The Athens Art Gallery downtown presents painter Jason Venetsanopoulos' third solo show, titled "Neo-mythical." In 15 paintings, the artist attempts to illustrate a pop-culture inspired mythology as an antidote to our frantic contemporary way of life. He also employs natural materials in his work, such as China ink and paper made out of vegetable fibers.

Mozez Incze & Boldi | Athens | To February 22

The Alma Gallery in the downtown neighborhood of Kolonaki presents "So-Called Reality," an exhibition comprising works by Romanian painter Mozes Incze and Hungarian sculptor Boldi. The two artists often display their works in joint exhibitions and this is the first time they are appearing together in Greece. Admission is free. Opening hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.

Celia Daskopoulou | Athens | February 7 - March 21

CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery in Kolonaki presents an exhibition of paintings by the late Greek artist Celia Daskopoulou, titled "Men and Motorcycles." Daskopoulou (1936-2006) was predominantly known for her portraits of women, reflecting either their social role or their inner state of mind. She was an eminent female artist in Greece.

Intervention of substance

The return to normality that Greece so desperately needs will not be achieved solely by effective policing.

The truth is that it will also be achieved by interventions that, despite not being widely advertised or attracting great media attention, significantly improve the daily life of citizens in the Greek capital.

Police arrest suspect over dozens of car thefts

Police on Wednesday were questioning a foreign national believed to behind the theft of at least 33 vehicles in the upscale Athens neighborhood of Kolonaki and the northern suburb of Maroussi.

The man, about whom no further details were released, was arrested on Monday shortly after breaking into a parked car in Exarchia.
Officers are seeking another two suspected accomplices.

Giorgos Saltaferos | Athens | To February 1

Gallery Genesis in Kolonaki presents artist Giorgos Saltaferos' exhibition of paintings titled "Just Andros," curated by Yiorgos Tzaneris. The Greek island of Andros, located in the Cyclades archipelago, is Saltaferos' birthplace. He studied at the University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland, and has had 21 solo exhibitions in Greece, Switzerland and France.

Manolis Charos | Athens | To January 26

In "Treasure Island" at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, the respected Greek artist Manolis Charos presents previously unseen paintings and mixed-media works inspired by classical literary masterpieces, mythology and crime novels whose enduring themes remain topical to this day and whose characters - like pirates, evzones, soldiers and cowboys - represent archetypal figures.

Farida El Gazzar | Athens | December 19 - February 1

In the solo show "Night Garden," Farida El Gazzar presents viewers with a glimpse of her private world, influenced by her mixed Egyptian-Greek heritage, a fascination with the work of David Hockney, Thomas Demand and Karen Kilimnik, Byzantine iconography, Arabic literature and the poetry of C.P. Cavafy.