Art historian Zetta Antonopoulou has put together an exhibition on the Greek artist Yannis Pappas (1913-2005) at his studio in Zografou, which was donated to the Benaki Museum for preservation by the artist's son. On his return from the war front and throughout the German occupation, Pappas lived in his studio.
Pioneering Greek fashion designer Yannis Tseklenis died on Wednesday at the age of 82, the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, to which he donated his work, announced on Thursday. Tseklenis, who is credited with putting Greek fashion on the map in the 1970s with his bold prints and comfortable silhouettes, started out in the mid-1960s as a fabric designer.
Greek electronic music pioneer Konstantinos Bhta will recite poems by the late poet Yannis Ritsos on the alternative stage of the Greek National Opera, as he shares his musical compositions with the public. Bhta performs a musical interpretation of Ritsos' poems and establishes a dialogue between the sounds and the words read, pushing the barriers of communication to another level.
In "Cast Shadows," the Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation presents paintings, drawing, studies and written observations by one of the most prolific 20th century Greek artists that highlight his fascination with the play of light and shadow. Admission costs 3 euros and opening hours are Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The strategic dimension of the EastMed pipeline agreement signed on Thursday in Athens is undisputed and has been stressed by champions and critics of the construction project alike. However, the project also entails two elements that are important to Greece - political continuity and broader business opportunities - and should serve as a paradigm.
Greece is taking "all necessary measures" to secure the safe return of the Greek seamen who were abducted by gunmen from Greek tanker off the coast of Cameroon on December 31, Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said Thursday.
Speaking on TV channel ANT1 on Thursday, the minister called for calm, saying many of the actions taken "cannot be made public."
In "The Past of the Future," on show at the Kalfayan Galleries, artists Rania Bellou, Bill Balaskas, Antonis Donef, Farida El Gazzar, Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Konstantin Kakanias and Yiannis Papadopoulos explore the sociopolitical dynamics and symbolisms of the Acropolis, and its crowning monument, the Parthenon, while also underscoring the enduring appeal of the ancient Greek citadel as a source