Aphrodite Désirée Navab: Art, Heritage, and Humanity

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You can meet fascinating people at the most random and inconspicuous moments in life. It was a moment like this when I met Aphrodite Désirée Navab, an artist of Greek and Iranian descent, living and practicing in New York. Navab’s work dwells on the issues of immigration, humanity, and the elements that connect all people …

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The Matter of Viewing — Georgia Kotretsos

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Introduction Georgia Kotretsos is an Athens-based artist, researcher and self-proclaimed professional spectator whose work transcends mediums. She has a unique way of engaging the mind and senses through the often-overlooked intricate process of viewing. Kotretsos studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Full Merit Scholarship (2004) and at the Durban …

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Mid-September Read: Interview with Thekla Papadopoulou

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  .Thekla Papadopoulou is an artist currently living, practicing, and teaching art in Cyprus. She was one of the three artists included in the exhibition Sender/Recipient at the Cyprus House in New York. Thekla works on the boundaries of painting, exploring the medium as well as the concepts her works address including natural landscape and …

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Creating Alluring Dystopias: Interview with Ioanna Kythreotou

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I came across the work of Ioanna Kythreotou from the group exhibition Sender/Recipient at the House of Cyprus in New York in the summer of 2017. Ioanna lives and works in beautiful, sunny Cyprus. She is among the contemporary artists who are proving painting is far from outdated or outlived. Her work pushes the boundaries …

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Art-Athina: An International Summer Art Fair

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Art-Athina just came to a close in Athens where it takes place every year, and I am glad to say it was with great success! This year it took place June 21 – 24 and comprised not only of the visit-and-view-within-the-fair-grounds model of an international art fair but also offered exciting parallel programming. Art-Athina included numerous group …

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An Exhibition Catalog that will Channel your Wanderlust

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The exhibition Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor opened at the British Museum in London when I was (and would be for the foreseeable future) in New York. Naturally, this led to a strong and dreadful feeling of missing out. This exhibition promised to present the intricate links between three key figures in the …

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