Some Thoughts on Back to Athens 7, July 1 – 4, 2020, by Nicole Economides

This year’s Back to Athens art festival baring the title, “μetaΑθήνα / pόστΑθενς,” presents eleven curatorial projects and over 100 artists and curators that worked around the concept of “contemporary Athens.” Artists and curators alike, from the domestic and international art scene came together to present perspectives of the “new reality” in light of the pandemic and the contemporary socioeconomic circumstances.

Read on for Nicole Economides’ review of this year’s Back to Athens fair.

Interview with Helene Pavlopoulou on Art, History, and Symbolism

Helene Pavlopoulou is an Athens-based artist whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional perceptions of painting. On Peri-Tecnes we love to explore work by artists who are redefining their primary medium. Pavlopoulou’s paintings create spaces where past and present commune in front of the eyes of the viewers, beckoning them to enter their fictive space. […]

The Matter of Viewing — Georgia Kotretsos

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 […]

Art-Athina: An International Summer Art Fair

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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