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.
This week we are also hosting an Artist Feature where we highlight filmmaker and photographer, Lilena Marinou.
Click here to read the full article, insights from the artist, and view samples of her work.
A taste of the current Greek Art scene from your home.
We wanted to share some creative initiatives, talks and exhibitions from the [art] front in Greece.
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 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 […]
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 […]
Have you ever walked into a gallery, and upon encountering a work, you got a sense of déjà vu? You see, like many others working in the art field, I have a habit of going about, visiting museums and galleries. This, in turn, leads to the semi-obsessive researching of artists whose works I am less familiar […]
, Currently, Ai Weiwei has put up works all around New York City in a multi-location and multi-disciplinary exhibition titled Good Fences Make Good Neighbors that he created by working with Public Art Fund. The interdisciplinary works the artist has made for this occasion aim to make viewers question populist notions on the necessity of barriers, and […]