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The emerging phenomenon of alternative and DIY currencies

The emerging phenomenon of alternative and DIY currencies

Posted July 5th, 2013

Art, crisis, economy, Greece

The Pop-Up City Live celebrated its fifth birthday, an experimental event for urban innovators in Amsterdam where we brought The Pop-Up City to life on stage! One of the themes of that night was the emerging trend of community currencies and informal economic models. Last January we highlighted… Read More

Videos

Sounds from Beneath by Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow

Sounds from Beneath by Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow

Posted April 18th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Greece, Sound Art, Videos

For the project Sounds from Beneath Mikhail Karikis worked with an ex-coal-miners’ choir from Snowdown Colliery in Kent (closed in 1987). He asked the group of miners to recall and vocalise the sounds of underground activity in the coal-mines. The subsequent sound piece is sung… Read More

Shows

From Antiquity to Renaissance – The Changing Image of Eros, Greek God of Love

From Antiquity to Renaissance – The Changing Image of Eros, Greek God of Love

Posted February 10th, 2013

Art History, Greece, Sculptures, Shows

A plump, naughty looking winged baby with a bow and arrow: sounds like the illustration on a Valentine’s Day card, right? Wrong: it’s a two-thousand-year-old statue on show in New York. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Changing Image of Eros, Ancient… Read More

Uncategorized

Ancient greek gods and heroes on view in Tokyo

Ancient greek gods and heroes on view in Tokyo

Posted February 10th, 2013

Art History, Greece, Shows, Uncategorized

The tenth Louvre – DNP Museum Lab presentation, which closes the second phase of this partnership between the Louvre and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP), invites visitors to discover the art of ancient Greece, a civilization which had a significant impact on Western art… Read More

News

Ancient items stolen from Greece museum

Ancient items stolen from Greece museum

Posted February 17th, 2012

Art Theft, Greece, News

Greek Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos resigned last night after armed robbers stole more than 60 ancient objects of “incalculable” value from a museum in Olympia. Sixty-eight artefacts were taken from a museum dedicated to the ancient Olympic Games after two masked men immobilised the sole… Read More

Greece

ikonoTV showing at 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

ikonoTV showing at 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

Posted September 17th, 2011

Events, Festivals, Greece

Focused on the Mediterranean region, the culture and the people, viewed through a contemporary visual outlook, this year’s organisation comprises a main and a parallel programme including exhibitions, an international young artists’ workshop, a performance festival, a symposium and a variety of artistic events, building… Read More

Text

Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe

Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe

Posted April 15th, 2011

Art History, Greece, Text

Photograph courtesy Christian Mundigler National Geographic: “Marks on a clay tablet fragment found in Greece are the oldest known decipherable text in Europe, a new study says. Considered “magical or mysterious” in its time, the writing survives only because a trash heap caught fire some… Read More

Videos

The Perfect Immigrant

The Perfect Immigrant

Posted March 23rd, 2011

Greece, Politics, Video Art, Videos

Art Threat: “Here’s a short video called The Perfect Immigrant by Sastre Rogelio, which played as part of the Athens Video Art Festival in 2010. Submissions for 2011 are now closed and choices will be announced in April. We’re posting the video today in solidarity… Read More

Greece

Athens art fair cancelled

Athens art fair cancelled

Posted December 21st, 2010

Art Fairs, Greece

The Art Newspaper: “As Greece continues to suffer from the economic crisis, the inaugural Athens World Fine Art Fair, slated for 20-23 May at the Zappeion Palace has been cancelled. In June, fair organisers, the Geneva-based Art Culture Studio, had already postponed the Old Masters,… Read More