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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ashmolean Museum announces new exhibition of groundbreaking archaeology

In the first major archaeological exhibition in the new temporary exhibition galleries, the Ashmolean Museum will showcase over five hundred treasures made of gold, silver and bronze, recently found in the royal burial tombs and the palace of Aegae, the ancient capital of Macedon. These extraordinary new discoveries will go on display for the first time outside Greece. They re-write the history of early Greece and tell the story of the royal court and the kings and queens who governed Macedon, from the descendents of Heracles to the ruling dynasty of Alexander the Great.
The exhibition will be an international first with presentations directly connected with central figures of the
Temenid court. In the first of three major themes that will bring this ancient society to life is the world of the king and his companions at war and hunting; the king as ruler and high-priest, and the royal funeral. In this section, arms and armour, golden wreaths, life-sized marble sculpture, and painted battle-scenes illustrate the lives of Macedon’s most famous kings, among them Philip II and Alexander IV, father and son of Alexander the Great respectively.
Dates: 7 April-29 August 2011
More at Ashmolean Museum 's website

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spyros Vassileiou and the theater

The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the most important moments in artist’s Spyros Vassileiou’s long career in theatre (from 1929 to 1982), one of the most popular artists of the Thirties Generation.
The exhibition will also draw attention to the contribution he made to formulating the post-war aesthetic in set design. The exhibition includes select sculptural and painted set designs,

Saturday, March 26, 2011

ATHENS x4. Architectural proposals for the town

The exhibition presents the 120 submitted to the competition ATHENS x4, which was organized by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change in collaboration with Unification of the Archaeological Sites of Athens S.A.
Young architects had to choose any adjacent four blocks of Athens, facing problems of density or lack of green and common spaces, and to submit proposals for their revamping, with optimum utilisation of the crossroad that divides them.30/03/2011 - 17/04/2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Exhibition of award-winning Greek books in Sofia

photo from http://www.hfc-sofia.com/
 The Centre of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Sofia presents an exhibition of award-winning Greek books (2006-2009) in cooperation with the "Cyril and Methodius" National Library of Sofia.
Presentation of the state prizes for poetry, short story, novel, essay, chronicle-testimony, children's literature, illustrated children's literature and children knowledge books.
A book fair organized in cooperation with the "Cyril and Methodius" National Library of Sofia. Presentation of the state prizes for poetry, short story, novel, essay, chronicle-testimony, children's literature, illustrated children's literature and children's general knowledge books.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

photos from http://www.kazantzakis-museum.gr/
The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum pays tribute to the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveller Nikos Kazantzakis.
The Museum is made up of a cluster of buildings in the central square of the historical village of Varvari, now known as Myrtia. The Museum Exhibition is housed on a site formerly occupied by the home of the Anemoyiannis family, which was related to Nikos Kazantzakis' father, Kapetan Michalis.
The Museum was founded by set and costume designer Yiorgos Anemoyiannis, a pioneering figure in Greek theatre. His fundamental aim was to preserve the author's memory and promote his work and thought. Significant assistance was offered by Eleni Kazantzaki, the author's second wife.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Ark: Old seeds for new cultures

The Ark is the Greek entry in the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. According to its creators (Phoebe Giannisi, Zissis Kotionis), this installation re-focuses on old seeds and the ideological biodiversity that is at our disposal, but which lies forgotten and on the brink of extinction; while, at the same time, it provides the promise for new cultures of life in the soil.
In the Greek Pavilion, Yannis Isidorou creates a visual and sound installation, producing a simulation environment with the initial agrarian production experience.
Kostas Manolidis, with his landscape topologies hints at the capacity to rethink the wealth of the ground through his representations.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

The TDF is a leading European Documentary Festival, carried out every March in Thessaloniki since its inception in 1999 under the artistic direction of Dimitri Eipides. Its main thematic sections are: Recordings of Memory, Portraits-Human Journeys, Stories to Tell, Habitat, Planet in Peril, Music, Views of the World, Greek Panorama. Through its tributes and retrospectives, the TDF focuses on filmmakers with unique cinematic voices, internationally renowned for their contribution to the documentary genre. The Festival’s side events host exhibitions, masterclasses, round table discussions, publications, concerts and parties.

More at festival's website

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Eurodesk

  Europe is a place filled with opportunities! All you need is access to precise and reliable information. The General Secretariat for Youth supports youth information at European level and has been providing access for young people to all EURODESK European Network services since 2004. EURODESK is composed of 900 information relays to be traced all over Europe and 50 Youth Information Centers in Greece.
This network provides youths with free and instant access to a wide range of information services custom designed to fit the needs of young people and of those who work with them, on numerous fields: Education – Studies – Training – Mobility – Volunteerism – Seminars – Youths Exchange – Events – Search for funding opportunities and much more.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Don't let poverty become the landscape

Não deixe que a pobreza se transforme em paisagem

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Europeana: think culture

Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.
Ideas and inspiration can be found within the more than 15 million items on Europeana. These objects include:
  • Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
  • Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
  • Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
  • Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Goya and more

photo museodelprado
Goya and More. Acquisitions for the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Museo del Prado, 1997-2010
5 May to 31 July 2011
Jerónimos Building. Room D

This exhibition will present a selection of works on paper – drawings, prints and photographs – acquired by the Museo del Prado between 1997 and 2010. It will offer visitors the first opportunity to admire the most important works acquired over this period and which are normally stored in the Department of Prints and Drawings due to their fragile nature. In addition, the exhibition will set out the Museum’s principal strategies with regard to the acquisition of works on paper.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Benaki Museum: Time in Places

Time in Places : Twenty-two Poems by C.P.Cavafys - Twelve Illustrations by H.I.Xenos)
Haris Xenos chose twenty-two poems by Constantine Cavafy for a special edition volume honouring the great poet from Alexandria.
Influenced by the issues that drew his attention and inspired him, he painted the twelve works on exhibition.