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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Olympia: Myth – Cult – Games


This magnificent exhibition is devoted to the ancient Olympia shrine and its cult and to the contests held there that are revived every four years in the modern Olympic Games.
“Olympia: Myth - Cult - Games” is an initiative of the Greek Cultural Foundation and the Greek Ministry of Culture. The German Archaeological Institute and the Martin-Gropius-Bau are partners of the project. The Antiquities Collection of the Berlin State Museums has generously supported the project with loans.
Over 500 valuable loans from Greece will be on display. Important loans from the Vatican, Paris, Rome, Dresden and Munich will supplement the grand panorama.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Valias Semertzidis 1911-1983 : Retrospective


Photo: www.benaki.gr

This major retrospective of Valias Semertzidis’s work, which has been put together in collaboration with Nikos Hatzinikolaou, professor of Art History, focuses on bringing to light unknown as well as familiar aspects of this great artist’s oeuvre, which has, to date, been studied only sparingly. Valias Semertzidis was a consciously realist painter throughout his artistic career.
Even though he studied in Parthenis’s studio at the Athens School of Fine Arts, he was very little influenced by the teachings of his tutor.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Twice a stranger : Forced displacement and population exchange in 20th century

 
Photo: Jo Black
The exhibition is about the geatest forced migations and population exchanges of thw 20th century, when millions of people were uprooted and forced to move to new homelands.
Personal testimonies and rare archive footage are combined in multimedia video installations that bring visitors face-toface with the survivors of these traumatic events. Through four themes: history, the journay, home and trauma, the exhibition travels from the Greek-Turkish exchange in 1923 to the German-Pollish forced migration at the end of World War II through the Partition of India and to Cyprus crisis' in the 1960'w and 1970's.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Acropolis Museum research: Archaic Colors

Photo : Jo Black
Archaic Colors
 Commencing Tuesday 31 July 2012 and for the next twelve months, the Acropolis Museum wants to conduct research on its unique collection of archaic statues, which retain their colors to a small or large degree, and to open a very extensive discussion with the public and various experts on color, its technical issues, its detection using new technologies, its experimental use on marble surfaces, its digital reconstruction, its meaning, as well as the archaic period’s aesthetic perception of color.
So far, scientific research into the color found on ancient sculpture has made great progress and reached surprising conclusions that to a large degree refute the stereotypical assumptions regarding ancient sculpture. It turns out that color, far from being just a simple decorative element, added to the sculpture’s aesthetic quality.