Towering, majestic, and beautiful. Mountains are some of the most fascinating structures of nature and home to 15% of the world´s population. The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day” wh…

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Sophia Laskaridou (1882 - 13 November 1965) was a Greek painter, predominantly known as an impressionist. She made history as the first woman to be accepted at the Athens School of Fine Arts. 55 years after her death, she remains largely unknown to t…

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Fotis Kontoglou (1895-1965) -the greatest icon painter of modern Greece and one of the most important theologians and literary writers- was born on November 8, 1895, in the town of Kydonies (also known as Aivali) on the Aegean coast of Asia Minor, ju…

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The art exhibition “TAKIS: Sculptor of Magnetism, Light, and Sound”, the last show conceived with the artist’s involvement, traveled from the Tate Modern in London to the MACBA in Barcelona (2019) and was to complete its journey at…

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World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of overcoming myths and negative stereotypes, raising awareness of mental health issues around the world, and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. On…

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In the exhibition “Light. Stephen Antonakos and the Russian avant-garde” (extended until October 18, 2020), the Alex Mylona Museum pays tribute to the pioneering Greek-American artist Stephen Antonakos (1926-2013). Curated by Jo…

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One of the most noteworthy art exhibitions, that was organized this summer in Greece, was “Constantin Xenakis | Greece and Writing Codes”, the first exhibition to take place in the artist’s honor after his recent passing (June 2020)…

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In the context of the 2020 "Year of Melina Mercouri" and the vision for the reunification of the Parthenon sculptures

By Dr. Alexandra Kouroutaki

Alexandra Kouroutaki is a member of the Laboratory teaching staff (EDIP) at the School of Architecture,…

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A major pilgrimage site for Orthodox Christians and home to more than 700 churches, the Aegean island of Tinos has developed a faithful following for its many other miracles – food, hiking, surfing, wild beauty, and Art. In fact, Tínos has att…

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Ahead of the Greek War of Independence bicentennial celebrations, the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art has commissioned Greek artist Kostis Velonis to conceive an immersive presentation of eight funerary masks of the Greek Revolution heroes from…

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