Long before the days of television, radio, or even cinema, there was a different form of entertainment in Greece derived from folkloric traditions. Known as Shadow Theatre, or the so-called "Karagiozis" art (named after the main character of Modern G…

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By Alexandra Kouroutaki

Alexandra Kouroutaki is a member of the Laboratory teaching staff (EDIP) at the School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete. She holds a doctorate in Art History from the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, a Post…

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The Benaki Museum is one of the largest museums in Greece, taking visitors through different of Greek culture and history while focusing on specific-theme collections through its satellite museums, such as the Ghika Gallery. In complia…

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Every March (25/3), Greeks celebrate their national holiday commemorating the onset of the War of Independence. However, according to historical evidence, the Greek Revolution had begun earlier, but the choice of this day was not accid…

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Greek News Agenda pays tribute to the Greek artist Demetrios Galanis (17 May 1879- 20 March 1966), as today marks the 54th anniversary of his death. Galanis was one of the most important engravers of the first half of the 20th century…

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I don’t care about success and I never did! Not that I don’t enjoy it when people recognize my work. On the contrary, I really like it. It is just that I always believed that when something is worth discovering, it will be. It can'…

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In her feature for Greek News Agenda, Dr. Alexandra Kouroutaki writes about Christmas iconography, especially the Nativity scene, as depicted in both icons and frescoes of the 20th century in historical temples of the region of Chania, focusing on th…

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2019 marks the 130th anniversary of Georgios Gounaropoulos birth (1889-1977), who was one of the forerunners of modern art in Greece, as well as the 40th anniversary of the Gounaropoulos’ Museum foundation. On this occasion, an exhibition title…

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Few people have been as closely associated internationally with contemporary Greek music as Mikis Theodorakis, a man famous not just for his diverse body of work but also for his active involvement in Greece’s political and social struggles dur…

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The exhibition “Women in Modern Greek painting” takes place at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation from 7 November 2018 to 3 February 2019. Organised in collaboration with the Greek National Gallery - Alexandros Soutsos Museum, it showcas…

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