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GOVERNMENT Low-income pensioners to get 1-off grant to buffer price surge Greece will hand out one-off grants to low-income pensioners and medical staff ahead of Christmas to shield them from higher energy and food prices, Hellenic Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday.Consumer inflation hit a multi-year high of 3.4% in October with...
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CULTURAL EVENT Screening: Women's Territory: Contemporary Female Creators ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCLE: THURSDAY'S MEETINGS (25-11-2021 9:00 pm) The Hellenic American Union once again shares presentations and discussions about the work of contemporary Greek photographers with Platon Rivellis.In Thursdays Meetings, Platon Rivellis selects and presents contemporary Greek photographers - members of the Photographic Circle, analyzes their artwork and talks to them about their themes, approaches, and creative choices. The audience then asks questions and share thoughts on the photos shown. The program of the presentations for November 2021 is: November 4th, 2021: Eva Lambropoulou - Panos Rozakis November 18th, 2021: Chara Kourbana - George Vogiatzakis November 25th, 2021: Angeliki Tzafi - Costas Liakeas - Nikos Korovesis. The presentations will be delivered via Zoom with free participation for all with reservations.Information:Timetable: 19:00 - 21:00.Tickets:Free participation with registrations.Location: Online.Language: Greek.Registration mandatory:www.hau.gr/en-us/culture/events/2021/thursdays-meetings-with-platon-rivellis/ 7th ATHENS BIENNALE (28-11-2021 11:00 pm) The 7th Athens Biennale entitled ECLIPSE, co-curated by Omsk Social Club and Larry Ossei-Mensah under the artistic direction of Poka-Yio, takes place from September 24 to November 28 in various locations in Athens.The exhibition will feature artists based in North and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe, many of whom will be exhibiting in Greece for the first time. The exhibition title highlights the obscured perspective of reality caused by the constant state of flux we are experiencing in our society now. ECLIPSE engages the social, political and spiritual changes of todays global construct and in Athens itself, as a rising metropolis located at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa both physically and historically. An eclipse is a phenomenon of filtering and shrouding as well as a cosmic event. The experience of the eclipse functions as a catalyst for reprocessing an unresolved past that can inform an unspoken present and ultimately shape our future. Thus, Athens serves as the appropriate vantage point for contemplating the nuances of time and space. Furthermore, examining the questions is the west in decline or in a moment of significant transformation?ECLIPSE seeks to assess the implications of identity, history, and cultural complexity. The 7th Athens Biennale offers an arena to interrogate many of the ideas, queries, concerns, and desires that are frequently not platformed within a Biennial format. In an effort to activate a dynamic cross-cultural discourse, ECLIPSE will highlight the works of artists from the African Diaspora in addition to other artistic voices that have historically been pushed to the periphery. This engagement will be articulated through the use of a Black Lens as one of the frameworks. This approach seeks to engage the varying perspectives and artistic practices percolating within the African diaspora. This dialogue will be situated alongside a complimentary framework of artistic interventions that use dynamic manifestations to compose unique practical narratives. Their aim is to strategically address the viewers imagination of potential parallel worlds and futures. Composing a set of spaces that platform ideas such as radical care, interspecies friendship and sonic viewing strategies, ECLIPSE presents a translocal chapter of contemporary thought on how to co-exist within a world differently.Defying the prevalent politics of historical narratives, ECLIPSE proposes to challenge oppressive mechanisms and outdated idealism. By deploying various immersive techniques such as real game play, radical gossip, persuasive realities, emotional hypnosis, bodying, synthesis, and visualization, ECLIPSE activates narrative fabrication and orchestrates an experiential shift in art viewing opening an alternative future for contemplation. EXHIB: \PORTALS\ (31-12-2021 10:00 pm) �he emblematic building of the former Public Tobacco Factory opens its doors for the first time to host an international group exhibition, Portals, featuring 59 artists from 27 countries including 15 new site-specific installations commissioned by NEON.Among them, 18 Greek artists are exhibiting new works or works whose framework of creation and presentation have been renewed to make them site-relevant.With this years commemoration of the Greek War of Independence and continuing to live through the pandemic, Portals aspires to give rise to new messages, ideas, and reflections regarding contemporary artistic creation, through the prism of a newly-formed reality composed of change and disruption.The exhibition takes place in all renovated areas of the building: the atrium, corridors, halls and mezzanines, bathrooms, the former Customs Office, the surrounding area, on the roof / faade of the building and on Kolonos Hill.The inspiration for the exhibition originates from an article by author Arundhati Roy on the Financial Times on April 2020 which states that the pandemic is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. Considering that the rift created by the pandemic on an individual and collective level opens a portal, it is up to us to deal with our transition through it. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world.The exhibition represents a pluralism of ideas and touches upon issues related to collectivity, cultural understanding of history and politics, public space, and our common past, present and future. OPENING HOURS:Monday, Tuesday: Closed Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 11:00 19:00 Thursday, Saturday: 12:00 20:00 28 October | Closed.ADDRESS:Lenorman Street 218, 104 43, Athens.DETAILS: https://neon.org.gr/en/exhibition/portals/ USA s year-long campaign to commemorate Greeces Bicentennial named USA The campaign will include educational and cultural events across Greece that will highlight our 2 countries historic relationship and the ties that bind us: democracy, partnership, and shared values. Ambassador Pyatts announcement came after the launch of the Greece 2021 Committees campaign on January 1st to commemorate this landmark anniversary of 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821, with programs to celebrate Greeces history, honor its people, highlight its achievements, and envision its future. The USA campaign will support this effort through programs designed to convey U.S respect for ancient Greek ideals of democracy that were an inspiration at the founding of our country and highlight the role American Philhellenes played in Greeces fight to establish their country. It will also celebrate the strong people-to-people ties between the U.S. and Greece over the last 200 years, and our commitment to our present-day strategic partnership. Speaking about the campaign, Ambassador Pyatt said, U.S.-Greek relations are the best theyve been in modern history. Our friendship began during Greeces war for independence and Greeces 2021 bicentennial is an opportunity to celebrate this history and the values of liberty and democracy our peoples have defended for over 200 years. The U.S. Mission will fund several programs throughout 2021, partnering with Greek and American civil society, educational, and arts institutions. Program dates and further details about specific programs will be provided on the U.S. Embassy website throughout the year at gr.usembassy.gov. Below is the list of USA programs: - Virtual Entrepreneurship Project Connect the Dots: a virtual entrepreneurship mentoring program conducted in partnership with The Hellenic Initiative (THI), this program will provide online mentorship by U.S. business leaders to Greek entrepreneurs. This program is placed under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee. - Athens Science Festival 2021 200 Years of Innovation: an experiential space will be created, comprising multiple exhibits that refer to the historical anniversary and the evolution of the Greek State, highlighting areas of shared scientific excellence with the U.S. and featuring prominent American speakers. This program is placed under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee. - Greek National Opera, Stavros Niarchos Hall: the Greek National Opera will present 2 special musical performances of works reflecting the shared values of the U.S. and Greece. - TheAmerican PhilhellenismExhibitionat the Museum of Philhellenism:a special exhibition entitledThe American Philhellenism at the Museum of Philhellenism in Athens,featuring unique artifacts and historical documents capturing the birth andevolutionof Philhellenism,U.S. support for the Greek Revolution, and the impactofGreek culture onthe values, institutions, artistic and architectural expressions in theU.S. - ExhibitionThe Free and the Brave: American Philhellenes and the Glorious Struggle of the Greeks (1776-1866):at the Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, this will beanexhibition exploring the movement of Philhellenism that flourished in the U.S. in the 19th Century, influenced by Greek classical thought and democratic ideals. - American Studies: scholarships towards the establishment of an American Studies curriculum at a Greek university. - Greek Fire: a seminar at the Delphi Economic Forum and online report on the lasting impact that the Greek Revolution has had on American culture and politics. - City of Sparta: Sparta will host a conference on American Philhellenes and conduct a range of programs throughout 2021 to commemorate the bicentennial. - U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki: the creation of an exhibit that chronicles the history of the Consulate General and the U.S. presence in Thessaloniki. The full transcript of the interview is here:https://gr.usembassy.gov/ambassador-pyatts-remarks-on-erts-morning-show-syndeseis/.For more information about USA follow the embassy at: @USEmbassyAthens and #USAGreece2021 CYCLADIC MUSEUM EXHIB: KALLOS: THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY (16-01-2022 8:00 pm) An exhibition which highlights the concept of 'kallos', or beauty combined with virtues of the soul in ancient Greek, is currently on display at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.Through 300 exceptional antiquities from Museums, Ephorates of Antiquities and Collections in Greece and abroad, various aspects of the notion of Kallos (meaning beauty in Greek) in everyday life and philosophical discourse in ancient Greece are presented.�he exhibition displays three hundred emblematic antiquities from fifty-two museums, collections, and Ephorates of Antiquities throughout Greece, as well as from Italy, and the Vatican. The overwhelming majority appear for the first time outside of the museums of their provenance. They meet and mingle in the Museum of Cycladic Art, so as to give an integrated picture of the ideal of Kallos, inadequately translated into English as Beauty.The selected exhibits date mainly from the seventh to the first century BC that is, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period and are complemented by a handful of works of Roman times in those cases where the original creations of earlier periods have survived only in copies.Kallos is an ideal, developed in ancient Greek thinking and was expressed through the verses of the epic (8th century BC) and lyric (7th 6th century BC) poets, initially as outward beauty. From the sixth century BC onwards, the concept was crystallized gradually through the texts of the philosophers, who referred to Kallos as a combination of physical appearance and virtues of the soul. It is on this dimension of Kallos that the exhibition of the Museum of Cycladic Art concentrates, enhancing the contribution of ancient Greece to defining the notion of beauty that prevails to this day.In this exhibition, Kallos is conveyed through a vast wealth and variety of antiquities, such as statues, vases, sherds (broken ceramics), mirrors, jewellery, perfume vases, accessories of the toilette and beautification (cosmetic unguents, pigments, and so on), objects of clay, stone metal and terracottas of various periods, mainly Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic figurines, tools for styling the hair, such as iron scissors, little combs, and so on.The geographical provenance of the objects was selected on the basis of specific criteria: the exhibits come from all over mainland and island Greece, so as to emphasize the participation of most of the cities of Greek Antiquity and the diffusion of the concept of Kallos to all sectors of society. The exhibition also hosts a corresponding number of antiquities from Magna Graecia, enabling the visitor to comprehend the phenomenon of the dispersion of the notion of Kallos also to the Greek colonies in the West.The exhibition also includes artifacts from the Vatican Museum, the Archaeological Museums of Florence, Naples, Rome, Bologna, Venice, Syracuse, Catania and the National Archaeological Park of Ostia. From the initial selection of six hundred pieces, three hundred were chosen, as the museological study demanded those that best strengthened each section, in order to make them most intelligible to the public.An exhibition which highlights the concept of 'kallos', or beauty combined with virtues of the soul in ancient Greek, is opening at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens on Wednesday.Exploring ancient Greece's contribution to the definitions and the meaning of 'kallos' throughout history, the exhibition features 300 unique archaeological items from museums, ephorates of antiquities and collections in Greece, Italy and the Vatican. Most of these items will be shown outside of their permanent collections for the first time, it was noted in an official announcement.The exhibition is structured in two major sections, Beautification and Beauty, which then include ten sub-sections that present specific aspects of beauty: Archaic and Classical beauty, beauty of divine entities and gods, the beauty of mortals, athletic beauty, heroic beauty, even demonic beauty and also cosmetic beautification, among others. The word 'kallos' in ancient Greek referred to both males and females.This is the first time that an exhibition is being held not for the notion of beauty, but for the concept of kallos, pointed out at a press conference held on Monday professor Nikolaos Stambolidis, who curated the show before being appointed Acropolis Museum director. Today, beauty only refers to physical beauty of the face or the body, or both, while aspects of 'kallos' mentioned in the Homeric epics are seen very rarely in the modern Greek language, he added.Kallos runs through to January 16th, 2022 and it is funded by L'Oreal Group.OPENING HOURS:Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-17:00, Thursday: 10:00-20:00, Sunday: 11:00-17:00, Tuesday: Closed.Venue:Neophytou Douka 4, 10674 Athens USEFUL INFORMATION Banks / ATM
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