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People among the splendid ruins of Athens, from the 19th to the 20th century

Until May 8/2016

The National Archaeological Museum, the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world, is celebrating 150 years of history this year with of a multitude of events which will be organised within the year. On this occasion, it collaborates with the Herakleidon Museum for the exhibition “People among the splendid ruins of Athens, from the 19th to the 20th century” hosted at the Museum’s Cafe, presenting a panorama of photographic and three-dimensional presentations, from the first photography that was taken in Greece in 1839. The selection was made by photography historian Haris Giakoumis, who lives in Paris and works at the Kallimages, a publishing house which specialises in the promotion of photographic archives from the Greek and Mediterranean region starting from mid-18th century.

(Patission 44, tel. 2132144891, www.namuseum.gr - Metro: Omonia)




Final Destination
Until December 31
How about an interlude of art just before boarding the plane? Continuing its collaboration with the Art-Athina International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, the Athens International Airport hosts “Final Destination”, a new group photography and video exhibition in the “Art and Environment” exhibition space on Departures Level, open to the public around the clock. Greek landscapes, cities and interior spaces photographed by contemporary Greek artists depict an ever-changing environment. (Attiki Odos, Spata, tel. 2103530000 - Metro: Airport)


Wor(th)ship. Tassos Vrettos
Until January 10
Forty-four makeshift places of worship made by immigrants in Attica have been photographed by Tassos Vrettos, who began this “fieldwork” in 2012 and now presents the results for the first time, at the Pireos Street Annexe of the Benaki Museum. Basements and rented apartments, parking lots and sport courts have been sanctified by those extemporarily residing, and the lens has captured this extraordinary anthropological material with the cooperation of the people who make up these communities: groups of Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Spiritualists and Christians of various doctrines and multiple ethnic origins. (138 Pireos & Andronikou Str, tel. 2103453111, www.benaki.gr - Metro: Kerameikos)