Monthly Archives: June 2011

HORROR Gallery by Zé Carrión at AthenStyle

HORROR Gallery
by Zé Carrión
presented by Athens Art & Culture Association in cooperation with AthenStyle

Opening: Friday, July 1st at 21:00
End time: Sunday, July 17th at 21:00

Location: AthenStyle lounge bar & basement
Address: Agias Theklas 10, Monastiraki
Opening hours: Daily, 11:00-22:00
FREE ENTRANCE

       Athens Art & Culture Association in cooperation with AthenStyle Hostel presents the painting exhibition “HORROR GALLERY” by the Spanish artist Zé Carrión.
       Zé will exhibit a selection of artworks representing a way of expressing horror through faces of normal people. The oversized portraits, made of acrylic and wax, express deep feelings through their eyes in colours.
When you enter the room, and all their eyes are focused on you, it’s normal to feel a little bit scared. With “HORROR Gallery” the artist shows to the public that real people are scarier than monsters. They are all known for committing immoral atrocities against the human race.
       Through the use of colour as impressionist and of form as expressionist, Zé  Carrión transmits his message in a way that all colours compose all colours: “We all got evil inside” (Richard Ramirez, Night stalker)

       Meet the artist at the exhibition opening on Friday, July 1st at 21:00.

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 109

This week’s highlights

June 20-26th

.:: Athens Fringe Festival 2011 ::.

Athens Fringe Festival will run from June 20 until June 26, 2011 and will turn the city into a great celebration of theater, music, art.

MONDAY 20 JUNE
@ Roof theater (Konstantinoupoleos 10)
20:00 Theatre Group Environmental-Cultural Association Kryoneri Attica, “Dryads” “a hat of straw ITALY” by Eugene Lampis
@ Rouf music scene (Konstantinoupoleos 10)
22:30 Jullian’s Lullaby (classical metal)
Faucet, Art Gallery & Action (Faucet 17, Monastiraki)
21:30 Graviton (Greek band)

TUESDAY 21 JUNE
@ Roof theater (Konstantinoupoleos 10)
20.30 Team ASE! Astraxidi / 21.30 Parts of us elsewhere
@ Rouf music scene (Konstantinoupoleos 10)
22.00 Little trip to heaven (ambient rock-dream pop)
23.00 Underjoyed (alternative blues garage)
Faucet, Art Gallery & Action (Faucet 17, Monastiraki)
21.00 North Link Performance “co-COMPRESSION”

WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE
Technopolis Central Court (Piraeus 100, Gazi)
21.00 Cherub / 22.00 The Wigs / 23.00 Anorimoi
Technopolis Central Court (Piraeus 100, Gazi)
19.30 Rays “Improvising in the Fringe”

Technopolis Hall “Kostis Palamas” (Piraeus 100, Gazi)
19.30 Choir OKOE
@ Roof theater (Konstantinoupoleos10)
20.00 Pelagia Botsis “Whatever you do will one day die”
21.30 Danae Loukaki “Navel”
@ Rouf music scene (Konstantinoupoleos 10)
22.30 Tenorman “The chaotic history of opera”

Faucet, Art Gallery & Action (Faucet 17, Monastiraki)
20.00 The NO project: multimedia presentation / 21.00 Lilla Szucs (flutiste)

Tickets: 7 € general admission and 5 € reduced
http://www.tickethour.gr/ and all PUBLIC stores

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until June 19th

.:: Dance of Shadows ::.
The exhibition will include 100 works on paper of the contemporary New York artist Carol Wax. The majority of these works are mezzotints; however a number of pencil and mixed media drawings will also be shown. Location: Herakleidon, Experience in Visual Arts Address: Herakleidon 16, Thissio Visiting hours: Tue-Sat 13:00- 21:00, Sun: 11:00- 19:00 Tickets: 6€, 4€ for students

until June 19th

.:: U | s | I | n | A | r | t | Bazaar ::.
With live broadcast at all hours of the bazaar in Rock XS Radio! With daily dance performance at 8pm (flamenco, oriental, latin/tango) On display (permanent exhibition) filled summer ideas! In parallel exhibition of art photography! With poetic performance on Saturday, 18/6) Me in Pop Art Cafe on the mezzanine floor of Ash In Art, at all times! With jewelry, accessories, clothes! With seminars pocket! Location: ASH IN ART Address: Lachouri 1 & Hercules, metro Fix Visiting hours: 16/6 11:00-22:00 Tickets: FREE

June 20-22nd

.:: Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival 2011 ::.
For the 2nd year, the BBB Short Film Festival continues its journey in the Balkans, bringing young people of the region closer together and enabling young artists to talk with an image. The theme of this year’s festival is any kind of crisis and is titled: “Who’s afraid of the big bad crises?” The festival comes to Greece for the first time, with short films, DJs, live bands and parties Location: 6 D.O.G.S. Address: Avramioutou 6-8, Monastiraki
Start: 20:00 Entrance: 3Days Ticket 10E, 1Day Ticket 5E

until June 24th

.:: Melita Couta Exhibition ::.
The Cyprian artist Melita Couta presents her first solo exhibition in Athens at a.antonopoulou.art gallery on Wednesday, May 18th. In her new she proposes a series of topographical surveys of unknown lands and cities, mixing perfectly penciled lines, controlled ink blotches, subtle collages and superimpositions of translucent papers in a universe strictly confined to white, black and greyscale. Unpredictable streams of ink cross areas meticulously dotted with obsessive details. Location: a.antonopoulou.art Address: 20 Aristofanous St. , 4th floor Tickets: FREE

until July 31st

.:: ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion ::.
The exhibition at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece is a world first, examining the expansion of the pop phenomenon of paradoxical, imaginary and monster-formed Characters in fashion and dress. Rising as well as broadly known and established designers and artists re-define the relationship between body and clothing, as well as the borders of our consciousness in What is a Monster? Location: Benaki Museum Address: 138 Pireos Avenue (Kerameikos) Visiting Hours: Wed-Sun 10:00-18:00 Tickets: 5€

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Capoeira and Samba at AthenStyle rooftop under the Acropolis!

On the occasion of AthenStyle 3rd Birthday we had a special moment of capoeira and samba representation. The protagonists were CM Carlito and Sofia Lizzio who entertained us with their dancing skills.

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ATHENSTYLE SUMMER NEWS 2011

NEW!

FRESH MILK

for our breakfast, delivered daily to the hostel while you are still in bed, 100% Greek cows for better
taste & quality!

NEW!

FAIRTRADE COFFEE

freshly brewed every morning, real coffee – not instant – highest-quality, responsibly
grown, ethically traded coffee to help create a better future for farmers.

NEW!

FRESH FRUIT COCKTAILS

at our famous rooftop bar!

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 107 (June 2-June 10)

This week’s highlights

Sunday, June 5th

.:: World Environment Day ::.

Free admission to
Acropolis / Ancient Agora / Roman Agora / Keramikos / Temple of Zeus / Museums
8:00 – 19:00

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until June 24th

.:: Melita Couta Exhibition ::.

The Cyprian artist Melita Couta presents her first solo exhibition in Athens at a.antonopoulou.art gallery on Wednesday, May 18th. In her new she proposes a series of topographical surveys of unknown lands and cities, mixing perfectly penciled lines, controlled ink blotches, subtle collages and superimpositions of translucent papers in a universe strictly confined to white, black and greyscale. Unpredictable streams of ink cross areas meticulously dotted with obsessive details. Location: a.antonopoulou.art Address: 20 Aristofanous St. , 4th floor Tickets: FREE

until June 30th

.:: Polyglossia ::.
As the title of this exhibition, Polyglossia relates both to artists of Greek descent who were born or live and work outside Greece, in the US or Europe, and to a desire to cover every means of visual expression (painting, sculpture, installations, environments, videos, multimedia works, photography, drawings) employed by artists of different generations.
Location: ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE Address: 107-109 Syngrou Avenue
Visiting hours: Mon-Sun 9:00-21:00 Tickets: 7E, 4E (reduced)

until June 30th

.:: Colours Within Exhibition ::.
The Stigma Lab is a focal point of artistic self-expression in the heart of Athens within the free zone of Exarchia. In “Colors Within” uses techniques such as graffiti, aerosol, collage, stencils, construction, photography and painting canvases to “recharge” the big city atmosphere of capturing the “colors” to “born” in them. Location: Stigma Lab Address: Andreas Metaxas 4, Exarchia Visiting hours: Mon-Sun 12.00-21.00 Tickets: FREE

until October 10th

.:: The Last Grand Tour ::.
Bringing together for the first time, work by the internationally renowned artists who have lived and worked in Greece during the 20th century, ‘The Last Grand Tour’ looks at Greece as a site of inspiration over the past 60 years, reflecting the various ways in which the country, its long cultural history and geographic characteristics have continued to be a source for artistic innovation. Location: Cycladic Art Museum Address: 4 Neofytou Douka St.
Visiting hours: Thu 19:00, Sun 12:30 Tickets: FREE

until July 10th

.:: Greek Architects of Istanbul in the era of westernization ::.
The main idea of the exhibition is to highlight the sectors in which the Greeks of Istanbul did exercise great influence. One of these was in the architectural movements of the mid-19th till the mid-20th century, where 57 architects designed and created over a 100 different buildings, shaping the urban landscape of Istanbul. Location: Museum of the City of Athens Address: 5-7 I. Paparrigopoulou St, Klaythmonos Sq, (Panepistimio) Visiting hours: Wed – Mon 10:00 – 15:00 Tickets: 3€, 2€ (reduced)

until July 31st

.:: ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion ::.
The exhibition at Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece is a world first, examining the expansion of the pop phenomenon of paradoxical, imaginary and monster-formed Characters in fashion and dress. Rising as well as broadly known and established designers and artists re-define the relationship between body and clothing, as well as the borders of our consciousness in What is a Monster? Location: Benaki Museum Address: 138 Pireos Avenue (Kerameikos) Visiting Hours: Wed-Sun 10:00-18:00 Tickets: 5€

until June 30th

.:: Black and White ::.
Painting usually is considered as an art of color. Here, though, the paintings use only the most basic colors, black and white, to create an impression. Mostly nudes, representations of the human body and nature are depicted in sketches, engravings and other ways of painting. Location: Frissiras Museum Address: 3 & 7 Monis Asteriou st.
Visiting hours: Wed–Sun 11:00–17:00 Tickets: 6€, 3€ reduced

until August 31st

.:: The Memorial: 16 Artists Propose ::.
This temporary exhibition holds a special place among those presented by the Jewish Museum within the past 12 years. It is directly connected with a recent and important historical fact: the redemption of a great debt of memory and honour, by the creation of the Holocaust Memorial in the capital of our country, in May 2010. Location: The Jewish Museum Address: 39 Nikis St., Visitng hours: Sun-Fri 10:00-14:00 Tickets: 6€, 3€ students

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Visit Athens, be safe!

You are probably watching TV and images look often quite dramatic but this is what media like to do!

I’ve been living in Athens now for a month and can tell you that my daily life and the life of AthenStyle hostel staff so as of most Athenians is not affected in any way. Of course there are people making demonstrations in front of the Parliament, and this is in all peoples’ rights everywhere in the world, but it is enough to avoid that area during demonstrations if you don’t want to hear too much noise or be worried about getting involved!

Visiting monuments, going out partying, shopping and enjoying Athens is not dangerous in any way and you should not be concerned. We are located in the heart of the city and our area is totally safe. Like the other day, after my work at the hostel was finished, I’ve spent some time in the National Garden with a beautiful girl that I met that day during the free city walk that I’m organizing. I didn’t know what is going on in the city center at that time, we weren’t affected. Just after some friends called us to meet with them, we were informed that we better avoid Syntagma Square. I’ve started hearing the noise and I then understood that people protesting there. Surprisingly, on the other side of the park it was the quietest day, like in the whole city, no sign of tension.

Athens remains the same: breathtaking!

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Walking through Athens with the travellers

I’m enjoying a lot the smile of a satisfied guest saying: “Thank you Catalin, it was a great!” after walking for 3 hours in the beautiful city that is Athens. 17 boys and girls, dreamers and adventurers joined me for the Athens Citywalk today. Each new day is the best day, sharing amazing experiences of people from the States, Australia and Canada as it was the case for today. Great people, great weather, great views, great city… what is there not to like? I can’t wait for the next Athens walk on Friday.

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