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15.04.2017 in Arts & Culture

documenta14 Τhe “documenta 14” art exhibition, presenting an innovative perspective on contemporary art and hosted throughout the city in various indoor and open-air spaces, is ready to welcome art enthusiasts to Athens. Founded by the artist, teacher and curator Arnold Bode in 1955, the festival was as an attempt to bring Germany up to speed with modern art, while both banishing and repressing the cultural darkness of Nazism. This year’s event, documenta 14 – after three years of preparation – will be held simultaneously in Athens, Greece (8 April – 16 July) and Kassel, Germany (10 June – 17 September). It is…

MARIA GIANNAKAKI: Dreaming in Ink…

01.07.2016 in Arts & Culture

MARIA GIANNAKAKI: Dreaming in Ink…    Silk and rice paper. Watercolors and colored pencils. Asian technique, European influence… With each stroke, artist Maria Giannakaki brings beautiful dreams to life.    Maria Giannakaki began her studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts studying with artists P. Tetsi and G. Kolefa. In 1993, she went to China for post-graduate studies, learning techniques of traditional Chinese painting, ink drawing and calligraphy.  Her work is a unique blend of world influences – using materials and techniques she learned in China, to choosing subject matter that is centered on the human figure, often reminiscent…