November promises to enrich the city’s cultural life with a variety of interesting and lively events that will definitely captivate the passionate art lovers!
A prominent position in this week’s agenda holds the “Dimitris Mitropoulos tribute” at Athens Music Hall commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death. As part of this tribute the International Competition for Orchestra Conducting in honour of Dimitris Mitropoulos will take place at Athens Music Hall this Wednesday 3rd of November.
The contest is regarded as one of the most prestigious international music competitions that paved the way for many talented conductors to become known over the years. The three finalists, chosen from a pool of 217 contestants, will conduct the Orchestra of Colours in excerpts from the classical and romantic repertoire (Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mitropoulos, Tchaikovsky etc).
"10+1" Eleven young visual artists make a comment on 80’s Greek cinema: In this exhibition, eleven artists comment on the Greek cinema in the 80’s through different means of creation, such as videos, colours, constructions and designs in order to produce original visual artworks. The exhibition is held under the 23rd Panorama of European Cinema at Michalis Cacoyannis Foundation (216 Piraeus Street) and will be on until the 7th of November. Its innovative viewpoint- a unique blend of visual arts and cinema- will certainly impress the audience! The works of art cover a wide range of artistic expression created by different generations and styles.
The House of Cyprus (10 Irakleitou Street, Kolonaki) hosts until the 6th of November the engraving exhibition “Fifty years of Cypriot democracy engraved by the Cypriots”. The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts celebrating the 50 years of Cypriot Democracy. The works on exhibition depict vividly the life, the agony and the pain experienced by the Cypriots during the long, turbulent history of Cypriot Democracy.
Don’t miss until the 7th of November at the Technopolis of the City of Athens (100 Piraeus Street, Gkazi) the unique art exhibition “Tracing Istanbul”! The event is held under the auspices of the Holy Theological School of Halki, the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul and the Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Athens ‘Technopolis’. The exhibition is implemented by the company “White Fox S.A”. The works on exhibition are created by 101 Greek artists. They cover a wide range of artistic expressions revealing the soul of a "city with a thousand faces". The exhibition coincides with the nomination of Istanbul as the 2010 European Capital of Culture.
The exhibition was hosted before in Athens at the Sismanoglio Megaro of the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul and at the Holy Theological School of Halki (Princes’ Islands). The exhibition attempts to trace the history, myths and legends of Istanbul focusing on images, colours, smells, sounds and symbols of this glorious city. The artists use a wide range of artistic expression, such as painting, sculpture, construction, photography, video and hagiography.
Items concerning the history and geomorphology of Halki Island from the Princes Islands' “Adalar Museum” also feature in the exhibition space, while a documentary of the same name, produced by Anastasia Manou and curated by the Holy Monastery of Agios Dionysios Olympus, will be screened for the first time.
“Gaia Exhibition Hall” (103 Alkiviadou Street) will host until the 5th of November an engraving exhibition presenting works of new artists, School of Fine Arts students (A’ engraving Workshop) precisely, curated by Assistant Professor Mary Schina. Wood, stone and bronze are creatively used by the students in order to portray their inner world and their personal aspirations and visions.