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Kabakov: Dreams & Reality

Ukrainian Artists Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Four Stories of Escapism One of Ilya Kabakov’s most famous and most influential works are the albums from the 10 Characters series, which he produced from 1968 – 1974 as an unofficial artist working in Moscow. This edition was issued in 1994-1996, out of which one edition of each album is donated by Kabakovs to the OSTEN Museum of Drawing in Skopje. On occasion

art & ecology

What can art contribute to the new environmental awareness? ArtForum Editions has recently published a monograph on the art and ecology debate, featuring works by the Greek artist Pantelis Tsatsis. Using paintings and watercolors by the artist, a team of authors explores the question: What can art contribute to the new environmental awareness. Pantelis Tsatsis, a trained economist and former banker, has been artistically engaged almost all his life with

Art Manifesto: Remember the Future

The future is catching up with us. Developments to be named apocalyptically have settled in a little more than a year in a rare dimension and severity: a dangerous virus disease as a pandemic, heat waves and fires across the globe, heavy rain and tidal waves. But shaping the future is not that simple, the future cannot be shaped without lessons from the past. Life in all its diversity is

MATAROA Awards

The Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece and the 5th Art-Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair (November 25-28, 2021), for the second time honoured young artists, up to 33 years old, selected by a professional jury with the MATAROA Awards. Aiming to promote and showcase young artists as part of the country’s cultural frontline, the two co-organizers host a contest, set up a thematic exhibition and bestow a series of

Greek Revolution

On occasion of the bicentenary celebration of the Greek Revolution started from 1821, the museum exhibition “The Greek Revolution” is presented during the 5th Art Thessaloniki in November this year. The exhibition show paint and pen of Philhellene painters and travelers. Among these are about 50 collectible lithographs by the Greek painters Karl Krazeisen, Adam Friedel, Peter Von Hess. Additionally the exhibition presents European newspapers during the period 1821-1828 to show the important contribution of

Lina Tonia: Art & Music

The 5th Art-Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair hosts this year the award-winning composer Lina Tonia. Lina Tonia will present for at the opening her new composition. The work Ana(s)tassis for piano, was written by order of the art institute Ikia Garipis, Mykonos,  for Art Thessaloniki 2021, where it will be presented in the first world performance by Phoebus Filkas.   Lina Tonia is a world-famous Greek composer, with more than 140 compositions

Yannis Fokas – honoured artist 2021

The visual artist and peer professor at ASKT Thessaloniki, Yiannis Fokas, will be honoured at the 5th edition of Art-Thessaloniki International Contemporary art fair , 2021. Fokas is one of the most important contemporary painters in Greece. He is influential to generations of emerging young Greek artists as well as to international art. The artist’s turn or rather his decision not to curtail his emerging relation with the images of

Takis Foundation

We like to introduce Takis Foundation, a research center founded by the Greek sculptor Takis in 1986. Takis bought a 10 acre land in Gerovouno hill, located at the foot of mount Parnitha, Athens. It is a distinct geographic location, 19 meters higher than the Acropolis. Thus in the past it was named “Holy Mountain”. Prompted by the strong magnetic fields of the hill, Takis began the construction of a

Augmented Reality Biennial

Interact with digital works of art in real time using your own smartphone or tablet. The world’s first Augmented Reality Biennial will open on August 22, 2021 in Düsseldorf (with satellite projects in Cologne and Essen). With the help of the “AR Biennale” app, street signs can be scanned.  The NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf is giving this unique project of AR art a prominent platform. From now on, every two years

Avantgarde artist Heinz Zolper honoured

Heinz Zolper has rendered outstanding contribution to art and culture in Germany and internationally for decades. His early contacts and cooperation with famous movie stars, sports and popular culture are particularly noteworthy. His contact and collaboration with Andy Wahrhol, who greatly appreciated Zolper’s independent contribution to pop culture, is legendary. Artforum Culture Foundation congratulates the artist on being honoured by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Other voices:

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