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From Picasso to Koons. Artist’s Jewellery.

The exhibition presents a selection of jewellery designed by some of the greatest artists of the second half of the 20th century and the start of the 21st. Pieces by Stephen Antonakos, Ben, Louise Bourgeois, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, César, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Cocteau, André Derain, Max Ernst, Ablerto Giacometti, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Yoko Ono, Pablo Picasso and Man Ray, are just some of the works shown, most of which constitute part of the personal collection of the exhibition curator Diane Venet and pose once The exhibition has already been on show in France and the US. For its Greek showing, the collection will be shown alongside works by artists who experimented with the form of jewellery.
 
Duration
16/05/2012 - 02/09/2012
 
Place
Athens Benaki Museum
Main Building
 
Organization
Benaki Museum

Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2012

The Athens & Epidaurus Festival (Greek Festival) collects every year the best acts of each art and presents it to the Athenians and the visitors of the city.  Theatre, dance, painting and visual arts are combined in one of the best festivals of Greece.
 
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The Greek Monsters by BEETROOT

Beetroot Design Group is the design agency and think-tank from Thessaloniki, who won one of the highest distinctions in communication design in the world (red dot Agency of the Year). "The Greek Monsters" exhibition was created to celebrate Beetroot’s “consistently brilliant level” in design that won its prestigious distinction: the red-dot Communication Design Award as the Agency of the Year 2011. It is consisted of installations, sculptures, idols, stencil graffiti (resembling a contemporary frieze) and also “invisible” monsters that can be perceived only with the use of audio –visual technology. All exhibits are inspired by the vivid ancient Greek mythology and are designed in a neo-black-figure style specially devel¬oped by Beetroot. Each exhibit is also accompanied by an exhibition tag that instead of facts and information on its make and history, pre¬sents an original poem on the philosophy or practice it stands for. With the "Greek Monsters", Beetroot aims to respond –not without a sense of humor– to the current ill socio-economical image of modern Greece as this is largely presented in the media around the globe, while presenting key philosophical stands and practices in design. The Greek Monsters are used with their dual meaning both as perpetrators and victims, and ultimately as contemporary symbols against racism, generalization and exclusion.
 
Duration
27/04/2012 - 29/07/2012
 
Place
Athens Benaki Museum
Pireos Street Annexe
 
Organization
Beetroot Design Group, Benaki Museum

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