Archive for Ιούνιος, 2012
Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite @ The British Museum
Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite @ The British Museum

In 1930 art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard commissioned Picasso (in exchange for paintings by Renoir and Cézanne) to produce 100 etched plates for the homonymous Vollard Suite. Picasso completed the series in 7 years and due to a series of events (including the death of Vollard) the etchings were not published before the 1950’s. […]

Fire in the Blood (India, 2012) directed by Dylan Mohan Gray
Fire in the Blood (India, 2012) directed by Dylan Mohan Gray

In the mid 1990’s a medical approach recommended the use of antiretroviral drugs, commonly known as ARV, for the treatment of AIDS patients. This medical breakthrough would mean the end of 25 million of people in Africa dying from the virus but instead what followed was a decisive human crisis as generic drugs and the […]

Polly Morgan: Endless Plains @ All Visual Arts
Polly Morgan: Endless Plains @ All Visual Arts

All Visual Arts presents the solo show of Polly Morgan, ‘Endless Plains’, comprising of four brand new sculptures and nine drawings. Morgan is not what one would describe as a conventional artist. Her keen interest in the art of taxidermy instantly makes her medium unique and curious. Her sculptural installations are environments of taxidermied animals […]

Open City Docs Fest @ UCL
Open City Docs Fest @ UCL

It is a real delight when universities open their cinema theatres for large public screenings. Lasting for four days, the Open City Docs Fest with its basis at UCL gathered, screened and performed vital talents from around the world. Launching this year’s edition with the incredible re-scored Yuri Ancarani’s award winning short film Il Capo, […]

Το χώμα @ Πλατεία Αυδή
Το χώμα @ Πλατεία Αυδή

Κι όμως, υπάρχουν παραστάσεις που έχουν την ικανότητα να παγιδεύουν το θεατή σε ένα ασύλληπτα ατμοσφαιρικό περιβάλλον και την ίδια ώρα, από τα πρώτα λεπτά, να χάνουν κάθε μάχη με την δραματουργική ακολουθία. Το έργο του José Ramón Fernández που ανεβαίνει στην αυλή ενός παλιού δίωροφου σπιτιού στην πλατεία Μεταξουργείου μπορεί να μυρίζει άνυδρο Ανδαλουσιανό […]

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

In April 3, 2011 Ai Weiwei disappeared. He was detained by the Chinese police in Beijing. By this time at least 23 people had been criminally detained on the grounds of motivating subversion of a corrupted system. Ai was held uncontactable for 81 days and when on the night of June 22, 2011 he was […]

Evita Frantzola: The Dubai Project @ Broadbent Gallery
Evita Frantzola: The Dubai Project @ Broadbent Gallery

Broadbent Gallery presents the solo show of Greek painter Evita Frantzola, titled ‘The Dubai Project – Images from the Transformation’ and comprising of 12 medium sized mixed media paintings. Frantzola’s narrative is stimulated by the architectural boom and the transformation of the urban landscape in Dubai since the early years of the 21st century. During […]

Αρχιμάστορας Σόλνες @ Θέατρον Κέντρου Πολιτισμού - Ελληνικός κόσμος
Αρχιμάστορας Σόλνες @ Θέατρον Κέντρου Πολιτισμού – Ελληνικός κόσμος

Χρειάζεται να περάσει αρκετή ώρα για να «αποζημιωθεί» ο θεατής από τον αρχιμάστορα Σόλνες που σκηνοθέτησε ο Γιάννης Χουβαρδάς. Με αργά βήματα αυτοπεποίθησης και εντυπωσιακή μεθοδολογία η παράσταση κινείται χωρίς εκπλήξεις λίγο πριν το φινάλε. Τότε που η ευρηματική φράση «I put a spell on you» λειτουργεί λυτρωτικά για ηθοποιούς, χαρακτήρες και φυσικά θεατές, ξεσπώντας […]

Act of Memory, by Jack Ryder
Act of Memory, by Jack Ryder

Act of Memory’ is a 12 minute short film written and directed by Jack Ryder and produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Laura Crampsie. Based upon the homonymous award winning short story by American author Mary Grace Dembeck, Ryder transported the story (originally set in Brooklyn) to London’s Southwark in 1948. “..for as […]

Ενδίδον σώμα @ Beton 7
Ενδίδον σώμα @ Beton 7

Σώματα που η ύπαρξη τους υπονοείται ή απλά διαγράφεται, χωρίς κανένα όμως συγκεκριμένο χαρακτηριστικό που να δηλώνει την ταυτότητα τους. Μορφές που προσπαθούν να ενδώσουν στην επικοινωνία με το θεατή εκπέμποντας μηνύματα, σκέψεις και λόγια σε ένα περιβάλλον που αναζητά ένα πιο σαφές στίγμα για να λειτουργήσει. Το ταλέντο υπάρχει αναμφισβήτητα στην εικαστική ομάδα «artηρίες», […]

Rania Bellou: 'Between I and Me' @ 12 Star Gallery
Rania Bellou: ‘Between I and Me’ @ 12 Star Gallery

London based Greek artist Rania Bellou exhibits her new work titled ‘Between I and Me’ at the 12 Star Gallery in London Bellou’s visual language involves the salvaging process of memory detritus via a channel of personal/interpersonal voyaging. The exploration of past events through ubiquitous templates of personal and social calibre demonstrates a reinvented presence […]

Film Review: 'The Angel's Share' - Ken Loach
Film Review: ‘The Angel’s Share’ – Ken Loach

Ken Loach told the Canne’s audience this year, ‘Another world is possible’. His latest film The Angel’s Share, explores a tale tone that is familiar to most of us: youth unemployment and wasted talent. Loach’s collaboration with scriptwriter Paul Laverty (Route Irish, Bread and Roses, My Name Is Joe) has, once again, wonderfully contradicted a […]