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Re-touching lives through photos : A Lesson Plan

This is a lesson plan and activities I have recently created for a speaking and listening class. It is about a project of Becci Manson, a photo editor, which she initiated when volunteering in Japan after the terrible earthquake and tsunami in 2011, trying to bring positive change to the lives of people stricken by the tsunami.

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Nan Goldin at the TATE

My work comes from empathy and love’ Nan Goldin (2019)

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TAKIS at TATE Modern

 

Takis,  described as a “tireless worker of the magnetic fields …”, a master of ‘electromagnetism’, and a successor of Marcel Duchamp, is this year celebrated in London with a large exhibition at TATE Modern, the largest, in fact,  of the artist’s work ever held in the UK. The exhibition, showing works from the 1950s to the early 2000s, including a rarely seen kinetic pendulum sculpture, has received quite a lot of publicity and it has been much expected

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Magnetic Field 9 (Red) , 1961. Acrylic paint on canvas, magnets, metal, cloth, nylon thread180 × 220 × 10 cm. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre de création industrielle, Paris © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019

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4th Conference on Contemporary Greek Film Cultures : Call for papers deadline extension: New abstract deadline

Cultural Neighbourhoods and Co-productions in South East Europe and Beyond

4th Conference on Contemporary Greek Film Cultures

Call for papers deadline extension: New abstract deadline at July 15, 2019.

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Anatomy of Political Melancholy by Virginia Spanaki

In the column Art visits from time to time I am going to welcome reviews by other friends/curators. The first one to write is Virginia Spanaki, a friend and colleague. Below the review in English follows its translation in Greek.

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Anatomy of Political Melancholy

 

February 28th – April 13th, 2019

Curator: Katerina Gregos

Athens Conservatory, event hall Ω2

Organized by Schwarz Foundation

Visiting date: April 12th – 13th, 2019

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Social inequalities : an oral presentation mini course

“For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.” (Dada poet Hugo Ball)

Social Inequalities is a mini course teaching students how to prepare oral presentations using contemporary artists as an incentive. The target group is students over 16 years old and the level is B2+ . In total it lasts about  8-9 teaching hours. This is why the whole series was initially  posted in 3 parts (First : lesson plan 1, Second : lesson plan 2 and Third : lesson plan 3 & 4 together).

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RESTART : Organic and Analytic Art in Russian Avant Garde

This is my 2nd blogpost about the SMCA’s latest show RESTART (the show is now over, of course) . In my first post, I talked about the ‘Lubki’, comic art from the Russian Avant Garde . This new post is dedicated to another small section of the show, which was actually hosted in just one room, the Analytic and the Organic Art, which are in fact quite interesting movements under the bigger umbrella of the Russian Avant Garde.

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An evening with Jeffrey Eugenides

“But maybe they understood more about life than I did. From an early age they knew what little value the world placed in books, and so didn’t waste their time with them. Whereas I, even now, persist in believing that these black marks on white paper bear the greatest significance, that if I keep writing, I might be able to catch the rainbow of consciousness in a jar.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

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‘Canto di aci’ (popular poem) by Lionardo Vigo

In 2013  I translated from Sicilian into Greek  the poem ‘Canto di aci’ (dalla colelzione di canti popolari di Lionardo Vigo, Catania – Sicilia 1857) for the concert program of the Department of Music (Aristotle University ) and the DissonArt Ensemble. The concert featured ‘Il giardino di Sara’ di Salvatore Sciarrino (2008).

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