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a journey into the unknown | athens | october 9 - january 14 | what’s on




joining forces with london’s barbican, the onassis cultural center presents “science fiction: a journey into the unknown,” an exhibition that explores science fiction’s influence on contemporary culture. this is the second collaboration between the barbican and onassis center, the first bein...



reload 2.0 | athens | june 19-22 | what’s on




the kethea therapy center for dependent individuals presents “reload 2.0: the art of recovery” at the onassis cultural center from june 19-22. the event celebrates the program and the hundreds of individuals who have found creative outlets in their battles against addiction, presenting art and ...



80s quiz night | athens | march 31 | what’s on




the onassis cultural center in athens will host an 80s quiz night on friday, march 31, starting at 8 p.m. test your knowledge on the movies and music of the decade in a show presented by film critic ilias frangoulis. “it's bingo time” is organized on the sidelines of the #gr80s exhibition. free ...



castellucci | athens | july 1 & 2 | what’s on




italian director romeo castellucci draws inspiration from french diplomat alexis de tocqueville's (1805-59) seminal treatise for his production of “democracy in america,” which takes the audience back to the new world to explore what the director calls “the decline of tragedy.” the greek fes...



the great tamer | athens | to june 11 | what’s on




involving 10 performers on stage, dimitris papaioannou's “the great tamer” takes shape around the notion that human life can be seen as a journey of discovery, in which we explore for hidden treasure, an inner excavation searching for meaning. the performance is conceived and directed by papaioa...



mona eltahawy | athens | june 12 | what’s on




award-winning egyptian-american journalist mona eltahawy, who introduces herself as a proud, liberal muslim, will be at the onassis cultural center on monday, june 12, to lead a discussion on the subject of “headscarves, hymens and sexual revolution.” eltahawy is the author of “headscarves and...



evros walk water 1 & 2 | athens | may 3-8 | what’s on




tuesday may 2, 2017 what’s on | greek editionclassifiedssubscriptionsfavoritesno favoritestwitterfacebookterm  what's on 18:49 evros walk water 1 & 2 | athens | may 3-8tags:theaterdaniel wetzel and rimini protokoll – leading proponents of the “theater of reality” – join forces at the onas...



80s quiz night | athens | march 31 | what’s on




thursday march 30, 2017 what’s on | greek editionclassifiedssubscriptionsfavoritesno favoritestwitterfacebookterm  what's on 18:22 80s quiz night | athens | march 31tags:music, filmthe onassis cultural center in athens will host an 80s quiz night on friday, march 31, starting at 8 p.m. test your ...



tim echels | athens | to july 31 | what’s on




what are our lives composed of and encompassed by? the solid matter of a tangible world or the ephemeral material of language and ideas? so are words tools for decoding the fragile, fleeting world around us? “all we have is words, all we have is worlds,” as british artist tim etchells proclaims ...



kamasi washington | athens | july 4 | what’s on




american saxophonist and composer kamasi washington – dubbed the “high priest of sax” by gq magazine in 2016 – comes to athens's technopolis venus for one show on tuesday, july 4, with a brand of jazz that despite its complexity and sophistication manages to enchant lay audiences as well as ...



identifying major transitions in human cultural evolution




over the past 10,000 years human cultures have expanded from small groups of hunter-gatherers to colossal and complexly organized societies. the secrets to how and why this major cultural transition occurred have largely remained elusive. in an article published on july 24 by russell gray and joseph...



young film directors get a head start on syros | life




boats bob around on the gentle waves in syros port. then the first narrator starts to speak about the sea, something they all have in common. the fisherman, the priest and the boy each explain the role it plays in their lives. the child talks about its grandeur, explaining how he “sometimes loves ...



railways on the culture track




the purveyors of destiny a cultural biography of the indian railways arup k chatterjee bloomsbury 321 pages; rs 599   there are several books on indian railways (meaning mostly the history), but there is nothing quite like this. described as a cultural biography, it is one of a kind. what’s a cul...



cultural engagement lowers reoffending rate




access to cultural programs for indigenous prisoners decreases their chance of reoffending, a study by swinburne researchers has found.



athens named emerging cultural city of the world | news




athens was named the emerging cultural city of the year for 2017 at the leading culture destinations award in london on friday. the greek capital was lauded for managing to a maintain a thriving cultural scene despite the country’s protracted financial crisis.the award was received by athens mayor...



presstv-iran-south korea cultural event builds ties




frank smithpress tv, seoulthe korean cultural association has hosted the iranian cultural night in south korea’s capital seoul. the event features traditional clothes from iran and south korea, designed by a prominent local designer. press tv correspondent frank smith reports from seoul.



let’s reject the cultural-appropriation police




asos, the popular online fashion outlet, has been forced to pull a piece of jewellery due to accusations of cultural appropriation. the offending item, known as a maang tikka (but referred to by asos as a ‘faux-pearl chandelier hair clip’), is a south asian-inspired headpiece. the problem seems ...



hiking on hymmetus | athens | september 24 | what’s on




mount hymmetus flanks the eastern edge of the athens area and has played an important role in the city’s history. the d-euzin cultural center, which among other activities organizes hiking trips and tours combining the opportunity to take in the natural landscape while learning about greece's cult...



cultural appropriation: what is it and why is it wrong?




the idea of cultural appropriation has entered the mainstream, casting doubt on the legitimacy of everything from burrito bars to festival chic.  see related chanel £1,130 boomerang sparks cultural appropriation rowswing low, sweet chariot: england rugby accused of stealing slave anthemit can p...



tracking the spread of culture through folktales




enlargestarzshare this storythere’s a reason why the premise of american gods is so alluring: the us is home to a wild and glorious mishmash of gods, folktales, and cultural heritage. one by one, groups from around the world picked up and landed on a new shore, bringing their stories with them.the...



queensland cultural centre gets conservation management plan to protect heritage




brisbane's cultural centre might look like a collection of bland concrete boxes to some, but to others it's a heritage gem worth protecting.the cultural centre – including the queensland art gallery, queensland museum, qpac, the cultural forecourt and the edge at the state library of queensland ...



sanctuary | athens | may 3-7 & 9-10 | what’s on




tuesday may 2, 2017 what’s on | greek editionclassifiedssubscriptionsfavoritesno favoritestwitterfacebookterm  what's on 18:45 sanctuary | athens | may 3-7 & 9-10tags:theaterrespected south african director and visual artist brett bailey – renowned for his incisive analyses of racism and the po...



tectonics | athens | june 16-18 | what’s on




tags:musicthe onassis cultural center is hosting tectonics, the brainchild of celebrated conductor ilan volkov which began in 2012 in iceland – the only point on the globe where the tectonic plates of eurasia and north america meet on land – and has since traveled to glasgow, new york, oslo, rey...



in defence of hal niedzviecki




hal niedzviecki has been forced to step down as editor of write magazine – the house journal of the writers’ union of canada (twuc) – after he published a controversial editorial on cultural appropriation.‘i don’t believe in cultural appropriation’, niedzviecki wrote. ‘in my opinion, a...



enough with this ghettoisation of culture | arts & culture | free speech




those who insist that cultural sensitivities are not stifling creativity will have a lot of work on their hands if they hope to prove their point. works of art are now regularly subjected to scrutiny on the basis of whether or not they are culturally ‘appropriate’. at this year’s whitney bienn...