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Cacoyannis Foundation: A new Cultural Centre

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias and Cyprus President Demetris Christofias officially inaugurated on March 9, the “Michael Cacoyannis Foundation,” housed in an Athens downtown building.
The Foundation’s building is designed to serve as a cultural centre for performing arts and is meant to preserve Cacoyannis oeuvre for future generation.
The official inauguration is to be followed by a series of events, including a costume and photography exhibition from Cacoyannis’s work for the cinema, opera and theatre.
Cypriot-born Michael Cacoyannis is the director of world acclaimed films, among which Stella, Electra, Zorba the Greek and The Trojan Women
Athens News (5.3.2010) Cacoyannis’ cultural centre


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“Squares of Europe, Squares for Europe”

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The exhibition “Squares of Europe, Squares for Europe,” is the outcome of a research project “The square, European cultural heritage” that was carried out by a series of universities and research centres in collaboration with cities that have famous squares and was coordinated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.The exhibition opened on November 5 at the Benaki Museum and will last until December 6.

“Athens: City & Cinema”

The Benaki Museum is hosting as photography exhibition by Tassos Vrettos, titled “Athens: City & Cinema,” featuring the movie houses of Athens. The exhibition opened on November 5 and will last through to December 15.


“City& Cinema: Projection spaces, City Spaces”

An international conference on “City and Cinema: Projection spaces, City Spaces,” will open its doors from November 12 until November14 at the Benaki Museum.

The conference is organised by the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and the Department of Media and Culture of the Panteion University of Athens.The purpose of the conference is to investigate the multifaceted relationship of cinema and the city:the city as a film location, cinema as a social practice, the movie house as a gathering spot and a meeting place; the cinema as a city experience and expression of urban life.


Yann Tiersen, the talented musician who became widely known for his music for the film “Amelie Poulain” is coming to Greece for three concerts in Athens, Patras and Thessaloniki, on November 14, 15, and 16, respectively.

Photography Exhibition “Face to Faces” at Thessaloniki

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)    A photography exhibition titled “Face to Faces” is on display at the Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, as part of the parallel programme of the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. The exhibition includes 100 works by 12 Greek and 14 foreign artists on the theme of “(Self) Portrait.”  The exhibition – which is co-organised by the State Museum of Contemporary Art, the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Culturesfrance, the General Consulate of France in Thessaloniki, and the French Institute of Thessaloniki- runs until

Photobiennale in Thessaloniki

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The Thessaloniki photography Museum’s Photobiennale, the largest and most famous photography event in Greece, continues until May. Visit the Photobiennale’s exhibitions “Time is not Now” on America’s distinguished photographer Duane Michals, “The Role of Photograph,” dedicated to Spanish photography, “In Memory of Time,” a journey to early-20th-century France, “Unfulfilled Time” on contemporary Russian photographer Alexey Titarenko, as well as “Glances of the City,” a compilation of photographs of Thessaloniki from the 60’s to the 90’s.