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George Kaminis receiving the enormous check of 1 million euros on behalf of Athens, the European Capital of Innovation 2018

A few minutes after the clock struck 12 noon on Tuesday, the crowd gathered at the recently renovated Serafeio complex in downtown Athens broke out in applause and cheers. Representatives from the municipal authority, local NGOs and civil society were celebrating an unexpected victory for the City of Athens – the coveted title of European Capital of Innovation for 2018, accompanied by a one million euros cash prize funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.
10 days, 13.00 square feet, 11 exhibitions,78 artists, events, performance, talks, screenings, parties – Back to Athens 6/ 2018. For 10 days, from June 1 – June 10, local and international artists from Greece, Austria, Germany, US, Belgium, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland unite their creative vitality at the 6th Back to Athens Festival, inhabiting empty spaces and buildings within the Athens Commercial Triangle. Back to Athens is an idea platform, a transit-meeting place for artists in Athens.

Softwear

There is a time to abandon the clothes that already have the shape of our body,

and forget our ways, the ones that takes us to the same places.

It is time for the crossing, and if we do not dare do it,

we will forever be at the margins of ourselves.”

Written by Fernardo Pessoa using 27 different personas to sign his work.

Softwear is an exhibition curated by Alexandros Maganiotis, where soft textures, affiliations, dreams, thoughts and emotions are woven around the architecture of the body, rather than the computer.

Beyond Human Impulses ​is a project​ dedicated to performance art. It was initiated in 2016 in Reykjavik Iceland in collaboration with MENGI, a concert and theatre venue. ​ In less then a year, Beyond Human Impulses has presented over 75 performances and is relocating to Athens Greece. The project aims to create a contemporary space with focus on live art.