Storyville – Photography by Barry Cawston

Whatever leaves a mark tells a story, and like the face of an old prizefighter, the streets of every town bear a myriad of scars, fruit of a million different tales of the city. Places tell their stories through use and decay, and in Storyville, British photographer Barry Cawston has made a project of recording them. [James Freeman Gallery, London,…

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Michael Cacoyiannis: visual art approaches to a legend in cinema

Is the art of cinema, wearable? 30 Greek artists attempt to give their own answer each, through an original art exhibition launching tonight at the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation in Athens. Inspired by the emblematic women characters in legendary director’s Michael Cacoyiannis’ films and his aestetic routes, contemporary artists have created sophisticated garments, elaborate jewellery and handmade beauty recipes. Participants: Jewels by Jessica, Olga Mergou…

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“What Is Memory III” – a very special limited edition print

A few days ago, I was excited to find out that one of my favorite paintings from the brilliant young Chinese artist Chen Hongzu is released for the first time in limited edition print, less than two years after I had first discovered her work through the fascinating “New Beijing” exhibition in James Freeman Gallery. “What is Memory III” is…

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Be-SIDE furniture exhibition by Zachos Stathopoulos

Zachos Stathopoulos, founder of Zound Systems Studio (ZSS), presents for the first time the conceptual work that is hidden inside the furniture. The experimental manufacturing techniques, the personal aesthetic language and the undetermined commercial specifications, clarify the vague space between design and the applied arts. The exhibition Zachos Stathopoulos – BeSIDE, opening Friday the 6th April 2012 in Chili Art…

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Greek Mystery – conceptual wedding dresses

“The methexis of Love and Friendship, is what we hold most precious in modern Greece”, says galery owner Eleni Marneri of her new exhibition, “Greek Mystery”. From the view of fashion design, El.Marneri Galerie looks into the wedding tradition in Greece through the spectrum of conceptual wedding dresses and apparel. Designs are spunky, forms are uniquely deliberated and the tradition of wedding…

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