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Private collector Daskalopoulos donates 350 works of contemporary art

Prominent private collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos has announced the donation of a large part of his collection of important works of contemporary art, which consists of more than 500 pieces, to four museums located in in Greece, Britain and the USA. The donation by Daskalopoulos, who is the custodian of the …

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British historian Mark Mazower receives honorary Greek citizenship

Internationally acclaimed British historian and award-winning author Mark Mazower was sworn in as a Greek citizen on Monday, in recognition of his “exceptional contribution” to Greece. At a special event, 63-year-old Mazower was sworn in as a Greek citizen by Interior Minister Makis Voridis. Specializing in Balkan and Greek history, …

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Emblematic Greek painter, Alekos Fasianos, passes away at 86

One of Greece’s most important contemporaneity painters, Alekos Fasianos, passed away at the age of 86 early Sunday evening.  He died in his home, surrounded by his wife and their two children. In the last years he was suffering from  health problems. The emblematic painter sealed with his works a …

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TIME magazine picks symbol picture of Evia wildfires as “Best Photo of 2021”

Editors of Time magazine picked as the Best of 2021 the heartbreaking photo of a desperate elderly woman with the flames of the wild fires nearing her home in Evia in the background. The picture was taken by photographer Konstantinos Tsakalidis for the agency SOOC on August 8, 2021. On …

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“She’s gone:” Exhibition protesting Violence against Women in Athens

Τhe international exhibition ‘She’s Gone-“For An Empty Shirt”‘ will be inaugurated at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (MCF) on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Athens, the touring exhibition is co-organized by the Israeli Embassy in Greece and MCF. The exhibition was first launched in …

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Greek-American actor Michael Constantine passes away. RIP Mr Portokalos

Greek-American actor Michael Constantine, the legendary Gus Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding,  passed away at the age of 94. Although already known in the USA, Constantine became famous worldwide as Gus Portokalos, father of Toula (Nia Vardalos) in the comedy film My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Gus …

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