Events, festivals, exhibitions and more to see in Greece’s second city (regularly updated).
Leonidas Kavakos- Athens State Orchestra
Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Friends of Music Hall (M1), May 13th, 21:00
The internationally renowned violinist and conductor Leonidas Kavakas will accompany on violin and conduct the Athens State Orchestra, with the participation of members of MOYSA (Megaro Youth Symphony Orchestra) and the Young Musicians Academy of the Athens State Orchestra.
Tickets are 45€, 32€, 22€, 12€, and 7€ (reduced). Buy them here.
“CAVES OF THE MIND” by Triantafyllos Vaitsis
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, April 19 – May 24
Shadow Theater is reimagined in the works of Triantafyllos Vaitsis. “Caves of the Mind” explores the questions posed by the allegory of Plato’s cave: freedom, internal struggles, the senses, and ideas are some of the issues addressed through the enigmatic sculptures, made of recycled industrial plastic and aluminum, and the shadows that they cast. The artist is the creator of the House of Shadow in the old town of Xanthi, opened in 2014.
Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, Agiou Dimitriou 159A
Tue, Thu and Fri: 9:00 – 14:00,
Wed: 9:00-14:00 and 17:00-21:00
Sat and Sun: 10:00-18:00
Tickets: €5, €2,50 reduced, tel.(+30) 2310 247111
ART & ART
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Through May 18, 2018
This inspiring exhibition celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki by sharing works created in the Art Workshop of the Psychiatric Hospital. These vivid, inspired, and convention-breaking works are seen alongside works from the 3rd painting workshop of the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, 6 Manoli Andronikou St.
Open Daily, 9:00 – 16:00
Admission: 8€ (4€ reduced)
“VIEW FROM MY WINDOW”- Aspects of “Home” in the Russian Avant-garde.
State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Through May 6
In the space of 20 years, the Russian concept of “home” was transformed. The traditional association with the private, the romantic, the familiar, and the familial were replaced by the communal, the modern, and the utopian. Through this selection of 90 works from the Costakis collection, the exhibition explores the evolution of the meaning the home and the familiar.
State Museum of Contemporary Art, 21 Kolokotroni Street (Moni Lazariston)
Open: Tue-Sun, 10:00 – 18:00 (Thu 10:00 – 22:00)
Admission: 3€, (1.5€ reduced)
1917: Monuments in Flames
Bey Hamam, to December 31
In the front room of the Bey Hamam is an exhibition on the great fire of 1917 and its aftermath. In the back room, there is a detailed history of Agios Dimitrios- church of the city’s patron saint, as well as a fascinating account of its restoration after the fire. The exhibition itself is informative and interesting, but the surprise is the space- the 15th Bey Hamam, or Paradise Baths, which survived the fire and was in use until the 1960’s, is a delight to see.