The decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque is an arbitrary course of action that goes against the universal values, that have laid the foundations of the world culture over time. The essence and the symbolism of the Monuments, that are part of the World Cultural Heritage, like Hagia Sophia, derive from their historical dimension. No decision of changing their universally recognized cultural status can be regarded as an internal affair of any country.
Exhibition & Festival of Contemporary Art
Since the beginning of the European idea, Athens has been an exoticized utopia. Recently, as a result of the 2009 worldwide financial crisis, Athens has become the exotic scene of a global drama that has attracted many, including the curators of the recent documenta14.
Greek animation short screening from the awarded animasyros programme.
Musical and theatrical performance
Vasilko Odessa Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater
March 24, 2019 at 19:00
Telloglion Foundation of Arts A.U.TH.
Thursday, 22 November 2018, 19.00 p.m.
American College of Greece, 6, Gravias Str., Ag. Paraskevi
Friday, 9 November 2018, 15:30 – 19:30
The 8th International Simultaneous Short Film Festival Micro μ is about to be launched. The festival will take place at eleven cities in Greece and abroad simultaneously on the 13th and 14th of October.
A line up of 15 films from 15 European countries, including Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom will be screened during the 8-day event.
“Big Bang International Short Film Festival” is an annual event that aims to demonstrate thematic and fully completed cinematic suggestions through the cinematic style of the Short Film.
The internationally acclaimed artist Dimitris Athanitis and the award-winning lighting designer, Stella Kaltsu, are participating in the 36th International Fajr Film Festival, held from 19 to 27 April, in Tehran. This year 120 films are taking place at the Festival at 4 different contest fields.
For the first time, Greece participates this year in the Fajr Visual Arts Festival, Tehran, in a special exhibition titled “The House of Nations” hosted by the Eco Cultural Institute from 9-23 February 2018.
Vangelis Theodoropoulos, Artistic Director of Athens & Epidaurus Festival, and Georgina Kakoudaki, Head of Epidaurus Lyceum and Artistic Co-curator of Athens & Epidaurus Festival for Educational Programmes have been officially invited to attend the Fajr International Theatre Festival to be held in Tehran, Iran, from 18 to 29 January 2018.
The Hellenic Foundation for Culture welcomes in Tehran, 17 – 31December, 2017 the Greek artist Leonidas Giannakopoulos.
The city of Tabriz is the next stop of the European Film Week 2017 journey in Iran, organised by the European Eunion National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the Iranian Youth Cinema Society. The movies will be screened from the 20th to 24th of November at Naji Cinema.
CAVAFY IN THE 21st CENTURY
The topical character of the work of C.P. Cavafy
Cairo & Alexandria, October 13 – 15, 2017
Western culture, Western world – what kind of values do we have?
In March 2017, a renowned Greek contemporary dance company is to perform its latest work in Bucharest. This will be the most significant event of Greek theatre to be held in Romania for 27 years.
Central event of this year’s debate will be the main evening program from 18.00, in the cinema venue of Belgrade Cultural Centre (Kolarčeva 6).
The Delegation of the European Union cordially invites you to “How 560 Greek priceless treasures got to Washington DC and National Geographic’s Saving the Past initiative”.
The Omonia publishing house, in partnership with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, presents a bilingual (Greek-Romanian) volume about Rigas Velestinlis, the Greek scholar, writer and revolutionary, with the title: Rigas Velestinlis and the Romanian Principalities. The presentation will take place on Monday, 31th of October 2016 at 6pmin, at the Romanian National Library (“Mircea Eliade” room).
The journey of Greek books at international book fairs continues, after Beijing (24-28 August) and Moscow (7-11 September), where Greece was the Guest of Honour, to the Frankfurt Book Fair that will take place between 19 and 23 of October 2016 with Flanders and the Netherlands as the Guest of Honour.
Hellenic Foundation for Culture / Ministry of Culture and Sports
Greek culture travels to Moscow through books
Regarding Greece’s participation in the Beijing Intl Book Fair
The 13th Thessaloniki Book Fair, which took place at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, from 12th to 15th May, proved to be – despite certain difficulties – one of the most successful Fairs in recent years, as it was admitted by all the involved parties, attracting more than 54,000 visitors.