From Thessaloniki to Athens: the story of NAR

“If you want to do something you have to put limits and spend money in a specific artwork.”

The first time I saw the name NAR, it just gave me the urge to search more about him. After a quick search, I figured out that his real name is Iakovos Volkov, that he was born in Novorossiysk, in Russia, in 1982, and that he came to Greece in 1991 with his parents. He lived in Thessaloniki for a while and then moved to Athens where he is currently living and working. When I learned that he was in Athens, I immediately bought a ticket to meet him and he kindly offered a few hours to talk with Balkan Hotspot.

Thessaloniki Biennále: 6 of Contemporary Art

If you live in Thessaloniki, it is impossible not to have heard about Biennále: 6 of Contemporary Art. It is one of the most successful Art events that, alongside the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (one of the biggest Southeastern Europe’s cinema events), brings thousands of visitors to this promising European city.