Here’s a challenge for you: keep track of how many times you hear someone encouraging a child to embrace Art as a future career. When it comes to Arts, in fact, there’s always a lot of social pressure on people willing to pursue it as a career. Italians, for instance, have a saying that goes like: “impara l’arte e mettila da parte” (lit. “learn art and put it aside”), and this isn’t very motivating… Our guest today is Mario D’Avino, doctor, psychotherapist, and theatre director. He’s the living proof that we can embrace more than one passion at a time and make a career out of it. With him, we discussed Art in school, the benefits of artistic self-expression, and how COVID-19 affected artists.
Dancing in the Metropolis What if, one day, you are walking on the street and you see a person dancing alone, without music, in the noisy chaos of daily life? Would you think that s/he is just out of his/her mind? Maybe drunk? Would you stop and take a moment to watch him/her? Would you […]
Our work was closed first and will be opened last. We can’t stay on the ice. We can’t pull the plug from one industry Giota Negka The art protest took place on the 13th of June 2020 in Thessaloniki. Art workers, technicians, musicians, actors and many more were protesting through dance, music and art performance. […]
Have you ever heard about the trash art? If you ever find yourself in the beautiful city of Xanthi, don’t miss the chance to explore this amazing place. It is a beautiful historical town created by Greek and Turkish culture, full of monuments, churches, museums, bars and restaurants. It is a perfect area to explore […]
How can we challenge norms through ‘weird’ art projects? How can these projects bring people together? Sacha shares some insights about queer and ‘weird’ art, as well as hopes for a brighter future.
Oradea is the capital city of the Bihor County and the Crisana region and one of the most important economic, social and cultural centers in the western part of Romania. It is located in the north-west of the country, nestled between hills on the Crisana plain, on the banks of the Crisul Repede River, that divides the city into almost equal […]
On the 13th of June, a screening of some of Marco Castelli’s work took place in To Pikap. Marco is an Italian artist from Firenze currently volunteering in Fix in Art as part of the European Voluntary Service program. The money raised during his exhibition, on the theme of migration, went to Οικόπολις, a social […]
On a rainy Saturday morning, three unwary volunteers from Thessaloniki found themselves in Athens, willing to discover the beauties of the Hellenic Capital. But they hadn’t considered the stubborn rain that was also visiting the city that day. They found a pleasant surprise waiting for them at the Syntagma station: the exhibition “DEMOcrisis – Democracy in crisis”.
The date was 16th of January, 2019. I was opening the Oddflowers exhibition. It was the very last day of my volunteer stay in Thessaloniki. For one year, I explored the cultural and historical dimensions of this wonderful and surreal place. Join me in my reflections about the Oddflowers project and my EVS.
From the 14th of January to the 8th of February, the Mimonisa exhibition takes place at the French Institute of Thessaloniki. You have three weeks to meet 11 artists from Thessaloniki and also from other countries (a few of them are refugees). The goal of the initiative is to unify people with common interests in painting by presenting their work through this exibition. Afghanistan, Iran, Congo, Greece… it is a perfect mix of techniques, influences and backgrounds.