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23 April 2018 - 30 June 2019

Free admission

MUSIC

Medea ElectroniqueSoundscapes Landscapes / Rhizome II / Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio

An audio-visual and highly interactive walk at the neighbourhoods of Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio to discover parts of the city you were unaware of.

15 June 2018 - 31 July 2019

VISUAL ARTS

Tim EtchellsAll we have is words, All we have is worlds

Words inside and outside the OCC building: an invitation to discovery.

1 October 2018 - 21 April 2019

Free admission

SCHOOLS

Onassis Youth Festival 2019Your new teachers are directors. Work with them for about a year, rehearse, play, experiment and put on your own show.

You and your schoolmates can create your own theatre group and produce your own show. Cry out loud, express your rebelliousness, and speak out about all the things that concern you. Your vehicle? The Onassis Youth Festival, your own festival.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Cavafy Goes to SchoolLet’s explore Cavafy’s poetry, through technology, through our movement and our pencils.

What are your feelings when you read a poem? To taste classical literature in a different way, we fill our hands with color, release our body and play with technology.

7 October 2018 - 14 April 2019

10:00
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FAMILIES

A emotions workshop, open to the whole familyFrom the parents’ arms into the arms of the group

What does a group of worried infants look like? Come along, with your baby in your arms, to discover with us new worlds, new feelings, new challenges for your senses, through play. In this emotions workshop, parents and instructors share in the joy of the babies’ first steps, or even leaps.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

Outside the OCC

THEATRE

A Brief Guide for Prospective Tightrope WalkersStathis Markopoulos (Ayusaya Puppet Theatre)

Jumping-in-the-air-and-gravity-defying puppets come to meet you and tell you their big secret: “Nothing ties you to the ground; dance, you shan’t fall!”

1 November 2018 - 30 June 2019

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Commons / UncommonsSeries of workshops and talks on Digital Culture and Arts

A journey through talks, workshops, performances and commissioned works in the world of the digital dipole of Commons and Uncommons. An exploration, we consciously choose to embark from the position of the commons.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

A Brief Guide for prospective tightrope walkersA Puppet Theatre for the brave

Jumping-in-the-air-and-gravity-defying puppets come to meet you and tell you their big secret: “Nothing ties you to the ground; dance, you shan’t fall!”

24 November 2018 - 21 April 2019

5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop

THEATRE

Bubble JamDaniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll)

“Bubble Jam” leads a group into an experiment with itself. On this digital stage, the characters don’t exist in space, but on our screens. We follow and respond to their messages. Who is it on the other end? And who are we in this cloud?

1 March - 31 May 2019

Main Stage

TALKS & THOUGHTS

The People: Public Art and Talks

A series of Public Art and Talks addressing urgent concerns related to urban development, culture, digital age and the hand-made.

3 April - 4 April 2019

Exhibition Hall

MUSIC

Data Mining / Live ScoringAlexandros Drymonitis – ARTéfacts ensemble

A multimedia performance which brings together new technologies and acoustic music, the random and the topical, sound and light. The ARTéfacts ensemble takes on a new challenge: performing a score generated in real time by an algorithm which draws dynamically on data from the internet.

5 April - 7 April 2019

Inside & Outside the OCC

MUSIC

Borderline Festival 2019

In its ninth year, Borderline, the most adventurous music festival in Athens, returns more timely than ever. The Onassis Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Irtijal Festival of Experimental Music in Beirut, brings us the most contemporary and avant-garde sounds of the international musical stage, in concerts, dj sets, screenings, and talks.

9 April - 24 April 2019

Exhibition Hall

TALKS & THOUGHTS

For Ever More Images?Designing a cybermachine for the 21st century

Which images from the 21st century would we launch into space in a time capsule? Interactive exhibitions, lectures and workshops send us on a voyage into the universe of images all around us and explore the limits on their production, dissemination and signification.

12 April - 14 April 2019

Main Stage

DANCE

FadedIoannis Mandafounis

What materials make up a dancer’s life? Ioannis Mandafounis stages his own grand finale, with autobiographical elements and touches of humor, offering a secret peek at the life onstage and behind the scenes.

15 April 2019

19:00Main Stage

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Werner HerzogIn conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Versatile, impossible to pigeon-hole and always artistically unorthodox, Werner Herzog has never stopped finding ways to breathe new life into the conversation around film. The director of the LIVE lecture series broadcast from New York Public Library, Paul Holdengräber, takes the audience on a journey around the superbly restless mind of one of the contemporary arts’ great personalities.

19 April - 21 April 2019

Upper Stage

THEATRE

Onassis Youth Festival 2019

Students leave the schoolroom and hit the stage. They are “taught” by artists instead of teachers. Adventurous teens are inspired by three adventurous cities: Athens, Alexandria, Beirut. Their vehicle is their own festival, Onassis Youth Festival, which comes to rock the stage.

19 April - 20 April 2019

20:30Main Stage

MUSIC

GILGAMESH epicZad Moultaka

An artist from Lebanon and seven musicians from Greece and Italy grapple with the “Epic of Gilgamesh”, a text older than Homeric poetry. Sumerian King Gilgamesh fights the dark side of himself. An opera for eight musicians and video.

23 April 2019

21:00Main Stage

CINEMA

Awards by the Hellenic Film Academy2019 Iris – Award Ceremony

In this star-studded anniversary edition of the 10th Hellenic Film Academy Awards, we honour all the people who distinguished themselves while working in front of or behind the cameras in the most talked-about Greek films of the year, with the help of many surprise guests.

1 June 2016 - 31 December 2019

COLLABORATIONS

InterfacesNew Models and Practices for Audience Development in Contemporary Music in Europe

Eight countries join forces in this innovative interdisciplinary project which seeks to introduce audiences to cutting-edge work by musicians and sound artists.

1 September 2017 - 1 September 2021

Send you application now for the "Open Call: European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2019 by the European Media Art Platform". Click here to read more.

COLLABORATIONS

The European Media Art Platform - EMAP

11 European partners with the same goal: to support up-and-coming media artists in order to create new works.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of BookbindingLearn how to make pages into a book

You don’t have to be Harry Potter to change loose pages into a book. You just need to discover the secrets of bookbinding, the ways we can use to bind the pages so that they can take the form of a book.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

FAMILIES

Boarding pass for autismFrom check-in to take-off: Children and young persons with autism learn not to be afraid to “spread their wings”

How easy or difficult is it for a child or adolescent with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to be on a flight? How can we, as fellow passengers, help?

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

​Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The art of recyclingChildren and young people with or without disability become co-creators to discover all that unites them.

Can a seemingly useless object get a new lease of life? Sometimes, original ideas are born when one doesn’t take anything for granted, when one looks beyond what seems obvious.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

«Join us!»Your future colleagues sit next to you at school.

What’s your dream? How much are you weighed down by all those ‘musts’? Onassis Foundation Scholars come to your classroom to share the myths and truths of professional life.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Music loves autismGroups of children, from within and outside the spectrum of autism, take up the ‘beat’, composing an interactive symphony of togetherness.

Communication without words͢—that is, music. In this workshop, sounds and musical instruments help kids free up their emotions and develop their social skills.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of WritingDiscover symbols, systems and words

The history of writing is nothing but the history of humanity, whose aim has always been communication. Long before emails, sms, emoticons and messenger, people designed symbols and invented various systems to send their messages. Find out about them.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Make a Digital Book

A workshop to show us that thanks to new technologies we can change an Onassis Library book into an e-book.

3 November 2018 - 4 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of EngravingBooks are full of visual art treasures. Join us and we will discover them together.

This workshop is like a dual journey. The first stop is the Onassis Library and the second the School of Fine Arts. Let’s thumb through books and discover engravings that will make them more attractive. Above all, join us to discover the great art of engraving.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of Typography

Can you imagine how difficult it used to be to get a book? Spreading knowledge was hard and incredibly expensive. All that was before Gutenberg invented mass produced type, i.e. the mechanical reproduction of texts on paper. Would you like to know how he did it?

22 November 2018 - 19 April 2019

11:00
Cost: 5 € per student

SCHOOLS

Bubble JamBecome the stars of the most cyber performance

This is a different performance. Bubble Jam is an interactive game that expects you and your schoolmates to shape a scenario live, with your smartphone in hand.

5 December 2018 - 30 April 2019

11:00
Participation Cost: 32 € (for all three workshops in the cycle)

ADULTS

The material gifts 65+We are introduced to the secrets of various materials and we create our own household objects and artworks

How can a material grow into a useful object or work of art? We draw inspiration and knowhow from artisans and artists; in this workshop we get to know, handle and work with a material until we transform it and give it a new lease of life.

1 January - 30 April 2019

Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Life like an open bookA production created and performed by people with mental retardation

A production we build step by step as we leaf through the books of our lives together. Experiences, phrases, emotions and moments that have defined us, and which describe what disability means for each of us, provide us with the inspiration to write—and perform, of course!—our own original theatrical work.

1 January - 30 April 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Interfaces: Composing sounds through digital appsDo you want to learn how everyday sounds may become music? Create your own composition using digital tools.

Did you know that music can be something like a Lego construction? That you can use plain, everyday sounds to build your musical composition step by step? In this workshop, we will show you how to do it through digital technology.

1 February - 30 April 2019

Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

ADULTS

Cavafy Archive Research Seminar Series for 2018-19Researchers of Cavafy’s work share their findings with the public

Join the intellectual current of important researchers of Cavafy’s poetry, follow work-in-progress talks by scholars and academics, and take part in the conversation.

1 February - 31 May 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

We turn works of art into soundsFind your own music with the help of musicians and visual artists drawing inspiration from a contemporary work of art.

A picture is not only a thousand words, it is a thousand sounds. And we are here to prove it. Come and observe a contemporary work of art from up close and then turn it into music. Isn’t that really something? Visual artists and musicians will join you in the museum and at your school and they are there to help you imagine new sounds and make your own composition.

16 March - 16 April 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

CHILDREN

Little Sailors: Wind in our sails!A workshop about winds and future sea dogs

One of the four elements of Nature—perhaps the most playful—takes center stage in our workshop. The wind comes to sweep us off onto a journey of knowledge and discovery. We learn how winds are created, what their names are, and also myths about them.

1 April 2019

Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

ADULTS

Cavafy Goes to SchoolA workshop that will help you discover each student’s talents and inclinations.

How can you get every student in the class to participate? Cavafy’s work becomes a means by which we uncover hidden talents, enliven the classroom, and learn using the particular abilities each of us carries within.

6 April - 12 April 2019

11:00
Participation Cost: 30 € (for all three workshops in the cycle)

ADULTS

Architecture and the City: How to plan architectural events for childrenEducators/Teachers learn about the architect’s craft

In this workshop, the teachers will approach basic architectural concepts and will be called upon to become architects themselves through assignments and theory.

20 April 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

CHILDREN

Athens Fairytopia: In search of the lost IlissosWe discover Athens and create a 3-D map of the city following the Ilissos River

The Ilissos River was once the watery heart of Athens. And it still is, though now it runs… under the city’s pavement. Come and hear stories about the city and create your own colorful, 3-D map.