The Visual Dialogues is the first production of the Onassis Cultural Centre in the field of the visual arts. It constitutes a parallel activity to the international Athens Dialogues conference, which was the occasion for its creation.
Fourteen visual artists using contemporary forms of expression have attempted to translate into images the problematic stimulated by the scholarly discussions conducted under the six thematic headings of the conference and respond, each in their own way, to the issues that arise from the investigation and reappraisal of the cultural legacy of ancient Greece in contemporary society.
As a result, fourteen new works have emerged, especially created for the project and based chiefly on new technologies, which will be installed in busy public spaces (both in the open and indoors) so that people will come upon them unexpectedly.
The fourteen artists taking part in the action and the places where their works are shown are:
Christos Apostolakis (Omonia Metro Station), Katerina Apostolidou (ATE Bank, Panepistimiou St.), Makis Faros (Book Arcade), Eleni Kamma (Omonia Metro Station), Αnna Lascari (Syntagma Metro Station), Despina Meimaroglou (Omonia Metro Station), Nikos Navridis (Old Parliament Building), Nikos Papadimitriou (Ermou St. Pedestrian Precinct), Angelo Plessas (Outdoor Parking opposite from the Klafthmonos Square), Alexandros Psychoulis (Monastiraki Metro Station), Yannis Scourletis (Syntagma Metro Station), Vassiliea Stylianidou (Monastiraki Metro Station), Dimitris Tsoublekas (Atrium of the Book Arcade), Kostis Velonis (Information Centre of the Ministry of Culture).