Tuesday, July 16 2024

Art & Culture

Artist Marianna Afentouli Iconography in process2024

The Byzantine iconographer, Marianna Afentouli, writing by the hand one of her artworks that were presented on her second solo fine arts exhibition entitled “Byzantine Art and Symbolism”. Photo credit: Marianna Afentouli’s personal archive.

NANUET, NEW YORK. With an art class entitled, "Introduction to Byzantine Iconography” (theory and practice), the second solo art exhibition of the acclaimed Byzantine iconographer, Marianna Afentouli, was sealed on Monday, June 3, 2024 at the Gallery of the Public Library of Nanuet.

parthenon marbles

At the 24th session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee on the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin (ICPRCP), Turkey proved to be an unexpected "ally" of Greece as it deconstructed one of Britain's central arguments for keeping the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum, claiming that Turkey is not aware of any Turkish "firman" (document) that legitimizes Lord Elgin's seizure of the Parthenon Marbles.

 enigma keros

'The Enigma of Keros', a Greek entry at The Archaeology Channel's (TAC) International Film Festival in Oregon, that documents the archaeological discoveries on Keros island in Greece, received the Audience Favorite prize in Oregon. The 87-minute film directed by Kostas Macheras can be watched on ERTFLIX and ERTFLIX International.

satti dancers

"Greek Turks of Western Thrace" said the two dancers of the Greek delegation (!) describing in Turkish their experience at Eurovision. Of course, after that, the reactions were understandably strong as it is, we hope, a given that in Thrace there is not a national, but a religious minority and the citizens are Greeks, Muslims by religion. After the strong reactions, they were quick to attribute it to "misunderstanding".