Evros river, a natural border between Turkey and Greece since 1922, is considered by many as the gateway to the East and marks the end of the European territory and the beginning of the Asian continent.
Aphrodite bathed in the waters of Paphos in Cyprus to renew her virginity after being caught cheating on her husband, Hephaestius, with Ares, the god of war. Her Greek name means ‘foam born’ and reflects this ‘rebirth’ following her lengthy tryst (she had three children with her lover). ‘From Ishtar to Aphrodite: 3200 years of Cypriot Hellenism’ is an exhibition of Cypriot antiquities in Athens that runs until the end of the year.
A new and powerful film by Greek artist, Kyriakos Katzourakis, explores the reality of life for migrants and refugees in Athens. ‘The Way to the West’ acts as a starting point for a discussion of art and displacement with a young Kurdish Iraqi sculptor working in Athens.