Nine Things to Do in Athens This Weekend That Are Not Athens Gallery Walk


Every December, the respectable Greek Art Gallery Association organises the Athens Gallery Walk, where galleries are open for extended hours and gallery-goers can spend a long day walking around the city checking out all the new exhibitions, accompanied by its own map and all. There are 38 galleries participating in Athens this years, which means dozens of artists will be showing their work. Sounds fun, but there's even more to see out there, so we have prepared an assortment of a different kind. Check out our editor's picks of things to do this weekend in off-spaces around the city, and maybe add some of these to your itinerary for some extra art-spotting fun.

Listed alphabetically backwards, just because.

1. Zbyněk Baladrán and Anton Vidokle at State of Concept
Double bill: Koukaki's classiest non-profit hosts the first solo show of Zbyněk Baladrán in Greece, and also introduces its new space, State Affairs, with a solo show by Anton Vidokle. Read the press releases here and here.

2. Victoria Botany Stroll by Victoria Square Project
Join sensory artist Jan Uprichard and botanist Manos Bazanis on a walk around Victoria! You will also get a chance to chat to Catriona Gallagher, part of the team behind the Athina Garden City project. Must reserve place in order to join, via private message on Facebook or email (

3. Perspectives: Athens in Transition at FokiaNou Art Space
Mary Cox and Panagiotis Voulgaris curate in what is probably the highest art space in town the work of 26 artists, in a visual exploration of Athenean urban aesthetics and sociopolitical dynamics. Read the full press release here.

4. Stéphane Charpentier's The Core at Void
Our young and restless friends at Void present the first solo show of French artist Stéphane Charpentier in Athens. Read the full press release here.

5. Songs, Balloons & Broken Tablets at Snehta
The eloquent and always smiling Mr Panos Giannakopoulos is curator-in-residence at Snehta, and has put together an exhibition with works by Alex Kuusik, Rebecca Wilcox and Soohyun Choi. Read the full press release here.

6. Sofia Borges at Float
Stunningly curated, this is the first show of the artist in Greece. The gallery is just opposite State of Concept, so maybe grab an und. Athens map and do a Koukaki tour for the day! Read the full press release here.

7. Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast at We Are Bud
Curated by Demetra Ignatiou and Evagoras Vanezis, the exhibition is an all-female Cypriot invasion of sorts. At the always inviting space of WE ARE BUD in Metaxourgeio. Read the full press release here.

8. Lindsay Lohan: The Myth of the Premium Dance Experience at Hot Wheels Projects
At the hottest new arrival on Patission, an exhibition inspired by Lindsay Lohan's nightclub in Athens. PS: More Cypriots! Read the full press release here.

9. Ivory Towers by VASKOS
Ivory Towers is the second exhibition of the project VASKOS by Kostas Tzimoulis and Vassilis Noulas, and includes ceramics, drawings and photographs. You'll find them and their new publication ready for grabs at their new space on Asklipiou 99. Read the full press release here.