Visit Greece | Under the spell of Greek costume

The Benaki Museum, Athens International Airport and Costa Navarino have joined forces once again and are presenting a unique exhibition titled “Under the spell of Greek costume: Contemporary creations animate the Benaki Museum collections” partly hosted at Athens International Airport until December 31, 2017.

Aiming to showcase the wealth of Greek culture that to this day continues to be a timeless source of inspiration for many artists around the world, the exhibition brings together 15 world famous fashion designers and other talented artists featuring their extraordinary immersive creations inspired by Greek traditional costumes and more specifically from the collection of printed sources of Greek costume from the 16th to the 20th century donated to the Benaki Museum by J.D. Koilalous.

The Athens International Airport leg of exhibition includes two original artworks – namely the costume titled "Connecting the Memories" by designer Dimitris Dassios and the "Costumes” video by artist Margarita Myrogianni, accompanied by photos of creations by internationally acclaimed Jean-Paul Gaultier, Mary Katrantzou and Sophia Kokosalaki as well as Zeus + Dione and exhibits from the MENTIS Centre for the Preservation of Traditional Textile Techniques of the Benaki Museum and the Lyceum of Greek Women of Kalamata.

Visitors to Athens travelling to and from Athens International Airport (AIA) can admire these amazing exhibits at the “Art & Environment” exhibition area located at the airport’s Departures Level (Entrance 3), which is open to the public on a 24hour basis.

The exhibition is curated by scenographer and costume designer Paul Thanopoulos.

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