KINO Athens International Independent Film Festival

Cinema enthusiasts cannot miss the ultimate celebration of independent filmmaking, commencing today with a lineup of 80 films from around the globe. KINO Athens, the organizing institution has curated a vibrant selection of films designed to provoke and challenge the viewer aiming to inspire reflection and societal transformation through cinematic art. The festival’s program includes workshops, DJ sets, and masterclasses, promoting KINO Athens’ mission to foster dialogue, encourage learning, and cultivate cinema-based communities. Running until March 10, the festival offers free admission to all daily screenings and activities.

“Patagonia” still frame, International Feature

Broken Mirror exhibition

The “Argo Gallery” welcomes nine painters and a sculptor to the group exhibition “Broken Mirror,” inspired by the quasi-transcendental symbol of the mirror, particularly a broken one. This mirror can “reflect,” “absorb,” or “distort.” The participating artists—Sotiris Adrianos, Dorothea Ameda, Kostas Varotsos, Christi Grigoriou, Juliano Kaglis, Evita Kanellou, Katerina Mavroleon, Vangelis Rinas, Katerina Ribatsiou, and Mara Tsafantaki—explore the boundaries of their own world and the ever-changing world around them. By placing the broken mirror at the core of their work, they seek to find a delicate balance between abstraction and representation, free gesture and subtle elegance, immersion in the subconscious, and a critical examination of a reality that is never one-dimensional. The exhibition is available during the gallery’s opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm, and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, until March 23.

Artowork by Evita Kanellou, “Broken Mirron” Exhibition, Argo Gallery

Artowork by Sotiris Adrianos, “Broken Mirron” Exhibition, Argo Gallery

‘Oenorama’ Wine exhibition Zapeion

Greece’s largest wine exhibition, “Oenorama,” celebrates its 30th anniversary, showcasing 250 wineries with over 2,500 wines and approximately 100 distillates. Expected to draw 10,000 visitors, the exhibition takes place at Zappeion Megaron Exhibition Hall from Saturday, March 2, to Monday, March 4. Whether attending for trade or leisure, visitors can sample newly released wines or natural wines from lesser-known indigenous Greek varietals in a self-pour/walk-around setting. Additionally, small wineries or those making their market debut will be present, along with “Oenotechnica,” a hub displaying wine-related equipment, supplies, and services. The exhibition hours are from 10 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm. Various ticket types are available for purchase on the event’s official page.

Escape Plan 1984/2024 – International Printmaking Exhibition

The Athens Printmaking Art Center inaugurates the international printmaking group exhibition Escape Plan 1984/2024 today from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at ETCH INK art space, running throughout March 1-30. Forty-one contemporary printmakers and visual artists from various countries reflect on George Orwell’s prophetic novel “1984” and today’s socio-political climate, presenting their own alternative plans for the future. The participants illustrate their scenarios and escape routes, envisioning a different future using etching techniques, intaglio, aquatint, linocut, silkscreen, and combinations of mixed printmaking techniques. The exhibition offers free admission and is open to the public Wednesday to Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.

Artwork by Bernhard Cociancig, “Julia’s Rats” Escape Plan 1984/2024 exhibition

Weronika Siupka, Terminus IV, Escape Plan 1984/2024 exhibition