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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-12-13

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] 'A World of Votive Offerings' exhibition at HAU
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline ´╗┐

  • [01] 'A World of Votive Offerings' exhibition at HAU

    ANA-MPA/An exhibition with votive offerings from all over the world as well as depictions of present-day devotional practices and works of contemporary art inspired by votive offerings is currently on display at the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in downtown Athens.

    The HAU and the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens present the exhibition "A World of Votive Offerings", which runs through December 22.

    Even today, the votive offering, which was found in religious ceremonies in many ancient civilizations, remains a widespread devotional practice, according to the organisers.

    The exhibition features votive offerings from all over the world as well as present-day dedicatory practices and works of contemporary art inspired by the votive offerings. ana-mpa

    The works on display come from Nikos PapageorgiouÔs collection of votive offerings, the Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection, the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum Kresow in Poland and the 21st Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in Corfu.

    A show of works by Greek artists entitled Wishes and Miracles is being held parallel to the exhibition.The different artistic approaches to the theme transform the exhibition into an interesting aesthetic and thematic journey.ana-mpa

    Art historian Louisa Karapidaki curates the exhibition.

    Caption: 1930 mixed media retablo votive painting from Guatemala. (ANA-MPA, Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection)

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

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    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.53 percent, standing at 1,498.35 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 8.788 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in Constructions, up 1.01 percent; and Technology, up 1.13 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Insurance, down 1.49 percent, and Banks, down 1.16 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.69 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.32 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.12 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 18 were up, 25 were down, and 19 were unchanged.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


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