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Words, images and music in Athens, celebrating Dante and the XXI Week of the Italian Language in the World.
Dante e il grande viaggio

Until October 29, at the Italian Institute of Culture of Athens, the exhibition ‘The imagination of images‘, officially inaugurated on October 5 and created by nineteen Italian and Greek artists who, through original works inspired by the Divine Comedy, will bring visitors step by step through Dante’s journey. The exhibition shows works from Dimitris Anastasiou, Antonis Giakoumakis, Kristi Grigoriou, Irini Iliopoulou, Vassilis Kavouridis, Dimitris Karatzas, Michail Tsakountìs, Eleftheria Stoikou, Giorgos Chountas, Enea Guzja, Elisa Bertaglia, Alessandro Casetti, Marco Goones, Enrico Ingenito, Massimo Lagrotteria, Mennato Tedesco, Giorgio Tendolini.

On October 19, at the Auditorium of the Institute, the presentation ‘Citar Dante, expressions for the Italian language of today‘, a volume in which the curators, Irene Chirico, Paolo Dainotti and Marco Galdi, comment and explain expressions, phrases and images that we use in our daily language but that come back to the Divine Comedy.

Lastly, for the Week of the Italian Language and the Dante celebrations of 2021, the Institute presents the docufilm ‘Dante Musicus‘ and the trilogy ‘Dante and the Great Journey’, available online through the YouTube channel of the Institute until December 2021. The docufilm ‘Dante Musicus‘ is a real journey, in three stages, to discover Dante and his work through music. ‘Dante and the Great Journey‘ is a trilogy of videos in which the Divine Comedy, narrated and alternate with the recitation of important passages, follows the itinerary of the poet and his spirit as a pilgrim and a man thirsty for knowledge.

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