ATHENS/ April 8 - July 16
documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH is a non-profit organization supported and funded by the City of Kassel and the State of Hesse, as well as by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. documenta 14 will open in April 2017 in Athens, and in June 2017 in Kassel.
Each documenta takes its character from the ideas and concept of its Artistic Director, and is therefore not only a forum for current trends in contemporary art, but a place where innovative and standards-setting exhibition concepts are trialed. In each edition, documenta has played a leading role in taking the international discourse about art in new directions. Over the past decades, documenta has established itself as an institution that goes far beyond a survey of what is currently happening, inviting the attention of the international art world every five years for this "museum of 100 days." The discourse and the dynamics of the discussion surrounding each documenta reflects and challenges the expectations of society about art.
Opening and press preview: April 6
Professional and press preview: April 7
Public days: April 8 - July 16
Set in a historical backdrop in central Athens, Fresh Hotel offers an electrifying medley of sleek formality and ancient splendor, where bold design fuses with a traditional location. This urban resort, the creation of owner Ada Yfanti, remains true to its name with a fresh palette of striking tones such as lime, fuchsia, and tangerine set against a simple white backdrop. The design and architecture, courtesy of local studio Tassos-Georgiadi + Associates, uses natural materials that seamlessly merge with bursts of intense color. The choice of materials was intended to simultaneously contrast and enhance Fresh's surroundings. Peppered with an impressive selection of design furniture handpicked by Yfanti, pieces by Charles Eames, Philippe Starck, and Zaha Hadid inject Fresh with a thoroughly distinctive interior.
A minute's walk from the nearest tram stop, this luxe, modern hotel in the Kallithea neighborhood is 2 km from both the Acropolis of Athens and from central Syntagma Square.
Featuring streamlined wood furnishings and contemporary local art, the sophisticated rooms come with flat-screens, Wi-Fi and marble bathrooms. Upgrades add balconies, Acropolis views and/or access to a club lounge, while suites feature separate living rooms.
Dining options include a rooftop restaurant, a chic bar and a tea lounge, plus a laid-back eatery by the seasonal outdoor pool. There's also a spa, a gym and meeting space, as well as a free shuttle to Syntagma Square.