Romain Gary, 1914-1980,
French novelist

One Symbol - 200 Objects

The audiovisual temporary exhibition "Flag of Greece: One Symbol - 200 Objects" will be inaugurated on the Athens College Theatre, for the first time in Athens. The Greek flag is an everlasting source of inspiration for visual arts, music, fashion and design.

Exhibition Duration:

21st December 2021, to March 30th 2022

Athens College Theatre, 15 Stefanou D. Str. P. Psychiko, 15452
Tu & Th 18:00-21:00, Sa 14:00-19:00, Su 10:00-16:00

Reservation is required via

Flag of Greece

Flag of Greece is a Civil Non Profit Partnership whose main target is to research, safeguard and study works of art, collectibles and historical documents related to the Greek flag.

The prime activities of the foundation are the organization of cultural, artistic and educational events which promote the values ​​of the Greek flag in Greece and throughout Hellenic communities abroad. The broader purpose of Flag of Greece is the preservation and promotion of the Greek flag, for future generations, as a symbol of unity, freedom and equality among Greeks. The Flag of Greece is a symbol of Greek identity separated from any nationalist correlation that promotes racial discrimination, sovereignty models or any kind of exclusion of members of our society.

The Greek flag

Flags rise high on monuments and stadiums, share photos with champions on podiums, star in parades and celebrations. Flags also mourn, go down halfway on their mast and shield the coffins of heros and soldiers. In art flags are torn, burned, twisted or tied in knots. Paintings, prints, photographs, miniature, embroidery, sculptures, engravings, songs or music, so many different media chant individual hymns to the Greek flag.

The exhibition

Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Greek Independence Revolution 1821-2021, Flag of Greece AMKE inaugurates its first cycle of art exhibitions, presenting for the first time to the public, 200 selected objects of its collection, sketching an artistic journey on the Greek flag from the end of the 19th century until today.

The show includes posters, magazines and postcards of unknown artists of the World War I, toys and soldiers of the interwar period, collectible commemorative editions of stamps, pins and medals of the last century, along with contemporary paintings and sculptures of modern art by renowned artists.

A real journey in Greek history focusing on the artistic interest of the blue and white national hellenic symbol. Including works by artists such as Pavlos Dionyssopoulos, Yannis Tsarouchis, Yiannis Moralis, Alexis Akrithakis, Micha Cattaui, Zetta Antsakli, Alekos Fassianos, Stella Kukulaki, Tassos Nikakis, Dimitris the Athens, Ioannis Goudes, Phil Pebbington, Antonio Jorge Concalves, Bost, Elli Solomonidou-Balanou, as well as numbered editions of objects by Cartier, Omega, Corum, Jaeger, LeCoultre, Swatch and Superga that form part of the permanent collection.

In addition new works exhibited by numerous artists who have collaborated with and support Flag of Greece, such as Elena Votsi, B216, Venetia Vildiridi, Grecian Chic, Katerina Rovithi, Christos Efstathiou, Averel, Zoozoocrochet, Chloe Akrithaki, Hara Sklika, Nicky Economou and Athina Hatzi. The exhibition also includes objects, photographic, visual and other material from the Athens College tribute to 200 years since the Greek Revolution for Independence.