Alexander Iolas Villa Open to the Public



alexander-iolasThe old iron gate of Alexander Iolas’ villa will open for the public, 27 years after the death of the eccentric cosmopolitan art collector and gallerist.

The reason behind the reopening is a show called “Alexandros Iolas” by Christophoros Antoniadis, which will be hosted in the villa in Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece.

After a successful round of performances at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki the theatrical play — based on Iolas’ biography written by his close friend Nikos Stathoulis — will be presented with free admission on May 29 in the villa that has been damaged by vandalism.

The villa’s gates will open for the public for the first time in order to host the show that is being held under the auspices of the Municipality of Agia Paraskevi. The play producers have almost completed the procedures to restore part of the ruined and looted villa in order for it to be ready for the opening night.