In 2007, a time before the global financial markets crashed and when the world still seemed whole, Berlin-based gallerist Javier Peres asked his Athenian friend Iasson Tsakonas an interesting question. Would it be possible for Tsakonas (a real-estate developer, art collector, and architecture aficionado) to hook Peres up with a temporary gallery space in Athens for Peres Projects, his gallery? Tsakonas – who owns multiple buildings in the inner-city Athens districts of Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio (KM) as well as a company, Oliaros,…
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