Greek Olive

Greek Olive: Greek Art highlights & Greek Olive Tour

Greek Olive: Greek Art Highlights, Exhibition: Tourism, curated by Elpida Karamba and Glykeria Stathopoulou, the Symptom Projects, Amfissa, October 2017.

Greek Olive: Greek Olive Tour, performance in the framework of “Southern Teachers”, curated by Panos Sklavenitis, in the framework of “Learning from Documenta” Conference, Athens, October 2017.


Greek Olive is a parafictional project experimenting with recent developments in the industry of art tourism. The Greek crisis has rendered Athens an exotic destination for “sensitive” art tourists. Romantic tropes are often employed to portray Athens as a field of urban decay yet endless creativity and “alternatives”. Greek Olive is a guided tour agency. It mimics a company of urban tourism that worked with Documenta14 in 2017. Kostis Stafylakis presents himself as a Greek Olive guide and designs strolling experiences full of “art and the city”. His description of places compiles texts and interviews by the curators of Documenta14.