Herakleidon Museum | The Embassy of Netherlands |

Exhibition Curator: Alexandra Van der Staaij

This summer the Herakleidon Museum presents the exhibition “Contemporary View – Ancient Cultures”. The theme is inspired by ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, however all the artworks were created by contemporary artists who live in the Netherlands.

No less than 55 artists were asked to create one linocut each, inspired by the archaeological collection of theAllard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, a joint project on the initiative of the Stichting Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam (Fine Arts Foundation). The Herakleidon Museum furthermore invited two Greek artists who reside in the Netherlands, Apostolis Zolotakis and Eleni Tzatzalou, to contribute installations on the same theme. The archaeological collection of the Allard Pierson museum includes art objects and utensils from several ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, among which the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations.

“Contemporary View – Ancient Cultures” provides a versatile glimpse of the rich heritage of the Mediterranean, through the personal interpretations and creations of today’s artists, when confronted with the remains of our collective past.

In cooperation with Allard Pierson Museum and
Stichting Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam


June 25th 2011 – September 25th 2011

Monday: closed,
Tuesday-Saturday: 13:00-21:00,
Sunday: 11:00-19:00

Herakleidon, Experience in Visual Arts
Herakleidon 16, Thissio
118 51 Athens, Greece
(Metro station: Thissio)

T: +30 210 34 61 981
F: +30 210 34 58 225

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