JUNE 25TH, 2011-SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2011

The theme of the exhibition Contemporary View-Ancient Cultures is inspired by ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, however all the artworks were created by contemporary artists who live in the Netherlands. In cooperation with Allard Pierson Museum and Stichting Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam

No less than 55 artists were asked to create one linocut each, inspired by the archaeological collection of the Allard 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.

Exhibition Curator

Alexandra Van der Staaij


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Main Building: 16 Herakleidon Str, Thissio, 118 51 Athens, Greece,  Τ: 210 34 61 981, F: 210 34 58 225, Ε: 
Annex: 37 Apostolou Pavlou Str , Thissio, 118 51, Αthens, Greece, T: 211 012 6486, E: