Contemporary View Ancient Cultures

Last week I attended the opening of the exhibition Contemporary View Ancient Cultures at Museum Herakleidon in Thissio, Athens.

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.

Apostolis Zolotakis with 'Aurora'

Pilgrim by Apostolis Zolotakis

Eleni Tzatzalou
by Peter Vos
By Ad Gerritsen, Atte Jongstra and Annie Feddema

"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.  (Source:

The exhibition is until the 25th of September (from 1 - 22 August the museum will be closed).
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