EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks
The exhibition includes emblematic achievements of ancient greek technology and technique. From the great and impressive works of the Mycenaeans, to the Byzantine astrolabe, the visitor travels through more than 28 centuries of history, knowledge, culture, human skills, all over the world of the geographical spread of Hellenism.
The thematic sections presented in both buildings of the Herakleidon Museum are as follows:
BUILDING AND GREAT WORKS, ANCIENT GREEK INSCRIPTIONS WITH TECHNOLOGICAL CONTENT, THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM, ASTRONOMY, TIME AND DISTANCE MEASUREMENT, AUTOMAΤΑ, MECHANICS, TECHNOLOGY IN ARTS AND SPORTS, TRIREME, GREAT WEAPONS, WAR MACHINES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
14 May, 2021 to 31 August, 2023
The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Herakleidon Museum has resulted in the present exhibition thematic sections dedicated to emblematic achievements of ancient greek technology and technique.
Organization / Production:
Herakleidon Museum & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:15)
5 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 3 € reduced ticket (for both buildings)
Credit cards are accepted
#OccupyAtopos #EleniRiga #TheOfficeOfHydrocommons
ATOPOS cvc invites you to the opening of The Office of Hydrocommons, an interdisciplinary and interartistic program focusing on climate and social change in relation to water and the body, to be held at its premises on World Water Day, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 18:00. The program is actualized following an invitation and commission by the ATOPOS cvc artistic director Vassilis Zidianakis to the independent curator Eleni Riga in the context of #OccupyAtopos.
In an era of environmental and social crisis, the “modern water” has become an abstract notion; an easily recognizable chemical formula (H₂O); a commodity. In this crucial moment when water is in the frontline of climate change and at risk of being privatized, we are called to re-define what water is. It is worth thinking that it is not only a necessary natural substance, a common good, or a human right, but also a powerful metaphor that allows us to envision a different future – more fluid, inclusive, and resilient.
Taking different forms and manifestations, the Office of Hydrocommons is the fruit of the guest curator’s ongoing research into ecofeminism: a theoretical and political movement, an amalgam of feminism and ecology. Departing from the “wet heart,” the well in the center of the ATOPOS cvc premises, the program attempts to explore different aspects of climate change in relation to water, and the impact that affects bodies of women, queer, trans, and indigenous people. Informed by the properties of water’s liquidity, the program unfolds in different manifestations: an exhibition, an international artist residency, a series of weekly public events, and the Research Office. “Hydroresearchers” from different fields, such as the arts, marine biology, agronomy, urbanism, sports, and activism, are invited to participate in the program.
15 March, 2023 to 1 July, 2023
Exhibition participants: Ileana Arnaoutou and Ismene King, Despina Charitonidi, Eleni Mylonas, Maria Nikiforaki
Artists-in-Residence: Maëlle Gross, Lily Consuelo Saporta Tagiuri, Kasia Wojcik
Event participants: George Alexopoulos, Manos Bazanis, Olga Evangelidou, Catriona Gallagher, Maëlle Gross, Hariklia Hari, Rika Krithara, James Lane, Naiads, Giorgis Noukakis, Nefeli Papaioannou, Irene Ragusini, Lily Consuelo Saporta Tagiuri, Joulia Strauss, Margarita Tsomou, Kasia Wojcik
Concept, Research, Organization, Curation: Eleni Riga
Artistic Direction ATOPOS cvc: Vassilis Zidianakis
Production Coordination: Konstantinos Kotsis, Katerina Sarri,
Research Office and Events Assistance, Facilitation: Steffie Stouri
Communication Strategy: Ioanna Ntali
Visual Identity, Graphic Design: Stathis Mitropoulos
Furniture Design: Jose Ballerzosa
Audiovisual Equipment: Art Power
Printing: Pletsas Kardari Printing Office
Photo Documentation: Alexandra Masmanidi
Copy Editing, Proofreading: EG (Geli Mademli, Eleanna Papathanasiadi)
The Office of Hydrocommons takes place in the framework of the program #OccupyAtopos, and is realized with the financial support of the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation as part of the Research Residency Program 2022, the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Chania, the Municipality of Apokoronas, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Pro Helvetia, and Goethe-Institut.
ERT, Proto Programma, CNN Greece, tvxs.gr, monopoli.gr, OW, Pandora’s Box, CultureNow, deBóp
Organization / Production:
ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture
Reservations are accepted
Myths and Legends of the World
Maria Sideri, painter and icon painter, through her new exhibition presented at the Athens City Museum, takes us on a journey through myths and legends that created the identity of the peoples from which they originate.
10 May, 2023 to 12 June, 2023
The great achievements of these figures are found in all areas of human society. Sometimes they represent learning, sometimes the sciences, charity, but also ideals such as glory, valor, self-denial. They are heroic representatives of their peoples, through whom their historical memory was saved and, by extension, the existence of future generations of those belonging to this nation is preserved.
Heroic figures, who were commemorated through the myths and legends of the peoples and are prominent examples of the historical course of a nation and who with their outstanding achievements have been and continue to be contemporary examples of pride in their fellow peoples so as to motivate future generations to new feats.