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Mystery 17 Melina


Credits

General Supervision: Manuella Pavlidou
Curation – Museological & Museographic Study: Nikolaos Kaltsas (GR)
Texts & Captions: Fotis Apergis
Select Exhivits Drawn From:
Τhe private collection of George Pilihos

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Opening hours: Monday – Tuesday Closed, Wednesday – Friday: 17.00 – 21.00, Weekend: 12.00 – 20.00

It features original posters for famous films starring Melina Mercouri, photographs documenting her appearances at award ceremonies, her struggle against the Greek dictatorship, and her moments with loved ones, as well as film scenes, original costumes used in theatre productions still considered landmark works many decades later, her correspondence with prominent figures, and even her dressing room, complete with her personal effects.

The exhibition showcases the life’s work of the longest-serving Greek Minister of Culture to date: the institutional support she secured for the Greek Film Centre, for the establishment of Municipal and Regional Theatres, and for educational programmes promoting culture in schools; the founding of the European Capital of Culture initiative, which is still going strong today; and her announcement of plans for an archaeological park that revived the dream of connecting Athens’ archaeological sites. And, above all else, her campaign for the repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures; back in 1989, Melina Mercouri launched a new international competition for the design of the Acropolis Museum that is now a reality – a space ready to welcome the return of the Sculptures.

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People - Society
The first axis spans the evolution of society from Antiquity to the present in order to connect the strange with the familiar, to discover hidden aspects, memories and elements of cultural diversity. The thematic axis People | Society focuses on inclusion, the way that European society is shaped and, the ways in which we interact with each other, through the three themes/notions “Europe of Citizens”, “Europe, Daughter of Phoenix” and “Human Mysteries”.
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Mystery 199 Vangelis Tsakos – Thanos Tsingos

From 17 April to 30 May, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture presents Mystery 199 Vangelis Tsakos – Thanos Tsingos, an exhibition – tribute to two great artists of Elefsina, the award-winning photographer Vangelis Tsakos and the internationally acclaimed artist Thanos Tsingos at the Old Town Hall of Elefsina. Photographic and painting works, testimonies, publications, exceptional editions and valuable materials, products of extensive research, describe their history and highlight just a small part of the particularly rich but also unique work of the two artists.

The LANDSHIP diary of TimeCircus in bookstores!

After the landmark arrival of TimeCircus in Elefsina in February 2023 during the Opening Ceremony of 2023 Eleusis, and the construction of ARKOPOLIS—a landmark that has since activated multiple communities in the city—several months later, the time has come for the release of LANDSCHIP, the diary chronicles the entire procession of the Belgian collective from Antwerp to Elefsina.

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