Mystery 17 Melina
This exhibition brings the multi-faceted persona of a brilliant actress, a resolute champion of democracy, and a tireless politician to life.
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
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.
Mystery 62 Nights of Slowness – Discourses about Time returns on Monday, June 5 in the imposing courtyard of Agios Nikolaos, in the Archaeological site of Elefsina, always under the light of the full moon.
Routes through the city’s communities/neighbourhoods featuring select music heard coming from the houses, radiating into public space through doors and windows.
Persephone, comes alive in the city as a red carpet is rolled out and roams the public spaces of the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture.
Handle with Care | Culture for Social Well-being is the 2023 edition of Culture Action Europe’s Beyond the Obvious gathering.
Mystery 49 Symposia is an opportunity to meet and eat together; to exchange gastronomic traditions, stories, and manners; to come a little closer to each other through our most unpretentious yet most sensuous daily habit.