The exhibition “Myths, memories and mysteries : how artists respond to the past” at The Scottish Historic Building Trust, includes works by 9 Greek artists and four from elsewhere. It will run from 7 November 2013 to 31 January 2014.
The exhibition, curated by Roger Wollen, is presented within the framework of the international conference “Greek laughter and tears in late antiquity and Byzantium: looking all ways”, Never a funeral without a joy, nor a wedding without tears (proverb From Pontos), organized by Dr. Meg. Alexiou, Emeritus Professor of Classics (Harvard University). The conference will be held on November 7-10, 2013.
Artists: George Hadjimichalis, Dimitris Kontos (1931-1996), Kostas Panagiotakopoulos, Markos Kampanis, Nikos Alexiou (1931-2011), Katerina Samara, Marianne Strapatsakis, Theologos Palaiologos, Manolis Zacharioudakis, Derek Jarman (1942-1994), Tim Croft, June Yun and Patricia Piccinini.
Opening: Friday, 8 November 2013, 6.00-8.00 p.m.
(The exhibition will be closed from 22 December 2013 to the 6 January 2014.)
The exhibition will then tour to Jarrow and Cambridge:
Bede’s World (17 March to 17 June 2014), Bede’s World, Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear NE32 3DY. Telephone: 0191 489 2106. Opening hours: March 2014 daily 10.00 to 16.30. From April daily 2014, 10.00 to 17.30.
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge (1 July to 23 October 2014), Museum of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA. Telephone: 01223 330402. Monday to Friday: 10.00 to 17.00, Saturday: (University term-time only) 10.00 to 13.00
and Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB. Tel: 01223 335900 Free admission to both venues.