“Mystery_29  Eleusis – Raw Museum”, an iconic project about the phenomenon of “Elefsina” in the present and the past, will run from October 13 to November 27 at the Benaki Museum /138 Pireos Street.

Shortly before the start of the official title year of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, the city of Elefsina introduces itself to the general public with the Exhibition Mystery_29  Eleusis – Raw Museum,at the Benaki Museum /138 Pireos Street. An emblematic project by the organization of the Capital of Culture, as part of the theme “People– Society,” on the pieces that for the mosaic of the phenomenon of “Elefsina,” now and in the past.

Sampling fragments from the present and past of the city, what is schematically called the “DNA” of the place, the Exhibition Eleusis – Raw Museum, curated by architect-museologist Erato Koutsoudaki, attempts to interpret the city as an exhibit, and invites the audience to an exploration of antiquity and modern times, tradition and domestic exile and migration, emblematic industry and long-suffering labor, the city’s relationship with art, its uniqueness and mystery. At the same time, it hints at the beginning of museum practice, paying tribute to the Eleusinian collectors who preserve the evidence of its past with admirable perseverance. And, above all, it invites the public on a journey to the city’s core, its people and their communities.

Exhibition curation: Erato Koutsoudaki

Duration: 12.10 – 27.11.22

Production: 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture and Benaki Museum

Organization & production: DeltaPi

Address: 138 Pireos Str., Athens

Opening hours: Thursday, Sunday:10:00 – 18:00

Friday, Saturday:10:00 – 22:00

Free Admission

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Access to Elefsina:

# 21 km

Via car or motorcycle via Attiki Odos or Athinon Avenue, just a 25-minute drive from the Athens city center.
Via bus (lines 845 and 871 from Piraeus, line 876 from the “Agia Marina” metro station and line 878 from Acharnai).
Via the suburban railway (Magoula Station and then bus line 863).
Via KTEL (intercity public transport bus service -> line Megara – Nea Peramos – Eleusis; starting point at Asomaton Square, Thission).

Co-organized by 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture & Benaki Museum