The duration of the exhibition is extended.
Exhibition dates: January 26th, 2011 — August 31st, 2011
The Jewish Museum of Greece, the Prefecture of Attica, and the Jewish Community of Athens are honoured to inaugurate the exhibition “The Memorial: 16 Artists Propose” on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. The exhibition is part of a cycle of events dedicated to the occasion of the National Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27th, 2011.
This temporary exhibition holds a special place among those presented by the Jewish Museum of Greece within the past 12 years. It is directly connected with a recent and important historical fact: the redemption of a great debt of memory and honour, by the creation of the Holocaust Memorial in the capital of our country, in May 2010. The exhibition presents the proposals of 16 artists and the procedure that led to the establishment of this new memorial place within the urban landscape.
Ms. Michailidou, Art Historian and Curator of the exhibition, mentions in the catalog of the exhibition: “… this unique for the civilized world locale, charged with symbolisms and memories, where the ancient Greeks created the most important monuments of art, in the brilliant tombstones that adorn the most important cemetery in the city of Athens, becomes the most appropriate place for the Holocaust Memorial. There, in the wider area of Kerameikos, started the Panathenaic procession in order to end up at the sacred rock of the Parthenon and there, the sounds of memory and the doleful echoes coming from Melidoni street will resonate forever, as the primordial breath of the historical drama of the Greek Jews…”
The Jewish Community of Athens chose the Jewish Museum of Greece, as the place to organize and host the exhibition, as it is the foremost institution that deals with the education, the remembrance and the research of the Holocaust in our country.
Accompanying the exhibition, the Museum offers educational programs and memorial events, in the form of museum programs, annual teaching seminars on the Holocaust, and related events regarding the World War II and the Holocaust of the Greek Jews, addressed to the interested public.
In the exhibition “The Memorial: 16 Artists Propose” participate the following artists (in alphabetical order):
For more information and photographs and/or brochures, please contact The Jewish Museum of Greece, 39 Nikis st., Athens, Greece, 105 57, telephone: (+30) 210 3225582, fax: (+30) 210 3231577, e-mail: [email protected]um.gr, website: www.jewishmuseum.gr, from Monday-Friday 09:00-14:30.