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'Cultural Memory' at the Archaeological Museum of Milos

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Cultural Memory: Ancient Memory in Contemporary Art

Perpetuating through objects
Mental images associated with places

Curated by Petros Kosmas

The Archaeological Museum of Milos

I have to say that I am exhilarated that my work is standing next to one by my colleague from such a long past. I matched the two figurines of Phylakopi/Fylakopi [c.1200–c.1050 BCE] with my two statues from the Kosmos series. To make my choice among the 100 statues in the series, I followed a make-believe scenario. My prehistoric colleague and I met to play with our 'toy soldiers'. Result: My Stathis eyeballing the hunk lancer figurine (ID: 617133), while gargantuan (ID: 617108) is irritated by smug Argyris and is about to club him on the head.

You can see the other statues one by one in their index: I would like to thank A.Antonopoulou Art Gallery with whom I work.

(Artist's catalogue note)

'Stathis' (516) is with Phylakopi Figurine (ID: 617133)

Phylakopi Figurine (ID: 617108) is with 'Argyris' (Kosmos 504)

Irene Georgopoulou,Theoni Demopoulou,Charalabos Epaminondas, Philippos Theodoridis, Michalis Kallimopoulos, Alexandros Maganiotis, Olga Miliaresi-Foka, Panos Tsaggaris, Panos Famelis, Fikos

Ten artists are invited to create the memory print through the creation of original works of art inspired by the ancient past of Milos.
Ten works of Contemporary Art are engaged into a conversation with ancient objects -either individually or in groups- which represent different kinds and eras, some of which are being displayed for the very first time in the public eye.


Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades
Exhibition Inauguration Date: The 28th of July, 2018.
Duration: From the 28th of July to the 30th of September, 2018

Exhibition photos by Petros Kosmas

Artworks by Artist

Irene Georgopoulou

Theoni Demopoulou

Charalabos Epaminondas


Alexandros Maganiotis

Olga Miliaresi-Foka

Panos Tsaggaris

Panos Famelis


Michalis Kallimopoulos

Artist's email to curator. May 1, 2018

Good day, Petros.

I have to tell you, it is breathtaking for my work to stand next to
one by a fellow artist from such a long past. The dialectical rapport you are putting together is quite inspiring and I intend to indulge in this dialogue with full courtesy. Therefore, I consider that Eggling is out of the question.

One of the first ideas is to compare them with some of my statues from the Kosmos series. The Fylakopi figurines are 10.2 and 12.1 cm in height and mine are about 10.5 cm (bases included). The medium is polychromic 3D prints painted by hand (also designed by me) and then printed. (...)

I 'll need more information on the two figurines of Fylakopi in order to make a selection out of 100 statuettes. I don't understand much of the photos and the descriptions are too dry, who
are these two dudes?