Curated by:
Maria Marangou

Late-Minoan Necropolis of Armeni
Opening: Sunday, August 26th 2018, 20:00

The Ephorate of Antiquities in Rethymno and the Contemporary Art Museum of Crete celebrate the August full moon with a visual intervention held in the Late - Minoan Necropolis of the Armenians. In this place, in the oak forest where 220 tombs have been excavated until today, four artists will present their artworks regarding this particular place.

The idea expressed by the curator Maria Marangou is a humble intervention which is not meant to compete the natural elements of this particular place. All artists, showing proper respect for the place, create works/ grave gifts connected to the natural environment, history, memory and continuity.  

An unexpected discovery of a vessel made by the young student Andreas Vourvahis, in the middle of the 60s, was the spark for the excavation of the well-known Post-Minoan Necropolis of the Armeni supervised by the emeritus Director-General, the archaeologist Mr. Giannis Tzedakis. The aforementioned excavation is still being carried on successfully until today.  

The area is open to visitors and the whole promotion project is under the NSRF 2014-2020/PEP of Crete. Its implementation begins and is curated by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymnon along with the director Mrs. Anastasia Tzigkounaki.  

The exhibition’s title Crossings is related to the ontological issue of life and death. The arts that take part in the exhibition (in alphabetical order) are the following: Blind Adam (Thanos Kyriakides), Manousos Halkiadakis, Kalliopi Lemos and  Adonis Volanakis.

During the opening night and by the moonlight, the writer Mr. Giorgos Douatzis will recite poems about love and death written by Tasos Leivaditis.

The aforementioned exhibition will last until September 15th.
Opening hours: Everyday from 10 - 6. Monday Closed

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