Held in collaboration with 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, the exhibition focuses on the city as a timeless mystery, a raw museum, from antiquity to this day.
The “ΕΛΕVΣΙΣ arrival of a notable someone” exhibition is curated by Erato Koutsoudaki and attempts to cover the imaginary and physical distance between the airport and Elefsina, inviting visitors to discover the unseen side of this small but great city through texts by great thinkers of Europe, such as Albert Camus, Virginia Woolf and Gustave Flaubert.
The exhibition is hosted in the “Art and Culture” area at the Arrivals level (Exit 1) in the airport.
Located just 21 kilometres west of Athens, Elefsina is one of the five sacred cities of antiquity and birthplace of the great tragic poet Aeschylus. Thanks to its natural harbour and its strategic position on the Thriasian Plain, the city played a historical role on multiple occasions during its course through time.
After the 19th century, Elefsina became one of the largest industrial centers in Greece and its image is compounded with the human mosaic created by communities of various origins, which together form an important part of the city’s modern identity.
Today, 2023 Eleusis, under the title Mysteries of Transition and as European Capital of Culture, attempts to mark a new era for Elefsina and its transition to a different model of development, which centres on the city’s cultural dynamics.
The “ΕΛΕVΣΙΣ arrival of a notable someone” exhibition ends on December 31.