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A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

Virtual Reality

The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
“A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. This production, in the special environment of immersion of “Tholos”, uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.

4 September, 2017 to 31 July, 2018
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Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
30-50 min
Hours: 
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Tickets: 
5-12 euro
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/09/2017 to 31/07/2018
 
"The issue is what do you say now"

"The issue is what do you say now"

Exhibition

An exhibition on the life and work of Manolis Anagnostakis; poet, editor and critic as well as politician and active citizen.

12 February, 2018 to 21 October, 2018
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Poems, theoretical texts, political articles, audiovisual works, photographs, newspapers, books and other documents, mainly from the poet's archive and library will guide visitors through a journey in time, beginning in mid war Salonica and extending to the first years of the new millenium.

Hours: 
9.00 -16.00
Tickets: 
Free admission
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12/02/2018 to 21/10/2018
 
Eleusis. The great mysteries

Eleusis. The great mysteries

Exhibition

The Acropolis Museum started in 2015 a series of temporary exhibitions displaying important ancient artifacts, deriving from significant archaeological sites of the Greek periphery. The Museum’s goal is to present unusual subjects that will intrigue the current visitor and at the same time urge him to visit the places the exhibits originated from. After “Samothrace. The mysteries of the great gods” and “Dodona. The oracle of sounds”, the third exhibition of the series concerns Eleusis and the great mysteries. Eleusis (Greek: Elefsina) is a town and municipality in West Attica, Greece. It is situated about 18 kilometres (11 miles) northwest from the centre of Athens. It is located in the Thriasian Plain, at the northernmost end of the Saronic Gulf.

26 February, 2018 to 30 June, 2018
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The exhibition presents the most important artifacts brought to light by the archaeological excavation in Elefsina, such as the unique statue of the “Fleeing Persephone” (around 480 BC), the votive relief depicting Demeter and Kore (Persephone) (470-450 BC) and ceremonial vessels, such as kernos, plemochoe and thymiaterion, as well as monuments depecting the leading figures of the great mysteries, Hierophant and Dadouchos.

The exhibition includes archaeological findings from the Athenian Eleusinion and the Sacred Way, as the religious procession started from Athens with a host of Initiates and candidates for initiation and ended up in the Eleusis Telesterion. For this reason, a votive relief from the area of Eleusinion and distinctive findings from the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, which is located next to the Sacred Way at the area of Dafni, are on display before the entrance to the exhibition.

The exhibition gallery has the form of the Eleusinian Telesterion including a small-scale version of the dark Anaktoron where visitors can watch a 15-minute video presentation with aerial photographs of the Sacred Way, representations, models, the archaeological site of Eleusis and many emblematic exhibits.

The exhibition is conducted with the collaboration of the Acropolis Museum and the Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attica. The exhibits are on a loan from the Archaeological Museum of Eleusis and the National Archaeological Museum.

Venue: 
Temporary Exhibition Gallery, ground floor
Language: 
English, Greek
Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: 
Tickets are available for sale at the Museum’s Ticket Desk. Admission fee: 3€
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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26/02/2018 to 31/05/2018
 
IDEA:Ancient Greek Science and Technology

IDEA:Ancient Greek Science and Technology

Exhibition

The relation of ancient Greeks with technology was studied systematically only in the last decades, and it proved that besides achievements in art, philosophy and literature, ancient Greeks were exceptional in technology, as well.

The exhibition’s main thematic axe develops around “human activities”, focusing on man as body and intellect, as creator and user, as thinker, religious and social being, as measure of all things -as criterion and means of comparison.

The exhibition’s objects are life-size or scale models, reconstructed after the descriptions by ancient Greek authors and Arab translations; with the exception of architecture, ancient Greek technology constructions or tools could not be preserved for posterity as they were made of perishable or recyclable materials.

It should be underlined that many -if not all- of the technical achievements of ancient Greeks remained intact to our time, at least at their basic concept.

The Ancient Greek Technology exhibition is an effort to record, study and present the huge treasure of technical knowledge, which has been accumulated through centuries of continuous prosperity and development, in ancient Greece.

It concerns knowledge, which totally changed man’s life in all fields: from food production and consumption, clothing and conditions of living, to science and culture. Sometimes, it concerns knowledge which is now remembered by very few people as originating from that historic period (such as the automata, the steam-generator, etc.).

This Technology, so decisive for the ensuing progress of the world, is presented within the Ancient Greek Technology Exhibition. It is an interesting attempt, since Technology is part of the foundations of all aspects of civilization. Art, techniques, legends, political theories, fundamental philosophical queries and countless other aspects of the human spirit.

17 March, 2018 to 31 October, 2018
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PROGRAMME:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00-13:30
Wednesday 9:00-13:30
Thursday 9:00-13:30
Friday 9:00-20:00
Saturday 11:00-16:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

TICKET PRICES:
General ticket 6€
Combo ticket with the virtual reality Τheatre "THOLOS" 10€

Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Hours: 
9:00-13:30, 9:00-20:00,11:00-16:00,10:00-18:00
Tickets: 
6€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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17/03/2018 to 31/03/2018
 
Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens

Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens

Virtual reality

"Tholos" Virtual reality theater

Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens
(circa 5th century B.C.)

The new interactive tour at the “Tholos” virtual reality theater
takes visitors back in time…

Visit the dome-shaped Virtual Reality "Theatre" of Hellenic Cosmos and travel through time, in Athens of the 5th century B.C., the so called golden age of Athenian culture under the leadership of Pericles, where you will have the chance to see reconstructed all the temples and statues of the this rich historical site of much archaeological and cultural significance, the Athenian Acropolis.
The show is interactive, controlled by the spectator, and not static. It is a unique experience of immersion into the virtual world, which is characterized by immediate response, flexibility, originality and liveliness.
The spectator takes a tour at the monuments that are still standing today, like the Propylaia, Nike Temple, Parthenon, Erectheion, but also through the buildings that are not visible today like Arrephorion, Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, Chalkotheke e.t.c.
The restoration of the colors on the digital models of Arcropolis created is based on studies, which main source was the descriptions of foreign architects of the 19th century. The accuracy of the historical details is validated by the estimated Archaeology professor of the University of Athens Panos Valavanis. A whole team of experts like painters, 3D modelers, programmers e.t.c. worked on this project which was later adapted to the unique technological infrastructure of the “Tholos” virtual reality theater.
The “Interactive Tour of the Acropolis of Athens” offers a unique opportunity to supplement the traditional experience of the visitor by the introduction of augmented reality components *.

24 March, 2018 to 1 June, 2019
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Info:
Duration: 45’
Timetable: www.hellenic-cosmos.gr & www.tholos254.gr
Tickets: 10€, 8€

tickets.hellenic-cosmos.gr & Τ. + 30 212 254 0000

*Virtual Reality shows are narrated in Greek.
English narration is available by appointment only. Please check availability before you visit the museum.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Tickets: 
10€, 8€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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24/03/2018 to 01/06/2018
 
Geometries

Geometries

Visual Arts

The Agricultural University will open its doors to the public for a contemporary art walk inviting the public to discover the University grounds’ unknown eco-system.

27 March, 2018 to 15 June, 2018
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Have you ever come across the endless gardens of the Agricultural University of Athens? Do the visual arts have a role to play in academic life? Can you imagine Athens as a ‘green’ city? The Onassis Cultural Centre in a project curated by locus athens aims to reintroduce the Agricultural University to Athenians, inviting them to discover one of the country’s first academic institutions as a relevant and necessary oasis within the urban landscape. Soil, food, seeds, eco-systems will be some of the vital bi-products of research into the primary materials on hand. Academic knowledge, technological methodologies, agricultural practices will be understood through the prism of contemporary art.

Geometries will be a dense three-month cycle of sowing and reaping, activating different layers and locations of academic life, and an open invitation for a walk through the University’s gardens. An exhibition, with new productions, contemporary and historical works, will provide the framework for a public programme with seven Sundays dedicated to our environment: a procession honoring urban rivers, a rowing competition and an open-air cinema with a film programme dedicated to the issues raised by climate change. The exhibition unfolds in the Agricultural Museum, in the University’s central building and the extensive gardens of the Agricultural University of Athens.

The public programme is divided into 7 themes – salt, fire, gardens, seeds, water, earth and air – within which numerous events will take place: workshops, cooking sessions, food, talks, recordings, performances, walks and readings amongst other things. Throughout the public programme Athenians will be invited to discover known and lesser known aspects of the University – the vineyard, the orchard, the botanical gardens, whilst becoming living participants in the University’s constantly evolving history, from Ottoman times till now. Visitors will have the chance to learn alternative farming practices, discover hands on the philosophy of building from earth, meditate on the history of stones, discover new ways of communing food, gain insights into the history of man’s own evolution set off by the agricultural revolution, focus on climate change as well as be immersed in many more vital facets of our natural world.
 

CREDITS
Produced/Organised by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Curated by: locus athens
Coordination: Konstantina Soulioti
Assistant Curator: George Kalivis
Architectural design & signage: AREA, Architecture Research Athens
In collaboration with: Agricultural University of Athens

Photo © Giorgos Kaplanidis

Participating artists is the exhibition:
Anna Boghiguian, Yto Barrada, Natasa Biza, Vlassis Caniaris, Carolina Caycedo, Christos Chrissopoulos, Céline Condorelli, Dora Economou, Cevdet Erek, Alekos Fassianos, Angelos N. Goulandris, Inas Halabi, Peter Halley, Federico Herrero, Athina Ioannou, Valentina Karga, Kassandras, Miltos Manetas, Nikos Markou, Petros Moris, MoY Studio, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz,  Uriel Orlow, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Voula Papaioannou, Didem Pekün, Standart Thinking, Serkan Taycan, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thanasis Totsikas, Mario García Torres, Yannis Theodoropoulos, Paki Vlassopoulou

Participants in the public programme:
Omar Amiralay, Will Benedict, Tristan Bera, Yannis Baziotis, Penelope Bebeli, Pierre Berthet, Betty’s Bakery, Ursula Biemann, Wang Bing, Chouska, Metin Erksan, Eparkeia, Jorge Furtado, Takis Kanellopoulos, David Leonard, Yannis Manetas, Sakis Maniatis, Jumana Manna, Angela Melitopoulos, Peter Nadin, Iris Nikolaou, Andriana Papanikolaou, Véréna Paravel, Nausica Pastra, Rena Papaspyrou, Artavazd Pelechian, Marjetica Potrč, Filipa Ramos, Scholio Edafous, Vittorio de Seta, Stagones, Standart Thinking, Serkan Taycan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Aimée Toledano, to peliti, Roikos Thanopoulos, Troō Food Liberation, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Rebekka Tsiligaridou, Natsuko Uchino, Ana Vaz, Dimitris Zenghelis, Fay Zika, Yannis Manetas, Sakis Maniatis, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis

GETTING HERE
By metro: Blue Line (Line 3: Egaleo-Doukissis Plakentias Airport) | “Keramikos” station
By bus: Βuses 856 and A16 | “Geoponiki Sholi” stop.
By car: Parking space is available in the University grounds (limited capacity).

Venue: 
Agricultural University of Athens (Iera Odos 75, Athens)
Hours: 
Thur-Fri 17:00-21:00 | Sat-Sun 12:00-21:00
Tickets: 
Free admission
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27/03/2018 to 15/06/2018