"Myths, memories and mysteries: How artists respond to the past"

The exhibition, curated by the Art Historian, Roger Wollen, will run at The Scottish Historic Building Trust, in Edinburgh from 7 November 2013 to 31 January 2014. Then it will tour to Bede's World Museum, in Jarrow (17 March to 17 June 2014) and to Museum of Classical Archaeology, in Cambridge (1 July to 23 October 2014).

The exhibition is presented within the framework of the international conference "Greek laughter and tears in late antiquity and Byzantium: looking all ways", Never a funeral without a joy, nor a wedding without tears (proverb From Pontos), organized by Dr. Meg. Alexiou, Emeritus Professor of Classics (Harvard University). The conference will be held on November 7-10, 2013.

In the exhibition participate the Greek artists Giorgos Chatzimichalis, Dimitris Condos (1931-1996), KostasPanagiotakopoulos, Markos Kampanis, Nikos Alexiou (1960-2011),Katerina Samara, Marianne Strapatsakis, Theologos Palaiologos, Manolis Zacharioudakis, two Brittish artists, Derek Jarman (1942-1994) and Tim Croft, June Yun (a Chinese artist who has studied in England and lives in Canada) and Patricia Piccinini (from Australia).

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