Perseus from Serifos to the stars | Perseus Serifos Museum
The Archaeological Collection of Serifos - and the contemporary art exhibition «Perseus from Serifos to the stars» - Perseus Serifos Museum, Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades
The “Perseus” itself, designed and built in 1962-1963 by Filippos Vokos, is a typical example of modern architecture with the typological characteristic of Xenia, partially granted by the Municipality of Serifos to the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades. With the hard work and persistance of Dimitris Athanasoulis, George Gavalas and Mina Kourtis, the former guesthouse “Perseus” has undergone renovation and gradual transformation, underlining the compositional principles and elements of the historic building in the light of its new use as a Museum. The ancient myth of Perseus forms the connecting narrative, linking the building and the two exhibitions: the Archaeological Collection of Serifos from the late Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, and the periodic art exhibition “Perseus: from Serifos to the stars” curated by Georg Georgakopoulos, with the works of five contemporary artists of CHEAPART (Fiona Mouzakitis, Nikos Giavropoulos, Fotini Kapiris and Penelope Masouri) and a sound installation (sound art) by Nikos Stavropoulos, hosted in the new Archaeological Museum of Serifos. The “Perseus” building, the new Perseus Serifos Museum and the double temporary exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni.