Picasso and Antiquity: Line and Clay, Museum of Cycladic Art

How can we establish an effective dialogue between ancient and modern art? How can this connection be brought out through the fresh perspectives of children? The educational programme ‘Picasso and Antiquity. Line and Clay,’ running parallel to the exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art as part of this year’s Athens Festival tribute to children, aimed to highlight children’s creativity, focusing on the interplay between ancient clay artifacts and Picasso’s contemporary ceramics.

Combining plastic arts and design, and juxtaposing ancient and contemporary work of arts, this project encouraged children to discover fragments of art objects as if they were junior archaeologists, to create their own works of art and, finally, to curate an exhibition. The exhibition featuring pieces made by the children – a simulation of the original exhibition – was displayed at Peiraios 260 until the finale of the 2019 programme. In September, the exhibition was moved to the Museum of Cycladic Art.

Concept – Implementation: Dafni Kouri and Christina Nakou
The programme was realized with support by the E. J. Papadopoulos S.A.

Photos by Paris Tavitian