The project revolves around the curation of a periodic exhibition showcased at the Museum of Cycladic Art. It involves the repatriation of a rare collection consisting of 161 Greek antiquities. This is the first public display of part of the collection. A selection of fifteen of these remarkable antiquities is on display for one year. The exhibition is hosted in the Stathatos Mansion, designed by the eminent architect Ernest Ziller. It is one of the most significant examples of neoclassicism in Athens. The pivotal element in the exhibition's design was to harmonize the grandeur of the ancient artifacts with the majestic backdrop of the existing building. Faced with two equally important yet distinct subjects, the neoclassical mansion and the antiquities, we attempted to introduce a common element between them.
Inside the mansion's chambers, adorned with exquisite embellishments, a fine fabric curtain shrouds the space. This fabric acts as a transformative filter, framing the view of the building while simultaneously serving as a compelling background for the presentation of the exhibits. Through this decision an enigmatic ambiance is created, where the artifacts take center stage, without diminishing the prominence of the architectural masterpiece. The artifacts now coexist with the mansion, bridging the gap that was created during their absence from the site.