Collaboration EMST – NKUA
Group art psychotherapy program
Exploring the Museum’s Images – Exploring My Image
4 October – 20 December 2017
Following the success of the first pilot group art psychotherapy program realized by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) in collaboration with the First Psychiatric Department of the University of Athens, we announce the inauguration of the second cycle. The contribution of art in the development of critical thinking, the recollection of personal experiences, on the cultivation of self-expression, dialogue and cooperation through representative contemporary artworks, will be the objective of this program. The Museum space will provide the opportunity to participants to engage with the exhibited works of art and with works that they will create themselves.
The art psychotherapy program titled Exploring the Museum’s Images – Exploring My Image is designed and implemented by Aphroditi Pantagoutsou, Psychiatric Occupational Therapist, Art Psychotherapist at the A’ Psychiatric Department of the University of Athens, Aiginition Hospital and Elisabeth Ioannides, EMST Curator and is realized in collaboration with Professor G. Vaslamatzis of the A’ Psychiatric Department of the University of Athens.
Twelve two-hour sessions of group art psychotherapy will be realized in the Museum’s space. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss about artworks that belong to the Museum’s collection. Afterwards, taking as a starting point the emerging psychological state they will create their own works, the exploration of which will constitute the vehicle for further personal exploration.
The program will be realized from October 4th until December 20th, 2017 every Wednesday from 12.30 to 14.30 for a closed group of 10 people. An open call will be realized for the selection of the group members. Interviews will be held with the coordinators in September 2017.
The program will be held in Greek.
Participation cost: 100 euro in 3 isntallments or 80 euro one-off
For further information please contact Elisabeth Ioannides at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +30 211 101 9016
Sofia Kosmaoglou, La source, 2002 Collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens