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Discussion with the artist Adrian Paci

A closing before the opening Just before the closing of the installation “We Apologize” the artist Adrian Paci discusses with the curator Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou, Director of Victoria Square Project and Tom Green, Production Manager of Counterpoints Arts, about the artwork, its presence on Victoria square and the discussion that will continue after November 12th. The […]

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN ARTIST STEPHAN GOLDRAJCH’S COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

Are you an amateur or professional weaver or knitter? Would you like to take part in a participatory work of art that will be presented at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST)? Would you like to stay creative in these difficult times? Then register for the project Arbre à palabres by the visual […]

The architecture of public spaces as museums: the case of MOMAFAD

“The Architecture of Public Spaces as Museums: The case of MOMAFAD” at EMST – Temporary Exhibitions Space (-1), is the inauguration of the 1st MOMAFAD on 18.11 at 18.00 and is being held as part of “SunShip: The Arc That Makes The Flood Possible,” Arts Letters & Numbers’ exhibition in the CITYX Venice Italian Virtual Pavilion of the […]

MicroDances. Athens

Athens • 9 and 10 October 2021 Acropolis Museum -National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) – Greek National Opera Brussels • 9-11 December 2021 Reggio Emilia • July 2022 The Greek National Opera Ballet presents MicroDances at three emblematic venues in Athens on 9 and 10 October. A […]

Katerina Maragguli

WOMB inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 Womb: The feeding environment of every creation. ALL PARTICIPATIONS

Giannis Lamprinakis

GLORIA inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 Love and pain. How well do these two strong emotions fit together but also how conflicting can they sometimes be? THE IMMIGRANT inspired by Mona Hatoum’s Fix It, 2004 The immigrant: a concept that is not necessarily bad. ALL PARTICIPATIONS

Kostas Vazos

TΗΕ ΕΧPΕΡΙΜΕΝΤ inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 The work deals with how complicated and strange the first sexual intercourse for two young people could be. The image also depicts the union of a man and a woman. WOMAN inspired by Mona Hatoum’s Fix It, 2004 The difference of a woman living in war with survival […]

Giannis Tsoullos

A WOMAN THINKING inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 The story of a woman looking at the dark sky and contemplating her life. All the happy moments are rendered in blue, the angry ones with the black corners, love in red, mistakes in purple, the dark parts in orange, exploitation in yellow and the sky symbolizes […]

Nikos Perdikakis

MOZZAIC inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 Trying to touch upon all these mismatched pieces, ugly and beautiful, that each of us individually and collectively have. All that eventually define us and give us a special identity. Τhe world would be meaningless if we all had the same perceptions. And life would be very boring merely […]

Jose Roberto Matsuki Sanchez

BALANCE, A THIN LINE IN SPACE AND TIME inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 Balance, a thin line in space and time. REBIRTH, THE SHAPING OF THE OLD SELF inspired by Mona Hatoum’s Fix It, 2004 ALL PARTICIPATIONS

Eleftheria Ieronimaki

RELEASE inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 The concept of freedom through the dialogue of the winged friend and the woman in nature’s background. Between darkness and light. THE JOURNEY inspired by Mona Hatoum’s Fix It, 2004 The journey of change as defined by each for himself and in whatever direction it takes him. ALL PARTICIPATIONS

Irene Parashaki

THE BIRTH inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’ Nocturnal Landscape, 1998 Not at all original as a title but every time it contains a surprise. A new reality, fortunately rich every time. ANCESTORS inspired by Mona Hatoum’s Fix It, 2004 They then departed for another homeland with fear and anxiety but also pride and courage and solidarity. That “together” […]

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) opened its doors again and it welcomes its visitors by presenting its permanent collection, exhibitions and parallel activities. After ten years from its first opening in 2000 and a really adventurous trajectory including the gradual activation of the museum’s temporary exhibitions spaces in 2016 and last year’s […]

SYMBOLS & Iconic Ruins

137 artists, architects and art historians from Greece and abroad present 110 works at the Temporary Exhibitions Space (-1) of EMST from May 27 to October 24, 2021. 110 artworks by 137 artists, architects, and art theorists from Greece and abroad are presented in the Temporary Exhibitions Space (-1) of the National Museum of Contemporary […]

UBUNTU

66 works by 34 artists from the Harry David Art Collection, are presented in five rooms within the EMST Temporary Exhibitions Space (Ground Floor), from 22 September 2020 to 24 October 2021. Works by representative artists of the contemporary African art, selected from the Harry David Art Collection, are presented in the National Museum of […]

Internal Mail

The museum theater company Heterotopia, in collaboration with the EMST Learning Department, presents a long-distance performance of museum theater, based on Jannis Kounellis’ Untitled, 2004, of the EMST collection. The performance will unfold via analog and digital media in the course of eight days. *Thank you for your warm response, the maximum number of spectators […]

Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis. In the Belt of Change

Greece is the Guest Country of Honor in the “The Tides of the Century – 2020 Ocean Flower Island International Art Exhibition” which opened officially Today, May 20, 2021 in Hainan, China. The exhibition, inaugurated at the Ocean Flower Island Museum Park in Hainan’s Danzhou city, features 7 museums and 176 works by 95 artists […]

KATERINA GREGOS APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF EMST

The Greek – born internationally recognized curator, art historian and educator will take up her post on July 1st this year, marking a new era for the museum. For her new position as the Artistic Director of EMST, Katerina Gregos said: “After working 15 years abroad, it is a great honor for me to take […]

Alexandri Maria

BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES inspired by Kimsooja’s, Bottari Beautiful women in beautiful costumes are waiting. Do they expect something? Something to finally happen? Immobile, but protected or hidden in colors and silk? In groups or as a single unit? One has to be interested in them, to touch them and feel them, until the […]

Vrodamiti Flora

MEETING FATE IS FOR THE BRAVE inspired by Alexandros Psychoulis’, Exercise Machines   Meeting fate is for the brave! You go up step by step, with rhythm and balance so as not to fall. Nobody holds this ladder on Earth. It is hanging from the sky and invites you to cross it with your eyes […]

Gogou Christina

FOURTEEN TWELVE TWENTY inspired by Spencer Tunick’s, Portugal 2 The words, the words small image fragments. We stand vulnerable to the truth that surrounds us. The body that defines. The body that determines. The body that suffers, the body that desires.   UNTITLED inspired by Kimsooja’s, Bottari I am leaving holding dignity in my hands   ALL […]

Karanika Elli

FROZEN SWING… inspired by Alexandros Psychoulis’, Exercise Machines Exercise machines for daily exercise in the illusion of a rhythmic movement, no isolated system change –constant entropy   The endurance of the ladder is tested in the weight of impatience for a tall window overlooking the outside world This concrete jungle is different: the cry “eeeeee Me […]

Kethea Epirus

WHITE CHALK inspired by Georgios Xenos’, Untitled Screams and noise were heard; terror οverwhelmed me. Suddenly, in the middle of the night, a crowd appeared with fearful glances. Their lost faces looked like silence painted by children on a blackboard  with white chalk.   ALL PARTICIPANTS

Bitha Anna

TEARS inspired by Haris Epaminonda’s, Untitled #09p/g   A body loaded with layers of protection and yet it has never been so very naked… So very small… So very little… Few and the touching words touch to warm you up. Many the insignificant, the small, the indifferent, words of the Nobody and the Nowhere. Only […]

Saltmarsh Christina

A THOUGHT inspired by Dimitris Alithinos’, Event The artwork describes how I felt before I went on leave for a few days break over Christmas.  Sitting in my chair, day after day, seeing very few children and families (my clients actually), missing the informal support and interaction with colleagues, feeling that my hands are tied […]

Psilou Dimitra

THE FATE OF THE WALL inspired by Nikos Kessanlis’, Wall You thought you bogged down. You thought your reserves were over. Is that what you wished for? You make your fortune from your personal wall. Turn around, turn inside yourself and nail a mirror. Look! What do you see? Reflection of the inside and outside. […]

Flampouraris Vasilis

MEMORY AGAINST OBLIVION inspired by George Lappas’, Mappemonde There are some memories like bright cracks of happiness. Glimpses of a hibernation of the mind. They wake you up from the nightmare of the present. Powerful reconstruction tools. If and when they are released.     STAGNANT HOPE inspired by Bia Davou’s, Sails The sailboat sounds […]

S. V.

  ETERNAL PERSEVERANCE inspired by Apostolos Georgiou’s, Untitled   hesitant movement – the unconscious, the torso bent – suffering, patience, the bright full moon in both his hands- Faith, orientation, love.     UNTITLED about Theodoros’,  Manipulations – Antispectacular Reminiscent of a slogan on the wall. An exhortation with the hope that it reaches everyone. […]

Theodoropoulou Fotini

UNTITLED inspired by Kimsooja’s, Bottari    Kimsooja, Emotions & Thoughts: Individualities scattered, alienated. Individualities with emotional and cultural wealth. “Colorful” individualities, unable to share their “heritage”. Unstable, without “their” position. Loneliness. Insecurity. Fear of tomorrow, fear of self. Picture Analysis Reply: In contrast to the movement, to what seems temporary and uncertain, the painting shows […]

Vlachos Ilias

UNTITLED inspired by Vlassis Caniaris’, Aspects of racism II     Vlassis Caniaris, Aspects of Racism II, mobilized in me associations related to the vulnerability and the defenselessness of the naked body, regardless of color and race. In addition, I was moved when I remembered the monument with the bronzenshoes  on the Danube Bank in […]

Gialitaki Eva

DEFEAT inspired by Sotiris Sorogas’, Fallen jacket   UNTITLED inspired by Vlassis Caniaris, Aspects of racism II   ALL PARTICIPANTS

Veneri Katerina

UNTITLED Inspired by Dimitris Tzamouranis’, Sleepwalker   UNTITLED Inspired by Costas Tsoklis’, Wayfarer     ALL PARTICIPANTS

Ischaki Eleni

FACING MYSELF inspired by Costas Tsoclis’, Wayfarer   ALL PARTICIPANTS

Bei Martha

TEAR FLOWERS inspired by Aspa Stassinopoulou’s, Untitled Like an old photograph the memories feel the moments As if out of a mask, the spring spurts from the tear duct It waters the eyes, cools the cheeks, burns the throat and is released from the fingers by rolling in my “being” It flows smoothly, liberates and […]

Zezus Petrito

COME AND PLAY inspired by Vlasis Kaniaris’, Hopscotch   Come and play, I will give you my queen… come and play, I need a game…   AWARENESS IN POLAROID inspired by Ilias Papailiakis’, The portrait of P.P. Pasolini   MAP OF SOUL inspired by George Lappas’, Mappemonde   ELECTRIC DREAM inspired by Santiago Sierra’s, 250 cm […]

Boutsiarakos Thalis

THE HOUSE CARRIER AND DISPLACED MAN about Vlassis Caniaris’, Hopscotch   A depiction of the alienation of modern man from other human beings or from the concept of working, the commercialization of human relations, the fact that eventually man is displaced, without roots.     ALL PARTICIPANTS

Parastatidou Athina

UNTITLED about Costas Tsoclis’, Wayfarer   “Standing up and alone inside the terrible desert of the crowd” Manolis Anagnostakis     ALL PARTICIPANTS

Paraschaki Eirini

CHARGE inspired by Dimitris Alithinos’, Event    CONFIDENTIAL inspired by Alexandros Psychoulis’, Exercise Machines   UNTITLED inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’, Nocturnal landscape ALL PARTICIPANTS

Poimenidis Panagiotis

THE SEASCAPE inspired by Yorgos Gyparakis’, Nocturnal landscape Thank you, driver! God bless you! Have a nice day! The traveler responded to the boatman. He left the bus to follow his morning routine. To talk to his parents, to eat, to go to work and to love the world. A daily journey, a response to […]

Beatrice Andreotti

UNTITLED inspired by Francis Alÿs, Camgun #84   WAR REFUGEE inspired by Kimsooja’s, Bottari    ALL PARTICIPANTS

Stathopoulou Maria

THE WINDOW inspired by Aspa Stassinopoulou’s, Untitled   The window Ι rushed to open Revealed eyes I did not want to see Eyes that have known the pain and the end Eyes that yelled I desire nothing and I am not alive.   Τhere was no shutter to close And the eyelids on the children’s […]

Jones Evie

THE PATH BACK TO NORMALITY inspired by Nikos Kessanlis’, Restany     ALL PARTICIPANTS

Stathi G. Kyriaki

SILENT CONVERSATION inspired by Rena Papaspyrous’, Photocopy directly from matter   REFLECTIONS OF SILENCE inspired by Sophia Kosmaoglou’s, La Source   ALL PARTICIPANTS

Tselas Eystratios

CAPTIVE inspired by Nikos Kessanlis’, Wall   RACISM inspired by Vlasis Caniaris’, Aspects of racism II   ALL PARTICIPANTS

Tsoukalis Xenofon

SESAMUM INDICUM inspired by Nikos Kessanlis’, Restany    THE INNOCENT OF BLOOD inspired by Spencer Tunicks’, Portugal 2 As a reason to think What else but summer. In other words, vacationers. Ordelry exposed in front of the home of August’s household. Their gaze focused, with unbridled interest on the specific non-being. Naked? Obviously. Not even […]

Schoinochoriti Dimitra

VULNERABILITY inspired by Theodoros’, Manipulations – Antispectacular     ALL PARTICIPANTS

#NarcissusMeetsPandora project

#NarcissusMeetsPandora is an innovative project aimed at young people, teachers and educators, and all civil society who wish to participate. Working on the portrait image in social networks, #NarcissusMeetsPandora starts from an everyday habit – the sharing of portraits and “selfies” – to problematize, through pedagogical and artistic experience, the production and visualization of content […]

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IMPROVISA – Call for Artists

Are you an artist living in the EU? Do you have any experience in creating multimedia content experimenting with picture, video and sound? How about collaborating in an international project, proposing activities and participating in a series of workshops in Greece, Slovenia and Poland? Together we’ll explore ways of audience development and reinterpret cultural goods. […]

Stephen Antonakos in his atelier

Inv. No. 4991, Art Archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art Black and white photograph Donated by Stephen Antonakos Photographer: unknown Soho, New York, around 1970. Stephen Antonakos works absorbedly in his atelier with Jocko, the cat given to him by renowned art critic and curator, Lawrence Alloway. He draws on the table he made himself […]

Pantelis Xagoraris in Boston

Inv. No. 3437, Art Archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art Black and white photograph Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001 Boston, June 1991. Pantelis Xagoraris and his wife Bia Davou travel to Boston to visit their son Zafos, who, at the time, is studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT with an Alexander S. […]

FIX Building: The demolition

Archive: “Oral Histories: The FIX Building”, Art Archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art Digital copy of photograph (accompanying material of the oral history of Katerina Glinou to Vasiliki Pirounia, 2019) Date: 1995 Photographers: Glinou – Louizidis Donated by Katerina Glinou, 2019 1995, Athens. The photo captures yet another chapter of the long and multifaceted history […]

Dimitris Alithinos: concealment in India

Inv. No. 4098, Art Archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art Concealment card, Dimitris Alithinos Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001 India, 1994. Dimitris Alithinos holds his 41st concealment in a temple precinct in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) on the 25th of March. He ritually hides his work in the earth, carrying out another symbolic “concealment of memory” for […]

August 18, 1974. Opy Zouni writes to Danil

August 18, 1974. Opy Zouni writes to Danil. Inv. No. 2165, Art Archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) Letter Donated by Danil Athens, August 18, 1974. “Here, we taste democracy, which we paid dearly for with the national tragedy of Cyprus,” writes from Athens in a letter to Danil in Paris, a month […]

Danil: ‘Art will be made by everyone’

Inv. No. 2151, Art Archive, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) Exhibition poster Donated by Danil Athens, 1971. ‘Art will be made by everyone […] You are already an artist […] When you know how to see you know how to create’ writes Danil (1924-2008) in the poster of his solo exhibition at the […]

Visualizing Humanity

“Visualizing humanity”: the first project by the Network of Contemporary Culture Museums of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports The Network of Contemporary Culture Museums of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports introduces itself with its first official project, the digital exhibition under the title “Visualizing humanity”, which is now available on the […]

EMST for Health

Art reveals, entertains, excites, activates our creativity, turns us into dreamers, fighters, or travelers. In the difficult period we are going through due to the Covid-19 pandemic, art can unload us, liberate us and, above all, unite us. The Learning Department of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), wanting to honor health professionals […]

IMPROVISA – Life in Motion

A two-year cultural project has started its journey in Europe in October 2020, under the title “IMPROVISA – Life in Motion”. Its aim is to increase access to culture and heritage for the younger audiences and communities who have a difficulty in accessing museums, such as immigrants or people living in remote areas. Through the […]

Public Readings. MEMORIA

EVENT on the framework of the exhibition Theorimata 2: On History Public Readings. MEMORIA. Women in the Mountain. Voices in silence Wednesday,  October 21 2020 at 18.00 The event will be presented live at the museum’s instagram @emstathens The Public Readings Voices in silence of the stories of women at EMST complete the work MEMORIA. […]

Theorimata 2: On History

Theorimata, the Greek Section of the International Association of Art Critics, AICA International, is presented for the second time at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), from October 1 until November 1, 2020 in the EMST Temporary Exhibitions Space (-1). The first exhibition was presented in 2018 with the aim to become a biennial […]

ANNOUNCEMENT

Following disinfection and cleaning works, the museum will open to the public again on Tuesday 22.09. ————————————————– Since an employee of a Contractor of the Museum was diagnosed positive to coronavirus, EMST will remain closed on Thursday 17.09 and on Friday 18.09, so that the necessary disinfection and cleaning will take place. For the opening […]

EMST for all

The period during which EMST remained closed to the public for the installation of its permanent collection and the related preparations for its full operation, the Learning Department realized a series of activities titled EMST for all.  The learning and artistic activities addressed different groups of audiences, as well as mixed groups. Currently, a selection […]

All of Greece, One Culture

  In the framework of the emergency measures taken in Attica, the performance PHRASIS of Tzeni Argyriou that would be presented at Olympieio on 20.09 is postponed.   EMST participates in the program All of Greece, One Culture of the Ministry of Culture & Sports The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens participates in the program […]

No man is an island entire of itself

Argyro Chioti VASISTAS theatre group “No man is an island entire of itself” Five rooms | A wander 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 July at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) Live art performance Temporary Exhibitions Space -1 Time: 19:30 & 21:00 Free entrance with telephone reservation. Maximum number of spectators: 10 people […]

Covid-19: DEALING WITH CHANGE

Overnight, Covid-19 disrupted what until now had been thought of as, familiar, self-evident, taken for granted. The restrictive measures of protection brought about an interruption to the flow of life, affecting each person individually. Everyone reacts differently in an effort to process, comprehend and deal with the stimuli emerging from this encounter with something so […]

EMST OPEN

  EMST is open again from the 16th of June, following all the instructions for the safety of the audience. SAFETY MEASURES DURING YOUR VISIT IN THE MUSEUM Keep a 2 – meter distance from each other and 1 – meter from each artwork. Wearing a mask is obligatory. Follow the instructions of the EMST […]

No man is an island entire of itself

Argyro Chioti VASISTAS theatre group “No man is an island entire of itself” Five rooms | A wander May 22, 23, 24 online live streaming performance in the website of EMST, in the framework of the International Museum Day 2020 End of June at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), as a live-art […]

EMST at home

EMST EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Creative at home With this program we urged our younger friends to explore the educational leaflets that are uploaded on the EMST website (in Greek) and become creative. In the following video we present the works that were created from March until May 2020. In particular, the name of an artist and […]

EMST OPEN

The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) is Open to the public. It is ready to welcome the audience with its permanent collection on view, its exhibitions and activities. It took ten years after EMST first operated, in 2000, an adventurous route with the gradual activation of its temporary exhibition spaces and the suspension […]

EMST Open

At the Temporary Exhibitions Space (-1) the exhibition under the title EMST Open: EMST as a storyline presents the museum’s story since it first started operating. The exhibitions, the activities, the educational programs and the move of the museum from space to space defined the museum until its installation at its permanent home. Through a narration […]

SPECIAL MENTION IN THE CLARINET EUROPEAN AWARD

EMST with the interactive project “Face Forward … into my home” received a special mention in the CLARINET European Award for public communication campaigns on immigration and integration. The CLARINET European Award is part of the European project CLARINET which is led by the Municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa in Italy and aims to raise […]

TERMS OF USE – PRIVACY POLICY

1. The use of this website shall be governed by these Terms of Use, which by simple or even fleeting visit (browse) of the present alone, or retrieving data, stored by search engines, the users, unconditionally accept and undertake to observe. 2. In the absence of universal and unconditional acceptance of these Terms of Use […]

Botto&Bruno. The ballad of forgotten places

A project winner of the 3rd edition of Italian Council (2018), a competition conceived by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) – an organism of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, to promote Italian contemporary art in the world. The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) in […]

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE POST OF DIRECTOR OF EMST

International notice for expression of interest in filling the post of Director at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), determination of special qualifications and selection standard International notice for expression of interest in filling the post of Director at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) ANNEX (language_evidence)

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AT THE 2nd ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF NEO FALIRO

Αnother program by EMST was completed this time at the 2nd Elementary School of Neo Faliro. Through the presentation of artworks by Stephen Antonakos, Alexandros Georgiou and Kostis Velonis, the young students worked on themes that have to do the journey, transportation, communication and mainly with friendship. The students wanted to portray a story of […]

CREATIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH CONTEMPORARY ART

EMST in collaboration with ActionAid Hellas implements at Epikentro -the empowerment center of ActionAid for free innovative programs for children, teenagers and adults- the program “Creative Encounters with contemporary art”. Through the presentation and discussion of works by Martha Rosler, Dara Birnbaum, Emily Jacir, Bertille Bak, Rena Papaspyrou and Aspa Stasinopoulou, women worked on issues […]

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AT THE 1st VOCATIONAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL OF AGIA PARASKEYI

EMST completed its programs for primary and secondary schools, aiming at enabling teachers and students to get acquainted with the EMST collection. The EMST Education Department collaborated with the 1st Vocational Senior High School of Agia Paraskeyi, in the framework of its program “Seeking the cultural footprint of our school”. Through the presentation of artworks […]

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS

EMST Education Department continues to plan and implement programs for primary and secondary schools, in order to enable teachers and students to get acquainted with the EMST collection. Through the presentation of #works by Bia Davou, Alexandros Georgiou and Kostis Velonis, the students of the Ag. Anargyron Experimental Junior High School were prompted to discuss […]

INSTALLATION OF THE EMST PERMANENT COLLECTION

Installation of the EMST permanent Collection The installation of the EMST permanent Collection has started. The EMST team works intensively for the museum’s full operation. More information will be announced soon. Stay tuned!   Photograph: Katerina Paraskeva  

FORCED SILENCE

In May 2019, a learning program was designed and implemented in collaboration with the Multifunctional Center of Hellenic Red Cross, with the participation of a group of teenage refugees. The program ran in a series of ten two-hour meetings and consisted of two phases: In the first phase, two works by Russian conceptual artist Ilya […]

ΤHE BEGINNINGS OF VIDEO ART

The creative workshop The beginnings of video art  was designed and realized in collaboration with the Friendship Club of Neos Kosmos. It lasted seven weeks and was consisted of two parts. During the first part, a selection of video artworks of the 70s and 80s from EMST collection by artists such as Lorens Wienner, Dennis […]

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE EMST EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

The years 2015-2019 have been very important for the mission and operations of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). Since October 2016 the Museum has been making use of the building’s temporary exhibition spaces, educational facilities, conference and screening room, the museum shop and other facilities, producing or supporting a large number of […]

Oral Histories – The FIX building

The FIX building, permanent house of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) and part of its identity, is not only an Athenian landmark but also part of Greece’s industrial history and architectural heritage. A significant example of post-war modernism and characteristic work of the architect Takis Zenetos and his partner Margaritis Apostolidis, the […]

Contemporary Greek Art

Greek artists and art personalities talk about their lives, studies, work, exhibition, and artistic activity, as well as the general artistic and intellectual environment of their time. The program aims to gather primary material for the study of the artists’ work and the research of contemporary Greek art.  

Face Forward… into my home

Following its first successful presentation in Athens, Greece and its warm reception in two more Greek cities, Heraklion, Crete and Thessaloniki, the interactive art project Face Forward… into my home travels for the first time outside Greece and is hosted in Tabačka Kulturfabrik Gallery, Košice in Slovakia. Face Forward …into my home includes storytelling workshops inspired by […]

Collaboration National Theater-EMST

           The new 2018-2019 campaign to promote the repertory of the National Theatre of Greece Collaboration between  the National Theatre of Greece and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) The new performances staged at the National Theatre of Greece stay in contact with their audience through the artistic work produced both by […]

Maria Antelman -Disassembler

Maria Antelman Disassembler December 6, 2018 – February 10, 2019 Pioneer Works – Brooklyn, NY The work Disassembler, presented in the exhibition, is co-produced by EMST In Disassembler, Maria Antelman presents 8 installation works across two floors of the Pioneer Works building. Antelman creates collage-like videos that pull from a well of sources, including scenarios […]

VIDEOS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE GALLERIA NAZIONALE D’ ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA

  Following the exhibition La Veritá é sempre un’ altra (Truth Is Always Something Else) held at the Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome, which ended on November of 2018 and included 23 works from the EMST Collection integrated within Time is Out of Joint, the current display of the Gallery’s permanent […]

New Acquisitions 2017-2018

In the framework of the museum’s extroversive strategy and just before its full operation, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) presents a selection of works acquired during 2017 – 2018 from 5th December 2018 to 20th January 2019. This exhibition is a continuation of New Acquisitions 2014-2017 presented from November 2017 to January […]

Botto&Bruno. The ballad of forgotten places

A project winner of the 3rd edition of Italian Council (2018), a competition conceived by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) – an organism of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, to promote Italian contemporary art in the world. The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) in […]

Citizen Alien

Rafika Chawishe Citizen Alien From November 30  to December 13 2018 The exhibition “Citizen Alien” curated by artist Michalis Argyrou, contains an installation and video projections from the long durational performance piece of Rafika Chawishe, Astrid Rondero and Fernada Valadez that took place in Mexico in September 2018 In the framework of the 50 years […]

EMST at NAMOC

  The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), in the framework of the Year of Cultural Exchanges between Greece and China started a collaboration with the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) with the aim of strengthening transnational relations and intercultural exchange in the field of art between the two countries. After the presentation […]

EMST PRESS CONFERENCE

THE PRESS CONFERENCE OF EMST FOR THE REVIEW OF ITS ACTIVITIES FOR 2017-2018 AND THE PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2019 On Thursday, November 15, 2018 a Press Conference was realized at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) for the Review of its activities for 2017-2018 and the Program announcement for 2019. The Press Release […]

Venia Dimitrakopoulou – Primordial Future

Venia Dimitrakopoulou Primordial Future Palermo – Torino – Trieste Curated and coordinated by Afrodite Oikonomidou and Matteo Pacini   TRIESTE Sound Sartorio Civic Museum and San Giusto Castle 13 April – 16 June 2019 Grand opening Sartorio Civic Museum Friday 12 April, 5pm   From 13 April to 16 June 2019, the historic halls of […]

Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018

Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018 | The Sound of Screens Imploding Inauguration: November 8, 2018, 6 – 9 pm Exhibition and looped screenings: November 9, 2018 – February 3, 2019 The celebrated Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement returns to the Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve this November. One of the first events of its kind, the […]

FACE FORWARD…INTO MY HOME – THESSALONIKI

  Following its first successful presentation in Athens and its warm reception in Heraklion, Crete, the interactive art project Face Forward… into my home is hosted in Thessaloniki and is introducing the public to the faces and stories of 26 refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to leave their homelands and are rebuilding […]

1914 | 1918 NOT THEN NOT NOW NOT EVER!

1914 | 1918 NOT THEN NOT NOW NOT EVER! To commemorate the end of the First World War, one artist from each of the 31 countries which signed the Armistice of Compiègne has each designed a block of oak wood as a monument to peace. The wood comes from oaks from a former battlefield in […]

Quando scoppia la pace (When peace erupts)

Quando scoppia la pace (When peace erupts) Vittorio Veneto becomes an experimental laboratory for artistic dialogue between the countries that participated in World War 1. The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) supports the national representation of Greece by Bill Balaskas in Italy’s World War I centenary exhibition “Quando scoppia la pace” (“When peace […]

ZAINAB’S SCHOOL “FLOWERS OF PARADISE”

At the end of November 2018 a collaboration started with the Multifunctional Center of Hellenic Red Cross. In the framework of this collaboration a learning program was designed and implemented for refugee children aged 8-13, which was completed in a series of seven two-hour meetings. During the program the children watched and discussed Zainab’s and […]

COLLABORATION NATIONAL THEATRE-EMST

                          The new Communication Campaign for the repertory of the National Theatre of Greece for 2018-2019 A collaboration between the National Theatre and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) The productionsof the new period of the National Theater communicate with the audience through the artworks of Greek and international […]

COLLABORATION NATIONAL THEATRE – EMST

           The new Communication Campaign for the repertory of the National Theatre of Greece for 2018-2019 A collaboration between the National Theatre of Greece and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) The productions of the new period of the National Theater of Greece communicate with the audience through the artworks of Greek […]

La veritá é sempre un’ altra – Truth is always something else

  The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) collaborate for the presentation of the unique project La verità è sempre un’altra (Truth Is Always Something Else). An exhibition including more than 20 works from the EMST Collection is hosted within Time is Out of […]

Face Forward… into my home

  The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) in collaboration with UNHCR and the support of the European Commission’s department for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), presented in winter 2017-2018 at the Museum in Athens,  the interactive art project Face Forward… into my home. Following its warm reception in Athens, the […]

OPEN INVITATION – ARTIST SCOLARSHIP

Open Invitation Artist Scholarship of the city of Mönchengladbach – Germany Deadline: 4 – 15 September, 2018 Since April 1998, the City of Mönchengladbach supported by the Josef and Hilde Wilberz Foundation, has been sponsoring a studio scholarship, for artists. The City of Mönchengladbach provides the scholarship holder with a guest studio and accommodation (including […]

LEADING CULTURE DESTINATIONS 2018

EMST has been nominated for the New Culture Destination of the Year in the Leading Culture Destinations of 2018 In selecting EMST as one of the most important cultural destinations in Europe, the jury of Leading Culture Destinations took into account the Museum’s rich record of activities in its temporary exhibition galleries in Athens as […]

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF EMST EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

EMST ANNOUNCES: THE APPROVAL OF THE GRANT OF THE STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION AND THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ITS EXHIBITION PROGRAMME AS IT BEGINS TO IMPLEMENT ITS MUSEOLOGIC AND MUSEOGRAPHIC PLAN   The years 2015-2018 have been very important for the mission and operations of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). The period was […]

Performance & Talk of Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain

Fragments. Parts of pieces illustrated by illustrious texts Performance and talk by Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain Parallel event in the framework of the exhibition Unpacking My Library and the Athens World Book Capital 2018 – City of Athens Thursday, 12.07.2018 at 17.30 On Thursday, 12 July at 17.30, as part of the exhibition Unpacking My […]

Dries Verhoeven. Guilty Landscapes

The continual availability of news on laptops, TVs and smartphones makes us perpetual witnesses to complex situations across the globe. Daily, we are confronted with images of poverty and despair; unsettling images; images that make us ill at ease. With the large-scale video installation Guilty Landscapes that is exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary […]

FEHRAS PUBLISHING PRACTICES / LECTURE – PERFORMANCE

Parallel event in the framework of the exhibition Unpacking My Library Fehras Publishing Practices | Lecture – Performance Thursday, 21.06.2018 at 17.30 Due to limited capacity the admission tickets of the Lecture – Performance will be distributed by EMST on a first come first served basis one hour before the event. Fehras Publishing Practices (Kenan Darwich, […]

Unpacking My Library

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) organizes in the framework of Athens 2018 World Book Capital of the City of Athens the exhibition Unpacking My Library in the space of the reading room/ library, which will open to the public for the first time. Starting from the library as a metaphor of a […]

FIX Game – A book / A game

FIX 120+ years architecture / Fix Game A book / A game Collaboration between two orgnizations at three locations of Athens: Athens Conservatoire / Goethe- Institut / National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) THE BOOK Dora Theodoropoulou’s book ΦΙΞFIX 120+ YEARS ARCHITECTURE, Takis C. Zenetos- Margaritis C. Apostolidis, Intersection Point at the history of […]

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY AT EMST

  Participation of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) at the International Museum Day 2018 On May 18 and 19, in the framework of the International Museum Day, the entrance at the activities and exhibitions of EMST will be free. The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) participates to the International Museum […]

Collaboration with the Municipal Institution “Costas Tsoclis Museum”

EMST inaugurates its new program In – Out which aims on presenting the work of small but active museums all around Greece through bi-directional activities. This program begins with a collaboration with the Municipal Institution “Costas Tsoclis Museum”, operating for the 8th year in the island of Tinos. In the framework of the International Museum Day […]

Collaboration With ARC For Dance Festival

ARC_hitects May 19, 2018 Stylianos Tsatsos at 18.00 Ioannis Mandafounis at 21.00 In an original collaboration with the Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) and on the occasion of the International Museum Day, ARC ventures, by means of the site-specific works of Ioannis Mandafounis and Stylianos Tsatsos, into exploring the fluid boundaries between […]

Hyper Realities – Benjamin Von Wong

  The inaugural collaboration between TEDxAthens and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) introduces the exhibition Hyper Realities by Benjamin Von Wong. On the occasion of his upcoming TEDxAthens talk on 2nd June 2018 at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, visual artist and photographer Benjamin Von Wong presents a series of hyper-realistic photographs […]

Young Designers Contest 2018

The gr design magazine organizes on Saturday April 28 2018 at 15.00 at the Screening Room of EMST the YOUNG DESIGNERS CONTEST 2018 for the 5th consecutive year. The participation of the Young Greek designers that submitted their proposals was important and enthusiastic. The distinctiveness and the goal of this year’s contest is that the […]

Good Design Greece Εxhibition 2018

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum for Architecture & Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design & Urban Studies, in collaboration with the committee of the international design awards, Good Design, will organize for the second consecutive year the Good Design Greece exhibition. The exhibition will take place from 1 to 17 June 2018 in two […]

Orizontas Gegonoton Symposium at EMST

Orizontas Gegonoton Symposium Aspects of Independent Artistic Creation in Greece today 13 & 14 April 2018 Hours : 11.00 – 19.00 EMST hosts a two-day Symposium titled “Aspects of Independent Artistic Creation in Greece today” organized by Orizontas Gegonoton. The symposium will be held on 13 & 14 April 2018, at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, with […]

The Feature Issue of GR Design Devoted to EMST

The special issue of the magazine gr design dedicated to EMST was presented at the Museum on March 15, 2018. The 78-page feature covers milestones in the history of the Fix building, including its current transformation as the museum’s new home, and presents EMST’s collections and the exhibitions and events it has organized since beginning […]

Discussing Theorimata

Discussing Theorimata Wednesday, 28 March 17.00 – 18.45 The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) and the Greek section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA hellas) will realise an open discussion in the framework of the exhibition Theorimata in the EMST screening room (Mezzanine) on Wednesday, March 28 at 17:00. Introduction by […]

George Drivas – Laboratory of Dilemmas

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) took the initiative to present in Greece the national participation at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (13 May – 26 November, 2017), with the video installation of George Drivas titled Laboratory of Dilemmas, curated by Orestis Andreadakis. The specific work was selected […]

Yorgos Lazongas – Randomness as a Method

Yorgos Lazongas’s Randomness as Method, a new publication by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, is a reflective autobiography in which the artist talks about the nature of his work and his approach to art. The book will be presented on March 29th at 18:30. Representative works from the publication will be exhibited on the […]

Smartify at EMST

The new, free-of-charge Smartify app helps the public connect with art, bringing together more than 30 museums and organisations internationally. EMST is the first museum in Greece to participate in this global art app, with the exhibition “New Acquisitions (2014-2017) of the EMST Collection”. The exhibition is completed, but the audience still has the opportunity […]

OCC-EMST SYMPOSIUM: SHADOW LIBRARIES

        Collaboration Onassis Cultural Centre – EMST Symposium: “Shadow Libraries” UbuWeb in Athens Saturday, March 17, 2018 18.00-21.00 What is UbuWeb? Is an archive capable to propose a different sort of art history? 3 days of talks and workshops in order to explore this and other shadow libraries. http://www.sgt.gr/eng/SPG2018/?   Saturday at […]

PRESENTATION GR DESIGN – EMST

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) has the pleasure of inviting you to the presentation of the special issue of gr design magazine, featuring the Museum. In the 78 pages of the magazine the history of the Fix building and its stages until it became the new home of EMST, are presented, and […]

DISCOVERING THE ART OF SOUND AND IMAGE

The Οnassis Cultural Centre Athens in collaboration with the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (EMST) and the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki and together with education curators and musicians / composers realize the program for professional high schools titled “Discovering the art of sound and image”, from February until May 2018. […]

COLLABORATION BETWEEN EMST AND THE IONIAN UNIVERSITY

On February 14, 2018, EMST signed a three-year Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ionian University to develop and promote research in archival science, library science and museology. Emphasis will be given to the study and research of EMST’s library and artist archives and the use of tools and technologies for managing these resources.

Theorimata

  On Thursday, February the 8th at 19:00 the exhibition of the Greek section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA – Hellas) titled Theorimata was inaugurated for the first time at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). The promotion and support of the current Greek artistic production through scientific, theoretical and […]

CHANGE IN THE MUSEUM’S OPENING HOURS

We would like to inform that for technical reasons on Sunday 21.01.2018 the Museum will remain closed by exception and will open on Monday, 22.01.2018, a day when it regularly remains closed.

CAROLS FROM MARASLEIO AT EMST

The “Choir Club” of the Primary Schools of University of Athens (Marasleio) on Thursday 21.12 at 12am will be at the National Museum of Contemporary Art with Christmas carols, songs and greetings. Marasleio website  

Onassis Cultural Centre-EMST Wael Shawky : The Cabaret Crusades

          Focus on Wael Shawky The Cabaret Crusades – Trilogy 28-30 December 2017 EMST 3rd floor Entrance to the event is free and on a first come, first served basis The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event. With English subtitles The collaboration between the National Museum […]

EMST SHOP IS OPEN

The EMST Shop opened its doors on the ground floor of the Museum. A small treasure awaits you with ideas for gifts and suggestions by inspired artists.  Along with the visit to the exhibitions, you can discover the collection of EMST’s lucky charms inspired by the Museum itself and a variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, […]

FACE FORWARD MEETINGS …INTO EMST

On Wednesday, 20 December 2017 a series of meetings with the refugees who participated in the EMST program Face Forward …into my home will began. At EMST’s Temporary Exhibition Space participants, in front of their portraits, share with the visitors their experience from their participation in the program, their thoughts, memories and the emotions awakened […]

New Acquisitions 2014 – 2017

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) presents 39 New Acquisitions by 33 artists that were included in the Museum’s collection from 2014 to 2017. A year after the partial operation of the Museum and the opening of its temporary exhibition spaces, the first selection of its New Acquisitions (2014 – 2017) marks the […]

Face Forward… into my home

Face Forward… into my home is an interactive art project focused on the stories of people who have been forced to leave their homelands and are rebuilding their life in Greece. It includes storytelling workshops inspired by a selection of contemporary artworks from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), the […]

Screening of the documentary TERIADE

Screening of the documentary TERIADE by Simos Korexenidis Saturday, November 18 at 12.00 Duration: 75’ | A discussion will follow Free Entrance The documentary TERIADE, which will be presented at EMST on Saturday November 18 at 12.00,  is referring to the life and work, of the Lesvos island born, Stratis Eleftheriadis – TeriadeArt critic (Cahiers […]

TRIPOLI CANCELLED-EΧHIBITION OF GREEK PHOTOGRAPHY

What We Found After You Left 8/11-30/11/2017 Exhibition of Greek photography inspired by Tripoli Cancelled Featuring photographers of FOCUS and 18ANO Athens Accompanied by daily screenings of Naeem Mohaiemen’s Tripoli Cancelled (2017) November 8-30, 2017 Opening November 8 at 17.00 EMST Mezzanine Curated by Naeem Mohaiemen From April until July 2017, Tripoli Cancelled screened at EMST (National […]

PROGRAM Les réalisateurs – PARTICIPATION APPLICATION

Are you a visual artist based in Greece ? Do you have an idea you want to develop but you are missing the tools ? The program “les réalisateurs”, an innovative way of producing art in cooperation with companies, is coming to Athens as part of the French-Greek innovation network “Mazinnov” sponsored by the French […]

Chinese Xieyi

The exhibition of the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) Chinese Xieyi: Masterpieces from the National Art Museum of China is presented at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) in the framework of the Year of Cultural Exchanges between Greece and China. The exhibition, the catalogue and the parallel events are the first testimonies […]

2nd International Symposium: Performance Philosophy School of Athens

2nd International Symposium: Performance Philosophy School of Athens Saturday, September 23 2017 11.00 – 20.30 Sunday, September 24 2017 11.00 – 19.00 Organization & curation: Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Stefania Mylona in collaboration with EMST Free entrance in a first come first serve basis The Symposium will be held in English The 2nd International Symposium: Performance Philosophy […]

RECRUITMENT OF 15 PEOPLE – FIXED TERM 8 MONTHS DURATION

We inform you about the publication of the Announcement No. ΣΟΧ1/2017 concerning the recruitment of fifteen (15) persons, with a fixed-term private employment contract of eight (8) months, to cover the seasonal / temporary needs of the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, ATHENS. The deadline for submission of applications is ten (10) days (calculated in […]

ISSUE OF THE INTERNAL RULES OF PROCEDURE OF EMST

The Internal Rules of Procedure of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens  (EMST) were established by a Presidential Decree issued on 01.08.2017 (Presidential Decree 78/2017, Government Gazette 108 / Α / 01.08.2017), as provided by the Founding Law of the Museum. The Internal Rules of Procedure define the positions of the necessary personnel, the […]

Norwegian Air Magazine | Athens Arts

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EMST News

documenta completed the first part of its double 14th events, which for the first time in its history took place in two different cities in two countries. The two events in Athens and Kassel were held simultaneously for 40 days. The journey in Athens lasted for 100 days. EMST its journey by presenting part of […]

COLLABORATION: EMST – FOCUS SCHOOL – 18 ANO PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

Educational Photographic Project Following the successful Educational Photographic Project and the exhibition “Expanded Conversations” organized in the framework of the EMST exhibition “Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp”, the students of the Focus School of Photography and the Photography Group of the Rehabilitation Center “18 Ano” come back to EMST for a common educational activity. This […]

COLLABORATION EMST-NKUA FOR GROUP ART PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAM

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, […]

Combat Breathing

Combat Breathing Thursday, 13 July 2017 20.30 – 22.30 Free entrance Combat Breathing is a production of Out of the Box Intermedia, conceived and curated by Sozita Goudouna, presented with the collaboration of EMST, in the framework of its public events-talks, consisting mostly of screenings of performances historical and contemporary art works and a participatory […]

EMST at the International Festival of Ancient Olympia 2017

Journey into the world of contemporary art, with EMST at the International Festival of Ancient Olympia 2017 In the framework of its educational programs the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) collaborated with the International Festival of Ancient Olympia 2017. Taking as a starting point contemporary art works, children aged 6-12 years old from […]

Collaboration EMST & British Council

EMST participated in the intensive professional development programme Transforming Future Museums: International Museum Academy (IMA) launched by the British Council and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The goal of the programme was to bring radical change to the museum and heritage sector across Greece. It aimed to trigger sustainable cultural, social and economic development, and respond […]

AN EXPERENTIAL ART THERAPY WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS

“Following personal paths”: An experiential art therapy workshop for professional therapists Wednesday, June 21st In the framework of the cultural events of KETHEA RELOAD 2.0: THE ART OF RECOVERY at the Onassis Cultural Center. Taking as a starting point a work of art from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), […]

EMST at documenta 14

  Documenta 14 completed  its journey in Athens, having the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) as its main exhibition venue. An important part of the EMST collection traveled to Germany, to be part of documenta 14 program in Kassel (10/6-17/9/17). The exhibition ANTIDORON. The EMST Collection occupies the whole emblematic building of Fridericianum. […]

EMST – NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

EMST Educational Workshops at the Primary Education Reception Classes for Refugee Children Wednesday 24/05 & 31/05, 72nd   Primary School of Athens  Friday  26/05 & 02/06, 87th  Primary School of Athens  In the framework of its educational activities, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens collaborates with the Department of Early Childhood Education Age of the National […]

COLLABORATION BETWEEN EMST – REFUGEES WELCOME CENTER, ELEUSIS

Educational Program at the Refugees Welcome Center in Eleusis. Artist, Dimitris Kannas and EMST Curator, Elisabeth Ioannides held a creative workshop for children from Afghanistan aged 6-12,  at the Refugees Welcome Center in Eleusis. During the workshop which aimed to contribute to the discovery and the familiarization with contemporary art and especially with the work […]

THE ATTICA REGION INVITES THE PUBLIC AT EMST

  Europe in my Region, at EMST The Attica Region invites the public to visit the documenta 14 exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) with free entrance. May 26th, 2017 11.00 – 21.00 The Attica region and the Regional Operational Programme “Attica” 2014-2020, as part of the campaign Europe in my […]

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY – THEODOROS

Speech by Theodoros, Sculptor May 18th, 19.00 Entry is free with admission tickets that will be distributed by EMST on a first come first served basis one hour before the speech. The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) organizes in collaboration with the programme “Studies at Hellenic Culture” of the Hellenic Open University, a speech by […]

International Museum Day

William Kentridge Triumphs and laments – the film Worldwide screening in Contemporary Art Museums across the World May 18th, 17.00, May 19th, 19.00 Entry is free with admission tickets that will be distributed by EMST on a first come first served basis one hour before the performance. New York, Beijing, Athens, Istanbul, Oaxaca, Dubai, Toronto, […]

George Sapountzis at Viva Arte Viva

George Sapountzis is one of the chosen artists that will participate in the central international exhibition Viva Arte Viva curated by Christine Macel, director of 57th Venice Biennale. The artist creates multimedia art pieces at public and private spaces, inspired by public monuments, everyday images and objects that reflect some aspect of collective and personal […]

Jan Fabre. Glass & Bone Sculptures 1977 – 2017

The exhibition presents an unprecedented selection of over forty works in glass and bone produced by the Belgian artist over forty years of work, between 1977 and 2017 – artworks prompting a philosophical, spiritual and political reflection on life and death revolving around the crucial notion of metamorphosis. Jan Fabre is back in Venice with […]

Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens

Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens is the second part of the collaboration project between the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (Μ HKA) and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), which was launched in 2016. The exhibition is structured in four episodes until January 2018 and continues the theoretical and visual dialog between the […]

57th La Biennale di Venezia – Pavilion of Greece

  The artist George Drivas represents Greece at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (13 May – 26 November, 2017) with the video installation Laboratory of Dilemmas, curated by Orestis Andreadakis. The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) has been appointed commissioner of Greece’s national participation.  The work has been […]

documenta 14 at EMST

  Adam Szymczyk’s proposal to organize documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel interrogates the position of the institution by reversing the role of host that it has grown so accustomed to, instead shaping an exhibition in a context where it is a guest, and where its calling card is an invitation for a shared Learning […]

EMST – DOCUMENTA 14

documenta 14 and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) announce their collaboration in Athens and Kassel. During a press conference held at the Fridericianum in Kassel on March 7, 2017, Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) and documenta 14 presented the multiple dimensions of their collaboration spanning both institutions as well […]

“Lagune” Denis Savary

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Fluxum Foundation and Flux Laboratory, in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy of Greece and metamatic:taf presented at EMST’s roof on May 19, in the framework of the International Museum Day, the performance Lagune by  the Swiss artist Denis Savary. The performance Lagune was a Fluxum Foundation production, on […]

M.E.Σ.Α. Meuseum of People’s Free Thinking

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) willing to emphasize the social role of art and institutions, hosted the Museum of People’s Free Thinking (M.E.Σ.Α.) as the third of the events PROLOGUES (PROLEGOMENA). M.E.Σ.Α. was founded in April 2015 by the students of the 2nd School of Second Chance in the city of Trikala […]

World Music Day

With a concert dedicated to 20th century opera and music the Greek National Opera and the National Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated World Music Day on the veranda of the 4th floor in the Museum’s new building, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. This concert, the second event of the series PROLEGOMENA, marked  the beginning of […]

Displacement – The Road

Persa Stamatopoulou Contemporary Dance Company Performance Displacement – The Road 17- 18 December 2016 at 19.00 Entry is free with admission tickets that will be distributed by EMST on a first come first served basis one hour before the performance. The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) completes the program PROLOGUES with the presentation of […]

Empty pro(e)mises

Empty pro(e)mises is an online project conceived and curated by the Director of EMST Mrs. Katerina Koskina and the curator Dr. Lanfranco Aceti for which artists are invited to visualize and localize the struggle between the promise of a future idea and the process of realization in the empty premise – within the temporary exhibition […]

PILOT PROGRAM ON GROUP ART PHYCHOTHERAPY

Exploring the Museum’s Images – Exploring My Image Pilot program on group art psychotherapy 11 January – 29 March 2017 The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) inaugurates an innovative pilot program on the application of art psychotherapy through an experiential approach to art. The contribution of art in the development of critical thinking, […]

Genii Loci. Greek Art from 1930 to the Present

Genii Loci. Greek Art from 1930 to the Present is a large-scale exhibition which is organized at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg from 30/11/2016 to 09/01/2017 by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, with the collaboration, for the first time, of the three major public Museums of modern and contemporary art in our country: […]

Museum Without a Home

Starting on 14 November, the entire city of Athens transforms into a “museum”, acknowledging, showcasing, and celebrating the solidarity of the Greek people towards people fleeing their country and calling on Greeks and people -as well as leaders- worldwide to pledge to support dignity and safety for all. A shirt, coloured crayons, a toy, a […]

FOCUS ON BELGIUM

LILI_An van. Dienderen, 001200, color, 2015_Courtesy of Argos    Focus on Belgium is a screening program with works by Belgian artists curated by Ingo Starz & Konstantinos Kardakaris in collaboration with Andrea Cinel, Curator & Programme Coordinator at Argos – Centre for Art and Media, presented within the framework of the exhibition Urgent Conversations:  Athens […]

EMST IS SETTING UP ITS NEXT PROJECTS

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) will remain closed from 7-2-2017 for the next 2 months, as it is setting its next projects. More information will be announced soon. OFFICE HOURS Monday To Friday, 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.

CONTACT

Information Following the instructions for the protection of the audience from the coronavirus (COVID-19), EMST will remain closed until 30.11.2020.   Museum Opening Hours : DAYS HOURS TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY –  FRIDAY – SATURDAY – SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. – 07.00 p.m.  THURSDAY  11:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. The EMST is closed on MONDAYS and 1st of […]

Jannis Kounellis, March 23, 1936 – February 16, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of one of the most inspirational artists of our times. An artist for whοm the title of a “poet” has been most appropriate. His work reinstates the principles of ancient Greek culture and Renaissance to modern times, seen under the light and magnitude of the […]

EXPANDED CONVERSATIONS

Free entrance The exhibition Expanded Conversations is the result of two parallel educational programs which the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) organized in the framework of the exhibition Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp, in collaboration with the Focus School of Photography and the Photography Group of the Rehabilitation Center “18 Ano”. This year, for […]

Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp

The first exhibition, entitled Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp that inaugurated the temporary exhibition spaces of EMST simultaneously with the Program EMST in the World, is a coproduction of EMST and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA). The exhibition was inaugurated on October 31, 2016 and will last until February 05, 2017, essentially […]

The Passing

EMST presents an homage to the important American artist Bill Viola. Under the title The Passing the screening program at the Project Room consists of single channel videos in the EMST collection including: The Passing, 1991, Anthem, 1983, Four Songs, 1976, Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat), 1979, The Reflecting Pool, 1977-1980, Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers, 1977, Hatsu Yume (First […]

Every end as a beginning – Andreas Angelidakis 

“What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” T. S. Eliot   These verses from the Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot offered in 2006 instead of another interpretative commentary a broad translational horizon to the Walking […]

EMST Without Borders – Interactions

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, in the framework of its social orientation and on the occasion of its five year collaboration with the Photograph Workshop of the Rehabilitation Center 18 Ano, presents in the Museum’s Project Room the exhibition Interactions with selections from works of the group that were created and presented at […]

Afresh, A new generation of Greek artists

Shortly before the completion of its permanent home, EMST is shifting its focus to the young generation of Greek artists. Afresh, A new generation of Greek artists exhibition highlights the closure of EMST’s first significant period that counts already 13 years and the beginning of a new promising chapter in its permanent location. Main aim […]

Hybrid Stories

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) presents Hybrid stories, from the EMST Collection, an exhibition of 14 works, of video art and film, by acclaimed artists. This particular selection of works combines the other aspects of the new narrativity which formed during the 70s when artists chose video as their new medium of recording […]

Hybrid City Online Resource

The University Research Institute of Applied Communication (U.R.I.A.C) of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration with the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Athens launch The Hybrid City Online Resource.  This online project which is organized in the framework of the second Hybrid City conference in accordance with the conference’s theme, aims to […]

Dimosthenis Kokkinidis – …and regarding the remembrance of evils…

The National Museum of Contemporary Art presents, in the framework of the series Every Month, twelve works from its collections by Dimosthenis Kokkinidis, from the important entity …and regarding the remembrance of evils…, enriched with fourteen more works from the artist’s collection. The works exhibited here were created during the seven years of dictatorship in […]

Maria Loizidou – Collective Autobiography

The National Museum of Contemporary Art presents from the new installation Collective Autobiography by Maria Loizidou in the Project Room. Her monograph Collective Autobiography (Peak Publishing) will also be presented on the opening night at 20.00 by the Professor of Psychology, University of Athens, Mr. Klimis Navridis. The new installation Collective Autobiography was developed when her […]

Vangelis Vlahos & Ivan Grubanov

Vangelis Vlahos & Ivan Grubanov present their work on the occasion of their common project Current Pasts Thursday 21st, at 19:30 Shortly before the closing of the Current Pasts project (curated by Daphne Vitali) at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greek artist Vangelis Vlahos and Serbian artist Ivan Grubanov meet again on Thursday 21st […]

Dimitris Alithinos – A Retrospective

If the continuous negotiation of the contemporaneity of the presented works constitutes in our days the necessary condition of any historic exhibition of a retrospective character, in the case of Dimitris Alithinos, one of the most important contemporary artists, it is his work itself that primarily imposes such an approach. A work deeply political, which […]

Performance by Phoebe Giannisi

Performance by Phoebe Giannisi with the participation of artists and poets January 10th, 2013 at 21:00 In the framework of her installation TETTIX Phoebe Giannisi invites on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 21.00, artists, poets, writers and architects in a different poetic reading / performance. In total 12 people, the artists Kostis Velonis, Nantia Kalara, […]

Michalis Manousakis – One Meter

Inspired by the space and its contemporary dimension, Michalis Manousakis in his exhibit at the National Museum of Contemporary Art creates for the first time an installation staged in situ by the artist himself with toys and other items from his personal collection, which directly or indirectly are related to children and come from the […]

Phoebe Giannisi – TETTIX

TETTIX (ΤΕΤΤΙΞ), the ancient Greek word for cicada, is the title of the new installation by the architect-poet Phoebe Giannisi. The installation was inspired by the association of the figure of the poet and the singing cicada as it appears through ancient Greek mythology, philosophy and poetry. More specifically the poet found inspiration in the […]

Ivan Grubanov & Vangelis Vlahos – Current Pasts

Current Pasts is a collaborative project that brings together Greek artist Vangelis Vlahos and Serbian artist Ivan Grubanov; it is a joint presentation of new work by the two artists. In their visual research both focus on an exploration of history and of the role of memory, recording latter-day sociopolitical and historical developments and attempting […]

Alexandros Georgiou – Without my own vehicle I-V

In recent years Alexandros Georgiou’s practice has appeared to be almost inseparable from the experience of the journey. His art involves travelling, creating images, and writing. He uses photography, painting, and the written word as the basic tools in creating work that is at once visual and literary in nature. The experiences garnered, knowledge acquired, […]

Dilek Winchester

Dilek Winchester’s solo exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art takes place in the context of our policy of showcasing a multifaceted, decentralized and open-ended international art, produced in diverse geographic regions of the world, attracting the interest and recognition of an international public. Born in Istanbul, where she lives and works, with studies […]

Georgios Xenos – Thousand images…

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, presents from the 20th September until the 4th of November a new installation by Georgios Xenos titled Thousand Images…, which is realized within the framework of the series EMST Commissions 2012 in the Project Room. Central element of the installation Thousand Images… is the personal visual diary of […]

Georgios Xenos – Progression, Number 163, 2010

“Fantasy is mythomaniac Voice is produced from the air of the soul The trace is a music score…” Georgios Xenos   Starting on August 1st and lasting until October 12th, painter Georgios Xenos presents the work Progression, Number 163 as an audiovisual installation around the peristyle of the National Museum of Contemporary Art. Georgios Xenos […]

This is a poem – Visual Poetry Group 1981-2011

The National Museum of Contemporary Art presents from June 20 to September 9, 2012 the exhibition This is a poem by the Visual Poetry Group 1981 – 2011.

SonicTime, speech/sound/silence

Part of a collection project in progress, the exhibition SonicTime, speech/sound/silence brings together fifty five works from the Museum’s collection, which focus on language, sound, music and silence as their common matrix. They are video/sound/multimedia installations, single channel video, sound sculptures, drawings, net artworks, sound cd, sound books and performances of the last four decades, […]

Gary Hill – Bind, 1995

As Work of the month is presented Gary Hill’s single channel video and sound installation titled Bind, 1995 (color video monitor, video cassette recorder, steel cable, book – Private collection) The work consists of a colour video monitor on which a copy of The Humiliation of the Word (1985) by French thinker Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) […]

Anna Tsouloufi – Lagiou – Forms of life: Survival kit in the Metropolis

With specific references to the ideas of leading contemporary political philosophers such as Giorgio Agamben, Felix Guattari, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, the new project of Anna Tsouloufi – Lagiou deals with concepts and issues related to contemporary biopolitics. For the work, the artist chooses eight people that live and are active in the city […]

Gülsün Karamustafa – The apartment building

An imposing architectural scale model, faithful representation of the multi-storey mansion of one of the wealthiest families of the Greek minority in Istanbul, that was meant to be abandoned by its owners following the dramatic, violent incidents in September of 1955 and the uprooting in Greece, dominates evocatively lit in the center of the exhibition […]

Gülsün Karamustafa – Video installations

Ιn parallel to the presentation of the new work by Gülsün Karamustafa titled The Apartment Building in the Project Room, the National Museum of Contemporary Art presents a small tribute to the work of one of the most important figures of the contemporary Turkish artistic scene, in the framework of the series Every Month. In […]

Carlos Garaicoa – Photo – topography

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens presents from November 9th, 2011 until January 18th, 2012 the new work by internationally acclaimed Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa titled Photo-topography. The work is presented in the framework of the series ΕΜSΤ Commissions 2011, with commissions by the Museum for its Project Room that are realized with the […]

George Hadjimichalis – The Painter A.K. – A Novel

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens presents from November 9th, 2011 until March 18th, 2012 the new work by George Hadjimichalis titled George Hadjimichalis. The Painter A.K. – A Novel in the framework of the series ΕΜSΤ Commissions 2011, with commissions by the Museum that are realized with the kind support of Bombay Sapphire […]

Nina Papaconstantinou – Instead of writing

The highly poetic and meditative depth of Nina Papaconstantinou’s visual work, an important artist of the younger generation, aspires to present the first large scale exhibition organized by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in the framework of its policy for showcasing a contemporary, multifaceted and international, artistic potential in our country. In the works […]

Spyros Nakas – Fever

In the framework of the open invitation that EMST address in 2010 to Greek new media artists for the production of new online work, the selection committees examined all the proposals that were submitted and chose Spyros Nakas’s work titled Fever. This work will be presented on October 18th in the Media Lounge of the […]

Gillian Wearing – Trauma

In the framework of the series Every Month selections from the museum’s permanent collections are presented from October 12th until December 8th on the mezzanine. Gillian Wearing has been chosen as Artist of the month for October – November with the video installation Trauma, 2000. In her work, the artist uses the techniques of film […]

Kostis Velonis – Little wooden seats and the woman of his dreams, 2006

In the framework of the series Every Month selections from the museum’s permanent collections are presented from October 12th until December 8th on the mezzanine. Little wooden seats and the woman of his dreams, 2006 by Kostis Velonis has been chosen as Work of the Month for October – November. The theme of several of […]

Secret Journeys

The Screening program titled Secret Journeys presents 6 videos from the EMST collection with themes coming out of traveling, searching and wandering in a physical or mental space. Contact with nature or another culture as well as the experience of travel itself become motives for observations and revelations. Works: Sophie Calle & Gregory Shephard, Double […]

EMST participates in the events organized for Athens by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens participates in the artistic events organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Athens in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens, by presenting important works from its collections, ephemeral actions and new productions in public spaces in Athens, such as parks and streets, from September 8th […]

Screenings at EMST’s peristyle

Every Thursday and Sunday of August, at 21.00 at EMST’s peristyle. Screening program: John Baldessari, Six Colorful Tales: from the Emotional Spectrum (Women), 1977, Videotape, Colour with sound, Duration 17’10” (4, 14 & 25.08.2011) Tony Oursler, Model Release, Par-Schizoid-Position, and Test, 1992, In collaboration with Constance DeJong, Kim Gordon and Karen Finley, Videotape, Colour with […]

Rena Papaspyrou. Photocopies Straight out of Matter, 1980-1981 & Small Samples from the Urban Landscape, 1979

In the framework of the series Every Month, EMST presents for the first time the complete series of works by Rena Papaspyrou Photocopies Straight out of Matter (1980-81) alongside three Small Samples from the Urban Landscape of 1979. These two series of works consist of collections of materials gathered by the artist during her urban […]

Maaria Wirkkala – Wondering

Within the framework of the series EMST Commissions, held with the kind support of the Bombay Sapphire gin and presented in the Museum’s Project Room, five commissions have been scheduled for 2011. The aim of this series is to offer artists from Greece and abroad, who work with different genres and mediums, by showcasing multiple […]

Angelo Plessas – The Angelo Foundation School of Music

The Angelo Foundation School of Music is the most recent activity of the Angelo Foundation, an imaginary organization created by the artist Angelo Plessas. With the works he produces within the context of the Angelo Foundation, Angelo Plessas investigates the social aspect of the Internet, and to that end he often transposes Internet behaviours and […]

Apostolos Georgiou. Painting

As painting of the “private vision” one is tempted to describe Apostolos Georgiou’s anthropocentric work, drawing a parallel between the poetry of his generation of the 80s, in the much discussed term. It is a painting of a retreat to the individual, narrative and enigmatic in its laconic ellipticality, which illustrates small stories, speaks of […]

Marianne Strapatsakis – Invisible Places / The Vast White

Opening up the series Every Month to important works by Greek Artists outside of its collection, ΕΜST will inaugurate on the 29th of March the video installation Invisible Places / The Vast White, 2008 by Marianne Strapatsakis. Marianne Strapatsakis’ work Invisible Places / The Vast White, 2008 completes and summarizes the Birth-Life-Death trilogy that begun […]

Codes of Disobedience & Dysfunctionality

The National Museum of Contemporary Art in the framework of its collaboration with the University Research Institute of Applied Communication (U.R.I.A.C) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens presents from the 5th nuntil the 25th of March 2011 the project Codes of Disobedience & Dysfunctionality realised by artist Martin Rieser and an interdisciplinary team […]

Andrea Bowers. Ni Una Muerte Más (Not one more death)

From February 3rd until March 13th, 2011 the new project by Andrea Bowers titled Ni Una Muerte Más (Not one more death) will be presented in the framework of the series EMST Commissions 2011 for the Project Room of the museum with the kind support of Bombay Sapphire gin. This new project by the American […]

Hackitectura – Mapping the commons

How can the new commons be mapped on the urban environment? How can their dynamic by located? What is their role in the life of the contemporary metropolis? The results of the workshop Mapping the Commons, Athens by the Hackitectura collective as well as the cartography produced through the workshop, are being presented from the […]

The Artists Meet The Audience

In the framework of the exhibition “Politics of Art” the following talks will be realized: Carlos Motta: Thursday, 4 November 2010, at 19.00 Carlos Motta talks about his work,excerpt from his discussion with Anna Kafetsi 4/11/2010 George Osodi: Thursday, 18November 2010, at 19.00 George Osodi talks about his work, excerpt from his discussion with Anna […]

Eirene Efstathiou. Customer/Value/Service

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, is presenting, from October 13 to November 28, 2010, a new work by Eirene Efstathiou entitled Customer/Value/Service in the framework of the series EMST Commissions 2010.  This series of works is commissioned by the museum for the Project Room and it is realized with the kind support of […]

Politics of Art

The aim of the exhibition, passing from the politics of the collection to the politics of art, is to investigate, through different fields, the ways and strategies of the presented works, which explicitly or implicitly refer to political, financial and social issues and events, the political potential of contemporary art, its invention as a new […]

Performance 1964-1976

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, presents the screening program Performance 1964-1976 from September 7 to October 3. Thought 17 videos this program presents different themes in performance art, like the chance element of early happenings, the relation with different artistic mediums and practices, the focus on the body and on gender and also […]

Sonic Façade

The National Museum of Contemporary Art presents during 4-29 August seven videos that focus on the musical aspect of Fluxus and on the influence of John Cage and Nam June Paik. The works will be screened every evening at 21:00. Works: Peter Moore, Stockhausen’s Originale: Doubletakes, 1964 – 1994, Videotape, Black & White with sound, […]

Athanasios Argianas – The Length Of A Strand Of Your Hair, Of The Width Of Your Arms, Unfolded

Οn the 24th of June, ΕΜST is inaugurating the new work The Length Of A Strand Of Your Hair, Of The Width Of Your Arms, Unfolded by Athanasios Argianas in the framework of the series EMST Commissions 2010, new works commissioned by the museum for the Project Room realized with the kind support of Bombay […]

Yang Fudong – Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest and Other Stories

The first part of the monumental cinematic cycle Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, which forms the core of the artist’s entire oeuvre, as well as of the present exhibition, was presented at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Although the other parts of the cycle have been exhibited at times individually, we had to wait […]

Kostis Velonis – Loneliness on Common Ground: How Can Society Do What Each Person Dreams

From its beginning the National Museum of Contemporary Art set, inter alia, a double goal. This was, on the one hand, to bring the Greek audience into contact with the international contemporary art. And, on the other hand, to present significant experimental and critical forms, which would allow us to showcase the international potential of […]

xurban_collective – A Clean Slate

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, on the 11th of May inagurated the new work A Clean Slate by xurban_collective in the framework of the series EMST Commissions 2010, new works commissioned by the museum for the Project Room realized with the kind support of Bombay Sapphire gin. In a moment when the financial […]

Esse, Nosse, Posse: Common Wealth for Common People

The network society and especially the internet culture of the last twenty years has changed our mode of working, communicating and living. The numerous and continuously evolving digital networks of people, institutions, movements and organisatations have been based on the new possibilities of technology  but have also given birth to new forms of economy and […]

Evanthia Tsantila – roomwithaview

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens inaugurated in January the series EMST Commissions 2010 which are commissions of new works for the museum’s Project Room. The works are realized with the kind support of the Bombay Sapphire gin. The second work of the year is roomwithaview by Evanthia Tsantila. Tsantila will present the video installation roomwithaview […]

John Baldessari

John Baldessari, one of the most influential artists from the 60s and a pioneer of conceptual art, uses various mediums and artistic practices in order to pose questions around the production and perception of art. During the 70s he created a series of videos, in which he, sometimes in collaboration with others, appropriates, mixes and […]

Wonder Women

In the framework of the International Women’s Day on March the 8th, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens presents the screening program Wonder Women with video works from its collection. The screenings, which are presented in the Project Room, comprise of ten single channel works by women that critically investigate aspects of womens’ identity. […]

Lawrence Weiner – Need to know, 1978

A radio play that aired on WBAI in New York in 1978, Need to Know is a sound structure. With allusions to Sam Cooke and the socio-political upheaval of the era, this multi-voiced “Experimental Theatre of the Air” is alternately playful and, as promised by its title, urgently imperative. Radio play, WBAI, New York City.

Mario Vernadi – Orillas Distantes / Distant Shores, 1995 – 2000

Mario Vernadi’s music goes beyond music. It’s electronic. It’s also theater, dance, sound art, film, radio. In fact, Verandi has such a strong sense of dramatic personality, and his music is so evocative, that you’ll find yourself in a musical theater. You’ll hear percussion instruments from Brazil. You’ll hear the sounds of Barcelona, with its […]

Zoe Beloff and the Wooster Group – Where Where There There Where, 1998

This interactive CD-ROM project was inspired by the Wooster Group’s play House/Lights, which is itself related to Gertrude Stein’s play Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights. Stein’s work is the starting point for Beloff’s playful philosophical investigation of how theories of perception, logic and language developed in relation to technology, from 19th-century industrial mechanics to 20th-century […]

Tony Oursler

All of the Tony Oursler works in the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art is presented in the Media Lounge. More specifically, 6 single channel videos from 1980 to 1992 (The Loner, Grand Mal, Model Release, Par-Schizoid-Position, Test, Tunic (Song for Karen) as well as an interactive CD-Rom titled Fantastic Prayers.

Jenny Marketou – Red Eyed Sky Walkers

Ιn the framework of an open and investigative exhibition policy following the ecumenical spirit of our time, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens inaugurates the series EMST Commissions 2010. It is a program of new productions, commissioned by the museum, which will be presented in the Project Room. Our aim is to give the […]

Chronis Botsoglou – A Retrospective

The cycle of major retrospectives that opened after the historical 2005 exhibition The years of defiance, The art of the 70s in Greece enables a more comprehensive knowledge of our contemporary art history, as well as a continuous re-examination, through new approaches to works and criticism. The extensive work of Chronis Botsoglou, one of the […]

Y.Z. Kami – Beyond Silence

Could painting today approach a spiritual, transcendental situation, visualize the beyond-the-visible, speak of the non-seen and/or the utterly Other? This is the fundamental question posed in Kami’s oeuvre. In an historical period where philosophy is deserting the threshold of metaphysics, painting is attempting to traverse it. It is fascinated by the mystic, ecstatic experience of […]

SECOND TRIBUTE TO IANNIS XENAKIS

Second tribute to Iannis Xenakis Project Room and Mezzanine 15.09.2009 – 11.10.2009 Following on from the success of the previous tribute to Iannis Xenakis, the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in collaboration with the Center for Music Composition & Performance (CMCP) has organized a second sequence of events in tribute to the composer. The […]

CROSS-KOREA: Come Join Us, Mr. Orwell! 

The National Museum of Contemporary Art inaugurates its collaboration with the Streaming Museum, based in New York, with the online exhibition CROSS-KOREA: Come Join Us, Mr. Orwell! The exhibition presented at EMST from the 1st of September to the 18th of October will be one of the stations of its transcontinental journey to the 7 […]

Expanded Ecologies – Perspectives in a Time of Emergency

In the framework of the thematic exhibition series Public Space and Social Networks, the National Museum of Contemporary Art organises its first exhibition in outdoor public space. The exhibition Expanded Ecologies – Perspectives in a Time of Emergency deals with issues related to the current ecological problem. The exhibition does not focus on a specific […]

Heart in heart

On June 11, The National Museum of Contemporary Art will inaugurate Heart in heart, a large scale exhibition in which 24 artists participate with paintings, sculpture, installations, drawings, photographs, videos and web art from EMST collection. Most of the works are presented for the first time. Occupying the entire exhibition space of the Museum in […]

George Drivas – (un-)documented

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, presents the first solo exhibition of George Drivas titled (un-)documented realized from the 12th of June until the 6th of September 2009. The exhibition is part of EMST’s policy for the support and promotion of young creators. The exhibition presents for the first time the trilogy Social Software […]

Shirin Neshat – Women without Men

The new monumental circle of work of Shirin Neshat, titled Women without Men, was created between 2004-2008 and is constituted from 5 videos-sound installations. Shirin Neshat’s new series of works is based on Shahrnush Parsipur’s novel, which is banned in Iran since 1989. The five video installations (Mahdokht, Zarin, Munis, Faezeh and Farokh Legha) tell […]

Jessica Pressman

Jessica Pressman talk on digital literature Jessica Pressman, Assistant Professor of English at Yale University, will talk about digital literature and the work of Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. The talk will be held on Thursday February 19th.

The Artists Meet The Audience

Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries Thursday, 18 December at 19:00 In the framework of the parallel events of National Museum of Contemporary Art (ΕΜSΤ) The artists meet the audience, on Thursday, 18 December at 19:00 in the Media Lounge, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries will talk about their work and discuss with the audience.

Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries – Close your eyes

Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries is the name of the artistic collaboration comprised of Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge, who are based in Seoul. Their work is realized on the internet and has garnered international acclaim as one of the most notable examples of net art. Their works has been exhibited in numerous museums worldwide, including […]

Bia Davou – A retrospective

The retrospective exhibition of Bia Davou (1932-1996) and those to come in the following years, is part of our exhibition policy, which, in its historical axis, aims to highlight the historical depth of contemporary art in Greece, emphasizing the experimental and critical explorations and realizations of the 1960s and 1970s. The major survey The Years […]

David Claerbout

”The first sensation.”; This is the profound poetic choice of David Claerbout and the beginning for our own quest. “At the first glance” is how Plotinus names in his Enneads (1,2) the first contact with the spectacle or sound that lures, mobilizes and imposes on our senses at once. This principle is corroborated by the […]

Ulrich Rückriem – Shadows of the stone

Ulrich Rückriem, one of the most important European sculptors, is well known for his monumental stone volumes. His drawing practice is a parallel activity, which was produced in dialogue and organically linked to his sculptural work. The exhibition Ulrich Rückriem – Shadows of the Stone presents, for the first time to the greek public, a […]

Transexperiences Greece 2008

Chen Zhen’s term ‘Transexperiences’, which we have borrowed for the title of this exhibition, lends itself very well indeed to an alternative view of contemporary art production and its recent history in Greece. It allows, on the one hand, to be integrated in a global artistic framework, revealing interdependent or different experiences, dialogical relationships and […]

In Present tense

Τhis exhibition explores our present time in the horizon of an international artistic context and a nomadic mobility which characterizes young Greek artists and their work. This approach allows us not only to transcend narrow geographical boundaries and include artists who live and work outside Greece, in metropolises of the world, but mainly to approach […]

Nikos Kessanlis – From matière to the image

The nomadic mobility that characterizes the National Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibitions policy, which has from the word go eschewed closed museum schemas in favour of approaching the public more directly, offers every time new, creative challenges. Our off site exhibition activities in conventional or alternative spaces, in the centre and its peripheries, or in […]

The Grand Promenade

The Grand Promenade is the first of two large scale international exhibitions organized by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, in the framework of the Pre-Opening Events 2006-2008, in view of the completion of its permanent premises in the middle of 2008. The idea of the exhibition was born from the close proximity of EMST […]

THE YEARS OF DEFIANCE: THE ART OF THE 70s IN GREECE

Today, in an era in which there is a perceived need to re-examine the role of the artist, concepts such as participation, interaction, community, anticulture, environment, new technologies, process and bodily identity—concepts that are closely interwoven with the Seventies—are ever more prevalent in contemporary art. In the context of this re-examination, the exhibition The years […]

VIDEOGRAPHIES – THE EARLY DECADES, FROM THE EMST COLLECTION

The single-channel works of video art presented in this exhibition can be understood as part of the broad horizon encompassed by post-formalist and post-minimalist trends, such as those fashioned in the 60s, 70s and 80s, which have returned to reality itself in order to explore critically, contemplatively and poetically, human substance and essence within the […]

KIMSOOJA – JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD

The National Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition of the Korean born artist Kimsooja. The exhibition, under the title Journey into the World, is currently presented at the exhibition space of the new wing of The Athens Concert Hall and will last until May 29th. This is the first solo exhibition of Kimsooja in […]

Jannis Kounellis

The individual exhibition of the internationally acknowledged artist  has been conceived by him as a large-scale site specific installation, presented in an area of 600 sq. mt, at the new exhibition hall of the Athens Concert Hall.

Transcultures

The exhibition under the title Transcultures, with which the National Museum of Contemporary Art participates in the Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004, has been conceived, from the very beginning, as a collection project as well. The idea was to address a considerable number of international artists originating equally from metropolitan centers and peripheries, and through commissions of […]

Rebecca Horn

In a special hall, films by the internationally acknowledged artist Rebecca Horn, which were recently acquired by EMST, are being presented in an alternating program of projections.

7 + 7. FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF EMST

Under the title 7+7, the present exhibition with significant works by fourteen artists from the collections of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, suggests an interpretational approach of contemporary art via two courses. The goal of the exhibition is to bring to the fore the transposition of the artistic centre of gravity and subsequently of […]

SYNOPSIS 3. TESTIMONIES: BETWEEN FICTION & REALITY

During recent years, in the context of globalization, a considerable number of artists within the context of globalization occupy themselves with current political events and social matters around the world, which although often maintaining local character, transcend the restriction of national boundaries and influence global changes and developments. Phenomena of economic globalization, modern slave trade […]

ACQUISITIONS 2001-2002

11 photographs and 20 video installations and videos, acquired by the Museum, by either purchase or donation during 2001-2002, were presented in the exhibition. The videos, mostly belonging to the mainly historical axis of the Museum video art collection, were presented in two thematic cycles under the title A Short History of Performance and Feminist […]

Zaphos Xagoraris. Three Bells

In the framework of the series Works, a new work by Zaphos Xagoraris, commissioned by the museum, was presented, entitled Three Bells. It is a sound installation, realized in three different sites in the city: in the Museum premises, on the hillock of the National Observatory of Athens and on the pier of Aghios Kosmas, […]

MANOLIS BABOUSSIS. WORKS 1973-2003

The mid-career retrospective exhibition of Manolis Baboussis followed 30 years of this significant photographer’s course , through journeys that “ function through associations, responses and confrontations, sometimes poetic and others analytical and sociological”. Through new direction, the artist chose to organize an exhibition where old and new works cross and are confronted, colour with black […]

ACQUISITIONS 2001-2002

The exhibition included 224 paintings and 49 sculptures and installations, acquired by the museum in the form of purchase or donation, between 2001-2002. Entities of works by some of the most remarkable, mainly Greek, artists that have lived or continue to live in Greece or abroad were presented in monographs. The audience had the opportunity […]

Synopsis 2. Theologies

Synopsis 2.Theologies traces the relations of contemporary art to religiousness as a particular experience, doctrine, worship and power. References to religious traditions, sacred texts and places, types of worship and mystic theories are to be met, considerably often, in contemporary works of art. Does the fact then suggest a rekindling of religious quest and the […]

Vassiliki Tsekoura. In Situ

Four major in situ installations and three drawings on paper by the important Greek sculptor Vassiliki Tsekoura were presented. Within the context of a post-formalist quest, the artist, who has been living in Paris since 1975, develops incessant dialogue with the specific each time architectural or natural space, which apart from its transparency and rhythm […]

Big Brother. Architecture & Surveillance

In the exhibition, with which the Museum inaugurated a series of architectural exhibitions, digital projects and buildings under construction were presented, which trace and investigate the ways in which contemporary architecture encourages, allows, organizes or oppositely prohibits surveillance within space.

CHEN ZHEN. Metaphors of the Body

It is the first major retrospective exhibition of the internationally acknowledged Chinese artist Chen Zhen. Born in Shanghai in 1955, Chen Zhen settled in Paris in 1986, where he lived until his premature death in 2000. The exhibition offers a journey via metaphors and conceptual images of the body referring to its individual, social or […]

Acquisitions 2001

Remarkable works by contemporary international artists, acquired in 2001 and added in the Photography and New Media sector of EMST were presented.  

Selections from the Permanent Collection of Video Art

62 works by major representatives of video art from the EMST permanent collections were presented in an alternating program of projections.

Costas Tsoclis. A Retrospective

It is the first major retrospective of one of the most remarkable representatives of modernism in Greece, in the second half of the 20th century. Costas Tsoclis was born in Athens, in 1930. In 1957, after the completion of his studies he settled in Rome and after three years in Paris, where he remained until […]

George Hadjimichalis. Works 1985-2000

The series of mid-career retrospectives of artists was inaugurated with one of the most important contemporary post-conceptual Greek artists. George Hadjimichalis was born in 1954. After a stay in London for six years (1971-1977) he settled in Athens, where he lives and works. The exhibition presented works of the past 15 years, mostly whole compositions […]

Pierre Huyghe. The Third Memory

The series Works was inaugurated with the presentation of the audiovisual installation The Third Memory (from the collections of MNAM-CCI, at the Centre Georges Pompidou ) by the contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe. The subject of the work is based on a real bank robbery, which took place in Brooklyn in 1972 and Sydney Lumet’s […]

The “Classics” of Video Art (1965-1995) – New media

The exhibition presented the first important core of 64 video art works by some of the “classic” artists of the genre , acquired by the Museum during 2000, covering the historical period between 1965-1995 and 4 digital works on CD-Rom. The works of video art being presented can be understood as part of the broad […]

Synopsis 1. Communications

Under the subtitle Communications, the first exhibition of the Synopsis series with which the operation of the EMST was inaugurated, tried to investigate through different artistic projects by eight remarkable greek artists of the younger generation who live and work in or abroad, the new communicative condition which is being formed within the frame of […]