National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens


31/10/2016 - 05/02/2017


Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp

Duration: October 31, 2016- February 05, 2017

Curated by: Bart De Baere, Katerina Koskina
Assistant Curators: Stamatis Schizakis, Jan De Vree

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 restarting the temporary exhibition activities of the Museum, which had been suspended in 2015 due to the relocation at its permanent home and due to the activities that were taking place for the operation and receipt of the new building.

The exhibition aims to be a theoretical and visual dialogue, based on works from the collections of both Museums, which includes more than 70 works and is structured in 22 thematic units. In April 2017, the exhibition will travel to Belgium on a smaller scale.


Visit the website- at the link below- that was created in collaboration with M HKA especially for the exhibition. You will find a lot of material and all the information concerning the exhibition, its topics, the participating artists and their works.
Moreover, in every topic within the exhibition space, in the signance, you will find printed QR codes that lead to the related topics of the microsite.


Within the frames of the exhibition urgent conversations: athens – antwerp educational programs special designed for school groups and for the different interests and needs of different audiences are realized.

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Photographs of the exhibition


Opening – 31.10.2016

Photographs: Georgia Gavali / Helena Paraskeva