The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) is now Open to the public and ready to welcome Attica’s residents and visitors, with its permanent collection on view, its exhibitions and activities. Inaugurating a new era in Athens cultural scene, entry to the museum will be free for the audience from 28 February until the end of March.
The great attendance recorded on the first days of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) operation is striking proof of the eagerness with which the audience waited for the opening of the museum. Marvel at the 172 works by 78 Greek and international artists showcased in the rooms of the permanent collection, integrated into three axes: Memory References – Demands – Political narratives; Boundaries & Passages; and Heterotopias – Mythologies of the familiar – new perspectives.
The Contemporary Exhibition Space (-1) houses the exhibition under the title EMST Open. EMST as a storyline, which presents the museum’s story through a Visual Timeline, from the beginning of its operation until its move into its permanent home. The Timeline re-introduces the audience to the museum’s past that formed its present. During the next few months a number of events will be organised alongside the exhibition.
The Project Room of the museum, which will present new works and productions, hosts the video-installation “In Vitro” by the artists Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind, a 28’ film that was the official participation of Denmark at the Venice Biennale 2019.
It is worth mentioning that the museum collection numbers around 1,300 works, 965 in the field of Painting and 3D works, 323 in Photography and New Media and 8 in Architecture and Industrial Design, of 151 Greek and 105 foreign artists. In March the audience will also have the chance to enjoy the cafe and the restaurant of the museum.
The opening hours and access to the museum are available here.