Athens; National Museum of Contemporary Art ΕΜΣΤ; ‘Εκ Νεου’ Afresh A new generation of Greek artists

by Venetia Kapernekas

24.10.2013-02.03.2014

Curated By: Daphne Dragona, Tina Pandi, Daphne Vitali

a special private tour at this exhibition on Friday morning, at 11 am by Daphne Vitali. thank you!

photos of installation @VK

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“Main aim of the museum’s exhibition policy since the beginning has been to bring out the most vibrant, progressive and innovative domestic artistic forces, while enabling the opportunity for artists to create new works of art. Afresh exhibition explores our future in an international environment, presents the new questions posed, showcases these emerging artists as they gain momentum.
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A systematic and thorough research that lasted about two years has proceeded. Starting point was EMST’s open invitation to the artistic community in an attempt to map the new generation that resulted in the collection of over 1000 portfolios of Greek Artists.

Born in the 80s (from 1979 to 1990) these 34 new artists and the members of 3 artistic groups have just completed their studies and started to make their first steps in Greece but also in international art centers such as London, Berlin, Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam, Manchester.”

More than 60 works are on  displayed (installations, drawings, video, performance, sound installations, paintings), out of which 27 are works made especially for this exhibition…….

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Representatives of a generation shaped by (and from) the intangible digital technology, they are brought up with the new consciousness of co-creation, collaboration, diffusion of knowledge and information. They create collective and participatory communities; explore contemporary issues related to the new economy and production processes, labor, sustainability, autonomy and alternative ways of living.

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