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172 ARTWORK FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN ATHENS

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The exhibition of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) includes 172 artworks created by 78 Greek and foreign artists which are focused on the following topics: Memories – Claims  – Political narratives, Limits and passages and Eterotopias – Mythology of the familiar – New perspectives.

The EMST’s website is now fully updated including all information about the artworks that form the museum’s collection along with their creators. At present, the collection counts about 1.300 artworks, 965 of them belonging to the field of Painting and Three-dimensional Artworks, 323 to the field of Photography and New Media, 8 to the field of Architecture and Industrial Design, all of them created by 151 Greek and 105 foreign artists. 

The first artworks of the EMST Collection were acquired when the museum started its operation in 2000. The first work was inserted in 11.10.2000. The Museum’s constantly growing collection is formed around a very important nucleus of works by Greek and international artists, such as Jannis Kounellis, Stephen Antonakos, Gary Hill, Vlassis Caniaris, Chryssa, Mona Hatoun, Emily Jacir, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Kim Sooja, Nikos Kessanlis, Shirin Neshat, Lucas Samaras, Costas Tsoclis, Bill Viola, Joseph Kosuth, Pedro Cabrita Reiss, Costas Varotsos, George Lappas, Oliver Ressler, Gulsun Karamustafa a.o. 

See below the selected images from the permanent collection. 

 

the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), photo Katerina Paraskeva

the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), photo Katerina Paraskeva

 

Vlassis Caniaris, photo: Katerina Paraskeva

Vlassis Caniaris, photo: Katerina Paraskeva

Nina Papaconstantinou, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Nina Papaconstantinou, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Emily Jacir, photo: Eva Liapi

Emily Jacir, photo: Eva Liapi

Mark Hadjipateras, photo Eva Liapi

Mark Hadjipateras, photo Eva Liapi

Dimitris Alithinos, photo Katerina Paraskeva

Dimitris Alithinos, photo Katerina Paraskeva

Francis Alys, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Francis Alys, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Bia Davou, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Bia Davou, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Carlos Garaicoa, Photo by Eva Liapi

Carlos Garaicoa, Photo by Eva Liapi

Nikos Kessanlis, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Nikos Kessanlis, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Yannis Michas, Photo by Eva Liapi

Yannis Michas, Photo by Eva Liapi

Dimosthenis Kokkinidis, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Dimosthenis Kokkinidis, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Nan Goldin, Photo by Eva Liapi

Nan Goldin, Photo by Eva Liapi

Pantelis Xagoraris, Photo by Eva Liapi

Pantelis Xagoraris, Photo by Eva Liapi

George Lappas, photo: Katherina Paraskeva

George Lappas, photo: Katherina Paraskeva

the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), photo Eva Liapi

the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), photo Eva Liapi

Nausica Pastra, Photo By Eva Liapi

Nausica Pastra, Photo By Eva Liapi

Vlassis Caniaris, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva

Dimosthenis Kokkinidis, Photo by Katerina Paraskeva