The exhibition is organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, in cooperation with the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum (Athens), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens) and the State Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki).
The main idea behind this exhibition is to demonstrate important aspects of modern and contemporary Greek art, which are inextricably linked to the concept of place and its significance as an area of esthetic, artistic and -in broader terms- cultural pursuit. The exhibition will highlight the multiple aspects, particularities, new experiences, ruptures and transformations that contributed to the shaping of Greek art until the present day.
The exhibition will showcase over 140 emblematic works of 100 modern and contemporary Greek artists, ranging from the artists associated with the literary generation of the 1930s –where the concept of the “dimension of place” is highlighted as one of the main aspects of the two-way dialogue with the international cultural scene– until the contemporary artists. Featured works will come from the three largest State Museums of Greece, as well as from major private collections, and will cover a wide range of artistic media: from painting and sculpture, engravings, drawings and photography to video art and installations.
The purpose of the exhibition is to help the Russian public familiarize themselves with contemporary Greek art and gain a deeper understanding of the particular characteristics of the Greek contemporary culture.