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Nothing is Lost. Art and Matter in Transformation, GAMeC, Bergamo, October 14, 2021 – February 13, 2022

To the Edge of Time, Big Bang 2021 City Festival, KU Leuven University Library Galleries, Leuven October 22, 2021 – January 16, 2022



Portals, NEON, Athens June 11 – December 31 2021



Portals at NEON


11 June – 31 December 2021
218 Lenorman Street, Athens, Greece
Former Public Tobacco Factory – Hellenic Parliament Library & Printing House

A collaboration between the Hellenic Parliament and ΝΕΟΝ.Portals is curated by Elina Kountouri, Director of NEON, and Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum.

Liliane Lijn will show  Early Events: Narrative Sculpturesfive installations that form part of a series in which the artist examines her psyche. Like shards of brilliant glass, Lijn discovers early memories embedded within different parts of her body: a bust, an elbow, a shoulder, a thigh and a back, cast in bronze.

With this year’s commemoration of the Greek War of Independence and continuing to live through the pandemic, “Portals” aspires to give rise to new messages, ideas, and reflections regarding contemporary artistic creation, through the prism of a newly-formed reality composed of change and disruption.Portals, featuring 59 artists from 27 countries including 15 new site-specific works commissioned by NEON. Among them, 18 Greek artists are exhibiting new works or works whose framework of creation and presentation have been renewed to make them site-relevant.

Portals will include programmes about the building of the Tobacco Factory and its history that will be developed in collaborationwith the Hellenic Parliament departments. Moreover, a series of talks and educational programmes along with an online ‘portal’  will operate along with the physical presentation of the works.

More details about the exhibition is here.

 – Excerpted from NEON’s press release 

Opening Day: June 11
Opening Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12-8 pm
Thursday: 12-9 pm
Sunday: 11 am-2pm & 5-9 pm

Please note that in accordance with public health guidelines, entry to the exhibition is by timed ticket booked in advance via neon.artsvp.co. Entrance is free.