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 Sculptures, five 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.