At the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum, the next major exhibition is expected to take place in June following the successful “Astygraphy.” This international exhibition titled “Democracy and Art in Greece, Spain, and Portugal” is organized in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the restoration of democracy in Greece. The director of the NG-ASM collaborates with museums and research institutions in Spain and Portugal to explore the common historical paths of the three countries.

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Expected in conjunction with this exhibition are documentary screenings, fictional film presentations, public discussions, and other activities. Regarding the “Intermediary Space” program, aimed at enriching the interpretation of the permanent collection with contemporary curatorial and theoretical approaches, following Rena Papaspyrou’s exhibition, two more exhibitions are anticipated within the year. One will have an archival character, while the other will be a group exhibition.

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In February, the National Museum of Contemporary Art will host the second part of the exhibition series “What if Women Ruled the World?” presenting individual exhibitions of eight women artists. This exhibition features the works of Moroccan Buhra Kalili, American artist Lola Flash, Malvina Panagiotidi, Swiss artist Claudia Comte, Israeli artist Yael Bartana, Dutch-Indonesian Hadassah Emmerich, and French artist Bertille Bak. Bak’s exhibition will inaugurate the spotlight program, highlighting the work of an artist from the collection. Additionally, a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of Iranian artist Tala Madani will also be organized.

The third part of the program arrives in May with a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of Penny Siopis, an artist born in South Africa to Greek parents, known for her active stance on women’s rights and resistance against apartheid.

The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation Museum inaugurates a comprehensive tribute to the Neo-Impressionism movement, titled “Neo-Impressionism in the Colors of the Mediterranean” (1891-1914). This exhibition focuses on the Mediterranean and its influence on artists such as Paul Signac, Henri Matisse, Henri Manguin, Louis Valtat, and others. It’s conducted in collaboration with significant European museums, including Orsay, London’s National Gallery, the Pompidou Center, the Groninger Museum, and private European collectors. Most of the artworks will be presented in Greece for the first time.

The exhibition program at the Panhellenic Association of Friends of the National Archaeological Museum (OPANDA) will kick off in spring, amidst changes due to the expiration of the curator of exhibitions and artistic events’ term.

More than a hundred works of Cindy Sherman, known for portraying a wide range of female stereotypes, will be showcased in the exhibition “Cindy Sherman at Cycladic: Early Works” at the Museum of Cycladic Art starting from spring 2024 (Stathatos Mansion). This marks the first museum exhibition in Greece featuring photographic works by the renowned American artist, presenting milestone works from her early series, including “Untitled Film Stills” (1977-1980), “Rear Screen Projections” (1980), “Centerfolds” (1981), and “Color Studies” (1982).

The 60th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale will commence in spring with Greek representation featuring the artistic, hybrid visual installation “Dryland,” focused on the Greek festival. The project involves contributions from Thanasis Deligiannis, Elia Kalogianni, George Kyvernitis, Yiannis Michalopoulos, Fotis Sagonas, under the curatorship of Panos Giannikopoulos.

The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture will present the exhibition “Man of Many Turns” dedicated to banker Giannis S. Costopoulos, three years after his passing, organized by the Ioannis F. Costopoulos Foundation, curated by Erato Koutsoudaki. Additionally, the National Library of Greece will organize an exhibition in March featuring the works of Marilena Aravantinou, curated by Spyros Moschonas.

Moreover, the library will host a tribute to the work of artist Hero Kanakaki, known for her significant contribution to visual art during the early post-dictatorship years. The annual exhibition related to Easter will focus on the work of Kostas Papatheodorou.

At the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation, on February 1st, the exhibition “The Alchemy of Painting” dedicated to the work of a significant yet overlooked Greek painter, Michalis Economou (1884-1933), will be presented. This exhibition previously inaugurated four months ago at the E. Averoff Art Gallery in Metsovo, is now making its Athenian debut.