Claudia Comte, How to Grow and Still Stay the Same Shape, 2019 / Castello di Rivoli, Torino (IT) / Photo Roman März © Studio Claudia Comte
What If Women Ruled The World?
Mar 8 – Nov 10, 2024
Athens, Greece

From December 2023 to November 2024, the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMΣT) presents a cycle of exhibitions, in four parts, exclusively dedicated to the work of women artists or artists who identify as female, under the broader umbrella title, What if Women Ruled the World? On 8 March 2024, International Women’s Day, Part II of the exhibition cycle will inaugurate six new projects by five artists:

Yael Bartana
What if Women Ruled the World and Two Minutes to Midnight
Curator: Stamatis Schizakis

Claudia Comte
The Origin of the Shockwave Ripple Effect (yellow and turquoise)
Curator: Daphne Vitali

Hadassah Emmerich
Epicurean Eden
Artistic production | Coordination: Yannis Arvanitis
Supported by the Mondriaan Fund

Lola Flash
Curator: Ioli Tzanetaki

Malvina Panagiotidi
Αll Dreams are Vexing
Curator: Anna Mykoniati

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The exhibitions opening on 8 March will accompany those inaugurated in December 2023 as part of Part I of What If Women Ruled the World?, which includes the re-hang of the museum’s permanent collection, entitled WOMEN, together and featuring the first comprehensive presentation of a number of works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection Gift to EΜΣΤ, as well as three solo exhibitions by Danai Anesiadou (D POSSESSIONS); Leda Papaconstantinou (Time in my hands. A Retrospective); Chryssa Romanos (The Search for Happiness for as Many as Possible); and a series of performances by Alexis Blake.

  • Fumi Nagasaka: Dora, Yerkwood, Walker County, Alabama

    During the 2016 US Presidential elections Japanese photographer, Fumi Nagasaka, became intrigued by the rural and southern USA. She had lived in New York City for a decade but despite travelling the world, had yet to visit the rest of the US. All this changed when her friend, Tanya Rouse, invited her to her hometown of Dora, Alabama. Nagasaka continued to visit Dora over several years, gradually building a photographic archive of her visits. (more…)

  • Betty Bee: Nacquero A Napoli Improvvisandosi
    Apr 7 – Jun 7, 2024
    Milan, Italy

    Strictly brunettes. Indeed brunette one, brunette the other.
    Capricious by poetics the first by birth, smooth as a straight line the second. The birthplaces of both are Parthenopean. As for one rooted on the cliffs of Posillipo where she also spent the resilient months of the recent Pandemic, while the other belongs to that blood material that protrudes into the vessel of the great swarming artery of Via Foria and its labyrinthine environs, where she still resides. (more…)

  • Spectral Harvest
    Mar 14 – Apr 27, 2024
    DMW Gallery
    Antwerp, Belgium

    DMW Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening of Spectral Harvest, a duo exhibition featuring works by Fia Cielen and Julie De Kezel. The exhibition presents a narrative where spirits and scarecrows coexist in harmony, the former guiding visitors through a journey of enchanted landscapes, the latter illuminating unseen threads connecting the terrestrial to the ethereal. (more…)

  • Hannah Villiger
    Apr 3 – Jul 22, 2024
    Centre Pompidou
    Paris, France

    Bringing together around 100 works and documents from the collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne and the Estate of Hannah Villiger foundation, this monographic exhibition dedicated to Swiss artist Hannah Villiger is the first of its kind in France. It pays homage to an artistic practice that oscillated between sculpture, photography and spatial architecture, beginning in the early 1970s and evolving until the mid-1990s. (more…)

  • Mara Palena: Oikeiôsis
    Witty Books

    The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils – that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis. The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any external precept. (more…)