George Economou Collection
Private Collection / Greece

The George Economou Collection is a private collection located in Athens, Greece. Rooted in history, social awareness and aesthetics, the collecting activity began evolving in the 1990s with a focus on early twentieth-century European art and has expanded to include an important holding of postwar and contemporary art.

Central movements of the early twentieth century such as German Expressionism and New Objectivity are collected in depth. Unique to the collection is the complete graphic oeuvre of Otto Dix and Otto Mueller. Works by artists such as Georg Baselitz, Isa Genzken, Andreas Gursky, Günther Förg , Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch and Günther Uecker continue the German dialogue into the contemporary sphere alongside works by noted international artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Alberto Burri, Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Agnes Martin, Paul McCarthy, Charles Ray, Jenny Saville, Kazuo Shiraga, Frank Stella and Jeff Wall.

With a desire to share the creativity of the artists represented in the collection, the George Economou Collection organizes two to three exhibitions per year in the space in Athens and collaborates regularly with international institutions and curators. Reflecting the interest for sociocultural awareness and the historical dialogue, these projects aim to create new opportunities for the public in Greece and abroad to engage with art.

Georg Baselitz (detail)
George Economou Collection
Private Collection / Greece

The George Economou Collection is a private collection located in Athens, Greece. Rooted in history, social awareness and aesthetics, the collecting activity began evolving in the 1990s with a focus on early twentieth-century European art and has expanded to include an important holding of postwar and contemporary art.

Central movements of the early twentieth century such as German Expressionism and New Objectivity are collected in depth. Unique to the collection is the complete graphic oeuvre of Otto Dix and Otto Mueller. Works by artists such as Georg Baselitz, Isa Genzken, Andreas Gursky, Günther Förg , Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch and Günther Uecker continue the German dialogue into the contemporary sphere alongside works by noted international artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Alberto Burri, Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Agnes Martin, Paul McCarthy, Charles Ray, Jenny Saville, Kazuo Shiraga, Frank Stella and Jeff Wall.

With a desire to share the creativity of the artists represented in the collection, the George Economou Collection organizes two to three exhibitions per year in the space in Athens and collaborates regularly with international institutions and curators. Reflecting the interest for sociocultural awareness and the historical dialogue, these projects aim to create new opportunities for the public in Greece and abroad to engage with art.

Georg Baselitz (detail)
  • Kyiv Perennial
    Feb 23 – Jun 9, 2024
    Various Locations
    Berlin, Germany
    Curating an international Kyiv Biennial with cultural workers in times of war poses a challenge both for the institutions and for the individuals involved. Curatorship under emergency circumstances imposes completely different conditions on the production and perception of artworks and discourses, and reimagines the biennial as a collective endeavor on an existential ground of political, social, and cultural survival. (more…)
  • Maggie Lee: Magazine
    Feb 10 – May 20, 2024
    Kunsthalle Zürich
    Zürich, Switzerland
    The exhibition Magazine was born out of the artist’s long-held desire to publish her own magazine – a very personal magazine that would nonetheless circulate further than just her own circle of friends. Maggie Lee’s passion for this medium of distribution was inspired by her work in copy stores, and above all by creating zines since her teenage years in New Jersey. There is a special appeal to the creative self-realisation in self-publishing (more…)