The exhibitions Urgent Conversations: Athens–Antwerp and Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens are a collaboration between EMST and M HKA, a theoretical and visual dialogue, based on works from the collections of both museums, which includes more than 70 works structured in 22 topics.   

28.04.2017 - 07.01.2018        

M HKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen - Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen

EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str., Athens 11743

Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp

 dsc0434 (c)image: M HKA
Kateri I Radës, 2014
Sculpture , 100 x 150 x 150 cm
metal boat propeller, glass

For this work, the artist has used the propeller of the Kateri i Radës – a ship full of Albanian immigrants which was rammed by an Italian coast guard speed boat in 1997, resulting in the drowning of many of the passengers. The event was known as the “Otranto tragedy”. This work is connected to The Disembarkation – a work about migrating humanity, which the artist realized in 2012, using the salvaged shell of the Kateri i Radës and is now situated at the port of Otranto.

- Stamatis Schizakis, EMST