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

Pha786 12 (c)image: National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens
We, 1970
Drawing , 90 x 55 cm
ink, paper

The work We belongs to the first black-and-white series of the period 1969-74. As stated by the artist, via these works he “explores and renders the human form as an expression of the speculations of both the individual and of society, of the esoteric but also of the surrounding exoteric space”.  Via the black outlines and the expressionistic lines of his works, he remains true to his personal ideological stance - he asserts his critical commentary on oppression, social conventions, urban life and all forms of authority.

- Elena Ganiti, EMST