Documenta 14 curator presents Athens venues that will house the art show

Documenta 14 curator Adam Szymczyk presented on Tuesday the list of venues where events and exhibitions for the prestigious art show will be held in Athens, but refrained from announcing the names of artists who will be participating.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis in the Greek capital, Szymczyk said the content is still being formed noting it was the result of the event’s cooperation with Greek artists.

“We’re still at an experimental stage and we are walking on a path that will soon take shape,” he told journalists. “Documenta is not something that already exists, a gift that can be moved from Kassel to Athens,” said Szymczyk. “On the contrary, we received a gift by working with the institutions and their people in Athens, who opened their cards to us. We didn’t bring the content of the exhibition, our partnerships with the Greeks defined them,” he added.

The exhibition will take place from April 8 to July 16 in Athens, and June 10 to September 17 in its hometown in Kassel. The process of preparation and establishing cooperation took about two and a half years.

The organizers announced the core of the Athens exhibition will be housed in the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), while other exhibition areas include the four annexes of the Benaki Museum, the School of Fine Arts, the Avdi and Kotzia squares, the Athens Music Hall, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Byzantine and Christian Museum and the Greek Film Archive.