Portals Hellenic Parliament Library & Printing House
In light of recent developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), events, exhibitions and talks are subject to change.
NEON and the Hellenic Parliament are delighted to announce the opening of Portals on 11 June in the renovated spaces of the former Public Tobacco Factory, now the Hellenic Parliament Library and Printing House. The group exhibition will feature 59 artists from 27 countries with 15 new site-specific works.
The exhibition comes as Greece commemorates the 200th anniversary of its War of Independence while, at the same time, countries and societies around the world are reeling from the pandemic. In this framework, Portals aspires to convey the messages, ideas and visions of contemporary artistic creation, investigating the new reality forming through the prism of change and disruption.
The exhibition explores contemporary reality and pays tribute to a world in need of healing and unity. The 59 participating artists have created works using various media—installation, painting, sculpture, photography and performance.
Participating artist: Steve McQueen
Artists presenting new site-specfic commissions: Adrián Villar Rojas and Danh Vo
Building Exterior 1 & 2: Former Public Tobacco Factory – Hellenic Parliament Library & Printing House | Photograph © George Charisis | Courtesy Hellenic Parliament & NEON
Building Exterior 3: Former Public Tobacco Factory – Hellenic Parliament Library & Printing House | Photograph © Giorgos Sfakianakis | Courtesy Hellenic Parliament & NEON