26 MARCH 2014 / Exhibition on “No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis” inaugurated at Palais Des Beaux-Arts

The exhibition “No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis” opens to the public on March 27th at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts), in Brussels with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The exhibition is part of a series of cultural, educational and academic events supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Brussels, France and the USA, on the occasion of Greece assuming the Presidency of the European Union. The events aim to promote internationally the role of Greece as a determining factor in the shaping of European heritage.

It is the second event supported by the Foundation in Brussels, following the opening concert by the Athens Camerata on January 14, which launched the official events of the Greek Presidency.

The exhibition is an integral part of a series of independent events organized by BOZAR, as part of the interdisciplinary program “Focus on Greece”, which promotes the role and significance of Greece in Europe’s cultural history and current events. More specifically, the exhibition “No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis”—curated by art historian Katerina Gregou who has significant experience in carrying out exhibitions concerning social issues—focuses on the humanitarian and social dimensions of the crisis, with particular emphasis on the dramatic changes that have occurred both in Greece and across Europe.

It is the largest important exhibition of modern art held outside Greece in the last decade, and the first of its kind on the crisis, internationally showcasing the creations of 32 contemporary Greek artists and art groups. The artists were selected based on the relevance of their work in a historically and politically crucial time for Greece, but also for the whole of Europe.

Directly connected to the content and symbolism of the works, the layout of the exhibition—designed and directed by Danae Giamalaki—is shaped as a labyrinth, allowing visitors to follow a winding, circular path with multiple dead ends, but also with many different options, as is it often the case within the environment of the economic crisis.

With this grant, the Foundation supports the promotion of contemporary Greek art abroad, and the presentation of artistic creation in times of crisis, under the auspices of the largest cultural organization in Brussels.

The exhibition will be hosted at BOZAR until August 3rd, and admission will be free.

The full list of artists and selected photographs of their artwork can be found at the following link: http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=14351&lng=en&pressguest=yes

Disclaimer from the organizer: The content of the exhibition, and the views expressed as part of it, solely represent BOZAR, the participating artists and members of the exhibition’s organizing team.

Further information about the exhibition

Guided Tours: At the last Thursday of each month (March 27, April 24, May 29 and June 26), from 18.00 to 21.00, a trilingual tour guide will be available at the visitors’ disposal (English, French, Dutch) at the exhibition.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm Thursday: 10am - 9pm Monday: closed

Info & tickets for BOZAR: +32 2 507 82 00 – [email protected] BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium)