Documenta 14 at National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)


Adam Szymczyk’s proposal to organize documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel interrogates the position of the institution by reversing the role of host that it has grown so accustomed to, instead shaping an exhibition in a context where it is a guest, and where its calling card is an invitation for a shared Learning from Athens. At the same time the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), with the new series EMST in the World, found within the working title “Learning from Athens” the opportunity to learn from Kassel and create a path for its contact with the world. Thus, the two organizations agreed EMST to become the main venue of documenta in Athens and the Museum to exhibit part of its collection to Fridericianum in Kassel.

The presentation of the artworks of documenta 14 is spread in the whole building of EMST, as well as in the whole city of Athens, in more than 40 different public institutions, squares, cinemas, university spaces and libraries, where most of 160 artists from all over the world will present their new works.

EMST will be the main venue of documenta 14 from April 8 to July 16 2017. documenta 14 will in turn host EMST’s collection at the Fridericianum in Kassel, presenting a curated selection of the museum’s valuable permanent collection of Greek and international contemporary art, from June 10 to September 17 2017.
Opening hours of documenta 14 at EMST:

Tuesday- Wednesday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 11.00-21.00

Thursday: 11.00-23.00

Monday: Closed

For more information about the exhibition of documenta 14 at EMST and at the other exhibition venues, please contact documenta at 215 5350303, email:


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.