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documenta 14 in Athens

Artistic Director: Adam Szymczyk

Team of curators, advisors, assistants

Approx. 160 participants

See also:
d14 in Kassel, Germany
10 June - 17 September 2017
Preview days: 7 - 9 June

Venues in Athens:

On 24 March 2017, documenta 14 introduces their institutional partners in Athens and all the venues of the exhibition. The press release includes the names of artists working at specific sites. See:
Venues & partners in Athens

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)
Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str, Athens, 117 43

The EMST as the largest venue, will be the main host of the d14 in Athens. In return, a curated selection of works from the EMST collection will be exhibited at the Fridericianum during the documenta 14. "The full vertical span of the building is given over to the presentation of the documenta 14 exhibition in Athens and becomes exemplary among several collaborations with public institutions in the Greek capital."
See the press release, 7 March 2017

Complete list with detailed information:
Venues & partners in Athens


Horseback event 'recreating' Parthenon frieze scenes

On 8 February 2017, Greek newspapers have spread the news that Greece's Central Archaeological Council has given its approval for a horseback parade through central Athens, planned as the opening event of documenta 14. The parade will start on the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian road that circles the Acropolis, near Aghia Sophia Church, and end at the Parliament.

The procession will have 12 horses and riders, while organizers expect that the public following the procession will help create a festive atmosphere. It aims to serve as a symbolic correlation, presenting a contemporary image of the procession of horsemen depicted on the Parthenon frieze.

The Athens-Kassel Ride
Project by Ross Birrell

The event will also mark the start of a 100-day horseback journey covering 1,850 miles (almost 3,000 kilometers), from Athens to Kassel, passing through western Balkan countries. Among the horses making the journey will be one of Greek breed named Hermes. This project by Ross Birrell follows a tradition of lengthy horseback rides in the world, inspired by the work "Tschiffely's Ride" by Swiss author Aimé Félix Tschiffely, describing his own horseback journey from Buenos Aires to New York in 1928.
more info on the d14 website

(Photo top: View of the Acropolis / © Photo: Christophe Meneboeuf
Cavalcade west frieze Parthenon, British Museum / © Photo: Jastrow)

Like for all editions since 1997, Universes in Universe will publish an extensive Special about documenta 14. This preview is continuously updated. After the opening will follow informative photo tours. About news we inform via our
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