Art Athina Award in cooperation with MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona
The Art Athina award for a new artist is a new institution that aims to strengthen artistic creation. Artists up to 45 years of age, who live and work in Greece, are eligible to participate, nominated by the gallery that represents them where they have held at least one solo exhibition.
For this year's award, Art Athina collaborates with MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona, one of the five Museums of the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki (MOMus).
The award announcement will take place during Art Athina, 16-19.09.2022.
The members of the five-member committee for the award are:
Yannis Bolis, Art historian, Head of Department of Contemporary Sculpture MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona
Christoforos Marinos, Art historian, OPANDA curator of exhibitions and events
Thouli Misirloglou, Art historian, acting director of MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections and MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts
Irene Orati, Artistic director, The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation
Stamatis Schizakis, Curator, New Media and Photography, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST)
Sunday 18 September
Polyphony and Social Change at MOMus
A discussion with Thouli Misirloglou, deputy director, MOMus-Experimental Center for the Art & The Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki - MOMus, and Mary Adamopoulou, journalist at the newspaper TA NEA
MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona
On the fringe of the Athens Archaeological Park, MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona is housed in an impressive eclecticism building. In 2004 Alex Mylona founded the Alex Mylona Museum of Contemporary Art. From 2004 until 2007 the Museum has been operated by the Alex Mylona Foundation of Contemporary Art, it was then under the auspices of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (2007-2018). Since 2018 is being operated by MOMus, as one of its five museums.
The Museum hosts almost all of the sculptress's work, while organizing contemporary art exhibitions, educational programs, performances, happenings, lectures and speech. In its space there is a permanent exhibition of Alex Mylonas’ selected works: from the anthropocentric compositions she created in the 1950s, and her abstract iron sculptures presented at the 1960 Venice Biennale, to the Architectural Propositions (1976) and her latter marble sculptures. In addition to her sculptures, the Museum's collection includes paintings, drawings, collages and the archive of Alex Mylona. In parallel, a part of the artist’s atelier is presented.
The presentation of the Art Athina award winning artist will be presented in MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona, in spring 2023, fulfilling one Mylonas’ primary goals for the museum, to host and highlight news visual artists.