CULTURE

Artworks at the conservatory

The first retrospective on the late artist Bia Davou (1932-96) and a well-set-up exhibition of Net art by two Koreans currently comprise the activities of the Athens Conservatory, which is presently housing the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The first exhibition is one of the museum’s monographs on important artists, while the second is taking place as part of a research and collection program for new media. The two displays come together nicely at the same venue, reflecting the numerous goals of the museum and complementing the notions of communication and the new media. The Korean art group Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries’ work «Close Your Eyes» is housed in the conservatory’s second basement. It is a video installation of three huge screenings with black letters flashing quickly against a white background, simultaneously revealing three stories. The installation becomes a meeting point for cinema, literature, art and the Internet, while nearby the focus is on an artist who was active from the 1960s to the 1990s, studying her era’s ways of communication in her own way. Athens Conservatory, Vas. Georgiou & Rigilis, tel 210.944.2111.