Sat Apr 8, 2017 2:6AM
People look at an installation by Spanish artist Daniel Garcia Andujar entitled "The disasters of War" at the National museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, on April 7, 2017, on the eve of the public opening of the 14th edition of the Documenta 14 art exhibition. (Photo by AFP)
People look at an installation by Spanish artist Daniel Garcia Andujar entitled "The disasters of War" at the National museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, on April 7, 2017, on the eve of the public opening of the 14th edition of the Documenta 14 art exhibition. (Photo by AFP)

Greece is holding the second leg of a German modern art exhibition in the capital Athens. ‘Documenta 14,’ which was already ongoing in Germany’s Kassel, opened its Greek half to the public in venues across Athens.

The event is held every five years and mostly highlights artists, who are lesser known or from far-reaching countries. The exhibition also focuses on political, social and cultural dilemmas across Europe.

This is the first time that a parallel event for the prestigious fair is being held somewhere outside Germany. The unprecedented attempt is seen by critics as a way to pinpoint the dichotomies between Greece and Germany as two faces of Europe. 

What is also special about this edition of the artistic event is that it enables visitors to geographically explore landmarks and event venues in and between the two countries.

It is extended to more than 40 different public institutions, squares, cinemas, university locations and libraries in Athens alone. Over 160 international artists have contributed to the groundbreaking exhibition.