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Group exhibition: The Dutch show. Contemporary Dutch artists in Greek collections.

One of the two photos by hellen van Meene featured in the exhibition
  • 2004-12-9 - 2005-1-23
  • The Netherlands Institute, Athens, Greece
  • Features Bas Jan Ader, René Daniëls, Marlene Dumas, Henk Visch, Niek Kemps, Philip Akkerman, Rob Scholte, Michael Raedecker, Pat Andrea, Aernout Mik, Robert Suermond, Rineke Dijkstra, Marc Bijl, Iris van Dongen, Ed van der Elsken, Madeleine Berkhemer, Roger Cremers, Liza May Post, Lilly van der Stocker / Angela Bulloch, Hellen van Meene and Inez van Lamsweerde
  • A beautifully restored neo-classical building situated on walking distance of the Acropolis. Contains two works by Van Meene from the collection of Mr. Papadimitriou.
  • Look at the invitation (PDF / 85K / Greek)

Below is a very informative article from, a website by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture:

The Dutch Show
Exhibition of Contemporary Dutch Artists in Athens

11 Photographs of works in high resolution (part A) - from

A most interesting exhibition is organised by the Dutch Institute of Athens in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Athens. Entitled "The Dutch Show", the event is dedicated to the ambassador of The Netherlands in Greece, Paul R. Brouwer for his contribution to the Arts. Some of the works that are hosted at the Dutch Institute are presented for the first time in Greece. Greek art collectors Dakis Joannou, Konstantinos Papayeorgiou and Grigoris Papadimiriou along with the historian of art Denys Zacharopoulos took the inauguration for the exhibition that lasts from December 9 to January 23.

11 Photographs of works in high resolution (part B) - from

Works by distinctive Dutch artists such as: Bas Jan Ader, Philip Akkerman, Pat Andrea, Madeleine Berkhemer, Marc Bijl, Rob Birza, Roger Cremers, Rene Daniels, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Niek Kemps, Liza May Post, Aernout Mik, Michael Raedecker, Rob Scholte, Robert Suermondt, Ed van der Elsken, Lily van der Stokker, Iris van Dongen, Inez van Lamsweerde, Hellen van Meene, Henk Visch, are presented in the context of the exhibition. Projections of the works by 27 video artists from the 70's and the 80's also make part of the show.

"The Dutch Show" comprises works by distinctive Dutch artists that belong to private Greek collections. Dakis Joannou, Konstantinos Papayeorgiou and Grigoris Papadimitriou formed a consultanting committee, which participated in a research concerning the status of Dutch artists in Greece while they willingly offered works from their private collections as well. Works from both the collections of the Frissiras Museum and those of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece are also included in the exhibition.

The exhibition asprires to present the main trends of contemporary art in The Netherlands. Moreover, "The Dutch Show" demonstrates the relation and the cultural exchanges between Greece and The Netherlands. Curator of the exhibition is Denys Zacharopoulos, historian of art and professor at both the "Rijksacademie" of Amsterdam and the University of the Aegean. He has organised and curated various displays while he has also participated himself in many exhibitions in Europe and the USA.

The complete article can be found here.