Michael Rakowitz (SMVisS ’98) to be in Show at the Renovated Lenorman Street Tobacco Factory, Athens

The Lenorman Street Tobacco Factory, Athens. Half of the building is home to the library of Hellenic Parliament. The other half is being renovated by the art foundation Neon and will house a cultural center. Photo © Giorgos Charisis; courtesy of the Hellenic Parliament and Neon.

A Greek Billionaire is converting an old tobacco factory in Athens into a cultural center. The debut show in 2021 will feature work by Michael Rakowitz (SMVisS ’98), Glenn Ligon, and Danh Vo.

Set to open next year with an exhibition featuring international artists including Michael RakowitzGlenn Ligon, and Danh Vo, the launch will coincide with the 200th anniversary of Greece’s revolution against Ottoman Empire, which led to the foundation of the modern Greek state.

The inaugural exhibition, “Portals,” will be curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Neon director Elina Kountouri, reports the Art Newspaper. It will be on view from June to December 2021.

Find out more at ArtNet.