NEON has supported the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) since 2012, and is committed to making further contributions to facilitate its operation and sustainability.
The program announced in 2015 – which included exhibitions and educational initiatives – was dependent upon the Museum being fully operational; NEON will re-assess how these can be implemented once EMST opens to the public.
NEON’s support for EMST consists of the following:
Enrichment of EMST’s permanent collection From 2012 to 2015, NEON supported EMST with two annual programs for enriching the Museum’s permanent collection with new acquisitions.
First, NEON provided an annual sum of 50,000 euros for the Museum to acquire works of its own choosing at the international Frieze Art Fair. In 2015, the Museum acquired works by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Ι stared at beauty so much, 2013. Waiting for the Barbarians), and Francis Alÿs (from the 2008 Camgun series). In 2016, from Piotr Kowlaski and Bertille Bak.