If you're more into David Bowie than Love Actually, if Christmas shopping got the better of you, or if you're simply down for some inner reflection during the festive season, The National Museum of Contemporary Art has just what you need.
The new exhibition titled Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) explores the state of love and human bonds in the age of the Internet, social media, and late-stage capitalism, probing into how the digital sphere, the impact of technology giants, and neo-liberal practices have transformed love, social relations, and the way we interact with one another.
After being held in Germany, Estonia and the Netherlands it comes to Greece and expands to also include Greek artists. The product of ongoing research, the subject of this exhibition is approached from a wide variety of perspectives, tones, and medium, resulting in an entrancing journey through the realm of Love in the digital era.
Not quite your average "falala" experience, but certainly something to ponder over before making New Year’s resolutions.
Update: Modern Love has proved to be an audience favourite. After getting an extension and receiving more than 100,000 visitors, it only sounds fitting that it’s now getting its own mini festival (29/09-01/10). EMST is hosting a free entrance three-day festival with a programme that dives deeper into the theme of love in the digital age and includes talks, panels, screenings, performances, and guided tours. On top of that, you'll get to hear from some of the exhibition's artists themselves. The programme will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Greek.