The National Museum of Contemporary Art’s program “Face Forward …into my home” has been extended until February 18, proving the success of an initiative that gave a voice and face to 20 refugees and asylum seekers in Greece, so that they might bridge the gaps between the old and the new world surrounding them, thus healing the mass and at the same time personal trauma through hope and optimism: “looking ahead,” as the project’s title suggests.

Since last November, the effort’s result has taken the form of an exhibition housed at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, inviting viewers to… decode twenty human portraits along with the recorded personal narratives of the refugees depicted in them.

As the director of the Museum, Mrs. Katerina Koskina, has said the project is not purely artistic, but above all humanitarian. It has been designed by the National Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the UN High Commission for Refugees, with funding provided by the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Directorate.