Frank and Jamie, 2002
Photo courtesy of DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
Monument to Now
ATHENS • DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art • Ongoing
|Monument to Now, an exhibition of global trends in contemporary art, is on view in Athens, starting the summer of 2004, within the Visual Arts section of "ATHENS 2004 Culture" and remaining open until after the completion of the Olympic Games. The exhibition showcases the works of the most influential international artists of the past decade and accordings to its organizers attempts to articulate the most important recent artistic innovations. |
The works in the exhibition are drawn from the Dakis Joannou Collection, one of the leading collections of new international art. The exhibition takes place in a building, specially renovated for the occasion, located near the "ATHENS 2004" headquarters and at the DESTE Foundationīs permanent space. Two major works will also be installed at the "ATHENS 2004" headquarters.
The exhibition features outstanding new works by some of the leading artists who have emerged since the last major Athens exhibition of the Dakis Joannou Collection in 1996. The artists, many of whom are represented by ambitious installations and large groups of works include: Franz Ackermann, Maurizio Cattelan, Rineke Dijkstra, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Johan Grimonprez, Liza Lou, Mariko Mori, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Chris Ofili, Matthew Ritchie, Tom Sachs, Gregor Schneider, Kara Walker and Nari Ward.
The exhibition also features new acquisitions of major works by Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, Christopher Wool, and other artists to whom the Dakis Joannou Collection has been committed since the 1980s.
Monument to Now Web Site
Detailed schedule information:
During the Olympic Games, 13 - 29 August & 14 - 28 September 2004, the opening hours of the exhibition in DESTE - Nea Ionia are as follows:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 20:00
Monday, 12:00 to 20:00
||DESTE - Nea Ionia Exhibition Space|
E. Pappa & Filellinon Street,
Nea Ionia, Athens 142 43
DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art
8 Omirou Street
Athens 154 51
Tel: (30) 210 672 94 60