THE DAKIS JOANNOU COLLECTION

THE DAKIS JOANNOU COLLECTION

Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art

June 2, 2004

Monument to Now: THE DAKIS JOANNOU COLLECTION
22 June – 31 December 2004

An exhibition organized by the DESTE Foundation as an official part of “ATHENS 2004, Culture”.

Venues:

DESTE – NEA IONIA
E. Pappa & Filellinon Street,
Nea Ionia, Athens 142 43, Greece.
Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 21:00.
Monday and Sunday closed.
DESTE – PSYCHICO
Omirou Street, Athens 154 51, Greece.
Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 18:00.
Saturday, 12:00 – 16:00. Sunday closed.
Opening hours during the Olympic Games:
13 – 29 August
14 – 28 September
DESTE – NEA IONIA
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 20:00
Every Monday, 12:00 – 20:00

www.monument-to-now.gr

Participating artists:
Franz Ackermann, Amy Adler, Ghada Amer, Laurie Anderson, Janine Antoni, Kutlug Ataman, Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Michael Bevilacqua, Ashley Bickerton, Maurizio Cattelan, Nigel Cooke, Verne Dawson, Rineke Dijkstra, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Anna Gaskell, Gilbert & George, Robert Gober, Jack Goldstein, Douglas Gordon, Johan Grimonprez, Andreas Gursky, Zhang Huan, Brad Kahlhamer, Kurt Kauper, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, George Lappas, Liza Lou, Paul McCarthy, Mariko Mori, Takashi Murakami, Nikos Navridis, Shirin Neshat, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Cady Noland, Chris Ofili, Gabriel Orozco, Charles Ray, Pipilotti Rist, Matthew Ritchie, Tom Sachs, Gregor Schneider, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Slominski, Kiki Smith, Lina Theodorou, Wolfgang Tillmans, Fred Tomaselli, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Gillian Wearing, Clare Woods, Christopher Wool, Chen Zhen.

Monument to Now, an exhibition of global trends in contemporary art, will be presented 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 will showcase the works of the most influential international artists of the past decade and will attempt to articulate the most important recent artistic innovations.

The works in the exhibition will be drawn from the Dakis Joannou Collection, one of the leading collections of new international art. The exhibition will take place in a building, specially renovated for the occasion, located near the “ATHENS 2004″ headquarters and at the DESTE Foundation´s permanent space.

An influential group of curators has been assembled to organize the exhibition and edit the accompanying book. The group includes Dan Cameron, Senior Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Curator of the 2003 Istanbul Biennial; Alison M. Gingeras, Curator at the Musee National d’ Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou; Massimiliano Gioni, Curator of The Zone, a section of the 2003 Venice Biennial and Curator of the 2004 Manifesta; Nancy Spector, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Museum; and Jeffrey Deitch, who has worked with the Deste Foundation on numerous exhibition projects including Artificial Nature and Post Human. Marina Fokidis, who has been the commissioner of the Greek Pavilion in the 50th Venice Biennial, will act in the role of project-coordinator and curator of special projects.

The exhibition will feature 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 will also feature 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.
For more information contact:
Daphne Vitali, Email: info@djcf.gr
OR VISIT SITE: www.monument-to-now.gr
For press information contact:
Natasha Adamou or Xenia Kalpaktsoglou
Email: press@monument-to-now.gr

DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art,
Tel: + 30 210 6729460, Fax: + 30 210 6729470
Monument to Now is sponsored by Heineken.
The communication sponsor is ERT, the national television channel.

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