NEW ACQUISITIONS FROM THE DAKIS JOANNOU COLLECTION

DESTE FOUNDATION, NEO PSYCHICO, ATHENS 9.2-23.5/2001

The DESTE Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition of important new acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection featuring an international roster of acclaimed artists, many of whom have never been shown in Greece before. Other artists who have previously been presented at the Foundation will be showing entirely new work. Although the show has no specific conceptual framework, one can pinpoint certain general areas of interest such as the exploration of the vocabulary of painting and its changing aesthetic values. In addition, a preoccupation with the human body and how it is represented by photographic means with a focus on investigating personal or collective identity is also evident. Many of the works featured in New Acquisitions reveal an interest in man’s relation with nature and his perception of it.

INCLUDES THE WORKS OF:
  • AMY ADLER
  • MONICA BAER
  • VANESSA BEECROFT
  • MICHAEL BEVILACQUA
  • RICHARD BILLINGHAM
  • RINEKE DIJKSTRA
  • OLAFUR ELIASSON
  • INKA ESSENHIGH
  • ANNA GASKELL
  • ZHANG HUAN
  • KURT KAUPER
  • KAWS
  • SHIRIN NESHAT
  • ALBERT OEHLEN
  • GABRIEL OROZCO
  • SPENCER TUNICK
  • KARA WALKER
  • CHRISTOPHER WOOL