DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999-2015

On the occasion of the 18-year anniversary since the 1st DESTE Prize, the DESTE Foundation is organizing an exhibition with works by the nine recipients of the Award from 1999 to 2015 together for the first time. The exhibition, entitled DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999–2015, is to open at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens on […]


Liquid Antiquity

The DESTE Foundation is happy to announce the upcoming project entitled Liquid Antiquity. Conceived by Brooke Holmes, Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics at Princeton University, this project is a critical reflection on the fluid and open-ended relationship between antique and contemporary art. Liquid Antiquity includes a book, co-edited by Holmes […]


Guided Tour of “George Lappas – Happy Birthday”

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 12:00 at the Benaki Museum, Main Building (1 Koumbari Street, Athens 106 74) The guided tour will be conducted in Greek by the exhibition’s curators, Polina Kosmadaki, Afroditi Liti, and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis. For more information on the show, please click here.


DESTE at NY Art Book Fair

DESTE is very happy to participate in Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens between September 16 and 18, 2016. Visit us at Booth M04! During the Fair we will be launching Kim Gordon’s Noise Name Paintings and Sculptures of Rock Bands That Are Broken Up and, together with ARTBOOK @ […]


“The Equilibrists” Opening June 16, 2016

The Equilibrists is a project organized by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, on the occasion of DESTE’s 33rd anniversary. This project continues the DESTE Foundation’s history of supporting talented emerging Greek artists. On the occasion of its anniversary, rather than focusing on its past, the Foundation […]