“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 is looking forward with a focus on the future of young art in Greece.

The exhibition, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Helga Christoffersen with Massimiliano Gioni, brings together work by a new generation of young Greek and Cypriot artists working in Athens and abroad.

The 33 artists and collaborations in the exhibition have adopted radically diverse approaches towards reflecting and engaging with the world around them. Working across painting, sculpture, drawing, film & video, and performance, the artists in The Equilibrists capture the fragility of the present moment through a shared approach to materiality. Their work touches upon themes as varied as historical memory, shifting notions of cultural identity, the politics of architecture and infrastructure, and the surfaces and flows of the digital realm.

The show will be on view at the Benaki Museum, Pireos St. between June 17 and October 9, 2016.

For more information on The Equilibrists, please click here.