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Exhibition: DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION: 1 to 8

 

DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION: 1 to 8

26 June 2014 - 12 October 2014

The Benaki Museum/Athens (GR)

The exhibition marks the second collaboration between the DESTE Foundation and the Benaki Museum. Through a series of solo and group contemporary art exhibitions hosted at the Benaki Museum, this collaboration between the two institutions aims to promote new and radical developments in contemporary art practice, introduce upcoming artists and important artwork to a wider public, and help inspire novel curatorial approaches.

The exhibition DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION: 1 to 8 assembles the first eight years of capsules and projects. It seeks to compare the artists’ fashion selections and their interpretations, and to expose the ligatures, relays and exchanges within the components of the collection, which also include artists' books and publications produced especially for each capsule.

Neither solely about fashion or art, the exhibition builds on the tensions, affinities, and distance between the two and the problem of contemporariness revealed in their relationship.

Further information: www.benaki.gr