The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Liquid Antiquity at the Benaki Museum, a project that explores the possibility of reinventing classicism and argues for its enduring influence on contemporary art.
Conceived by Brooke Holmes, Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics at Princeton University, in collaboration with Polina Kosmadaki, curator at the Benaki Museum, and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, artistic advisor to the DESTE Foundation, the project includes a book with critical contributions by renowned scholars and conversations with prominent artists. The book is a critical reflection on the fluid and open-ended relationship between antiquity and contemporary art.
A video installation, “Liquid Antiquity: Conversations” will feature at the exhibition, with six conversations with Holmes and artists Matthew Barney, Paul Chan, Urs Fischer, Jeff Koons, Asad Raza, and Kaari Upson, in dialogue with the Benaki Museum’s permanent collection of antiquities.
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