Liquid Antiquity at Benaki Museum
Benaki Museum GREECE | ATHENS
APRIL 04, 2017-SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce “Liquid Antiquity”, 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 in collaboration with Polina Kosmadaki and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, the project includes a book with critical contributions by renowned scholars and conversations with prominent artists, as well as a site-specific video installation of artist interviews, conceived and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Bringing together artists, classicists, critics, historians, political theorists, and philosophers, the book, edited by Holmes and Karen Marta, is a critical reflection on the fluid and open-ended relationship between antiquity and contemporary art. A site-specific video installation, “Liquid Antiquity: Conversations”, conceived and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, places 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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