DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999–2015 / Museum of Cycladic Art

at MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART, ATHENS

Organized on the occasion of the eighteenth anniversary of the DESTE Prize, the show titled DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999-2015 showcases works by the nine recipients of the prize from 1999 to 2015 together for the first time.

DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.

Looking back at the history of the prize and offering a survey of recent artist production, DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999-2015 will open at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens on April 5, 2017 and will run through September 17, 2017.

DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
LOUKIA ALAVANOU // THE HUNTER, 2014 (VIDEO STILL) SINGLE-SCREEN HD VIDEO WITH SOUND 08:00 MIN

This collaboration between the DESTE Foundation and the Museum of Cycladic Art forms part of the latter’s “Young Views” program that aims to engage a younger audience, bring the public up-to-date with developments in contemporary cultural production, and provide a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas on contemporary artistic creation.

DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
ANASTASIA DOUKA // ΝΟ POCKETS, 2014 (DETAIL) BLEACH DRAWING ON CLOTHING, RADIATOR ROSIN PAPER CAST, FOUND FOUNTAIN FILTER, CONCRETE, PERSON SITTING STILL (JIYOUNG YOON), ROSIN PAPER HEAD CAST DIMENSIONS VARIABLE INSTALLATION VIEW, THE FOUR HORSEMEN (IN COLLABORATION WITH ILIE PAUN CAPRIEL AND MICHAELA MURPHY), ST. SYLVESTER GYMNASIUM, CHICAGO, 2014 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
MARIA PAPADIMITRIOU // ROTOBOLO, 2016 VIDEO PROJECTION DIMENSIONS VARIABLE INSTALLATION VIEW, LABORATORY ANTIGONE, 2016 COMMISSIONED BY THE ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ONASSIS FESTIVAL NY 2016: ANTIGONE NOW PHOTO: JOSEPH COSCIA, JR.

The artists participating in the exhibition are: Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, and Panayota Tzamourani.

DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
ANGELO PLESSAS // ETERNAL INTERNET BROTHER/SISTERHOOD (1-3), 2015 INSTALLATION VIEW, DESTE PRIZE 2015, MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART, ATHENS COURTESY OF THE THE BREEDER, ATHENS PHOTO: GEORGE SFAKIANAKIS
DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
GEORGIA SAGRI // DOCUMENTARY OF BEHAVIORAL CURRENCIES / SOFAS, 2016 INKJET PRINT ON TYVEK PAPER 19 X 13 CM

Established in 1999, the DESTE Prize is awarded biennially to a Greek or Cypriot artist living in Greece or abroad. The prize aims to showcase an emerging generation of artists and is integral to the foundation’s policy of supporting and promoting contemporary art. The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue (Greek/English) that honors everyone who has contributed to the prize over the past eighteen years.

DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
PANAYIOTA TZAMOURANI // MAD OBJECT / MADDENED SUBJECT, 1997 (VIDEO STILL) VIDEO VHS 08:35 MIN.
DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU // INSTALLATION VIEW, DAYS AND AGES, MODERNA MUSEET, STOCKHOLM, 2014 PHOTO: MODERNA MUSEET / ÅSA LUNDÉN
DESTE, ΔΕΣΤΕ, Museum of Cycladic Art, αθήνα, μουσείο κυκλαδικής τέχνης, έκθεση, επέτειος, Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Angelo Plessas, Georgia Sagri, Kostas Sahpazis, Panayota Tzamourani.
EIRENE ESTATHIOU // OTHER THINGS HAPPEN IN DECEMBER BESIDES CHRISTMAS 2, 2015-16 OIL AND SCREEN PRINT ON PAPER MOUNTED ON ALUMINUM 2 PARTS; 33 X 33 CM EACH COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ELENI KORONEOU GALLERY, ATHENS

Opening: April 5, 2017
Duration: April 6 – September 17, 2017

Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00, Thursday: 10:00 to 20:00, Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00, Tuesday: closed

Entrance fee: 3,5€
MCA Friends: Entrance free

Cover photo: Kostas Sahpazis // Loose bonds, 2016 Aluminum 30 x 65 x 38 cm


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