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Everything that’s interesting is new. The Dakis Joannou Collection

Everything that’s Interesting is New presents The Dakis Joannou Collection which includes over two hundred works by approximately one hundred artists. The collection provides a focused overview of contemporary art from 1985 to 1995 and its historical antecedents. It is especially known for its concentration on the artists who emerged in the mid to late 1980s to define a new conceptually based aesthetic. The collection also has a strong emphasis on the works of a younger group of artists who have come to prominence in the 1990s. Also included are works by early and mid twentieth century artists who have been especially influential for the current generation. Many of the most influential artists of the 1980s and 1990s such as Katharina Fritsch, Rober Gober, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, and Kiki Smith are represented by some of their most significant works. The collection provides extensive overviews of the careers of Gober and Koons from early works to ambitious recent pieces. The collection is international in its scope, including artists from numerous European countries, the Americas, and Japan. A range of media is represented from painting to elaborate installation works. The book documents every major work in the collection and includes texts and statements provided by the artists. The Dakis Joannou Collection has become well known for a series of innovative exhibitions built around works in the collection. These exhibitions, organized by the DESTE Foundation, include Cultural Geometry, Artificial Nature, and Post Human. The presentation of the entire collection builds on these earlier exhibitions to continue to explore the interplay between contemporary art and contemporary popular culture.

Text: Deitch Jeffrey, Koons Jeff et al. cm 23,5×28,5; pp. 304; COL; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 1996.

ISBN: 9783893228164| 3893228160

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Everything that’s Interesting is New presents The Dakis Joannou Collection which includes over two hundred works by approximately one hundred artists. The collection provides a focused overview of contemporary art from 1985 to 1995 and its historical antecedents. It is especially known for its concentration on the artists who emerged in the mid to late 1980s to define a new conceptually based aesthetic. The collection also has a strong emphasis on the works of a younger group of artists who have come to prominence in the 1990s. Also included are works by early and mid twentieth century artists who have been especially influential for the current generation. Many of the most influential artists of the 1980s and 1990s such as Katharina Fritsch, Rober Gober, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, and Kiki Smith are represented by some of their most significant works. The collection provides extensive overviews of the careers of Gober and Koons from early works to ambitious recent pieces. The collection is international in its scope, including artists from numerous European countries, the Americas, and Japan. A range of media is represented from painting to elaborate installation works. The book documents every major work in the collection and includes texts and statements provided by the artists. The Dakis Joannou Collection has become well known for a series of innovative exhibitions built around works in the collection. These exhibitions, organized by the DESTE Foundation, include Cultural Geometry, Artificial Nature, and Post Human. The presentation of the entire collection builds on these earlier exhibitions to continue to explore the interplay between contemporary art and contemporary popular culture.