Deste Foundation, House of Cyprus, Athens
Cultural Geometry was the first of Jeffrey Deitch's influential exhibitions for the Deste Foundation in Athens. Deitch began working with the visionary art collector and patron Dakis Joannou in 1985. Joannou was not interested in conventional collecting. He was also committed to giving artists and curators a platform for expressing ideas about art and contemporary culture.
Cultural Geometry drew on works from the collection to explore the fascinating connections between new art, popular culture and the art of ancient Greece. It was one of the first shows to articulate the new group of artists sometimes described as Neo-Geo whose work fused elements of Pop, Minimalism and Conceptualism.
The exhibition took place in a faded Neo Classical mansion in the center of Athens repurposed as a cultural center called the House of Cyprus. The show was accompanied by a book designed by Dan Friedman that featured uncanny juxtapositions of artworks in the show with related images from contemporary Greece and contemporary commercial culture.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
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