The project Liquid Antiquity begins in the Main Building of the Benaki Museum on April 5.
Liquid Antiquity is organized by the DESTE Foundation, Athens in collaboration with the “Postclassicisms” initiative at Princeton University and the Benaki Museum, Athens.
Conceived by Brooke Holmes, Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics at Princeton University, Liquid Antiquity is a critical reflection on the fluid and open-ended relationship between antique and contemporary art. Liquid Antiquity includes a book, co-edited by Holmes and Karen Marta, which consists of critical contributions by renowned critics and scholars, as well as 10 conversations with prominent artists and a site-specific video installation designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The video installation places six of the interviews with the artists who contributed to the publication in dialogue with the Benaki Museum’s permanent collection.
Video interviews with: Matthew Barney, Paul Chan, Urs Fischer, Jeff Koons, Asad Raza, Kaari Upson.
Book launch & opening of video installation: April 3, 2017
Exhibition duration: April 4 – September 17, 2017