Dakis Joannou and his wife Lietta entertained artists, collectors, friends and media to a two day art extravaganza late June.
His Deste Foundation hosted the first portion of the art fest, INVESTIGATIONS OF A DOG, Works from the FACE* Collections, curated by Nadja Argyropoulou).
For those who haven’t seen the show yet (it has already been hosted by the other four FACE partner institutions between October, 2009 and May, 2011),
Vasco Araujo, Virginie Barré, Philippe Bazin, Mircea Cantor, Maurizio Cattelan, Roberto Cuoghi, Mark Dion, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Urs Fischer, Fischli & Weiss, David Hammons, Annika von Hausswolff, Thomas Hirschhorn, William Kentridge, Kimsooja, Jeff Koons, Sigalit Landau, Sherrie Levine, DeAnna Maganias, Mark Manders, Esko Männikkö, Marcos Reis Peixoto Marepe, Paul McCarthy, Boris Mikhailov, Segal Miri, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Martin Parr, Aurel Schmidt, Gregor Schneider, Lara Schnitger, Santiago Sierra, Lorna Simpson, Stéphane Thidet, Kara Walker and Artur Zmijewski’
The viewing was followed by drinks on the terrace and dinner at the Joannous home, which houses many of works from his private collection – rotated, his wife tells me, at 6 months interval.
Featured artists on the night included Pawel Althamer, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Chris Ofili and George Condo.
There were 147 guests that night, including Maurizio Cattelan, Kerstin Braetsch, Adele Roeder, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Lisa Phillips, Massimiliano Gioni & Cecilia Alemani, Paul Morris, Francesco Bonami, Mark Fletcher, Jean-Pierre and Rachel Lehmann, and art collectors Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Antoine de Galbert and Joao Oliveira-Rendeiro
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