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DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art is a non-profit institution established in Geneva in 1983 by collector Dakis Joannou (Dakis Joannou Collection). Through its exhibition space in Athens, Greece, DESTE engages in an extensive exhibition program that promotes emerging as well as established artists.

PROJECTSPACE SLAUGHTERHOUSE HYDRA

In 2008, the Municipality of the Island of Hydra granted DESTE the island’s old slaughterhouse. Functioning as the DESTE Project Space Slaughterhouse since 2009, every summer the Foundation hosts a series of contemporary art exhibitions on the island, including the assignment of the space to a single artist or team invited to stage a unique, site-specific exhibition.