press release

D.Daskalopoulos Collection and Dimitris Daskalopoulos 
Started in 1994, the D.Daskalopoulos Collection is one of the world’s foremost collections of contemporary art, composed of over 500 works by 170 leading international and Greek artists. The body of the collection is formed by works from the past two decades. The artworks included in the collection, reflect the pertinent themes of this period focusing on the human body as a source of creativity and existential, social and ideological struggle. The collection gives particular prominence to large scale installation and sculpture works, as well as drawing, collage, film and video. While tracing key aesthetic developments of the last 20 years, the collection includes carefully considered key works from earlier in the twentieth century – by artists such as Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Morris, Dieter Roth and Paul Thek – that root the collection historically. Important artists represented in depth include Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman and Kiki Smith.

Mona Hatoum´s work Current Disturbance was shown at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao curated by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Katherine Brinson, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. as part of the exhibition The Luminous Interval, April to September 2011 and included more than 60 works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection. Current Disturbance was also shown at the Whitechapel Gallery in London early spring 2011.

Dimitris Daskalopoulos is a collector of contemporary art and active in the Board of Trustees of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Tate International Council and the Leadership Council of the New Museum. He is also a Future Fund Founding Partner of the Whitechapel Gallery, London. He is the Chairman of DAMMA Holdings S.A., a financial services and investment company. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) since 2006.

Mona Hatoum
Current Disturbance
The D.Daskalopoulos Collection