The Luminous Interval The D.Daskalopoulos Collection

Duration: 30 min.
Year: 2011
Synopsis: Curated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Deputy Director and Chief Curator Nancy Spector, and Assistant Curator Katherine Brinson, ‘The Luminous Interval: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection’ presents the work of more than 30 international artists drawn from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, one of the world’s most significant private collections of contemporary art. The exhibition’s title is derived from the writings of the Greek philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis (1883–1957), who envisioned life as a “luminous interval” during which decomposition and decay are necessary prerequisites to creation and renewal. Grounded in an assembly of works dating from the 1980s and 1990s by eminent figures such as Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Paul McCarthy, and Annette Messager, but also foregrounding projects by younger talents such as Paul Chan, Guyton\Walker, Nate Lowman, and Wangechi Mutu, the exhibition immerses visitors in a focused survey of some of the most salient artistic developments of the past few decades.
Cast: Kendell Geers (Artist), Robert Williams (Artist), Annette Messager (Artist), Thomas Hirchhorn (Artist), Nate Lowman (Artist), Kelley Walker (Artist), Alexandros Psychoulis (Artist), Dimitris Daskalopoulos (Collector), Nancy Spector (Curator), Katherine Brinson (Curator)