DESTE opens new library

In the past few years the DESTE foundation for contemporary art has adopted a new approach, placing emphasis on highlighting emerging art trends in Greece and abroad. At the same time it has been a hospitable place for artists who didn’t always have good contacts with museums and galleries or who had something fresh and original to offer. Now DESTE is reaching out to people involved in art through study and other activities. It has opened a library on its premises (at Filellinon and Papa streets in Nea Ionia) and a special reading room for visitors. The library, which specializes in the visual arts, slanted toward Greek and international contemporary art, includes works on architecture, design and contemporary culture in general. There are books, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, special editions, books about artists, albums, an auction catalog archive, audiovisual material and art videos. The library and the Archive of Modern Greek Artists, already in operation, are part of a DESTE project aimed at promoting knowledge of contemporary art. Recognizing that the library will need constant updating and enrichment, DESTE has plans for further purchases, is open to exchanges and welcomes donations.

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