NEON brings together artists John Bock, Paul Mccarthy, Damien Hirst and others in Greece photos by Konstantinos Menelaou

Dear Shaded Viewers,

For the second consecutive year, Greek organization NEON collaborates with the Hellenic Parliament bringing together both Greek and international artists.

John Bock’s tentacle sculpture sprawls out of a lincoln convertible at ‘dream on’ exhibition. Artists were brought together by NEON. The curator for the project of numerous large-scale pieces is Dimitris Paleocrassas. Other artists include Paul McCarthy’s Tomato-Head sculpture, Thomas Hirschhorn’s cave constructed of tape, cardboard, books, posters and cans. ‘Greetings from the Gutter’ is by Damien Hirst made out of gas cylinders.

The artworks by both Greek and international creators will all be donated to four museums in three countries over two continents, namely the Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Tate, and jointly to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Hellenic Parliament + NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory, Athens




Diane Pernet

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