‘Apollo’ by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years

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An artwork is an artist’s identity that portrays his soul. The Deste Foundation is presenting Apollo, an exhibition on view at DESTE’s Project Space by artist Jeff Koons at the old Slaughterhouse in Hydra from June 21 to October 31, 2022. It will be a glance of a whimsical world with some handpicked readymade objects along with the newly articulated sculptures by the artist. The show will also be a remarkable event as it portrays the progressive 22 of his solo exhibition in the by lanes of Greece.

'Apollo' by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years

The focal point of the central area of the installation will be the sculpture Apollo Kithara (2019–2022). It portrays Apollo playing a “Kithara”, which is considered a pre-processed unit of the modern world’s guitar which stands over 2.3 meters tall. Ths walls of the exhibition area have been transformed and articulated by ancient frescoes from Boscoreale, near Pompeii. With an array of other artworks like a pair of bronze Nike sneakers, Gazing Ball Tripod (2020–2022), and Plato’s Solid Forms Wind Spinners (2020–2022) the exhibition primely focuses on exclusive art pieces from his artistic life span. Altogether it’s a curation of elements that tune in with the installation which includes burning candles to  Duchampian reference of a urinal. The roof of the Slaughterhouse inculcates an Apollo Wind Spinner (2020–2022), a 9.1 meter (30-foot) wide reflective wind spinner that greets the people which demarks the warm gesture for the people walking towards the principal building.

'Apollo' by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years
'Apollo' by artist Jeff Koons exhibits the legacy of his artworks over the years

Apart from the artworks, the exhibition arena dives one’s senses into an enchanting vibe created through mild music & burning sage accompanied by baked offerings that evocate the ancient memoirs. The sound of the Kithara finely curated with contemporary musical chords create harmony within the genres of art. 

Written by Drashti Patel

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