NEON was founded in 2013 by collector and entrepreneur Dimitris Daskalopoulos. Neon aspires to bring modern culture close to the Modern Citizen, highlighting the potential of artistic creation to awaken, to move, to motivate. At the same time, it seeks to contribute to the wider effort to upgrade the city and the everyday life of the citizen. To contribute to the restoration of the citizen’s relationship with the operation and events of his city.
NEON is not limited to a single space. Its seat is the whole city, the wider urban environment. He is a lively and active interlocutor with society, institutions and the public.
NEON implements its goals through exhibitions, educational programs, events and discussions, sponsorship and scholarship programs and the creation of a network of international collaborations and exchanges. Neon collaborates with cultural institutions and strengthens the activity of public and private institutions in order to disseminate contemporary art. Neon seeks to highlight culture as a key driver of progress and development.
Ο Δημήτρης Δασκαλόπουλος, Ιδρυτής του ΝΕΟΝ, στο όρος Κύνθος. Antony Gormley, Signal II, 2018. Installation view, στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο της Δήλου, 2019. / Dimitris Daskalopoulos, founder of Neon, on Mount Kynthos. Antony Gormley, Signal II, 2018. Installation view, at the archaeological site of Delos, 2019.