The D.Daskalopoulos Collection Gift is a group of contemporary artworks donated to Tate in 2023. Featuring over 110 works by 53 artists, the strengths of the collection are in its many installations and sculptures in complex materials, though it also includes historically significant works on paper and of time-based media.
The works explore ideas of what it is to be human. This is addressed through the representation of bodily forms and references to psychological struggle and contemplation, often in humorous and thought-provoking ways. Many of the works have immersive qualities that encourage the viewer to think about their own physical selves within an installation environment.
The donation has transformed the way Tate is able to represent the practices of such artists as Matthew Barney, Vlassis Caniaris, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Martin Kippenberger, Pipilotti Rist and Rosemarie Trockel. Artists in the D.Daskalopoulos Collection Gift whose works join Tate’s collection for the first time include Heidi Bucher, Paul Chan, Bruce Conner, Maro Michalakakos, Paul Pfeiffer, Paul Thek and Adrián Villar Rojas.