artists & participants
State of Concept
Starting from the question ‘what could a European program be?’, Kadist invites iLiana Fokianaki, Founder and Director of State of Concept, a non-profit space located in Athens, to present a retrospective of her program started in 2013 which has focused on solo exhibitions by European artists (such as “After Europe” by Jonas Staal in 2016, Margarita Bofiliou “Everything’s wrong Xerxes” May 2015, Laure Prouvost “C’est l’est not ouest” April 2016 a.o.). The question addressed behind the selection of works is ‘could a non-profit art institution born into a region in crisis be considered itself as a sovereign entity?’
In parallel iLiana Fokianaki has founded the research platform “Future Climates”, together with Antonia Alampi, which interrogates precarity and the financial lives of small scale institutions, not simply as a condition to be examined but as a starting point for developing new practices and forms of sustenance. The exhibition at Kadist will also include discursive events curated by Future Climates that reflect on these topics.