Mikhail Karikis is a Greek-British artist who has been dealing for over ten years with the potential of participatory art in relation to the global ecological crisis. His work comprises film and audio-visual installations for which he works worldwide, collaborating with structurally neglected groups such as children and people with disabilities. His main point is here not to speak on behalf of them but to make their embodied voices audible and to envoke the revolutionary potential of listening.
Current exhibitions: TATE Liverpool (solo), MORI Art Museum (solo), RIBOCA 2 (Biennale)
On the occasion of his first survey exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) a monograph on his work will be published by Freigeist Verlag. The art book includes numerous images of Karikis‘ work of the last ten years, as well as text contributions by curators and writers who are close to the artist.
Edited by Elinor Morgan (MIMA) and Hannes Schumacher (Freigeist)
With text contributions by:
Katerina Gregos (Brussels)
Mami Kataoka (MORI Art Museum, Tokyo)
Salomé Voegelin (University of the Arts London / Berlin)
Ella Finer (London)
Hannes Schumacher (Freigeist)
Elinor Morgan (MIMA) & Mikhail Karikis (Lisbon)
The publication is made possible by the support of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) and LUX London.
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