Hip Koukaki is not all about trendy brunch spots and design stores. The creative crowd at the foothills of the Acropolis can also get pretty deep. Case in point, the people over at State of Concept, the neighbourhood's trademark non-profit gallery/art institution.
In collaboration with the Temporary Academy of Arts, who will be taking over the gallery's artistic directorship for a whole year, the two teams present Waste/d Pavilion, a social documentation of life through art, split into episodes.
Waste/d Pavilion’s second episode, to run until September 29, hosts Oliver Ressler who made his Greek debut with a four film series depicting the chain reaction of the economic crisis of 2008. For his latest artwork, displayed at the exhibition Assets Must be Stranded, Ressler focuses on climate activism. His work has often been connected with activist groups, as he uses photography and moving images to open a dialogue on politics and ecology.
Ready for more talking point culture? A second parallel exhibition series, Bona Fide 2, nurtures collaborations between young artists and art critics/curators. For this episode, artist Elsa Brès with her short film Notes for Les Sanglières and art historian Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou with her text, dive into the space of ecofeminism and queer ecology. Our bond with the natural world is the focal point of these two amicable exhibitions. Sounds a lot, we know. Time to hit those bars we mentioned.