Cultural Theory: Mikhail Karikis in conversation
Date & Time:
23rd November, 16:00
C588 (Curzon B) and online
The artist Mikhail Karikis will be in conversation with Dr Esther Windsor and Pierre D'Alancaisez, in which they will be discussing his work, which includes listening and activism as an artistic practice.
The artist Mikhail Karikis will be in conversation with Dr Esther Windsor and Pierre D’Alancaisez, in which they will be discussing his work, which includes listening and activism as an artistic practice.
About the speakers:
Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist. His work in moving image, sound, performance and other media is exhibited in leading biennials, museums and festivals internationally. His projects employ listening as an artistic methodology and focus on themes of social and environmental justice, solidarity and alternative models of being in the world, while nurturing critical attention and empathy. Through collaborations with individuals and communities located beyond the circles of contemporary art and (in recent years) with children, teenagers, young adults and people with disabilities, Karikis develops socially embedded projects that prompt an activist imaginary and rouse the potential to imagine possible or desired futures.
Karikis’s work has been exhibited at 54th Venice Biennale, 2011; Manifesta 9, 2012; 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2014; 2nd Riga International Biennale, 2020, and solo shows have been hosted by National Museum of Contemporary Art Lisbon, 2022; Tate Liverpool, 2020; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2019; MORI Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019; Whitechapel Gallery, 2018 and other institutions.
Pierre d’Alancaisez is a curator and critic. In his PhD research, he investigates interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and the relationship between artists’ access to non-arts skills and the impacts of artistic practices. For a decade, Pierre was the director of waterside contemporary in London, where he pioneered social practice and art activism approaches in the art market.
Dr. Esther Windsor is a Senior Lecturer and PhD supervisor, in Fine Art, at Birmingham School of Art. Her practice-based, Fine Art PhD at Kingston University, included exhibitions, expanded sculpture, and a novel about characters in a contemporary art world, on the therapist’s couch. Esther Co-directed, with Dallas Seitz, an artist-led space 1000 000 mph, London and set up 2 art school galleries. Esther has curated at Camerawork Gallery and Darkroom, the ICA, The Photographers’ Gallery and The Royal British Society of Sculptors.