Artist Talk:Mikhail Karikis, part of “With Earth in Mind” series curated and moderated by Daphne Dragona

27.03.23 @ 17:00


Kicking off our series of talks “With Earth in Mind” curated and moderated by Daphne Dragona with the visual artist Mikhail Karikis.


“With Earth in Mind”

What changes when the focus of artistic and curatorial practices is the planet itself? How are projects, exhibitions and events created with and for the Earth and its ecosystems? What role can art play in addressing the climate crisis and asserting climate justice?

“With Earth in Mind” hosts art professionals whose work has been created with and for the Earth and its ecosystems and has been dedicated to environmental issues with the aim of provoking not only discussions but also substantial changes. The program of talks is curated and moderated by Daphne Dragona, independent curator and member of the 5th SNF Artist Fellowship Program selection committee for curating.

Artist Talk: MIkhail Karikis

During his presentation, Mikhail elaborated on the methodologies he implements when developing his projects in collaboration with different communities. He touched upon various ideas around socially engaged art and talked about the act of listening as an alternative mode of imaginary activism. Mikhail’s talk was followed by a Q&A session with Daphne Dragona and our Fellows The first in-depth presentation of Mikhail Karikis’ work in Greece is currently on view at EMST.

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist based in London and Lisbon. His work in moving image, sound, performance and other media is exhibited in leading contemporary art biennials, museums and film festivals internationally. Through collaborations with individuals and/or 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 of self-determination and potency. Centering on listening as an artistic strategy and focusing on themes of social and environmental justice, his projects highlight alternative modes of human action and solidarity, while nurturing critical attention, dignity and tenderness.