The exhibition Love Is the Institution of Revolution features two major works by Mikhail Karikis -
Karikis's ambitious artistic vision captures what today's youths have inherited from the older generations that currently hold the economic, cultural and political power. We see them exploit former industrial sites for their own imaginative purposes, and creatively structure their interactions around friendship, collective agency, love, personal empowerment and the thrill of subverting authority.
By turns playful and meditative, spectacular and intimate, operatic and realist, Karikis's works resonate with new ways of thinking about the destiny of territories scarred by industrial obsolescence, and hint at foreseeable or potential futures conjured up by the imagination -
Mikhail Karikis (b. Greece, 1975) is a Greek British artist based in London. His practice embraces moving image, sound, performance and other media, and emerges from his long-
Love Is the Institution of Revolution is Mikhail Karikis's first solo show in central Europe. It was initiated by Casino Luxembourg and is organised in collaboration with Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK.
Curator(s): Miguel Amado, Kevin Muhlen
Exhibition 1st July -
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Mikhail Karikis, Ain't Got No Fear, 2016, video still.
Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet, 2013-
Mikhail Karikis, Little Demons (Mitch & Eddie), photo series, 2017.