Κaktos Project is pleased to inaugurate its activities with a solo project by American artist Michael Ashkin. Michael Ashkin (b.1955) is the Chair of the Department of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and his work has been included amongst others in Documenta 11 and the Whitney Biennial. Solo museum exhibitions include Secession, Vienna and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina. Ashkin’s work is in the permanent collections of major museums including Whitney Museum of Art, New York, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, MUDAM Luxembourg and others.
Ashkin’s work deals with issues of gentrification and how our notions of space and place are determined by wider political and economic forces. The opening will take place on Saturday 8 February from 12-4pm in the presence of the artist. A catalogue with a text by Bernard Yenelouis will accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition is supported by Eos Gallery and Kostas Kyriakakis, and MACART, Athens.
Under the auspices of the City of Athens