Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

Atopos cvc

72 Salaminos str.
104 35 Athens

Atopos cvc proudly announces its collaboration with documenta 14 in Athens in the context of its artist residency programme from September 2016 to July 2017. The first artist in residence during this collaboration is Bouchra Khalili, who will be staying in Atopos premises from September 8th until December 14th.

Occupy Atopos Residency originated in 2014 in the Atopos headquarters in the heart of Athens. Its mission is to observe and assist in a supportive way the creative process and progress of contemporary artists and it is curated by Vassilis Zidianakis, Artistic Director of Atopos cvc. During this partnership a number of documenta14 artists will participate in the Occupy Atopos Residency and work on their project for documenta 14.

Documenta was initiated by Arnold Bode in 1955 and became one of the most important exhibitions worldwide taking place in Kassel every five years. Its 14th edition, under the artistic direction of Adam Szycmzyc, will take place in two cities for the first time, i.e. in Athens, Greece, and in Kassel, Germany. The twofold structure and specific timing of documenta 14, with a five-week overlap between the two exhibitions that will constitute it, presupposes that the participating artists are invited to think about both contexts while conceiving and presenting their work for the project in both locations.