FoKiaNou24/7 Contemporary Art Space, Fokianou 24, 7th floor, Pagrati, Athens
Opening: 10 January, 2017, 19:00
Duration: 10 January – 4 February, 2017 / Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 17:00-20:00
FoKiaNou24/7 presents “This Is Not Normal”, an exhibition of eight San Francisco artists: Blanka Amezkua, Sarah Barsness, Brad Brown, Clancy Cavnar, Mary Cox, Kornelios Grammenos, Marino Pascal, and Anne Veraldi. San Francisco’s diversity and eccentricity have long fed alternative and counter-cultural movements and a sense of celebratory freedom. Of any city in the U.S., San Francisco comes closest to the spirit of resistance and mind-set of Athens, notwithstanding relative wealth differentials. The show takes its title from the comedian John Oliver, whose exhortation to resist normalization of American political realities became a movement and Twitter hashtag. But the title has a double meaning: This exhibition presents to Athenians a sample of work by artists who have embraced alternative ways of looking, representing and thinking. Four of the artists are currently based in San Francisco, while four have previous ties that have informed their work.
Curated by Mary Cox