Raster is among nine renowned galleries from Europe and Middle East to take part in the Condo Unit show in Athens.
Condo takes its name from ‘condominium’ and is a large-scale collaborative exhibition of international galleries. The initiative encourages the evaluation of existing exhibition models, pooling resources and acting communally to propose an environment that is more conducive for experimental gallery shows to take place internationally. This initiative is also close to Raster who developed a similar model of collaboration named Villa (that took place in Warsaw, Reykjavik, Tokyo and Toronto). The idea that both Condo and Villa share is simple: to use the curatorial experience of the most interesting.inspiring young and established private galleries to create encounters with the general public and local art communities that are innovative, stimulating, and not merely market driven.
Condo takes place in London, New York, Mexico City and Shanghai. This year, the special Condo Unit edition will happen in Athens, at The Breeder gallery, and will take place concurrently with the sixth Athens Biennale. Other participating galleries are: Art:Concept (Paris), Carlos/Ishikawa (London), Dastan’s Basement (Teheran), Barbara Thumm and Koenig (Berlin), Grey Noise (Dubai), and Sommer Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv).
As part of the exhibition, Raster will show new works by Olaf Brzeski, Janek Simon and the Slavs and Tatars collective.