State of Concept


12 September—15 November 2014

Solo show

Keren Cytter

Video Art Manual


Keren Cytter


iLiana Fokianaki


State of Concept, Mpotsari Tousa 19, Athina 117 41, Greece.


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For her first solo show at State of Concept, entitled Video Art Manual, Cytter will present a selection of video works from the past decade as well as objects and books.

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Cytter manages to magnify everyday life through intensified narrations, artificial in nature scenarios and a cyclical repetitive structure that undermines conventions, convictions and clichés that sometimes follow the moving image. Influenced by film as well as the digital impact of social media on everyday life, Cytter presents a universe where contemporary man is isolated, paranoid, naïve but also with an unworldly ethos and at times an almost romantic stance. Cytter’s videos are a mélange of cinematic, literary, and theatrical compositions that are highlighting the personal and the private through unconventional ways.


Keren Cytter was born in Tel Aviv in 1977. She lives and works in New York. Apart from creating films and works on paper, she has authored several novels, plays and an opera libretto. She is the co-founder of D.I.E. NOW (Dance International Europe Now), a dance and theater company. She studied at The Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and received her degree from de Ateliers in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011); and Tate Modern, London (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); Yokohama Triennial (2008); New Museum, New York (2009); CCA Watts, San Francisco (2012); and Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011). Her work was included in the 53rd Venice Biennial; Found in Translation, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; 8th Gwangju Biennale; Manifesta 7, Trentino; and Talking Pictures, K21 Kunstammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Cytter was the recipient of the 2006 Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel, Switzerland, the Absolut Art Award in 2009, and shortlisted for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s 2010 Future Generation Art Prize. 


With the support of

Artis Grant Program

and the embassy of Israel in Athens

Hospitality Sponsor





June—January 1970


Reparative processes in the work of Kader Attia

Kader Attia in conversation with iLiana Fokianaki

June—January 1970


“About the Footprints, what we hide in the pockets and other shadows of hope”

Online Premiere

June—January 1970



A series of film screenings curated by PAT (The Temporary Academy of Arts)