Sunday 27 June 2021 to Saturday 11 September 2021
State of Concept Athens

We are pleased to support Weaving Histories: Margaret Kenna and Anafi, an exhibition co-curated by State of Concept and Association Phenomenon, in collaboration with the Benaki Museum and supported by the British School at Athens.

The exhibition is part of the research platform The Bureau of Care, which looks into the politics and ethics of care. The exhibition focuses on the care practised through the work of anthropologist Margaret Kenna, who has been conducting research on the small island of Anafi in Greece since 1966.

Three artists were invited to respond to Kenna’s work and produce new commissioned works that will be presented for the first time, together with a selection of items from Kenna’s archive. Hellen Ascoli, Zoe Chatzigiannaki and Maria Varela have each focused on specific aspects of the varied research trajectories Kenna’s academic work has taken over the last fifty years.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication featuring texts by iLiana Fokianaki, Margaret Kenna, Piergiorgio Pepe and Iordanis Kerenidis, along with archives from the island newspaper.

When 27 June–11 September 2021, 16.00–21.00
Where State of Concept Athens
19 Tousa Botsari Street
117 41 Athens

Face masks are mandatory and a limited number of visitors will be allowed into the exhibition space at any one time.

About Margaret Kenna

Margaret Kenna is an anthropologist and researcher, who has devoted most of her academic work to the island of Anafi. Her research began in May 1966 and continues to this day. Kenna has been conducting research into the island and the islanders’ way of life for more than fifty years. In 2006, the Municipality of Anafi declared her an honorary citizen of the island. Kenna decided to donate all her research material to the British School at Athens in 2019, a donation that has not been fully completed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to this, Kenna donated a large part of her photographic archive to the Benaki Museum in Athens.

This exhibition gives audiences the opportunity to see a small part of Kenna’s extensive work and research for the first time.