“Austria La Vista Baby,” 2010. Exhibition view at the Art Foundation (taf), Athens. Photo: Aris Roupinas. Courtesy taf
Established in May 2009, the Art Foundation (taf) is a cultural organization that produces and hosts cultural events related to all forms of intellectual production and art. Accessible to the public year-round, seven days a week, it is a social venue where all are welcome to attend and participate. taf is an open platform, a place to meet and circulate contemporary ideas and practices, where thought is not differentiated from action, and culture is considered to be a daily activity.
taf offers a complete artistic, educational, and entertaining experience. It realizes projects with a critical direction and promotes a value system based on creativity, community, acceptance of diversity, and the need to rethink social issues. The organization hosts art exhibitions, theater productions, film screenings, open discussions and lectures, literary presentations, concerts, and, generally, every creative idea that could take place in its physical or online space. taf aims to constitute a nursery for participation and the interdisciplinary joint development of ideas, as well as a meeting point for people who share a new Athenian identity.