Parallel Cultural Events
PHOTOGRAPHY / ART EXHIBITIONS IN THE 13th TBF
COLLECTIVE PHOTO REPORTAGE EXHIBITION
‘Refugees, now: Greek photographers record’
Greek photographers record History. The photographic lens captures moments from the refugees’ journey towards life and freedom. The following photographers have offered their work: Alexandros Avramidis, Nikos Arvanitidis, Milos Bicanski, Louiza Gkouliamaki, Katerina Karizoni, Marios Lolos, Sakis Mitrolidis, Alexandros Michailidis, Konstantinos Tsakalidis, Vasilis Ververidis.
The material which records History as it is being made will be presented in the space of the thematic exhibition “Refugees, then and now” [Pavilion 13].
Organization: HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR CULTURE
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY GERASIMOS NEOFYTOS
‘Syria, once the life…’
It is an exhibition of black-and-white analogue photography by Gerasimos Neofytos, with images from Syria in a time of peace. Quiet daily life moments of kind people, a few years before the hell of war and the drama of displacement. The particular aesthetics of the analogue photographer is present in this work too, giving strength and intensity to the image with absolute respect towards what is depicted.
Curator: Faidon Kydoniatis
Organization: EURASIA PUBLICATIONS
[PAVILION 13 - Stand: 90 OF EURASIA PUBLICATIONS]
EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL AND DOCUMENTS
‘The Refugees of the Asia Minor Destruction and the Exchange of Populations (1922-1924)’
The Historical Archive for Greek refugees of the Municipality of Kalamaria presents photographic and archive material concerning the refugees of the Asia Minor Destruction and the Exchange of Populations (1922-1924). The space will contain photographs of the refugees settling in Macedonia, but also of their life before the Destruction in the unforgettable homelands. At the same time, there will be display cases which will showcase archive documents of the history of the 1922 refugees (official documents and forms) as well as books pertaining to the Greek refugees, amongst which the publications of the Historical Archive.
VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITIONS
‘Ex-ils, visual notes on expatriation’
The group of artists known as ex-ils have been preoccupied with the refugee issue for months, drawing inspiration from James Joyce’s unique theatrical play ‘Exiles’ for their title. The aim of the group is to communicate their concern and ‘uneasiness’, relative to the handling of the painful and multifaceted issue of expatriates, with works of different art forms – painting, engraving, sculpture, video, constructions – approaching in this way what constitutes the ‘former self’ while experiencing a violent and traumatic transition from the ancestral place and space to an unfamiliar and occasionally inhospitable new environment.
Participating artists: Anta Anastasea, Katerina Botsari, Kristi Grigoriou, Anna Karatza, Dimitris Katsoudas, Rafaella Konstantinou, Kostis Kontos, Angeliki Loi, Vasilis Pafilis Theodora Pantazopoulou, Anastasios Pantis, Nikos Papadopoulos, Bessy Ralli, Vaso Tzouti, Alexandros Vergis, members of the group Ex-ils.
Opening night: Thursday 12th May 2016, at 21:00, Duration: 12th May – 26th June 2016 Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art / 154 Egnatia Str. (TIF-Helexpo), Thessaloniki
‘Beyond Common Sense. Works of Russian Avant-Garde from the Costakis Collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art’
Through five specially designed sections and 67 works of the most prominent Russian Avant-Garde artists, in addition to archive material (photographs, painting, projections) from the life of George Costakis himself, the collector, the public will have the opportunity to revisit the basic principles and the main movements of the Russian Avant-Garde, this extraordinary era. The exhibition is a result of the initiative for a closer cooperation between the State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the symbolic exchange of works from their individual collections.
‘Typography as an artistic act’
An exciting journey into the world of Typography through the predominant artistic movements of the 20th century, from the era and artists of the Russian Avant-Garde, to the milestones of European and American modernism and finally to the contemporary Greek and foreign visual artists; a journey into the depiction of speech, which also includes a special section on artist books / livres d’astistes. The works were compiled from public and private collections.
State Museum of Contemporary Art / 21 Kolokotroni Str., Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki
Opening Days & Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 -18:00 (Until 9th July 2016)