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The Provinces - Group exhibition

Curated by: Kostas Ioannidis, Nikol Leventi and The Provinces

Duration: April 19 – May 16, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:00 PM

TAF / the art foundation
5 Normanou str. 105 55 
Monastiraki, Athens

With a starting point in the assumption that no such thing as an essence of provincialism exists the collective venture The Provinces attempts to thematize the following issues: How does administrative subsumption give rise to the notion of cultural subordination? How is subjugation reinforced through the construction of the (usually exoticized) singularity of the provincial and the aestheticization of abandonment? Why after decades of reconciliation a new gap seems to yawn between centres and peripheries as recent developments throughout the world attest? Knowingly avoiding euphemistic terms for the peripheral regions we use the terms province and provinces aiming to discharge them from negative connotations in the public discourse. In searching for similarities and divergences between centres and provinces and among the provinces themselves the above preliminary inquiries are going to be reshaped.


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Apocalypse: Then and Now - Group exhibition

Curated by: Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos

Opening Reception: February 13, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Duration: February 13 – April 5, 2019

The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
860 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

The exhibition “Apocalypse: Then and Now” reflects sinister omens for the future as seen in our daily life and reported news. In a world overwhelmed with wars, instability, and violence, the earth is exceedingly threatened by nuclear catastrophe. In response to these circumstances, the participating artists confront and examine the issue of nuclear extinction. At a time when nuclear threat is sharply increasing from North Korea, China, Russia, and the Middle East, the possibility of a holocaust has threatened widespread destruction and the eventual collapse of civilization. In this scenario, large portions of the earth would become uninhabitable due to radioactivity and fallout, the destruction of cities and their infrastructures, lack of sanitation, nuclear firestorms, widespread radiation sickness, the loss of electricity, and the failure of communications. In general, a nuclear winter would ensue. This radioactive winter has been predicted by scientists such as Alan Robock, who stated that it wouldbe lasting and actually bring the modern world to an end. Extinction would follow as a result of societal fragmentation, environmental consequences, and, in general, economic and social collapse.

All the artists in this exhibition have produced works on the subject of nuclear war in the hopes of preserving future generations and preventing a holocaust. They have sought to awaken the public to a threat that is unseen yet imminent. About a year ago, we experienced nuclear threats from North Korea. Today it is China, and there’s always the possibility of a nuclear explosion arising from conflict in the Middle East. Living conditions for large portions of world populations have become untenable, and for the whole world, a nuclear winter is a probability--unless we embrace accountability.

Artists Terry Ownby, Goro Nakamura, and Jessie Boylan have photographed past disasters, such as the one that occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1996; and in Fukushima, 2011; Tokaimura, 1997; and Three Mile Island, 1979. Elin O’Hara-Slavick, David McMillan, Takashi Arai, Isao Hashimoto, Vincent Parisot, and Hiroshi Sunari are interested in showing the results of nuclear fallout at such test sites as Los Alamos, Hanford, Rocky Flats, Techa River, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, and Lake Karachay. Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki use references from various civil defense publications that are relics of the cold war era. Thus, they add to their art an authoritative power, brought about by their use of a bizarrely detached and unfeeling approach toward the life-threatening event of an imminent nuclear war. Kazuma Obara, Nick Moore, Dominick Lombardi, Michael McKeown, and Eirini Linardaki allude to nuclear catastrophe through more general art frameworks rather than to depict specific events.


Re-thinking environment - Group exhibition

Curated by: Nina Kasssianou

Inauguration: Friday, February 8, 2019, 20:00

Duration: February 8 – May 4, 2019 

DL gallery
55a Mesologgiou str
Piraeus 18545
GREECE

DL Gallery presents the group exhibition of photography titled «Re-thinking Environment», curated by Nina Kassianou on Friday 8 February 2019.

Life takes place in many different environments: in natural or urban landscapes, in recreational sites, industrial premises, and in travel explorations.

How does the character and appearance of our environment, influence our experience of space we live and move? And how that space and that experience are interpreted and presented by photographers? These are the questions which form the starting point for the exhibition, Re-thinking Environment, a trip through the human nature.

This exhibition is about the experience of the environment, in all its manifestations, which reveals the emotions and thoughts that the photographers has projected on it. The diverse and multi-faceted ways which photographers perceive this experience echoes the breadth of this exhibition.

By examining issues related to nature and humanity Re-thinking Environment contributes also to the ongoing debate around the world on environmental awareness. The scope of the photographers, involved in this show, explores the changing nature and points out the need for a dynamic interference to prevent environmental deterioration.

The exhibition is a journey followed by 14 artists which spans a wide range of photographic genres including all the kinds of contemporary photography.

Like nature itself, this is an exhibition not just to be seen, but to be experienced.


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Uruguay: Links - Group exhibition

SAN JOSÉ FOTO 2018

Curated by: Nicolás Janowski

Duration: 6 April - 8 April 2018

Main square and the San José cultural space


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Cambodia: ANTHROPOCENIC MINDSCAPES - Projections

Angkor Photo Festival &  Workshops 2017

Curated by: Anshika Warma

December 9, 2017

Siem Reap, Angkor Photo Festival &  Workshops, BAMBU STAGE


Crete: Stories from the Edge - Group exhibition

Medphoto 2017-2018

Curated by: Marinos Tsagkarakis

Duration: Saturday 11 November - 10 December 2017

Visiting hours:  Monday - Friday, Sunday 18.00 - 20.00

                           Saturday 10.00 - 13.00 and 18.00 - 20.00

EFEK - Doukos Mpofor 20, Heraklion, Crete


Second Chance

Monitor Φεστ 2016

Curated by: Eleni Mouzakiti – Lambros Papanikolatos

Duration: Friday 4 November – Sunday 6 November 2016

Visiting hours:  10:30 - 23:00


Cultural and Conference Centre of Heraklion
Plastira Avenue 10


Second Chance

Athens Photo Festival 2015 as part of the Satellite Exhibitions

Curated by: Eleni Mouzakiti – Lambros Papanikolatos

Inauguration: Wednesday 17 June, 20:30

Duration: Wednesday 17 June – Thursday 2 July 2015 

Fouar
Mitropoleos 72 & Christopoulou 7
105 55 Athens
T +30 210 3211381

For many of us some things, like the completion of primary education at a young age, are considered as given. For others though, adverse circumstances have thwarted their plans. People, of any age, under the burden of the current economic crisis and unemployment, decide to return to school, in order to obtain a degree. These students vary; they are involved –besides obtaining the necessary qualifications- in a personal struggle with time, they try to win back the lost opportunity, they attempt to redefine themselves or even to fulfill the expectations of their loved ones.

The “Second Chance” is a personal project that began 8 months ago in the SCS (Second Chance School) of Mytilene. It consists of a series of anonymous portraits of pupils (Greeks and immigrants), teachers, as well as photographs of the school area. In this way, we recorded the school ecosystem and its ramifications. We took pictures of objects and we collected student manuscripts, answering questions about their past and their hopes for the future, which, in some cases, constitute comprehensive confessions on their lives and recollections.

In our photos we depict, literally or figuratively, our relation to this world. Each one of these portraits presents the person we met through a special relationship with him and not just his image. At the same time, in an attempt to share a part of our own lives, we created, in collaboration with the SCS, a photography workshop, in which a small group of students participated. This process enabled us to change and, from observers of this world, to become part of it.

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plateau

Inauguration: Sunday 3 August 2014, 18:00

Duration: Sunday 3 August – Saturday 16 August 2014

Cultural community centre of st. Konstantinos village, Lasithi Plateau

It has been a busy period. Lasithi plateau has been a constant inspiration for the last five years. Situated at 850m ASL and surrounded by mountains, is a place of sheer beauty. The plateau is scattered by the remains of wind-pumps, a glimpse of its old glory when 13,000 of these white-sailed pumps dominated the view. The event is held at the cultural center of st. Konstantinos village and exhibits only a part of our B/W work. This is a story of the winter, the first daylight and mist. The plateau is also about the people living there and their struggle to harvest this land while keeping pace with the 21 century. But this is a story to be told in the near future …


+ ληψεις /  conceptions

Inauguration: Monday 7 April 2014, 19:30

Duration: Monday 7 April – Thursday 10 April 2014

Mytilini Photographic Society building, Mytilini

This is our first common portraiture exhibition. It was held until the 14th of April 2014.