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07/10/2015
Diasporas Αn art project on migration and Diaspora
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Diasporas

Αn art project on migration and Diaspora in Thessaloniki and beyond...

In the framework of the 50. Dimitria Festival

11-18 October, everyday 10:00-22:00

Cultural Center Babylonia, Vyronos 3, 54622, Thessaloniki

Opening: SUNDAY 11/10/2015 at 20:30

Finissage: SATURDAY 17/10/2015 at 21:00

Free adminssion

 

“Diasporas” is an art project seeking to represent and reconstruct the intertemporal migrational and diasporic stories of Thessaloniki. It is also an attempt to capture the heterogeneity of contemporary social realities, as they are morphed through the experience of human mobility and its collective remembrance.

“Babylonia” Cultural Centre is hosting “Diasporas”. The Centre creates a framework of interaction, in which “language” is literally and metaphorically prevailing. The character of this interculturally dense space significantly contributes to its coexistence with the art project.

The main axis of “Diasporas” is an art exhibition. The participating artists, most of them directly and indirectly related to Thessaloniki, have diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Through their works, they examine points of intersection and divergence, which result from the view of the Self and the Other. As observers of diasporic and migrational occurrences, and as observed diaspora and migration subjects themselves, the artists produce paintings, photographic, sculptural and cinematic works, and seek to artistically transfer and translate genealogies of long historical dispersions and dispossessions, as well as contingencies of human mobility.

The exhibition is complemented by a series of presentations by artists, theorists and activists, whose works address issues of sociopolitical clashes associated with borders and symbioses. Moreover, during the week of “Diasporas”, the workforce of “Babylonia” will organise special open classes with various contents, aiming to include the audience of Dimitria Festival into the space of the Centre and of “Diasporas”.

The particular migrational and diasporic perspectives of the participants are regarded as creating artistic and sociopolitical narratives and dialogues beyond the dominant and confirmed ones.

 

Organisation and Curation: Persefoni Myrtsou, Eva Giannakopoulou

Funded by: Municipality of Thessaloniki-Culture and Tοurism Administration 

Sponsored by: PROTIPA School of Thessaloniki,  MALLIARIS Bookshop and Publishing House, Recent Furniture Textiles

Art exhibition participating artists

Aikaterini Gegisian, Juan delGado, Borislava Georgitseli, Ingo Dünnebier, Yara Haskiel, Morteza Jafari, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Georgia Kotretsos, Atalya Laufer, Dorothee Mesander, Fotini-Svetlanda Mouzenidou-Kouktsisvili, Damian Le Bas, Delaine Le Bas, Hilary Okwueze, Marina Papadaki, Adriana Plageti, Elio Samara, Richard Whitlock

Presentations and Workshops: a series of artistic, theoretical, political and linguistic approaches in “Diasporas”

 Annapurna Team/Satyananda Yoga (17/10 - 15:30-17:30), Omar Berakdar (17/10), Juan delGado (17/10), Sotiris Gakos & Giorgos Adamidi - workshop (16/10, 20:00-22:00) Akis Gavriilidis (12/10), Yara Haskiel (17/10), Morteza Jafari (12/10), Apostolis Kesidis (14/10, 20:00), Aysegul Koc (17/10), Dimitra Kondylatou (12/10), Georgia Kotretsos (17/10), Panos Kourgiotis (13/10, 20:00-21:00), Efterpi Lamprou (14/10, 15:45-16:15), Moritz Pankok (12/10), Maria Sarri (12/10), Sancar Sönmez (16/10, 18:00), Morfoula Stergiou / Chara Adamidou - theatre workshop (15/10, 19:00-22:00), Maria Tsantsanogou (17/10), Iosif Vaena (17/10), Eftychia Voutira (12/10)

 

For more details about the project and the programme

http://diasporasplace.com/

https://www.facebook.com/diasporasplace?ref=hl

http://diasporas-place.tumblr.com/

 


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