11/11/2019
31/01/2020
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nov 11jan 31

Athens

Any more odes?

EXHIBITION

Any more odes? , the title of this exhibition, alludes to the Ode to Joy which was used as the connecting thread of all three Transeurope exhibitions in an attempt to resonate an open question. Indeed there is ambiguity in all the series presented by the ten participating artists in this exhibition, waiting to be explored by the viewer.

Space seems to be a predominant issue, but not necessarily in the restrictions of a classical take. How many worlds are inside a world, and how can one delineate the fictitious from the real constructions which are created; what do we define as property and most importantly how can such a heavily loaded notion be manifested on the image; how have we managed to transfigure our natural environment into an urban eco-system featuring rivers, gorges and hills made out of concrete; and in that setting how lonely have we come to feel?

Any more odes? The question repeats itself as the answer oscillates between family memories, the sense of loss, the notion of home. The presumably transparent images of the past become an excuse for digging out emotions and relations, while in other cases the memories are approached in a more conceptual way creating an interplay between the present and the past by touching upon archival material or signified objects and events. After all this is not an exhibition which celebrates one approach to photography.

There is not one ode here, but many: celebrating the risk to explore photography and experiment on the photographic process itself in its different stages or by focusing on specific elements that either constitute it unique or render the opportunity to the artist to hit his expressive target not through description but through appropriation, reconstruction interesting combinations and compositions. Do artists invite the viewer to approach their images in a critical manner? Are their images celebrating the photographic event itself? All the works instigate reflection. Some whisper to the viewer through subtle suggestions, others do sing in a loud voice odes which bring about social and political concerns. Under the unifying umbrella of a European program the different voices of this exhibition remain to be heard.

Aimilia Balaska
Aristotle Roufanis
Bojan Mrđenović
Demetris Koilalous
Emilio Pemjean
Kukka-Maria Rosenlund
Maija Annikki Savolainen
Margarita Yoko Nikitaki
Nicolas Lambouris
Theodoros Zafeiropoulos

City of Athens, Arts Centre – OPANDA
Vas. Sofias Avenue, Parko Eleftherias (close to Megaron Mousikis)
11521 Athens, Greece

Opening hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 21:00,
Sunday 10:00 – 14:00,
Monday closed

 

With the support of 

PhotoLab Athens 

Brother & Brother reproductions

Coco-Mat 

Coco-Mat Bike

Onassis Cultural Center

 

Any more odes?

EXHIBITION

Any more odes? , the title of this exhibition, alludes to the Ode to Joy which was used as the connecting thread of all three Transeurope exhibitions in an attempt to resonate an open question. Indeed there is ambiguity in all the series presented by the ten participating artists in this exhibition, waiting to be explored by the viewer.

Space seems to be a predominant issue, but not necessarily in the restrictions of a classical take. How many worlds are inside a world, and how can one delineate the fictitious from the real constructions which are created; what do we define as property and most importantly how can such a heavily loaded notion be manifested on the image; how have we managed to transfigure our natural environment into an urban eco-system featuring rivers, gorges and hills made out of concrete; and in that setting how lonely have we come to feel?

Any more odes? The question repeats itself as the answer oscillates between family memories, the sense of loss, the notion of home. The presumably transparent images of the past become an excuse for digging out emotions and relations, while in other cases the memories are approached in a more conceptual way creating an interplay between the present and the past by touching upon archival material or signified objects and events. After all this is not an exhibition which celebrates one approach to photography.

There is not one ode here, but many: celebrating the risk to explore photography and experiment on the photographic process itself in its different stages or by focusing on specific elements that either constitute it unique or render the opportunity to the artist to hit his expressive target not through description but through appropriation, reconstruction interesting combinations and compositions. Do artists invite the viewer to approach their images in a critical manner? Are their images celebrating the photographic event itself? All the works instigate reflection. Some whisper to the viewer through subtle suggestions, others do sing in a loud voice odes which bring about social and political concerns. Under the unifying umbrella of a European program the different voices of this exhibition remain to be heard.

Alexandra Athanasiadou

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Aimilia Balaska

Aristotle Roufanis

Emilio Pemjean

Bojan Mredenovic

Kukka-Maria Rosenlund

Maija Savolainen

Margarita Yoko Nikitaki

Nicolas Lambouris

Theodoros Zafeiropoulos

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