Yiannis Hadjiaslanis was born in Athens in 1974. His personal work revolves around landscapes, topography and architecture, documenting historical memory, present conditions, and speculated futures of lived environments,and their significance for those who live, create, interact and evolve with them. Engaging with questions surrounding the interpretation of the real and the perceived, he has been subtly recording the evolution of changing social and urban spaces and landscapes in Greece, as well as in various locations in Africa and the Middle East. He is a member of the 'Depression Era' collective.
Hadjiaslanis is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki.
This project looks at different museum spaces in Athens displaying exhibits which deal with Greece’s modern history and its representations and constructions of memory. Once they are photographed, one can observe a shared sense of domesticity, as a lot of them look like private spaces, which also suggests an introspective look and questioning of the purpose, meaning and function of museums in general. These museums also share a common struggle to make ends meet within the context of the Greek crisis, as well as a strong sense of haunting as the evocation of past troubles, unrest and in most cases national achievements can only be experienced in relation to the current state of things.