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“We are all angry 

(deserted country - Crucial times)”

Curator: Vassilis Karkatselis,  Photography Center of Thessaloniki

Participants: Smara Agiakatsika, Marirena Grigora, Giannis Papadopoulos, Kyriakos Katsareas, Dimitris Louzikiotis, Dimitris Zografos, Aspa Zogia, Stavros Dagtzidis, Dimitris Prokopiou, Nikos Kotzabasakis, Marina Provatidou, Bassilis Karkatselis, Savvas Kois, Kosmas Emmoglou, Gi annis Logiotatidis, Vassilis Varsakelis, Stelios Karatheodorou, Stelios Filippou, Maria Paizi, Giannis Hologounis, Evi PetersonThalia Karafily, Maria Kapatou. Video: Stavros Dagtzidis. Installation: Vassiliki Parapoura.

Opening: Monday January 9, at 20.00

Duration: 3-31 January 2012

Thessaloniki French Institute Gallery

2Α, Leoforos Stratou, tel. 2310-821231

Monday - Friday 10:30 - 13:30 and 18:00 - 20:00

Saturday 10:30 - 13:00

Sunday: Closed

The subject of the exhibition under the above title was given so that the photographers would have the opportunity to talk out of senses, using a non formalistic photography, to express themselves politically. In order to have the chance through their photos to stand opposite to what is happening in Greece today, to tell their opinion about the difficult times we are living in, about the relationships’ changes we notice between people the  last few years , about the unworthiness of public life, the demolition of political values and why not about the resistance to the crisis that is articulated when  it is articulated.

This is the result.  A joined group exhibition which tries to cover, through many partial views, all the things we could consider that are registered in the country and its institutions in crisis. Among them,  maybe the art as well?

The objects, the installations, the landscapes, the relationships, the situations are closed. People of this country differ from the stereotypes of lightsome holidays.  The reactions and the struggles of a very small part of its habitants, the ones who do not let themselves and  try to stop the downslope, are also present in this exhibition. Of course, each photographer who participates  gives his own content in the meaning of ’critical times’, contributes on his own way of approaching the exploration of this country and its problems, and express themselves using their own form. We should never forget that a political being goes through a deeper personal one. 

Vassilis Karkatselis

Nikos Kotzabasakis

Smara Agiakatsika

Evi Peterson

Maria Kapatou

Maria Paizi

Stelios Filippou

Aspa Zogia

Bassilis Karkatselis

Vassilis Varsakelis

Giannis Logiotatidis

Giannis Papadopoulos

Giannis Hologounis

Dimitris Zografos

Dimitris Louzikiotis

Dimitris Prokopiou

Kosmas Emmoglou

Thalia Karafily

Kyriakos Katsareas

Marina Provatidou

Marirena Grigora

Savvas Kois

Stavros Dagtzidis

Stelios Karatheodorou






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