Τρίτη, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Recycling History _ Aspects of Balkan Photography 2013

Opening on Tuesday 3rd of September at the art gallery of the ex Municipality of Neapolis
Until Sunday, 8th of September, 2013.

It is organized by Photography Center of Thessaloniki, in the frame of the manifestations “BALKAN SQUARE”, organized by the Municipality of Neapolis-Sykies every year this period.

Participants are: Stelios Karatheodorou (Greece), Dimitris Prokopiou (Greece), Emin Altan (Turkey), Elcin Acun (Turkey), Derya Kilic (Turkey), Senay Öztürk (Turkey), Mina Sarenac (Serbia), Ebru Ceren Uzun (Turkey), Arif Emrah Orak (Turkey), Emin Kumbaradzi (FYROM), Slobodan Manojlovic (Serbia), Seckin Tercan(Turkey)

Some photos from the opening are following


















Σάββατο, 30 Μαρτίου 2013

"Life is Good"

                                                 Jeanyves Rousson (French)

TETTIX Art Gallery
Opening on 10th of March,2013, 8.30pm
Group Photography Exhibition organized by 
Photography Center of Thessaloniki.
Curated by Aleka Tsironi
Participants are: 
Andreas Kauppi (Sweden), Rawn Em (Canada), Dmitry Kuklin (Russia), Κarin Schranz (Austria), Jeanyves Rousson (French), Marianna Mpazaka (Greece), Kostas Masseras (Greece), Aleka Tsironi (Greece), Efthimis Mouratidis (Greece), Vassilis Karkatselis (Greece). 

                                                        Rawn Em (Canada)


This exhibition concerns to the already declared need of an individual for observing itself and being self-defined as “human”. We consist ourselves the “corpus” of society, we are companions into life, sustain and create ideologies or even obsessions.
Eliminating any reference to spatiotemporal contex, the face and the body seem as if they keep the freedom of expression, choice and denotation, discharged by any “adjectival” designation. The verbal or written speech appears rather insufficient to describe the bodily lived experience. The language describes, realizes, while the body experiences; so it becomes the “clear” means which bears needs and political, social and moral choices, narrates and recount psychological situations.
People look like ”being lost” under the pressure of massiveness (and not collectiveness): “mass” information, “mass” aesthetics models, “mass” political verbal, psychology of mass. How does this solitude of mass-made is being experienced? Can man discrete his mass- made “training” by his personal choice and in up to what point? Or, is all this proved an endless struggle? Is the hetero-determination the dominant characteristic and which are the limits of deviation? 
Ten photographers (five Greeks and five foreigners) meet together through photography communing by the code of their means, about human hypostatis. It seems that the parameters are common: Ideological and political perception, investigation of “bad” self, wondering and observation of the “world”, psychic obsessions, self-sarcasm and dispute, comfort and acceptance, transformation of the bodies to carriers of ideas, questions and attitudes.
Aleka Tsironi
Photographer

Efthimis Mouratidis (Greece)

Man, as a resultant and as a component in a society which defines in order to be defined, which needs to be defined in order to define its “children”. Intimate aspects of human methexis, human non-fulfillment, human bravery and human horror. Images and visual quests which, in a first level, look like outlandish while in a second one, end up so close to our own unseen thoughts and unspecified travels of our soul and logic.
In the beginning it was logos, so here is a pictorial blending of ten photographers having the EGO, the human-inhuman, the individual-team, the inevitably familiar, as a common parameter and constitution.
Smaro Platioti
Director-Theatrologist

Participant photographers are:
Dmitry Kuklin (Russia), http://dkuklin.ru/,
Andreas Kauppi (Sweden), http://andreaskauppi.prosite.com/,
Karin Schranz (Austria), http://www.ska-art.com/,
Jeanyves Rousson (French), http://jean-yves-rousson.over-blog.com/,
Rawn Em (Canada), http://www.rwfm.deviantart.com/gallery/,
Vasilis Karkatselis, http://karkatselis.weebly.com/,
Kostas Masseras, http://www.masseras.com/,
Aleka Tsironi,
Marianna Mpazaka, 
Efthimis Mouratidis. 

Παρασκευή, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

"The Meadow (Livadi) of the ephemeral"



Residence / Workshop on integration of ephemeral Land Art


Photography Center of Thessaloniki in search of expanding ideas is organizing workshps in the village Livadi (Meadow) (Thessaloniki Prefecture), in collaboration with the Art Group TeeToTuM, a four-day residence / art workshop, in which participants would create artwork using materials collected from the surrounding area.
During this four-day (from Thursday 9 to Sunday12 of May 2013) artists will create an artwork in situ (in the field), which will remain as a landscape installation to be eventually fully absorbed by nature.
We encourage collaboration between artists to produce a single work. Round tables will be taking place daily with proposals concerning Land Art and ephemeral art, artists and participants will have the opportunity to present previous related work.
The artworks will remain in the landscape and will be visited until their final destruction by the weather or their absortion by nature.
The field that will host the workshop is located very close to the village of Livadi (35 km away from Thessaloniki, in the Vasilika) in an altitude of 850m. It is approximately 1 acre and is found in a semi-wild state of vegetation, except for about 200 meters, where potatoes, tomatoes and green beans are grown. There are several trees (cherry, apple, walnut, etc) and wild bushes like blackberries.
The Roundtable will be recorded on video for posting on the site of the Photography Center of Thessaloniki www.fkth.gr, also transcripts of presentations will be used for partial posting t on the Internet and other uses. The works will be in turn photographed for further presentation.
Those interested of joining, must send resume, previous work (if any) and a brief description of the work you intend to do. This is necessary for your participation in the workshop in the first phase .Also, send a list of tools and materials you will need if necessary and probably will not bring with you.



Participants are: Christel Andrea Steier (Germany), Mikhail Pogarsky (Russia), Stavroula Kaziale (Greece), Giannis Monogios (Greece), Cristine Wilis (Greece), Georgia Grigoriadou (Greece), Vassilis Karkatselis (Greece), Thanassis Raptis (Greece), Georgia Kourkounaki (Greece), Giorgos Politis (Greece), Giorgos Tsakiris (Greece), Magda Mademli (Greece).





For 10 participants free hospitality will be provided in the village. Places are limited and priority will be respected .The necessary tools will be available. The materials will need to be collected locally in nature, without refusing if some come from elsewhere.
More details will be announced to the participating artists.

https://www.facebook.com/events/539003242797334/

Information:
Thanassis Raptis +30 6973221887 raptisth@the.forthnet.gr
Georgia Grigoriadou +30 6945465559 gogo@go-teetotum.gr
Georgia Kourkounaki +30 6973406526 georgiakourkounaki@yahoo.com