Δευτέρα, 25 Μαΐου 2015

To Light of Spirit παρουσιάζει τους Νέους Έλληνες Φωτογράφους που θα συμμετέχουν στο Athens Photo Festival. Εγκαίνια Τετάρτη 3 Ιουνίου 2015


Τo Athens Photo Festival, το σημαντικότερο φεστιβάλ φωτογραφίας της νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης και ένα από τα πέντε παλαιότερα στον κόσμο αφιερωμένα στην τέχνη της φωτογραφίας, μεταφέρει από το 2015 τον πυρήνα των δράσεών του στο Μουσείο Μπενάκη (Κτήριο Πειραιώς).

Η θεματική της φετινής διοργάνωσης με τίτλο “Reframing Memory” πραγματεύεται κυρίως το ευρύτερο ζήτημα απεικόνισης της συλλογικής και ατομικής μνήμης, διερευνώντας το ρόλο των εικόνων στην αναδόμηση του παρελθόντος καθώς και πώς καθορίζεται η σχέση μας με το παρόν και το μέλλον, μέσα από τον τρόπο που προσεγγίζουμε και ερμηνεύουμε τη μνήμη του παρελθόντος.

 Το κεντρικό πρόγραμμα της διοργάνωσης θα πραγματοποιηθεί την περίοδο Ιουνίου-Ιουλίου 2015 και περιλαμβάνει εκθέσεις φωτογραφίας με τη συμμετοχή καλλιτεχνών και επιμελητών από 20 χώρες και ένα σύνολο δράσεων -εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα, portfolio reviews, ομιλίες, μαραθώνιος φωτογραφίας- και παράλληλων εκδηλώσεων, που διευρύνουν το διάλογο και την ενεργή συμμετοχή και ενισχύουν την κριτική κατανόηση της σύγχρονης κοινωνικής πραγματικότητας. Πέρα από το κεντρικό πρόγραμμα, η διοργάνωση περιλαμβάνει παράλληλες εκθέσεις που θα φιλοξενηθούν σε επιλεγμένους εκθεσιακούς χώρους της Αθήνας.

To Light of Spirit σας παρουσιάζει τους Νέους Έλληνες Φωτογράφους που θα συμμετέχουν στο Φεστιβάλ.

Young Greek Photographers 2015
 
Lily Zoumpouli "Discolouration"
 
My work’s theme is self-documentation. I photograph people of my environment at certain times when I feel that this moment needs to be captured.
However, there are cases where I stage a photograph in order to portray what I need to express at that time of my life. I find interest in self-portraits and depicting situations that I share with others.
In order for me to photograph something or someone, there has to be a sense of connection. Creating an atmosphere between them and me so that the final outcome will display parts of us. A mix of selves into one image.
The element of nude in the photographs is very intense. Considering the body as well as the soul, I believe that when people are exposing their naked body in my pictures, they are exposing an inner part of themselves.
Moreover, I am also interested in animals as well as discovering unusual places. I always tend to interpret personal feelings by depicting non-human subjects. Though no matter the subject I always feel that my work is about expressing certain emotions.


Marilia Fotopoulou


 








                                      Aimilia Vrotsou “Denude”

The series “Denude” aims at redefining the female body representation. The unconventional poses that are proposed in the series question the conventions of the female nude as an object on display and the meaning of the classic stereotype of the female representation in art and everyday life.
‘Denude’ no longer strives to portray the female body as an object solely for the enjoyment of the observer. It is depicted as another element of the natural surroundings through its association with the elements of nature as though it is a part of them





Katerina Petroutsou "Multicultural"

This photographic series portrays a number of people from different countries, denuded and photographed in the same way. In an attempt to equate their cultural background, one discovers how similar they can be, despite their differences in appearance and habits. They are all people with rights, emotions and feelings that are able to dominate any difference. Carine, Gianni, Erica, Chahni, Joao, Pandina, Diana, Naci, Silia and Athena are only a few of those who were photographed. Each one of them put their heart and soul in this series, enriching it with their unique quality, thus creating a multicultural utopia, which does not give up in the face of discrimination and diversity constitutes its biggest asset.

Elena Nassati "On Changes"

Often an image consists of a memory or an experience of the photographer’s recent past. Through my project entitled “On Changes” I have tried to approach the broader field of staged photography. I have recounted different stories based on memories and experiences – not necessarily my own –  from my recent past, considering the transitional age that I am going through, educationally as well as socially, very significant.
While growing up, the first signs of desire and fear have begun to appear. I have tried to express them as unprecedented sentiments through the reconstruction of moments that have or have had special meaning for me. These moments represent experiences, memories and even deeper thoughts equally hauled from the conscious and the unconscious and the space serves – sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively – the narrative of those moments.


Iliana Meintani "Into the Landscape"

My photographic project is a self-portrait series taken in several places of Greece. As in romantic paintings, landscape could be used as a mirror of the state of mind.  As Ι construct the landscape’s composition, while experiencing the vision of it, I try to incorporate and condense the emotions that every landscape separately inspire in me. The name of the series refers to both the existence of myself in the landscape and the tendency of the body to penetrate and be integrated into it. The positioning of my body serves as an enigmatic observer where the landscapes are more like “x-rays” of my moods. I sometimes observe and examine the view in front of me, and sometimes I become part of the imposing hidden element, I strongly believe exists in these landscapes. The ultimate goal is to allow the viewer to experience the landscape through a special and unique emotional feeling .

Konstantinos Kartelias "Young Greeks under the economic crisis"

“Young Greeks under the economic crisis” is a photographic  documentary  focusing on Greek unemployment particularly in the realm of young people. Unemployed youth and students are photographed in their homes, displaying the inertia they have undergone due to their unemployment. Being at a standstill, in half naked poses they demonstrate how one can feel ashamed in his or her own house. Ambiance plays such an important part as the person itself. The project draws attention on how a social problem, such as unemployment, can affect the psychology of a young person and on how contradictorily beauty can remain unwavering despite the inertia and the misery.
Part of the project was selected by the London National Gallery to be included in the “Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014? exhibition.


Georgia Maragkopoulou "A house of uncanny"

My work concerns images which compose a narration. They describe a dark place but lighted elaborate where they are placed in these findings: dismembered bodies, hair, heads, nailed body members etc. The creator or creators of these macabre still lifes absents from the frame, not shown anywhere, but their work speaks for them.
In my work we could say that something familiar, such us the place where the gruesome discoveries are located, my house, the place in witch having experienced feelings and situations comes suddenly to be uncanny in my eyes and thus to my work in photography, producing horrific images, unbecoming, paranoid, with the primary component of the dark, and the massacre and the entrapment of inanimate objects, the ultimately creation of a strange and terrifying image in a familiar environment.
Through the process of photography, the creation-destruction of the objects-dolls to directing the picture I realized that “A house of uncanny” is an extension of psychology where by j oining my impulses and images that I had as a child to my concerns as an adult, was made an internal-external world inside my house.


Thanasis Karatzas "Day and Night"

The sense of night exerts a fine charm. The dark background, the diversity of personalities, the lightness of mood, the lack of necessity, the hangouts that hold a piece of the urban history, the smoke and alcohol as a sign of status and endurance on chronic awakeness. Heat, flirt, disappointment and conquest, all covered in night make up. Something from a Film noir with a theatrical touch.  


Anisa Xhomaqi "The Room"

Ιn the students dormitories every room was designed to be the same for every person, but while the decades pass nothing could remain the same. Today every ten square meters room has a different story to tell, a different personality reflected on the walls and the decoration.








Daimon Xanthopoulos "Children of Gold"

In Burkina Faso gold mining is for many families the only way to make a living. While in the western world gold stand for luxury and extreme wealth, these regions still live in extreme poverty. Entire communities including the children are working as gold miners. Gold mining is extremely dangerous work as they digg vertical tunnels into the earth for up to 100 meters. Thousands of jong men and children are found in the small scale gold mines of Burkina Faso. In the tunnels and mineshaft they risk death from explosions, rock falls, and tunnel collapse. They breathe air filled with dust and sometimes toxic gases. Above ground, children dig, crush, mill, and haul ore – often in the hot sun. Some stand for hours in water, digging sand or silt from riverbeds and then carrying bags of mud on their heads or backs to sieving and washing sites. In all mining sites, there is risk of falling down open shafts or into pits that are scattered around the areas. Many children are born in and around the mines and have never seen a different life than mining. Most children don’t go to school but help their familie until they are also strong enough to go into the mineshaft.

Antonis Lekkos "Mnemonic Noise"

Facing social and personal dead-ends, young adults raised during the 90s constantly trace back their collective and personal memories. Thus they end up carrying them as an everyday solace but also as a burden. These memories are always present and are represented by photographic images that intrude and disrupt the highly detailed image of the present self. Viewed repeatedly, leaving the signs of this almost ritualistic practice evident on their surfaces, they become an interference, a “mnemonic visual noise”.
The memories are remembered in a fragmented manner without ever being clear. With their entity struggling between truth and fantasy, they are transmuted and substituted by the images that were produced in an attempt to “make them last forever”. The printed images are making themselves part of the mnemonic process itself. In the end, the image becomes the memory and the memory just a fragmented fantasy.


Emily Gaki "Decay"

This project is a photographic hybrid which combines the genre of self-portrait with the genre of still life.My aim was to represent through these photographs a state of inertia: the inability of a person to overcome negative experiences, the loneliness and frustration she/he experiences until  the resolve of the unpleasant experiences.
Additionally, by creating photographic diptychs I tried to introduce an association between the decay of a human and the decay of inanimate objects . Thus the objects that are depicted in the photographs have undergone some alteration by the passage of time or even by human intervention. However, some of them have no visible lesions but are removed from their natural environment, declaring the interruption of life.



Athens Photo Festival 2015
Young Greek Photographers 2015
Εγκαίνια Έκθεσης : Τετάρτη 3 Ιουνίου 2015, 20:00
Διάρκεια Έκθεσης : 4 Ιουνίου εως 26 Ιουλίου 2015
Ώρες Λειτουργίας : Πέμπτη & Κυριακή 10:00- 18:00
                                Παρασκευή & Σάββατο 10:00- 22:00

Μουσείο Μπενάκη
Κτήριο Οδού Πειραιώς
Πειραιώς 138 & Ανδρονίκου
Τηλ. Επικοινωνίας : 210 345 3111       

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