Τετάρτη, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2012

ORDET [Logos] PhotoBiennale 2012 / 22nd International Photography Meeting


Apostolos Rizos

Artists: J. Diaz Infante, Anastasios Ktistis, Chloe Lelliott, Pauliana Valente Pimentel, Chloe Pissa, Thanasis Raptis, Apostolos Rizos, Dimitris Triantaphyllou

Curators: Lydia Chatziiakovou, Maria Kenanidou

Organized by: Photography Center of Thessaloniki www.fkth.gr

                                                           Anastasios Ktistis

In the framework of the parallel program of the PhotoBiennale, organized by the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. 

The exhibition is inspired by the film ORDET (Denmark, 1954) by pioneer film director C.T. Dreyer, based on the theater play by Kaj Munk (writer and pastor who was executed by the Germans in 1944). 
Throughout his filmography, and in the specific film, Dreyer fought against fanaticism, religious dogmatism, intolerance and prejudice and defended the uniqueness of the individual and the right to rebellion against any authority figure. The inner light of his films comes from the conflict between soul and body, matter and spirit. In his movies, the environment (natural or artificial) corresponds to and reflects the characters' inner world. Actors should not look like but be their character, and Dreyer, pioneering in his time, eliminated makeup, in order to capture the authentic landscape of facial emotion. In addition, through the removal and abstraction of dramaturgical elements, he highlighted the absolutely necessary, the essential, filming the internal rather than the external life of his characters.

                                                                           Chloe Pissa

Space: Bookshop of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation (MIET, 11 Tsimiski Street, Thessaloniki)
Opening: Friday, 9 November 2012, 20.00
Duration: 10-25 November 2012
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 10.00-15.00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10.00-21.00
Sundays closed. Admission free. 

                                                                       J. Diaz Infante

Thessaloniki Center of Photography

MIET Bookshop - tel: (0030) 2310 288.036


                                                                       Chloe Lelliott

                                                                     Dimitris Triantafyllou

                                                                      Thanassis Raptis

Pauliana Valente Pimentel

Τετάρτη, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2012

"Worlds under Construction" "Aspects of Balkan Photography. New route in the time of crisis" - Thessaloniki 2012”

14 – 31/10/2012             "Worlds under Construction" 
                                                                                                                  Opening of a group photography exhibition on Sunday 14/10, 20.30'  at Goethe Institut

Participants are: Avela Admon (Bulgaria), Nikos Kotzampasakis (Greece), Volkan Kiziltunc (Turkey), Seckin Tercan (Turkey),  Mina Sarenac (Serbia), Burim Myftiu (Albania), Deniz Aciksoz (Turkey), Hakan Dagdelen (Turkey), Ebru Ceren Uzun (Turkey), Arif Emrah Orak (Turkey), Hasan Emre Dipsar (Turkey), Ana Andonovska (FYROM), Daniel Djamo (Romania).
Curator: Christina Voulgari

Working hours: Mon - Fri  09.00' - 17.30' 

“Worlds Under Construction”

Worlds live together in societies which are looking for their identity and their survival. As a result, either they accept it, either they reject it with agony. Enormous mass of information, political and financial instability, social media and huge technological speed. All these are intersected in the living worlds. For each artist these worlds result from his own reality, combined with the individual and collective memory. The photographers allow us to penetrate in their lenses or their creative combination of images, in order to underline the existence of many different worlds under the  shelter of the general accepted human group. 

The curator confronts face to face worlds which evolve gradually and continuously. These worlds are under construction in order to be born the stable edifice of each one artist and in extension of each one of the human being. Through this we all confront the familiar or close images and memories with similar experiences or social conditions which affect us all. Thus, they remind us of how life in the modern world and reality is constructed or demolished continuously, without staying stable on a specific point. Life, society, individual or collective happenings, always create a highway under construction. They are constructed piece by piece either unilaterally, or multilevelly. Under these thoughts, beside the portraits of sceptic people who feel that their world collapsed, can be posed other portraits of those how dream and reborn their memories. Among them, the shot of some other photographer captures the ruins and the place where family memories lay from the migration land. 

Differently captured photos, portraits, houses, others thorough inventive with multiple combinations and modern editing methods, landscapes and documentary, are penetrated from the same feeling. The exhibition is unrolled under this crucial feeling. They are imprinted thoughts and images of personal and global worlds which is proved to be under construction all the time. Worlds, which were hurt, or doubted, worlds full of pain, or which changed rapidly nowadays and reconstructed. But these worlds and all these aspects of view never stopped looking for rebirth and existence.

Christina Voulgari – Art Historian


Avela Admon  
A “surreal game” of modern world. Our thoughts, our illogical or weirdly combined clues, our personal and collective identity in crisis, are formed in images through colors, senses, self-sarcasm and the influence of strong images.

Born 1971 in Varna, Bulgaria lives in Austria and Germany since 1991. She works on the field of contemporary photography. Her artistic interests are focused in present life. She manipulates personages and interacts with dogmatic concept of reality. Her works has been presented on international art fairs, festivals, curatorial projects and solo exhibitions in Bulgaria, Germany, UK, Italy and Quatar.

Nikos Kotzampasakis   
Beside, in and among the greek time of crisis and the human doubt. Nikos Kotzabasakis thanks to his job is in everyday contact with the portrets of people that resent and breath deeply with grief when spreading their arm to pay fir the absolute necessary things. Their image is painful, sharp and frozen in time by judging and reprobating for all we capable or unable to do and confront. 

Born in Thessaloniki in 1976, Greece. He lives and works in Thessaloniki and is active on the photographic art the last three years. He is member of Photography Center of Thessaloniki PCT and has participated in four group exhibitions. The street photography is his main subject of interest and always provides him with inspiration and action.  

Seckin Tercan 
In a world of loneliness often, people are somehow stored and trapped in time. Different people, each one are isolated in their world and focused in their thoughts. Here they seam to be as if ready for an unknown big step overwhelmed by their reality. We are separate units, but always stand for a simple and explicit moment to think what we are about to live and contribute while living. Or is it unbearable to make more effort? This is the huge question, which stands still. 

Born in Cyprus Kyrnea, 1978. Enrolled in Mimar Sinan University, Fine Arts Faculty, Photography Department, in 1995. Enrolled in MFA degree program at the same University in 2000. He started Phd at the same University 2004. He won third awards in Nude photography Los Angeles International Photography Awards in 2004. He had his first solo exhibition titles “Total Part” in Cyprus, Nicosia in March 2006, followed by an exhibition titled “Fetus” in Cyprus, Nicosia in April 2007 and “Hands” in Boise, Idaho, USA in July 2007. He has also participated in various other joint exhibitions. He is working as an Assistant Professor at MSGSU Fine Arts Faculty Photography Department. Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

Burim Myftiu
Worlds of black and white, grays, dark and light, religion, ideology, despair and crisis, come together. Everything seems to be under construction and continuous research of identity and belief. It reflects us and influences us all. Myftiu researches and really finds our most secret aspect of life. Moments which has to be seen and definatelly are part of real life. We come face to face with facts from our reality. 

Born in 1961, Prizren, Kosova is an Albanian-American contemporary photographer. He started in early 80's and later after graduating in Philology – University of Prishtina, specialized commercial photography in NYIP, New York. He is a member of New Haven Arts Council in State of Connecticut, also associated with several photography, film and art organizations in the USA. Additionally, he is also a founder of KIPA - Kosova Images Photography Agency. He participated and juried in film festivals, photography contests and other international events. Lives and works in USA and Kosova.

Deniz Aciksoz 
Nowadays humanity and nature hides and at the same time reveals with audacity a double nature. Our worlds are constructed under two poles. Modernity and tradition, subjectivity and objectivity, peace and war, poverty and wealth, faked icons and natural images… The list is growing over and over again. We are doubled livings trying to balance in a world with two sides. With a lot of try, maybe we can still recognize which is the fake and which the side of ours. The goal of "3-5" series is to separate fashion photography from it's usual perfectionist appearance with a search for a new and distinct point of view. Taking advantage of the loss of locality in fashion, it incorporates a natural, random and uncontrolled integrity into the framing in order to create an innovative expression.

Born in Istanbul in 1986. She started her studies at the Fine Arts University Minar Sinan of Istanbul, Department of Photography in 2003, from which she graduated in 2009. She works continuously on photography and participates in workshops and exhibitions. 

Hakan Dagdelen 
Work called ‘Deus Ex’. Photographs of scenes, staged, designed by Hakan Dagdelen with every detail, represent indiviguals in a staged and distant world. Content and form are fighting but also coexist with each other. A new isolated world is constructed, reminding to us who feasible is to construct new existence and enrich our knowledge on human being. 

Born in Turkey. Lives and works in Istanbul. Studies of photography and design at Minar Sinan University of Istanbul. His work is designed every time until the last detail. Very creative with staged concepts, he designs alone even the costums and comes up by presenting a whole new world for the audience. Context and form is his permanent question and theme. 

Ebru Ceren Uzun 
The rapport of human, space and object is an interaction and forms a dynamic process. They reshape each other as a result of traces left by this interaction.
Our constructed and builded environment can be seen edited with detail, full of color and sensitivity, giving every time unique and non-repeatable result. At the same time it is projected in small scale. It is seems to be a kind of keyhole through which we can observe our world. Our huge world seems to be so small some times. It reminds us that everything we establish, construct, re-construct or leave to the merciless time, are moving in circles and can start over again.

 Born in İstanbul in 1976. She began her undergraduate education at Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography in 1995. After completing her degree in 1999, she started working as a research fellow at Kocaeli University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography in 2002. She received her Master’s degree, which  she began in 2004, from Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Institute of Social Sciences, Photography Program in 2007. In 2008, she started pursuing a Doctorate. Since 2005, Uzun has been working as a research fellow at Mimar Sinan Fine Art University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography, still continues to work on photography.

Arif Emrah Orak 
Isolation, frozen figures overwhelmed by their private space. Spaces full of objects and common people left and captured in their world. Here isolation, the empty expression of sight and almost desperate posture are crossed. You can see even yourself in some of these images. It is maybe because reflects very equal parts of our interior and private space and self. It could be one us. The worlds can be so surprisingly common among us, even though they seem totally apart from each other. When time passing, we get to learn that our microcosm was at last thought to be so tiny and depressed. By confronting these images, motivates us to break the inconvenient  stability and construct a new world. 

Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1983. His education at Macka Industry Trade Highschool was very important, by graduating from the Furniture-Decoration Department. He continued in 2005 his studies at the Minar Sinan Fine Arts University of Istanbul, graguating from the Photography Department in 2012. He is participating in group exhibitions and runs also his solo.  

Hasan Emre Dipsar 
Nymphomania: Tough title and poignant. The world has an aspect of decay, corruption and controversy. Human body is the protagonist. It is decayed, stands hovering and controverted but also it is shown as the only way of expansion. The intersection of fashion industry’s deformity and degeneration with nymphomania is remarkable. Sex is one of the irrevocable elements in fashion photography since 1970’s. Body with this way passes through its hard mortality from everyday life and force of the image, to conclude to deconstruction. Can it come back to stand strong on new establishment? And is there a good reason to do so?  It is a remaining fact if the structure and the fabrication can be reformed and reborn from the start.  Either way, it is part of our world.

Born in Turkey and graguate of Minar Sinan University of Istanbul, has established a Company for creative Photography, ILMISIMYA. Lives and works in Istanbul. He is working on several fields and kinds of photography, fashion, documentary, creative, advertisement and participates in numerous projects and exhibitions. 

Ana Andonovska   
“We are alive. We are human, with good and bad in us. That's all we know for sure. We can't create a new species or a new world. That's been done. Now we have to live within those boundaries . What are our choices? We can despair and curse, and change nothing. We can choose evil like our enemies have done and create a world based on hate. Or we can try to make things better.” 
― (Carol Matas, Daniel's Story)  
Left to be answered:  Demolish and construct? Good will or envy? Self-destruction or effort for improvement? It’s up to you.

Born in 1991, Kumanovo, FYROM, is a contemporary photographer. Holds degree from Faculty of Economics, University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje.  She teaches photography, participates as a judge in photography exhibitions, runs contemporary projects and participates through them in China, Beijing and Shanghai in “Dare to Dream”.  

Daniel Djamo (video)
The Barricade. “On December 21sr 2011 freedom fighters came to pay respect to the dead of the Romanian Revolution from 1989 in Universitate Square, in the center of Bucharest. The OTV television channel, could not miss this. So they didn’t. 21 days later, on 12th January of 2012, protests against the Romanian Government erupted in the exact same place, Universitate Squre. The protests managed to force the change of Romanian Prime Minister, Emil Boc.” (Daniel Djamo) 
The “world” of now and then, seemed to have changed. Maybe, at last it has not, that much. But it is for sure that humans, in whichever state they belong to, can construct a new world if they deeply desire it. 

Born in 1987, Rumania, holds Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Photography and Video art from department of the National Academy of Fine Arts from Bucharest. Studied also in Germany and holds a Master Degree on Photography and Video art department of the National Academy of Fine Arts from Bucharest. Activated artist in festivals and workshops around Europe. Participation in film festivals and numerous groups exhibitions. Last important single exhibition has taken place in Kassel, Germany (with support from Kassel Kunsthochschule - Kassel Academy of Fine Arts), during DOCUMENTA 13

Volkan Kiziltunc (video) 
Nightwatch is about spaces and people in two cities, Istanbul and Vienna. The captures phenomenons of streets, gateways passages and windows during the night seen in a parallel editing in three channels
Nightwatch. A night “duty”, a night observation where the people transmute under the lights of crowded cities or empty spaces. Everything in the dark changes and is constructed in a new form. It is about to confront the same world of daylight we are living in but under a different aspect. The same human microcosm is revealed under a different point of view, until the sun rises again and again. It is a continuous circle of our worlds which underlines the repeatability, the mortality and our quick passing from life and society. 

Born in Arkara, Turkey in 1976. Studies in Archaiology in Instabul and Photography. Since 2009 he’s been studying MFA in photography and working as a research assistant in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Photography. He’s doing photography and video projects and living in Istanbul. Numerous participation in group exhibitions.  Awarded and continuous creativity in photography field.

Mina Sarenac
Antigravity looks like to be a purpose and a dream to our life. We wish to have it and swing freely through objects. We project this freedom also to our independence of thoughts. We need to think with creativity and freedom. We need to construct a light weighted world. It seems to be feasible. 

Born in 1986, Belgrade of Serbia. Her tendency to design come up even from the high school years. In 2011 graduated from Academy of Applied Arts. She participates in exhibitions, workshops concerning photography, graphic art and design and also in many open competitions. Current occupation is freelance photographer and multimedia artist. 

Τετάρτη, 3 Οκτωβρίου 2012

"Together not by luck" "Aspects of Balkan Photography. New route in the time of crisis"

«Together not by luck»
«Together not by luck» is an exhibition which would like to talk about people around us, about the relation of man with himself, the unconscious, the others, the society, the environment. We hope that the small texts under the photographs will help the visitor to understand the working axis of each creator, to realize the theoretical or technical individuality by which the artist approaches and lightens his subject.

We hope that -through this not at all random coexistence of different esthetics, angles and performing usages- it becomes clear that photography is not one. The current creative photography has nothing to do with the artistic photography of the last decades of previous century. Some positions have been entrenched, the resistance towards others have been loosen, the relationship between the mean and itself, the so called objective reality around it, the other arts, the society, have changed. There are more acceptable ways of expression and creativity with the specific mean. Technology has offered some more new tools which naturally many people have collected in their quiver in order to widen their vocabulary…. as far as both the meaning and the form is concerned.
The world has changed and keeps changing every day, so the art changes and photography changes as well.   

A few words about the constitution “Aspects of Balkan Photography”
Photography Center of Thessaloniki for the 16th year continues organizing the constitution of Balkan photography meetings in Thessaloniki.
This year during September-October 2012, with the participation of photographers from Balkan countries, a lot of parallel exhibitions, conferences, workshops, round tables, screenings, lectures etc., are organized in the city.

Significant trends of contemporary photography at this side of Europe are presented as cooperative suggestions by dynamic and active Photography Centers. Through the whole of exhibitions the convergences and the divergences from European photography- as for the content and the expression- become obvious and furthermore the special quests, obsessions and particularities characterizing the mosaic of people who live in Balkans, become prominent. 

For 15 years now - of course after a lot of hard effort and organizing - the mutual understanding and cooperation network we have set up in this area and in rest of Europe as well, operates and bears fruit. Perhaps this network is a crutch to overcome the crisis. The fact that this year too, we keep on without any financial support from anywhere, hoping for the best, is the first parameter for "Together not by luck".   

“Together” is our opinion about the current time, the crisis, the creation, the dialogue about art and its position in the society.

                                                                                        Argiris Liapopoulos

All these events are the formal participation of Photography Center of Thessaloniki in the celebration by the Central Municipality of Thessaloniki for the 100 years since the liberation of the city from the Ottomans and it is organized under the aegis of Ministry of Education, Religion, Culture and Athleticism.  

Vasilis Karkatselis
Curator of the exhibition
Art Director of Photography Center of Thessaloniki 

Dimitris Zografos is a contemporary runabout photographer of the public space. Whenever he is in a mood for shoot he wanders in an ultra-restricted area of the city of Thessaloniki, an area with its own character, its own people, its own life. In this area, where obviously he feels like home, where people recognize him as their own photographer, he doesn't seek landscapes, shadows or compositions but the today's folk person. Without hiding his intention for shooting he startles his models with his unexpected angles of view and his flash that dazzles in the daylight. He has conquered a technique that pays off magnificent results, the without any ornament portraits of the unposed and for this reason real society of us.

                                                       Dimitris Zografos

Dubravka Lazic deals with shadows. Using old photographic techniques, she creates unique non repeatable images which can bring to light what is hidden into the electrified, by the intention of consumption, shadows.  The shadow reveals, warns and creates original images full of intense.

                                                  Dubravka Lazic

Boris Kramaric brings to attention the issue of economic migrants, what they leave behind, where they are heading to and how they live in the new places they migrate to. Through authentic photos-current in their time of capture- the story of a Croatian family who decides to leave their home in the countryside in order to move to an industrial area in Germany, is presented. Like with so many families from Southern Europe (including Greece as well) the migration for an easier economic life, which though does not also mean better life, leaves back a vacuum, which can hurt as a faded old photo.

                                                          Boris Kramaric

Derya Kilic uses the history of art, not only as a method of creating images or superficial observation of reality around us, but as a background and tool in order to articulate her own cry about what can be hidden underneath the surface of real, in order to denounce the woman’s position in our society and the practice of violence on her. She reconstructs famous paintings which glorify woman and her body, and remakes photographical portraits of famous women from art books. Though she adds her own raw comments, the obvious wounds by whacking, whipping, beating, and generally violent actions against them.
                                                          Derya Kilic 

Elcin Acun, in photographical full sense and through technique (metaphorically), eats her “guts” through a set of self-portraits which disputes the photographical truth of the document. After she disappears photo-realistically all those elements of her femininity she wonders: Am I erotic?
Using her body and after she crushes it by erasing all its special characteristics distinguishing the special woman beauty, she poses an issue about the position or the image of woman in men’s society. In this particular way, she wonders/protests about the essence of woman’s position on the determined limits -by the way, by which powers? -about beauty, about the construction of her body. She resists to the characteristics which are imposed by the wide-circulation magazines for a woman-object, a consumption gear and mostly for a woman as an erotic desire and a common subject of pornographic relation.
Let it be a question, with which right, does she destroy the common sense about how the woman’s body should be.

                                                                        Elcin Acun

Andreas Skreli:  A voyage home, Albania. The photographer who has been living for years in Greece, returns to homeland, as a photographer, and naturally almost as a filmmaker keeping his camera “on” constantly, recording all the way. Trained in the western aspect of  composition, the way of facing the landscape, the human elliptic position in it, the street photography and the magazine photography, he creates his own come back movie with perfect images, a little bit in and a little bit out. The sensitivity towards the unbroken relation between man and nature is taken as granted.  Today Albania could not be anything but the images of his own return and not the new statues or the squares, the new buildings and avenues.

The reality of Manos Chrysovergis is much more cruel than romanticism would like to persuade us for. More than the consumption and the mushy colorful commercial photos are trying to make us believe, or the photos of those photographers who take the camera in their hands only when they are in front of a theme which is wonderful by itself. The photography of New Realism describes the Truth without abusing us by showing just joy and laughter. The photography of New Realism with a flash and the creator’s will as the only weapons, tears the darkness, lightening  the new black and white misery, talks with us honestly -without lies and make up-  for experiences and memories even if they do not look nice. What is or what it has to be nice (in life, in art, in photography) is a subject which stands by itself without anyone asking for it but asking- together.

Vivi Daskalopoulou is looking for the personality and the character of whom she is taking photograph of,  through a new extremely dark way of portrait. The way she poses the subject is ambiguous. It is the photographer and not the model who decides about who is the one whom she is taking the photo of. There is no reason for those who are photographed, to show who they really are, or which is their inner world is.
The photographer invents him a priori, prepares him and projects him on himself filling the atmosphere with question-marks. Under a set of projects -secret or apparent- the external characteristics are hinted. The face-musk gets one more musk or maybe finally does it reveal its internal unrest?  

Elena Ganda shows a special relationship with her models, her own people, as she approaches them too much, becomes part of them. Photos almost in point blank. Photos which reveal the absolute truth through the detail, the exposure of the individuality which leaves out the general information, the ability for references, the possibility for us -as spectators- to recognize what is underneath, where does this “close up” refers to, whom or what it concerns, the relations which are developed beyond the limits of the image.

Seckin Tercan operates in the frame of the revelation of the partial. He approaches exceedingly his people to introduce them to us in a hospital environment and in an enviromental isolation/sterility. However, they are hiding, they don't disclose their body, their gender, their features, their personality. Whoever dares to ask for the knowledge of the hidden, whoever spectator of his act seeks for comprehension is bound to act spiritually and recompose his own story, based on the details, to find his own reduction for the hidden. It's about the absolute allegory of the debts of the exhibition viewer. The creator introduces (much or less it doesn't matter) and the spectator reads and while discoursing recomposes.

Elpida Katsika dives into the deep waters of modern topography in order to give her own answer to the questions regarding our relationship with earth. Small groups of people mark this relationship. Thanks to the perfect, well balanced and harmonious lines of nature, new and acceptable relationships can be developed. Balance and respect to the coexistence of both nature and people is her positive answer, her suggestion.

Iordanis Stylidis presents samples of his digital diaries where the conjunction of pictures and texts and the strong temporarily powerful meaning are investigated and charted.  This possible connection of pictures and texts is defining the unstable and short term limits of the experience during voyages, the experience of the collective actions, the acts of the uncontrolled, furious self and, furthermore, the state of the constantly moving self in search of the meaning of time as it is upload and comprehend.
Digital Diaries are revealing a past triumphal reassurance or a fall of an attempt of expression, of a desire long before forgotten, but now remembered, recreated and digitally distributed. The equilibrium or the instability of self, the psychological short period manipulations and control of the crossing incidents, The stasis (stop), the withdrawals, the stares and the open questions are the main core contents of these diaries. Constituting the surplus of the identity of the long and vast landscapes, of the local formations of a concept. The tracks and the restrains of mind and look while been fixed towards the accurate land details and fields of interest. The construction and the abandonment of the meaning of the places, the relations and the landscapes, constant wandering and the following disciplines of transformation of experience into a projection and a specimen of pictures and reason.  

Murat Han Er covers his people by bandages and medical patches. We can see no skin at all. Every element of the model’s personality gets lost under them. We all look like we have been experienced a general surgery, we exist just like after an accident or a wreck. Exactly the same happens in our white surrounding, as, in some way, the strips which cover it are extended from us towards it, taking away every possibility of characterizing it.  We are hurt and the same happens with the space around us.  
Anyway, the title of this set of photos is “Inner Hurt” which means that, the creator of these photographs asks from us not to stay in this first reading. As far as the Hurt is concerned, he asks from us to read the thoughts, the sorrow, the boredom, the collapsing of our inner values.  What happens in our image is much more less than what happens inside us, in our soul, in our mind, in our consciousness, in our morality, in our fights for life or not. Finally, the Inner Hurt is what is most important, the patches are just the in between, let us not remain at these.

Τετάρτη, 29 Αυγούστου 2012

"Aspects of Balkan Photography. New route in the time of crisis" - Thessaloniki 2012”

Photography Center of Thessaloniki organizes a manifestation under the title: "Aspects of Balkan Photography. New route in the time of crisis", in the frame of the Celebration for the 100 years from the Liberation of Thessaloniki. This manifestation is supported by the Greek Ministry of Civilization and the Municipality of Thessaloniki and includes five group exhibitions, where participate photographers originated from Balkan countries and also a round table, having as a topic the title of the manifestation.

 4 – 27/10/2012              "Together not by luck"                                                                                 Official opening of the group photography exhibition on Monday 15/10, 19.30' at Geni Tzami
Tue - Sun 10.00' – 18.00'

                                                                     Dubravka Lazic

Participants are: Boris Kramaric (Croatia), Dubravka Lazic (Serbia), Elcin Acun (Turkey), Murat Han er (Turkey), Derya Kilic (Turkey), Seckin Tercan (Turkey), Vivi Daskalopoulou, Dimitris Zografos, Argiris Liapopoulos, Manos Chrissovergis, Elena Ganda, Elpida katsika, Iordanis Stylidis (Greece).
Curator: Vassilis Karkatselis

13 – 31/10/2012          "Emotional Clothing"                                          
Opening of a group photography exhibition on Saturday 13/10, 20.30', at TETTIX Gallery Working hours: Mon-Fri 18.00' - 21.00', Sat 11.00'-14.00'
                                                                Margareta Kern

Participants are: Senay Ozturk (Bulgaria/Turkey), Irina Pidova (Bulgaria), Margareta Kern (Bosnia and Herzegovina/UK), Thanassis Raptis, Marina Provatidou, Gogo Grigoriadou (Greece).
Curator: Thanassis Raptis

Sunday 14/10    16.30' - 19.30'      
Round table. Topic: "Aspects of Balkan Photography. New route in the time of crisis", at Goethe Institut, Thessaloniki/Greece

If you can't be with us, see it through live streaming

Participants are representatives from all over Balkans and there will be simultaneous translation in English and Greek.
Participants are:
Branimir Karanovic, Professor at Fine Art University, Beograd, Serbia
Yusuf Murat Sen, Professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Vassilis Karkatselis, Art Director of Photography Center of Thessaloniki, Greece
Vaggelis Ioakimidis, Director of Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
Emanuil Treyman, Responsible for the "Month of Photography" in Sofia and Photovacation/ Bulgaria

14 – 31/10/2012             "Worlds under Construction"                                                                                                                   Opening of a group photography exhibition on Sunday 14/10, 20.30'  at Goethe Institut

Working hours: Mon - Fri  09.00' - 17.30'
                                                                                         Avela Admon

Participants are: Avela Admon (Bulgaria), Nikos Kotzampasakis (Greece), Volkan Kiziltunc (Turkey), Seckin Tercan (Turkey),  Mina Sarenac (Serbia), Burim Myftiu (Albania), Deniz Aciksoz (Turkey), Hakan Dagdelen (Turkey), Ebru Ceren Uzun (Turkey), Arif Emrah Orak (Turkey), Hasan Emre Dipsar (Turkey), Ana Andonovska (FYROM), Daniel Djamo (Romania).
Curator: Christina Voulgari

Two more exhibitions, in the frame"Aspects of Balkan Photography. New route in the time of crisis", have ended or still running:

3 – 9/9/2012                  "Meetings I and II"
Group photography exhibition at Municipality of Neapolis-Sykeon art room/Thessaloniki/Greece
Participants are: Luka Klikovac (Serbia), Sonya Stancova (Bulgaria), Sevgi Urum (Turkey), Katerina Fanouraki/Anastasia Boikou, Popi Efthimiadou, Giannis Pomakis, Dimitris Prokopiou, Kaiti Papanaoum, Vassilis Karkatselis, Habib Bolat (TR), .-_-. (TR).
Curator: Stavros Dagtzidis

26/9 - 15/10/2012       "Meetings III"
Group photography exhibition at 512 Gallery, Ptolemaida/Greece                                                                                                                                                                              Working hours:10:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:00 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) -  10:00 - 14:00 (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)                                                                                                                     Participants are: Luka Klikovac (Serbia), Sevgi Urum (Turkey), Alexandros Vrettakos,  Kaiti Papanaoum, Vassilis Karkatselis,  Habib Bolat (Turkey), Avela Admon (Bulgaria).
Curators: Thanassis Raptis and Vassilis Karkatselis