Tettix Art Gallery participates in PhotoΒiennale / 22nd International Photography Meeting of Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, which, this year, has as main subject "LOGOS", with a group photography exhibition under the title: “LOGOS: With or Without”, curated by Thanassis Raptis, photographer.
Production: Photography Center of Thessaloniki
Participants are: Inger Lise Rasmussen (DK), Olja Triaska Stefanovic (SK), Anders Weberg (SE), Magda Tothova (SK), Stavroula Dokou (EL), Argiris Liapopoulos (EL), Ismini Goula (EL).
PhotoΒiennale 2012/ 22nd International Photography Meeting
1st part: May-July 2012, 2nd part: September-December 2012
Tettix Art Gallery (Tsimiski-3,Dialeti str tel. 2310243304)
Monday to Friday 18.00-21.00, Saturday 11.00-14.00
From 19/5 to 7/6/2012
Opening: Saturday 19/5, 20:00'
Stavroula Dokou (EL) Scarcity is an universal feeling connected with life, which all living things experience with different ways, in spiritual and emotional level. Although there is the paradox that life goes on despite the absence of important or no important things. For the understanding of these photographs we must come up against things almost invisible, but important, small details, which though acquire meaning, viewed through a prism of symbolism and allegory. The circumstances of the chosen photos are realistic, fact that enhances their meaning and builds a connecting string with the world we are living and an association with the concept of nostalgia, memory, oblivion, absence, trace, trail...
Stavroula Dokou (1988, Thessaloniki/Greece) is a graduating student in the Department of Film Studies, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a fifth-year student in the post-graduate master’s degree program of the Ecole Superieure d'Art et Design Le Havre/Rouen (ESADHAR) and a graduate of the Music School of Thessaloniki. Taking up photography at the age of fourteen introduced her to the image for the first time. She is involved with video art, static photography, cinema and installations, using every medium independently but also experimenting on their combinations and coexistence in general. She has worked in short-films. She participates in many exhibitions in Greece and in France.
Ismini Goula (EL) Childhood is a patchwork composed from memories. It is imbued by the bittersweet nostalgic point of view and surrounded by thoughts, which nourish and grow gigantically the period of childhood. We leaf through the pages of our days, of those years, feeling the consciousness of their importance. It is a flashback to memories, secrets, important or underestimated moments. As a matter of fact, we are led to their interpretation and pay tribute to them. We tend to create a protective frame around our childhood. It comes out from the instinct when we do not easily permit the entrance of other people, maybe because some perceptive eyes can recognize deeply all those things that we protected and hided with agony. (Christina Voulgari, Doctoral Candidate in History of Art -Universitat Heidelberg-Germany)
Ismini Goula (1980,Thessaloniki/Greece) Jewelery design degree, seminars on direction, documentary and video art (IRIS) _duration 2 years
Member of the Photography Center Of Thessaloniki in which she studied photography for 4 years. At this moment she lives and work in Berlin.
She has participated in 15 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
Argyris Liapopoulos (EL) The meanings that are formed and enclosed in a photograph (dense emotions, multilateral subtexts, aesthetic elements etc.) constitute the work's identity. The very same piece of work can decompose and be composed again in written form. The meanings, aesthetic elements and emotions that radiate from the work are ''mixed up'' and presented again in a different, unique way this time; by a Poet. These two pieces of work do not complement one another. On the contrary, each one of them looks like a double reflection of the same reality in two adjoining mirrors situated on different slants.
Argyris Liapopoulos (1959, Klidi Imathias/Greece) studied economics at the University of Thessaloniki. With the photo involved systematically since 1988. Developed a wide variety of action with reports, happenings. Photos and his work was done covers in books, a material book, published in magazines and tributes have been in the daily press and the media.
He took part in individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He is member of Photography Center of Thessaloniki. He lives and works in Thessaloniki.
Olja Triaska Stefanovic (SK) The work “Warnings from the Stage” is a visual and sociological analysis of stages in cultural houses and TV studios. It defines the stage as a means of spreading political ideology and it sets the question whether there is possible to feel the symbol of the previous regime on an empty stage and in an empty auditorium. It considers the stage a space for simulation of social phenomena and reality. And finally, the author shows also her personal / intimate stage as the hypertrophy of her own memory.
Olja T. Stefanović (1978,Slovakia) lives and works in Bratislava. In 2007 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. In 2002 she obtained the UNESCO scholarship in Spain, where she won another contest a year later. She had several independent exhibitions. In 2010 she became a finalist of the 4th year of the 333 Prize, given by the Prague National gallery and CEZ Group. She works as an assistant at the Photography and New Media Department at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.
Magda Tothova (SK) LENIN AND THE MAIDEN, 2003
Videoperformance, 2´34'', loop
In this video the artist borrows a fable-like narrative. The screen displays a degraded bust of Vladimir Lenin and a young female leans in from above to kiss him tenderly. The relationship implies the transference of power from old heroic dictator to post iron curtain youth, although it could also insinuate secret desires for the strong political leadership of the past.
Magda Tothova (1979, Bratislava/Slovakia) after graduating from Friedl Kubelka’s School for Artistic Photography, Vienna, Austria, in 2000, she achieved an MA in photography at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, in 2005. Based on staged short video works, that in a humorous manner question societal constructions, she developed a fragmentary narrative language to tell her stories. Embedded in mixed media installations since 2005, Tóthova's utopian composed structures of ordinary situations force her protagonists to come to momentous decisions. Her work has been shown at numerous venues world wide. www.magdatothova.com
Inger Lise Rasmussen (DK)
Disjecta membra, is an expression from the Roman poet Horace and it is used to mean "poetic fragment". In this context and as a title it has double meaning: the revocation of the words meaning during wartime. In 1999 Nato called the bombing of Beograd a campaign but for the Serbians it was aggression, the Serbians called the Balkan civil war crises, whereas others talked of genocide. Anyhow the result was the disintegration of Yugoslavia. Without words and their real meaning, dialogue and mutual understanding among people will disappear, destruction and hostility will take over and the world will fall apart. The images from the series After the campaign is a metaphor of the lack of logos.
Inger Lise Rasmussen (Denmark) was trained as a printmaker and her analogue photos are made as photogravures . Her work focuses on big metropolises and urbanism and she has had solo shows across all Europe. Her works are in many collections worldwide.
She was associate professor at Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bergen, Norway, to-day she is art advisor at Højbjerg FotoGrafiskeVærksted, Aarhus, Denmark She has received many awards in her country.
Her publications include Tageskarten, 2000, Raw Space, 2005 and Brilliant City, 2009. www.ingerliserasmussen.dk
Anders Weberg (SE) “P2P Art – The Aesthetics of Ephemerality” (2008 – 2011) Video Art 09'06'' loop
Anders Weberg is one such new P2P artist that has taken advantage of the file-sharing medium and used it to put his work in this ever expanding virtual global “gallery.” He considers P2P and the Net to be the new “streets of today,” and that his work is an expression of his love for “…street art, graffiti and performance art…” In this work the original artwork is first shared by the artist until one other user has downloaded it. The original file and all the material used to create it are deleted by the artist. There’s no original. After that the artwork will be available for as long as other users share it. This is the idea of the video. In fact the artist didn't manage to send us the original videos, because they had been destroyed. He agreed to project some little excerpts, that are existing in the net, as a memory of the original videos.
Anders Weberg (1968, Sweden) is an artist working in video, sound, new media and installations and he is primarily concerned with identity. Specializing in digital technologies, he aims to mix genres and ways of expression to explore the potential of audio visual media. He is the founder and curator of the Stian [con]temporary art gallery and AIVA, Angelholm International Video Art Festival. Currently based in the small village Kölleröd in the south of Sweden and has exhibited at numerous art/film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally. www.weberg.se http://vimeo.com/weberg