How much do we know about everyday life in the neighboring Balkan countries? What do we have in common? What makes us stand apart? What unites us? What can we accomplish together?
With those questions in mind, we called on photographers of all ages and ethnicities, in order to find photographic series that could leave stereotypical representations behind and help us, instead, to better understand both our neighbors and our own selves.
26 photographers from 12 countries participate in our exhibition. Their photographic series are distributed across the streets of Exarcheia according to the following themes: our relationship with the rest of the Balkans (points 1,12), the younger generation’s perspective and its dilemma facing immigration (points 5,6,7), the recent past (points 8,9,10), the painful recollection of the war (points 3,4) and the fluidity and the fragility of the present state of things (points 2, 11-17).
Taking the lack of funds in the cultural life of the Balkans as a given, but eager to stand on our own feet and willing to keep exploring all the factors that shape our daily life, we invite you to visit our exhibition, to wander about the neighborhood of Exarcheia and to get reacquainted with our city and its inhabitants.
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According to each space’s working hours.
Monday 12/10, Thursday 15/10, Friday 16/10 at 11.30
for groups up to 7 people. Only by booking.
Book your place at email@example.com
Starting point: Aspalathos Art Space, Ch. Trikoupi 129-131
Monday 12/10, Thursday 15/10, Friday 16/10 at 18.00
Open meetings between curators, photographers and visitors
at Locomotiva Bar, Mpotasi 7
Decoding the map: Photographers & Spaces
1. Αspalathos Art Space, Ch. Trikoupi 129
Kostis Argyriadis (GR) – I am not Here
Antigoni Papantoni (GR) – From the Inside Looking Out
Ioanna Sakellaraki (GR) – Balkans Revisited
2. Au Grand Zinc, Ch. Trikoupi 92
Daniel Court (UK) – Limina
Vedad Divovic (BiH) – Jesus, the Yugoslavs and the creation of the world
3. Futura Books, Ch. Trikoupi 72
Patrick Wack (FR) – Minor Differences
4. Old Books, Ch. Trikoupi 63 & Dervenion
Laura Cnossen (NL) –Manjača
Hannes Jung (DE) – Men don’t cry
Nicholas Constant (UK) – Firn
5. Dirty Noise, Didotou 49
Louisa Vradi (GR) – Good Luck
6. Thaleia’s Bookbindery, Z. Pigis 31
Aggelos Barai (AL) – Shqipëria Ime (My Albania)
Ilir Tsouko (AL) – Errance
7. Everyday a story, Z. Pigis 33
Jeanne Frank (FR) – They Forgot to Treat Us
Sylvan Dahlgrün (SE) –Shöke
8. Chartes, Valtetsiou 35 & Z. Pigis
Orestis Seferoglou (GR) – Red Island
9. Art Rat Records, Z. Pigis 48
Madalin Marianut (RO) – Wounded Light
10. Old School Records, Z. Pigis 59
Dominik Wojciechowski (PL) – Svijet
11. The Collegue’s Publications, Kallidromiou 30
Petrut Calinescu (RO) – Pride and Concrete
12. Agra Publications, Z. Pigis 99
Thodoris Nikolaou (GR) – Aimos
13. Ellinika Kaloudia, Kallidromiou 51
Lila Zotou (GR) – Summer Diary
14. Indiktos Books, Kallidromiou 64
Nick StOegger (US) – Vjosa
15. Bourbon, Kallidromiou 64
Kosmas Pavlidis (GR) – Sunny days / A true story
16. Athinaio – Tsamadou 10
Babis Kougemitros & Vassilis Konstantinou (GR) –
17. Mystic Pizza – Em. Benaki 76
Jacopo LANDI (IT) – Friendly Neighbours?
Rafael Yaghodzadeh (FR) – Enclaves
A. Locomotiva, Mpotasi 7
Meeting point between curators, photographers & visitors. Monday 12/10, Thursday 15/10, Friday 16/10 at 18.00-20.00
B. Aspalathos Art Space, Ch. Trikoupi 129
Starting point of guided tours for groups up to 7 people. Only by booking.
To book your place contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours dates & hours: Monday 12/10, Thursday 15/10, Friday 16/10 at 11.30