ATENE. Atene di nuovo capitale della fotografia con la nuova edizione 2015 dell’Athens Photo Festival . La manifestazione proseguirà fino al 26 luglio con una serie di mostre imperdibili.
Il tema centrale su cui i fotografi si sono dovuti confrontare è “Reframing Memory“, un’esplorazione del passato, della Storia, confrontato con i tempi moderni, approfondito nei cambiamenti sociali. Un tema quanto mai attuale, insomma, su cui molti fotografi nazionali ed internazionali si sono espressi con i loro lavori.
Tra i fotografi delle ‘main exhibitions’ ci saranno nomi noti e meno noti come Andreas Olesen, Christian Patterson, Christina de Middel, Daesung Lee, Danila Tkachenko, David Favrod, Dima Gavrysh, Gidon Levin, Harry Griffin, Eva O’Leary, Helge Skodvin, Huang Qingjun, Jiehao Su, Katrin Koenning, Ksenia Yurkova, Lizzie Calligas, Mark Wilson, Martina Cleary, Michal Solarski, Tomasz Liboska, Naomi Harris, Niina Vatanen, Hertta Kiiski, Pericles Alkidis, Peter Puklus, Rahul Tarukder, Simon Menner, Simona Ghizzoni, Stephanie Roland, Viktor Koen, Yiannis Theodoropoulos.
Come sempre sono state coinvolte tutte le realtà locali con mostre e attività parallele in tutta la città di Atene implementando l’offerta con letture portfolio, eventi, presentazioni. Del resto, Athens Photo Festival è il più importante festival dedicato alla fotografia in Europa sud-orientale lanciato nel 1987 dal centro ellenico per la fotografia. E’ la più longeva manifestazione legata alla fotografia, in Grecia, e uno delle cinque più antiche del suo genere al mondo. Ogni anno il festival si concentra su un tema specifico e dal 2014 è membro di EMOP, una struttura che lavora su una produzione biennale di mostre in ogni città che ne fa parte.
Tutte le info: www.photofestival.gr
ATENE. Athens Photo Festival is the most important festival dedicated to photography in Southeastern Europe and a premier cultural event in Athens, established in 1987 by the Hellenic Centre for Photography. It is the longest running festival of photography and related media in Greece, and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world. Each year the festival focuses on a specific theme, encompassing a range of photo-based forms including photography, installations, multimedia and photobooks.
The 2015 edition’s theme under the title “Reframing Memory” explores how photographers and artists today represent past/history, defining the social changes they undergo, bringing together a wide range of international artistic positions. The main programme of the Athens Photo Festival 2015 will be presented at the Benaki Museum from 3 June to July 26, 2015.
Exploring issues relevant to our times, the festival work both internationally and locally, encompassing a variety of initiatives that enable people to understand and enjoy photography. At the core of the festival is a series of featured exhibitions by artists from around the world as well as a range of events such as portfolio reviews, talks, screenings and educational activities.
In addition to the main venue-based section, the satellite programme encourages community involvement through parallel exhibitions and activities across the city of Athens in galleries, cultural centres and institutions. The Athens Photo Festival is continually evolving with the times and looks forward to expanding its network and enhancing opportunities for interaction and engagement with local and international communities. Since 2014 is a member of the European Month of Photography (short EMoP) – which is the European association of 8 European Capitals and their Festivals in the field of photography. The EMoP, is celebrating 10 years regular collaboration between partner cities and welcomes Athens as a new member! EMoP is a structure which works on a bi-annual production of exhibitions in each member city, curatorial activity supported mostly by University researchers resulting in publications on photography.
MAIN EXHIBITIONS. The main exhibitions will take place from 3 June through 26 July 2015, at the Benaki Museum (Pireos Annexe), featuring emerging and established artists from all over the world. The 2015 festival theme, under the title “Reframing Memory”, explores the relationship between past and present, both experimental and mainstream, bringing together a wide range of international artistic positions.
SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS. In addition to the main venue based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through the satellite exhibitions across the city of Athens.
YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS. The Young Greek Photographers exhibition (since 1987) helps Greek artists, between the ages of 18-35, to be exhibited and introduced to a wide audience and network of photography professionals.
EVENTS & INITIATIVES. At the core of the programme is a range of events, including portfolio reviews, talks series, screenings, workshops, performances and participatory projects.
More info: www.photofestival.gr