- at T.A.F.
How does administrative subsumption give rise to the notion of cultural subordination? How is subjugation reinforced through the construction of the (usually exoticized) singularity of the provincial and the aestheticization of abandonment? These are a few of the issues – central to contemporary theoretical discourse regarding the centre - periphery relationship — that the collective venture The Provinces attempts to thematise. The platform hosts photographers based in the Greek periphery and photographers based in Athens but photographically active outside the capital city of Greece.
The eight photographers of The Provinces exhibition work mostly in conformity with the conventions (stylistic and deontological) of contemporary documentary photography. All of them allude to the New Topographics movement and its heirs. Nevertheless, one does not feel that their visual idiom is a foreign loan, but a means dictated by their very subject; that in a way the people that inhabit the provinces might talk about themselves and about their lives there in a similar way.
Participating photographers: Tasos Zoidis, Nikos Zoakis, Eleni Mouzakiti, Dimitris Barounis, Photini Papahatzi, Christos Rontogiannis, Christos Sotiropoulos, Panos Charalampidis & Mary Chairetaki.
Curated by: Kostas Ioannidis, Nicol Leventi and The Provinces team
The exhibition The Provinces runs as a harbinger to the homonym e-platform.
For more info about the platform: ://-.
Exhibition opening: Friday 19th April, 20.00
Duration: 19.04 – 16.05.19
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12.00 – 20.00
Address: 5 Normanou str, 105 55 Athens