Six Photographers Reflect on Homeness and Homesickness at Hiraeth Exhibition

Hiraeth [hiraɪ̯θ] a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.

Six photographers/visual artists present us their own view on the multifaceted concept of “home”, influenced by the present period, which is characterized by the redefinition of human relationships and the classical structure of family, as well as the displacement of groups of people who seek a place capable of giving them all the things they have lost. Their points of reference have been personal experiences, memories, concerns and searches which relate to each one’s personal view of the locality hidden inside the concept of “home”.

Image from the series "Yseult's Dream" by Katerina Manolaki.

The works of art presented, imply that maybe there is no clear chronological and topographical hypostasis in what may be considered as home. It is a tribute to all those feelings and experiences which constitute the materials for its reconstruction, as well as the unsatisfied longing for the return to it.

«The stronger their nostalgia, the emptier of recollections it becomes... For nostalgia does not heighten memory's activity, it does not awaken recollections; it suffices unto itself, unto its own feelings, so fully absorbed is it by its suffering and nothing else.»
Milan Kundera.

Participants: Michael Almiroudis, Mariza Karidi, Katerina Manolaki, Dimitris Sidirokastritis, Alexei Siozov, Kelli Skoularioti

Curated by Alexei Siozov and Kelli Skoularioti
08 - 26 June 2018

Stoa Kairi 6, Monastiraki, 105 51
Tu-Fri 18.00 - 19.00
Sat 16.00 - 20.00

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