30/1/2017: Opening of 2 exhibitions:
Mail Art: “DADA no DADA” & “Collage”
At Refugees Museum/ Sykies/ Thessaloniki
DURING THE OPENING AN ORIGINAL DADA HAPPENIG WILL TAKE PLACE, WITH AN EVENT- SHORT LECTURE BY DADA SPECIALIST Dr.GIORGOS KAMBOURIS (DAVARNTUNIVERSITY). ALSO PARTICIPATE THE THEATER GROUP ‘ENDOCHORA’ AND THE FILM ‘RAPUNZEL’ (directed by Mama Baer and Kommissar Hjuler) WILL BE PROJECTED.
In February of 2016 it has been 30 years since the first great open inaugural event of “Thesalloniki’s Post Dada”, which was part of the parallel actions on editing issues of experimental photography and was hosted by the Photography Group of Triandria, now known as Photography Center of Thessaloniki.
By the same time it has been 100 years from the launch of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, a place where were hosted the first actions of the Dada movement.
Within this context of the two anniversaries continuing the persistent debate on issues of involvement and interaction between arts, consisting on issues refering to the involvement of the photography in the evolution of the art and visual perception, were organized by the Photography Center of Thessaloniki a series of events, which aimed to remind again the public and the artists of Thessaloniki some of the objectives and concerns of this movement.
Under the distinctive title “100+1 DADA years” were organized a series of events for the promotion of this art movement presenting the artwork that was created then (and the way artists used photography), discussing about what seems to be left of it or incorporated in the artworks of the artists around the word, presenting experimental short movies which were created by the protagonists of this scene, presenting “Kalligramata”, organizing an international exhibition of Mail Art titled as “NO DADA LEFT” and three collage workshops with “tutors” three different aclaimed, three rapporteurs who express themselves by using collage (each one using a different technical and theoretical approach): Thodoris Lalos, Lane and Giorgos Bogiatzidis.
In these workshops, each rapporteur in two 3 hour sessions after a brief presentation of their artworks and the way they face collage as also the techniques they apply , supervised the workshop, where participants had the ability to create with the advice and supervision of the rapporteur their own artworks.
We are presenting the results of these workshops in this exhibition and the providing catalogue, with the assistance of the artworks of three “tutors” and three guest authors, not so much for comparisons, but to feature the unlimited potentials that provides this particular kind of expression.
The ‘tutors’: Thodoris Lallos, Giorgos Boyatzidis, Lane
The workshop participants: Angelos Sofianidis, Alex Tade, Alexandra Fotiadou, Adriana Rizou, Vasilis Karkatselis, Giorgos Mantas, Demosthenes Eppas, Elena Ganda, Eleni Karadagli, Elsa Papagiannopoulou, Elsa Tzianna, Evi Dallidou, Efthimis Mouratidis, Zefi Athanasopoulou, Thanassis Raptis, Iordanka Tenova, Ioannis Pomakis, Katy Papanaoum, Lara Vrettou, Maria Labrianidou, Meni Seiridou, Nancy Ntoka, Pavlos Papadopoulos, Pisti Kagelidou, Manolis Vranas, Parthena Charistea
Invited artists: Nopi Fountoukidou, Smith Smith, Timon Batsaouras