“Common Starting Points”
6 Normanou Str, Athens Print Festival 2016
A Common place, a common ancestry, or common choices? I simply answer,
no: just a “common starting point.” The combining ring of this team which
exhibits in Normanou 6 under the printfest 2016, is the following. Ten
artists have experienced this special atmosphere – I would call “energetic
bath” - that life in Florina town gives to its students. One can only
realize it only after his departure from this condition. It is a peculiar
relationship that emerges and grows between those and that happen to be
found in this small place for a period of their lives. They are situated
in an educational system - as in all educational institutions in the
country - but simultaneously they submitted or enjoy – it depends on
how an individual will perceive that reality- according to the rhythms
and the rules of a very small organization, the Fine Arts faculty, the
climate of Sakouleva River the two mountains in which the city spreads.
They experience close relationships with each other and with their teachers,
as if they were passengers of a ship. This experience sealed all the characters,
their behaviors and the life of humans as if the engraving seals its traces
on a piece of paper. The art provides a good opportunity to realize how
you feel to each other. Certainly, each of the exhibitors started from
the same land- area. Therefore, they all feel this relationship as a
strong supply for the rest of the course of their career.
Text by Dimitra Siaterli.
Ifigeneia Avramopoulou, Eri Agriou, Olga Bogdanou, Evangelie Karastergiou, Panagiota Koroniou, Anastasia Mikrou, Irene Mnatsakanian, Irene Morou, Elena Provata, Alexandra Tsitsinta.
Curated by Dimitra Siaterli
Οpening: Wendsday 9 March, 19:30