ANOTHER LIFE: HUMAN FLOWS / UNKNOWN ODYSSEYS
A continuing crisis
The talk will discuss the large exhibition of MOMus-Thessaloniki Museum of Photography on the 2015-2016 refugee crisis, an exhibition presented in Thessaloniki (2016-2017), Athens (Athens Festival, 2018), Adelaide, Australia (Adelaide Festival, 2019). In this group exhibition, curated by Penelope Petsini and Hercules Papaioannoum 26 photographers contributed their work. Although the exhibition was planned at the peak of the 2016 crisis, the issues it brings forward are still vital, because of the continuing refugee flows, the new warfare and the broader geopolitical instability.
Born in Thessaloniki (1962), studied Physics at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), completed an MA in Photography at New York University and a photography PhD in the School of Journalism and Mass Media (AUTh). He is working since 1999 as a curator at MOMus-Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. Has published a large number of essays and published the theoretical works Marlboro Country and the mild Wild West (2009), Greek photography and photography in Greece (ed., 2013), The photograph of the Greek landscape: between myth and ideology (2014), About Nature and Truthity (2017), Photography as an Enigma (2020). He has curated a large number of exhibitions and edited a large number of photographic books. His translations on photography include works by Susan Sontag, Ian Jeffrey, Villém Flusser, Julian Stallabrass.