Athens Photo Festival 2016

Today is the opening of the Athens Photo Festival!



The main exhibitions of the Athens Photo Festival 2016 will be inaugurated today, Thursday the 9th of June 2016, at 8:30 p.m. at the Benaki Museum, featuring 85 emerging and established artists from 25 countries.

Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. Exploring critical issues relevant to our times, our programme works within an international, national and local context, encompassing a variety of exhibitions and activities designed to reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, and to create opportunities for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and international engagement.

The 2016 main exhibitions will take place from 9 June until 31 July 2016, at the Benaki Museum, presenting a wide spectrum of works of both emerging and established artists from all over the world. At the core of the festival is a range of events, including international portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, and participatory projects. In addition to the main venue-based programme, the festival encourages local community involvement through satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city. The curatorial team aims to develop a programme of exhibitions for 2016, creating a dialogue between different thematic ideas in relation to this year’s theme, under the title [mis/dis]placed.


ARTISTS & EXHIBITIONS

UNSTABLE FIELDS //
Maxim Dondyuk (UA), Nick Hannes (BE), Martin Kollar (SK), Dimitris Michalakis (GR), Pietro Paolini (IT), Emine Gozde Sevim (TK), Issa Touma (SY) / Paradox (NL), Panos Tsagaris (GR), Apostolos Zerdevas (GR)

REFUGEES ROUTES //
Leila Alaoui (FR/MA), Isabelle Arvers (FR), Miia Autio (FI), Andrea Gjestvang (NO), Samuel Gratacap (FR), Sam Ivin (UK), Sofie Amalie Klougart (DK), Dimitris Koilalous (GR), Giorgos Moutafis (GR), Myrto Papadopoulos (GR), Nikos Pilos (GR), Aida Silvestri (UK)

EXTREME ANTITHESIS // Curated by Natassa Markidou
Andrea & Magda (FR), Philip Cheung (CA), Kostas Kapsianis (GR), Aleksey Kondratyev (US/KG), Laurent Kronental (FR), Julien Lombardi (FR), Marinos Tsagkarakis (GR) ·

METAPHORS // Curated by Costis Antoniadis
Roger Ballen (SA), Alvaro Deprit (ES), Alexander Mendelevich (IL), Charlie Simokaitis (US), Paul Thulin (US), Margot Wallard (FR), Marta Zgierska (PL)

LIFE TRACKS // Curated by Demosthenes Agrafiotis
Yoann Cimier (FR), Karolin Kl├╝ppel (DE), Alvaro Laiz (ES), Namsa Leuba (CH), Polixeni Papapetrou (AU), Klaus Pichler (AT), Laurence Rasti (CH), Danilla Tkachenko (RU), Miriam Stanke (DE), Sanne De Wilde (BE)

ZONES OF ERROR AND DECAY // Curated by Thanasis Moutsopoulos
Mathieu Asselin (FR), Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression (FR), Alejandro Chaskielberg (AR), Catherine Leutenegger (CH), Kai Loeffelbein (DE), Kazuma Obara (JP)

SITES OF MEMORY // Curated by Penelope Petsini
Artemis Alcalay, Fani Bitou, Io Chaviara, Petros Efstathiadis, Pavlos Fysakis, Stergios Karavatos, Viktor Koen, Nikos Markou, Fotis Milionis, Nikos Panayotopoulos, Avraam Pavlidis, Paris Petridis, Simos Saltiel, John Stathatos, Nikolas Ventourakis, Pasqua Vorgia

YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS 2016 // Maria Antoniadou, Thalia Galanopoulou, Yannis Karpouzis, Elena Kollatou and Leonidas Toumpanos, Chloe Kritharas-Devienne, Mari Masouridou, Maria Mavropoulou, Thodoris Papadakis, Yannis Papanikos, Dimitris Sakalakis, Orestis Seferoglou, Alexei Siozov, Artemis Skeva, Pavlos Stamatiadis, Katerina Tsakiris, Yannis Zindrilis

Opening hours: Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00.

For more information visit Photofestival.gr 
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