An exhibition place has a reproducing function: it is used in order to express a specific ideology and to support a preset narration. Therefore, an exhibition arrangement reflects the curator’s intentions regarding presenting narration in a specific showing row which indicates the line which visitors are expected to follow. Every exhibition has a story or more to tell, the one the creators want to. This language looks a lot like the cinema’s, as visiting an exhibition simulates to watching a film, with the only difference that instead of the camera it is the visitor who moves around . While moving around in the space, with the specific presentation of the exhibits, and as the scenes and sequences are unfolding in front of him, the visitor constructs the decoding of the narration he wishes or is able to. In spite of the fact that the place of the present exhibition hosts-let us say- conventional kinds of art (photographs and video art) it could be characterized as an environment art, because the element of discussion between the works of each specific room has been entered on purpose, in a potential fertile dialogue. The critical factor is the visitor of the exhibition, as he will have to compose a meaning from and through all these. These artistic environments, the more they give meaning the more they produce knowledge. As far as the selection is concerned, the aim was the tension with gentleness for the desired effect, the creation of a new universe using the materials that were generously offered by the artists. It was inevitable for me to serve a personal vision, a rather self-centered obsession, an almost autistic persistence. We don’t like the world which surrounds us, let us create another one, our own, to fit in and make us feel like being home.
Thanassis Raptis, Photographer, Curator.
Participants are: Aleka Tsironi, Ismini Goula, Lilly Zoumpouli, Eva Geromichalou, Nikoletta Aggelidou, Thanasis Athanasiadis, Marina Provatidou, Elena Ganda, Murat Han Er, Arif Emrah Orak, Mert Cagil Turkay, Kenan Ozcan, Elcin Acun.