“The Observatory”, Athens Photo Festival 2018

The “Observatory” is a construction within a construction, a mechanism that bridges proximity with distance, a switch between passive and active control, an attempt to defamiliarize the bearer of representation in order to regain its content, an experience of reflected gaze, an experiment of reverse reconstitution of the photographic act. 

Welcome to the “Observatory” of the new social reality’s subjects.

A collective work by Yorgos Karailias, Yannis Karpouzis, Yorgos Prinos and Pavlos Fysakis.

Athens Photo Festival 2018, Benaki Museum, Athens.

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Dust Breeding, The Crop

©Panos Mazarakis, “The Administration of Disorder”.  Installation shot ©Margarita Nikitaki

The multi-media, site-specific exhibition “Dust Breeding, The Crop” presents the work of the 10 participants of “Dust Breeding: photographic project development” lab. These ten independent works are in dialogue with each other and at the same time with the distinctive space of “Grace”, attempting to highlight the breadth of the photographic medium by constructing multiple narratives in the three-dimensional space.

Participating artists: Ioanna Chronopoulou, Thalia Galanopoulou, Aggeliki Kalamara, Kostas Kapsianis, Dimitris Kechris, Panos Mazarakis, Margarita Nikitaki, Dimitris Sakalakis, Marilena Stafylidou, Yiannis Voulgarakis

Curated by Yorgos Karailias and Yorgos Prinos

March 2018, “Grace”, Athens

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MedPhoto Festival, “Critical Archives III: Identities”

Curating Julián Barón’s C.E.N.S.U.R.A and Federico Clavarino’s The Castle for MedPhoto Festival’s central exhibition Critical Archives III: Identities in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.

Duration: 22 December 2017 – 10 March 2018

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Agit Prop ’17, collective installation

A collective project for the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, exhibited from November 1st to December 10th 2017 in Athens’ Arts Center.
Created and curated by Ilias Liatsopoulos, Dimitris Kechris, Pavlos Fysakis, Yiannis Karpouzis, Yorgos Karailias, Kosmas Stathopoulos and Andreas Pliatsikas.

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GROSSRAUM C21

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GROSSRAUM C21

Experiencing intangible fields of sovereignty, expansionism and imposition of state-of-emergency regimes

A site-specific photographic action in dialogue with the historic Gini building of the National Technical University of Athens

Yorgos Karailias, Yannis Karpouzis, Yorgos Prinos and Pavlos Fysakis

Venue: Gini building, Rooms 12&13, National Technical University of Athens

Opening: April 5th, 2017
Duration: Unknown

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room 12 view in one breath (video)