Am I That Name Or That Image?
The way we perceive ourselves and our relations with other human beings are changing drastically in the era of digital culture and this is without doubt a new reality. Artists participating in the exhibition critically comment through their work the innocent certainly that there are clear border lines between existence and its innovation, the realistic representation and the impersonation. The “reality” of human interaction is disturbed and set-up afresh, in accordance with the image, the mask and the ideal model that we construct for ourselves. That is why the visual representations of the self utilize to such a large extent digital mediums such as photography, the internet, video, and projection.
In their majority, The works of the exhibition come from the collections of the museums that comprised the platform of the Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki or have been presented in Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art.
The exhibition “Am I That Name, or That Image?” stands in the frame of the collaboration between the two organisations in Thessaloniki and Skopje, as part of a broader collaboration MOMus has with museums in SE Europe. The exhibition “All Τhat We Have In Common’” was hosted in MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts during summer 2019, while in summer 2020 a summer school will take place in Thessaloniki, Skopje and Chalkidiki, addressed to curators and artists.
Curator: Syrago Tsiara
Assistant Curators: Domna Gounari, Eirini Papakonstantinou
Participating Artists: Evangelia Basdekis, Filippo Berta, James Bridle, Kyriaki Goni, Marianna Ignataki, Majida Khattari, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Oleg Mavrommati & Boryana Rossa, Eleni Mylonas, Natasha Papadopoulou, Alexandros Plomaritis, Marilou Poncin, Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić, Vivi Tsioga, Ira Waldron