Stranger in A Strange Land project
art show | performance art | live | party
Curation: Eleni Salvara, Christina Pantelatou, Effie Athanasodimitropoulou
On display: 14 – 19 of June 2019
Opening hours: 13:00 – 21:00
Hosted at: Serafio City of Athens (Pireos & Petrou Ralli)
Opening Day: Friday 14 of June 2019 | Doors Open: 19:00 | 21:00 Musikarama live
Participating Artists: Basel Alshekh Ali, Elli Velliou, Apostolis Philipou, Yeganeh Ghasemi, Margarita Goukou, Jameel Khan, Faisal Khodsuz, Aref Mohammadiyan, Ioanna Milopoulou, Muhamad Nakam, Nasta OftheBeASTs, Photini Papahatzi, Antonia Ranto, Elias Sharifi, Nikos Sarlis, Anne Rose Marie Tsitselis.
In the Stranger in A Strange Land project, we introduce the work of contemporary artists who come from different art disciplines (visual arts, music, performance art), suggesting to the visitor a new multifaceted experience focusing on the intercultural aspect. The project is the first public introduction of the LES ÉCARTÉS Organisation and a partnership among artists of different ethnicities (Greece, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kurdistan).
The artists seek after the meaning of the term strange as an aftermath of the unfamiliar-foreign. In Exodus, Moses fled to Madiam, to escape Pharaoh’s wrath, describing himself as Stranger in A Strange Land. Oedipus lived as a stranger in his homeland and as a kinsman among strangers. The Greek refugees, who fled to mainland Greece after the Asia Minor Catastrophe, were unwanted by the locals, feeling twice a stranger.
The participants, originating from various cultural backgrounds, having as a starting point the references above, will suggest their perspective of the concept, presenting to the spectator the work that emerged through their mutual collaboration.