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.
Stranger in A Strange Land project introduces the work of contemporary artists coming from different art fields (visual arts, music, performance art), proposing to the visitor a new multifaceted experience, focused on the intercultural aspect. The project is the first public introduction of LES ÉCARTÉS Organisation and a collaboration between 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 kinsman among strangers. The Greek refugees who fled to mainland Greece after the Asia Minor Catastrophe were unwanted from the locals, feeling twice a stranger.
The participants originating from various cultural backgrounds, having as a starting point the references above, will suggest their own perspective of the concept, presenting to the spectator the work that emerged though their mutual collaboration.