T.A.F. | the art foundation is hosting the exhibition Drowning land / Breathing water, which is opening on Friday, 21 June at 20:30 and will be on view until Sunday, 14 July.
The exhibition takes place in the context of the Athens Photo Festival 2019. The participating artists have emerged from the Open Call of the Athens Photo Festival, which on Thursday, 13 June launched its main exhibition program at Benaki Museum / Pireos 138.
Since the start of the 21st century, it has been obvious and generally accepted that humanity has been witnessing the effects and consequences of its own apparatus, giving birth to a new era that could be named as the Anthropocene. This is characterized by the long-term/permanent effects caused in the ecosystem by human intervention, with the most prominent of these effects being the recent phenomenon of global warming and its consequences.
The exhibition Drowning land / Breathing water tries to visualize and theorize this transition from the era of the land the to an era overwhelmed by the presence of water; it focuses both to specific events, as well as to personal narrations, creating a fictional narrative that starts from places of land overwhelmed by the weight of historical/social realities, and ends to a proposed catharsis brought by the element of water, both in personal and cosmic terms.
For more information about the Athens Photo Festival 2019 program, please visit the Festival’s official website, www.photofestival.gr.