Friday, Saturday: 18:00-21:00
How to breathe in the grand narratives and breathe out lived experience. Breathe in the monumentality and breathe out the details. Breathe in the centers and breathe out margins.
Every Name in History is an I
3 137 is happy to invite you to Every name in History is an I, an exhibition by Selini Halvadaki.
The exhibition reflects on the ways in which the story of European heritage is told. These stories are deeply intertwined in the representations we meet in (art) history, in museums, as well as in architecture and archaeology. In other words, the historical foundation and the monumental experience through which we perceive collectivity. The exhibition deals with it through a personal connection to two places, Greece and Denmark. Athens and Copenhagen. Through two generations, Every name in History is an I reflects on how lived experience and the telling and speaking of it can find a place in relation to, or in spite of, these perceived collectivities.
Selini Halvadaki (b. 1985) is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. She holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and is working primarily in the field of moving images and text. In her research based work she explores how image production takes part in creating private and collective memory and she often works within a historical context of found footage mixed with new recordings. As part of her artistic practice Selini organizes exhibitions and engage in collaborations.
Her works have been screened at international film festivals such as IMAGES FESTIVAL in Toronto (CA), Athens International Short Film Festival (GR), FOKUS Video Art Festival at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen (DK), KINO DER KUNST in Munich (DE), Balkan Beyond Borders Film Festival, Novi Sad (CS) and CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (DK) as well as in exhibitions such as Metaphorical Space at MARSIstanbul in collaboration with Sheffield Fringe, Istanbul (TUR), It Might be Political at Janusbygningen, Tistrup (DK), EXTRACT Young Art Prize, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen (DK) and OUTSIDE THE BLACK BOX, Cinema La Compagnia, Florence (IT).
*The exhibition is supported by Danish Arts Foundation and the Maecenas/Mycenae of 3 137.