The exhibition "Recits Silencieux" by artist Stavros Panagiotakis is part of the Parallel Program of the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, whose theme is "Imagined Homes". Inspired by the migrant crisis in Europe, the art installation "Recits Silencieux" focuses on the involuntary and forced movement and relocation of populations. The central idea behind the installation is to create a coherent work in space and time, reversing the object-subject relationship through the dynamic of interaction, allowing the audience to partake in a lifelike experience. Meandering, identity, integration in a transitional society and the pursuit of survival/happiness, are some of the elements that constitute the theoretical structure of the project.
A few words about the artist:
Stavros Panagiotakis studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, taking courses in parallel at the engraving and sculpture workshops of the school. He received a DAAD scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst: German Academic Exchange Service) and received his Master's degree in 1991. In 2015, he received his doctorate degree from the Department of Architectural Design and Visual Arts of the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has been working as a high-school artistic courses teacher since 1994. He has organised 36 private exhibitions and participated in 73 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Since 1986, works of the artist have been part of the art collection of the French Institute of Thessaloniki.
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