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Marilena Stafylidou

Marilena Stafylidou

Marilena Stafylidou

Marilena Stafylidou

Marilena Stafylidou

Marilena Stafylidou

Costis Velonis

Costis Velonis

Costis Velonis

Costis Velonis

The Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) presents an exhibition with the works of three Greek artists: Kostis Velonis, George Makkas, and Marilena Stafilidou.

The artists photograph patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, in an effort to record, each in his own style and viewpoint, the daily routine of these patients. Their efforts are not solely for the purpose of documentation, but rather artistic in nature through the use of black and white realistic works, as well as abstract compositions. The purpose of the exhibition is to describe the disease, which, after pharmaceutical action, will comprise a “museum extract”. The exhibition will be presented for the first time at the Athens Concert Hall (14-16/11/09).

The three artists, Marilena Stafilidou, George Makkas, and Kostis Velonis, all confronted rheumatoid arthritis, each with his own perspective and through his/her own means of photography-with a realistic, plastic, and abstract style.

This project is composed of the dynamic colour portraits of Makka, where the difference between the ill and healthy patient is deciphered only in the accompanying text, the plasticity of Stafilidous’ style, who focuses on faces, appendages and their movements-even if the movement is only hinted at through inactivity-and, in the end, the abstract collage conception of Veloni, who uses photographic means not to show, as usual what he observes, but as the last layer of a composition in which is revealed the dynamic core, the essence of it all.

Vangelis Ioachemidis

Concept, design, and production of exhibition: Elina Dallas

Exhibition Curator: Vangelis Ioachemidis

Organization: Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Mindwork E.Π.Ε

With the kind sponsorship of Roche (Hellas) A.Ε.

Location: TCCI (Tsimiski 29, phone.: 2310 370100)

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 10:00-14:00 & 18:00-21:00, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00

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