Aikaterini Gegisian: Exercises In Speaking Out Vol. 2

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.

3: Thu 14 Oct - Thu 14 Oct 2021 (note: this event has already taken place)
11am
FREE


Thursday – Sunday 11am – 6pm

Aikaterini Gegisian’s practice centres on her personal lived experience of neoliberal regimes and collective narratives of displacement and the diaspora. The often-autobiographical work makes visible governmental tactics toward constructing individual and national identity through censorship and propaganda. Gegisian’s research draws her to a variety of materials exploring popular cultures in Armenia, Turkey and Greece, from tourist catalogues to Soviet photograph albums. Through montage and collage, she brings together fragmented contemporary and historical images, facilitating dialogues across diverse geographical and political contexts.

‘Exercises in Speaking Out, Volume 2 (Architecture)’ is part of an ongoing series of photographic collages by Aikaterini Gegisian that rewrites the history of photography according to eight topologies – nude, architecture, botanical, portraiture, interiors, wildlife, landscape and product – through exposing the patriarchal mechanics behind the material, chemical and technological processes of image production. This exhibition presents the second volume, on the topic of architecture, which deals with relationships between representations of modernist architecture drawn from Soviet and East German sources and photographs exposing the realities of social

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