10 ARTISTS WORK ON THE MEANINGS OF ODYSSEY, CURATED BY 4 RENOWNED CURATORS.
INTEGRATE IN A STRONG AND ESTABLISHED NETWORK.
Addressing as a point of reference the homeward journey, each resident will be creating his own photographic project. The residents will immerse themselves not only to Ithaca’s region but they will be also inspired by the poem of Constantine P. Cavafy “Ithaka” and James Joyce’s Ulysses.
FROM HOMER TO CAVAFY AND JAMES JOYCE
What does Ithaca symbolize? The hope for returning to a homeland that may seem lost, the nostalgia and longing for seeing again familiar places and people, the memory that remains intact despite the relentless passage of time.
The Odyssey points out how important the destination is and that without it the journey would be a pointless wandering. The destination, whether material or not, urges for an inner journey of searching for the Root that gave birth to us, in a Periplus that continues throughout life, around the shores of self-knowledge and the understanding of our human existence, defined by eternity and distance.
PHOTO EXHIBITIONS with the work produced during the Residency 2021.
HOSTING EXHIBITIONS of the produced work during the program, to the collaborating festivals.
WORKSHOPS and CONFERENCES on the meaning and significance of Photography in everyday life.
GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS PRESENT THEIR WORK to the public and get acquainted with the Artists.
EVENTS where invited Curators present their festivals and a panorama of Photography from their country.
PRESENTATIONS of the work of participating Artists.
OPEN CALL to the photographers all over the world who want to meet the R2I Curators.
10 PHOTOGRAPHERS will be selected based on their submitted work, to get in touch with the hosted curators, to present their work, to exchange opinions, to share thoughts and get useful feedback on it.
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