Cruise: Α floating archive

Sep 16, 2019 - Oct 2, 2019

An exhibition of Vassilis Kofinas’ previously unpublicized archive curated by “hιστορισταί”…

A photograph by Vassilis Kofinas presented at the "Cruise: Α floating archive" exhibition at the Hellenic American Union

Vassilis Kofinas (1934-2007) worked as a photographer in the Greek film industry for many years. During the dictatorship (1967–74) he traveled around the Southeast Mediterranean and Latin America, photographing and drawing portraits of people in sea ports, thus generating a remarkable, polyprismic recording of life in areas of the world experiencing a democratic deficit.

Kofinas’ archive of photographs and drawings was found in a semi-decrepit state a few years after his death. The exhibition sheds light on this unknown material both as historic content and as an "archival excavation." The original archival material forms the contextual narrative while the circumstances of its retrieval are presented in a simulation-type installation that poses questions over personal and collective memory, historic and archival conscience.

The exhibition, curated by “hιστορισταί”, is organized with the support of Cheapart.


Artist Vassilis Kofinas
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University
Venue Hellenic American Union, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery
Start Date 16/09/2019
End Date 02/10/2019
Opening Monday, September 16, 2019, 19:30
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clοsed on Sunday
Type Exhibition
Participants hιστορισταί
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free

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