Exhibition

Echoes From the Cave

9 Mar 2017 – 12 Mar 2017

Event times

Friday 10th March - Sunday 12th March 12 noon -7pm

Cost of entry

FREE

The Crypt Gallery - St Pancras Church

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Tube: Euston or Euston square

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A group show, comprising works by 23 artists each responding to their time at Psarades in North Western Greece - an area of outstanding beauty and haunting memories of the Greek Civil War.

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Resulting from a residency in the remote village of Psarades in North Western Greece, where the borders of Greece, Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia meet, this exhibition showcases diverse work by 23 of the artists who participated.

South of Psarades, in the beautiful mountains around the Lakes of Prespes, lies Kokkalis cave, which was used as a hospital for partisans during the Greek civil war. It is an area that witnessed waves of migration, civil war and violence, leaving deep scars on the landscape and memory. This site and its dramatic history provided inspiration for many of the artworks, as well as informing the choice of exhibition space. The low vaulted labyrinthine spaces of the gallery conjure up the atmosphere prevailing the original cave site.

Taking visitors on a journey through the geography and history of the area, this international group of contemporary artists present work in a variety of media including film, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. Artist-led (by Carmen Aleman and Ali Darke), the exhibition lifts the lid on a neglected corner of European history - exposing the secrets of a haunted landscape. 

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Curators

Alison Darke

Carmen Aleman

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