Reasons to resist have changed with time and place. Each fight is different, but the idea remains the same. Living in uncertain times insinuates an urge for the human to resist or to revolt.
In the series Except the Clouds, the future seems to have collapsed into an indeterminate present. Within the narrative, a portrait of a young Athenian appears as the symbol of a young generation unable to predict a future based on the past.
Greece was the worst affected economically during the European crisis that happened at the end of 2009. For many Greeks, especially the young - the years of economic hardship proved severe. In 2014 the unemployment rate peaked at 27.5%, but for those under 25, it was 61.4%. People’s despair and frustrations eventually progressed onto the streets, rioting in an act against the government, as they suffered considerable spending cuts, high taxes and repeatedly slashed salaries and pensions.
This vibrant disorder contrasting with the vestiges of the old acropolis of Athens, cradle of democracy and foundation of western civilisation, offers a fecund space of reflection for the artist.
Combining different photographic approaches, geometrical and graphic compositions, and techniques to produce allegorical imagery, Berangere brings us to a philosophical contemplation of chaos, enhancing the notion of resistance present in each of us.
EXHIBITION AND EVENTS
EXHIBITION 17-31 OCTOBER 2019
PRIVATE VIEW 17 OCTOBER 2019 FROM 6:30PM
With the artist Bérangère Fromont and curator Sandrine Servent Live music by Poor Ringo
BOOK SIGNING, PERFORMANCE, PANEL DISCUSSION 19TH OCTOBER 2019 FROM 6:00PM
Performance by Anamarija Ami Podrebarac Panel discussion hosted by Max Barnett with artists Bérangère Fromont, Nikolas Ventourakis and Daphne Milner.
WORKSHOP / CLOUD CANAL 26TH AND 27TH OCTOBER 2019
In the context of the Except the Clouds exhibition, a pop-up workshop is going to be held by poet Theodoros Chiotis on the 26th and 27th of October at the Offshoot Art Space.
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