Saturday 1st of Oct. 20:30 Great Club of Kavala, Ground floor

Lens based media exhibition

As we, humans, become more and more sensitive to external factors that deregulate us, we try to locate these factors all around us: in the air that we breath, in the things we touch (or being touched by), in the sheer matter we accept inside us. In this context, the term "intolerance" alludes to an inevitable physical, almost reflexive, reaction of the organism which might be avoided either by avoiding the underlying fac- tor or, ideally, by way of its extinction. Speaking of a society: Where are the limits beyond which being exposed to otherness might lead to intolerance reactions? Are these limits subject to any adjustments in the case that a social organism reacts as being overex- posed to those “external” factors? How can a society develop mechanisms in order not to face other- ness as a would-be pathogenic agent? Knowingly we phrased our questions in the hygienic jargon of our era, the unavoidable lingua franca of the years to follow, in an effort to allude to the implications of such an unwitting use of words.

Curated by:
Kostas Ioannidis Art historian, associate professor, School of Fine Arts, and
Eleni Mouzakiti photographer, educator, curator of photography exhibitions and publications (indexical photography & theory hub)

CV Ioannidis - Mousakiti

Co-organized with:


Nora Adwan, Socrates Baltagiannis, Pericles Boutos, Knut Bry, Stefanos Chronis, Sakis Dazanis, Christoforos Doulgeris, Antonis Elias, Elena Efeoglou, Kuesti Fraun, George Kanis, M’hammed Kilito, Panayiotis Lamprou, Claudia Lucacel, Aydin Matlabi, Camille Mienievska, Marita Pappa, Lefteris Paraskevaidis, Maria Paschalidou, Christos Sotiropoulos, Hiro Tanaka, Sofia Tolis, Soti Tyrologou, Avior Yinon, Spyros Zervoudakis, Yiannis Zindrilis, Tasos Zoidis, Maria Zygomala

The exhibition Tolerance(s) was presented in the context of the events of the project "Art and Culture vs Xenophobia // Τέχνη και πολιτισμός ενάντια στην ξενοφοβίαin September 2021 in Athens and then in Norway. "Art and Culture vs Xenophobia // Τέχνη και πολιτισμός ενάντια στην ξενοφοβία" addresses, with the tools of arts and culture, the phenomena of xenophobia and hate speech, which develop in an environment of lack of inclusion and tolerance for the Other.

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