Be­yond the Event

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The Bri­tish Coun­cil presents “Be­yond the Event,” an ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­nized in co­op­er­a­tion with the Thes­sa­loniki Mu­seum of Pho­tog­ra­phy as part of this year’s Pho­toBi­en­nale fes­ti­val and cu­rated by es­tab­lished Bri­tish-Cypriot pho­tog­ra­pher George Ge­or­giou at the Eir­mos Gallery. In the ex­hi­bi­tion, Ge­or­giou presents his most re­cent work in the form of a di­a­logue with im­ages cap­tured by Thes­sa­loniki pho­tog­ra­pher Yan­nis Stylianou half a cen­tury ago. Ge­or­giou pho­tographed pa­rades in var­i­ous US cities against the back­drop of Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign in a se­ries ti­tled “In the Com­pany of Strangers: Amer­i­cans Pa­rade (2016-17).” Half a cen­tury ear­lier Stylianou pho­tographed the March 25 na­tional In­de­pen­dence Day pa­rade in Thes­sa­loniki, em­phat­i­cally ig­nor­ing the of­fi­cial event and turn­ing his lens in­stead on the rest­less­ness of the crowd. Open­ing hours are Tues­days, Thurs­days and Fri­days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6.30 to 9 p.m. and Wed­nes­days and Satur­days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eir­mos Gallery, 17 Nikis, tel 2310.222.863

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