The platform hosts photographers based in the Greek periphery and photographers based in Athens but photographically active outside the capital city of Greece.
With a starting point in the assumption that no such thing as an essence of provincialism exists the collective venture The Provinces attempts to thematize the following issues: How does administrative subsumption give rise to the notion of cultural subordination? How is subjugation reinforced through the construction of the (usually exoticized) singularity of the provincial and the aestheticization of abandonment? Why after decades of reconciliation a new gap seems to yawn between centres and peripheries as recent developments throughout the world attest? Knowingly avoiding euphemistic terms for the peripheral regions we use the terms province and provinces aiming to discharge them from negative connotations in the public discourse. In searching for similarities and divergences between centres and provinces and among the provinces themselves the above preliminary inquiries are going to be reshaped.
We invite photographers to submit work to our platform.
In the section SUBMIT you can find info regarding the photographic series we would like to collect and showcase.
The Provinces platform is launched alongside with its first exhibition that opens in Athens, at the The Art Foundation (TAF) on April 19 2019.