Something's up with the Greek family from the family-as-frame-to-the-family-as-shortcircuit / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Something's up with the Greek family from the family-as-frame-to-the-family-as-shortcircuit

28 APR 2015
Upper Stage
Art critics, authors, artists and directors meet at the OCC and discuss about the Greek family.
Free admission
Watch the conversation on video (scroll down the page).
The video is available only in Greek.
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A symbol of identity that’s also a source of soul searching, an emotive image that’s an allegory for a profound crisis, too, the Greek family is back in the spotlight both as the subject of analysis and critique and as a core motif in contemporary film, theatre, literature and the visual arts. But why? This is the question audience and speakers will be addressing in a public discussion to be held at the OCC. The first event to be dedicated so deliberately to the family, it will approach its subject from angles now firmly enshrined in the Greek public sphere, addressing both public concerns about the survival of the family and its institutions in the midst of crisis and the family through the prism of contemporary artistic creativity.


Angela Dimitrakaki: Author, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Edinburgh
Effi Gazi: Associate Professor of History, University of Peloponnese   
Theophilos Tramboulis: Art critic
Costas Peroulis: Author, screenwriter
Deo Kangelaris: Theatre specialis, Adjunct Professor of Theatrology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dimitris Dimitriadis: Author
Costas Gotzamanis: Psychiatrist-psychotherapist

Dimitris Papanikolaou: Associate Professor in Modern Greek Studies and Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford.

Curated by:
Dimitris Papanikolaou
Afroditi Panagiotakou

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