“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born, in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.“ A. Gramsci
In this stagnant space, in this gap between eras, familiar Greek landscapes look bizarre, cut off the real world, pending for their unknown fate, as a visualization of the inner state of their inhabitants. The horizon is hidden behind thick fog preventing us to see what’s yet to come.
Empty highways, solar panel fields, constructions left unfinished, rotten watermelons and torn flags seem stuck in an intermediate state, portraying the current situation, like distorted symbols of a bygone era of growth.
Maria Mavropoulou was born in 1989 and she lives and works in Athens, Greece. She is an Athens School of Fine Arts graduate (2014) having attended courses of painting, sculpture and photography. Currently she is getting her Master in Fine Arts. (Athens School of Fine Arts)
Her work has been presented in exhibitions in Greece and abroad, including Culturescapes festival, (Basel, Switzerland, 2017)Athens Photo Festival 2016, Krakow Photomonth 2016, Athens Biennale 5to6, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, Mois de la photo (Paris, France,2014), European month of photography (Budapest, Hungary,2014), Fotoistanbul (Istanbul, Turkey,2014), Benaki museum (Athens, Greece,2014).
She is member of the collective of artists Depression Era that inhabit the urban and social landscapes of the crisis in Greece. (www.depressionera.gr )