Portraits of trees. Notes on History.(Nafplio)

Who can speak about history? Who can tell its stories? What if we could read out loud our landscape what stories would make up History?

Αrt space ‘Poeme Design & fine arts’ and visual artist Dimitris Papachristos invites the artist Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki in the context of the ‘Pazari project’ to present her ongoing artwork ‘Portrait of trees, notes on History’. Sifostratoudaki, starting from her own family history, looks at the landscape as the map of history. It collects stories from the descendants of the people who planted the trees in areas established during the settlement of refugees after the exchange of populations and the consolidation of the areas between Greece and Turkey. With ‘Portraits of Trees, Notes on History’ she tells their stories and the history we share.

The presentation of the work brings to fruition a participative walk around Sunoikismos’s neighborhood landscape at Nafplio, and a kid’s workshop in Manousakis Park, where her personal narrative is connected to the environment. With an advertisement in the local press, she invites residents (young and older) to share their own tree stories, and their relationship with history, throughout the duration of the exhibition, enriching the project and the historical record of the neighborhood.

Saturday 25/11/2023  11.30
Art workshop for kids ‘Seeing history in trees’. The artist will present her work and her personal story to the young creators, giving them the opportunity to read and record the landscape with their own perspective in new works and narratives.

Workshop duration: 11.30-13.00;
Ages: 5 until 15 years old.

Sunday 26/11/2023  11.00am-12.00pm
Participatory Walk, landscape reading and storytelling about the refuge neighborhood of Nafplio. During the walk, which is prefaced by the curator of the exhibition Papachristos Dimitris and the artist Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, Mr. Antoniadis Charalambos will speak to the participants, presenting the archival material he has collected in relation to the creation of the “Synoikismos” Neighborhood. The suggested route includes important reference landmarks, such as the former industrial complex of Kyknos, surviving refugee housing, the Square of Agios Konstantinos and the presentation of facts about tree planting in the area. Throughout the walk we will meet local residents of the area who will tell us their own story about the place.

Map of the walk

More information and registration for the children’s workshop and the walk:
2752110929, 6985756216, infopemestudio@gmail.com







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