“Wor(th)ship – Tassos Vrettos” exhibition

Wor(th)ship - Tassos Vrettos exhibition
Wor(th)ship – Tassos Vrettos exhibition

The Benaki Museum presented the “Wor(th)ship. Tassos Vrettos” exhibition, a photographic ‘fieldwork’ of Tassos Vrettos among the makeshift places of worship of migrants and refugees in and around Athens.

Το Μουσείο Μπενάκη παρουσίασε την φωτογραφική “έρευνα πεδίου” του Τάσου Βρεττού σε 44 αυτοσχέδιους χώρους λατρείας των μεταναστών και των προσφύγων της Αθήνας και των περιχώρων της.

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Through his 400 photographs, Tassos Vrettos recorded an invisible network within the city: basements and rented flats, apartment blocks and garages, playing fields and outdoor public spaces, squares and courtyards, structures made at hoc in temporary or permanent addresses.

Μέσα από 400 φωτογραφίες, ο Τάσος Βρεττός κατέφραψε ένα αόρατο δικτυο στο σώμα της πόλης: υπόγεια και ενοικιαζόμενα διαμερίσματα, πολυκατοικίες και γκαράζ, γήπεδα και υπαίθριοι, δημόσιοι χώροι, πλατείες και αυλές, πρόχειρα καταλύματα, ιδιοκατασκευές σε προσωρινές αλλά και μόνιμες διευθύνσεις. 

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The exhibition features groups of Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Spiritualists and Christians of various denominations and multiple ethnic origins (Ethiopian, Afghan, Egyptian, Pakistani, Nigerian, Senegalese, etc.). It is a ‘work in progress’ that began in 2012 with the collaboration of these communities’ members themselves and with the utmost respect for their identities.

Καταγράφονται ομάδες Βουδιστών, Μουσουλμάνων, Ινδουιστών, Σπιριτσουαλιστών και Χριστιανών διαφόρων δογμάτων και πολλαπλών εθνικών προελεύσεων (Αιθίοπες, Αφγανοί, Αιγύπτιοι, Πακιστανοί, Νιγηριανοί, Σενεγαλέζοι, Φιλιππινέζοι, Ινδονήσιοι, Ιρακινοί κ.α.). Πρόκειται για ένα “έργο εν προόδω”, το οποίο ξεκίνησε το 2012, με τη συνεργασία των ίδιων των ανθρώπων που συγκροτούν αυτές τις κοινότητες και με απόλυτο σεβασμό στην ταυτότητά τους.

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"Wor(th)ship. Tassos Vrettos" exhibition

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