NEON, in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece in London, presents the exhibition Doomed companions, unsubstantial shades at the Hellenic Residence in London. The exhibition brings together the legacy of Nobel laureate Greek poet and diplomat Giorgos Seferis with the work of twelve Greek-speaking contemporary artists reflecting on the themes of identity, nostalgia and trauma in the current socio-political condition.
Doomed Companions, unsubstantial shades wholeheartedly embraces the topic of diaspora, and aspires to establish a connection between the experiences, the worldview and the work of Giorgos Seferis and the works of contemporary artists who share a common language and migratory experiences.
Participating artists | Ellie Antoniou, Irini Bachlitzanaki, Savvas Christodoulides, Nikos Kessanlis, Karolina Krasouli, Amanda Kyritsopoulou, Stathis Logothetis, Maro Michalakakos, Yorgos Petrou, Erica Scourti, Stefania Strouza, Antrea Tzourovits.
Curator | Akis Kokkinos, NEON scholarship alumnus
Most of the young artists and the exhibition curator are members of the NEON alumni community as beneficiaries of Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships.