I don't care who you are
Over the past 25 years, Athens has evolved from an almost exclusively Greek city to a multicultural metropolis. At first, people relocating from the North East, later from the Middle East and Central Asia as economic migrants and refugees on their way to the west, were left stranded in a city with no previous experience of permanently hosting non-native speakers. Only recently has Athens been enriched by an unprecedented wave of new inflows permanent of residents from the West, as well as wealthy visitors from the East and Asia. The arrival of these new residents and the countless tourists that have flooded Athens in recent years has definitively changed the face of the city. The distinction between the acceptable foreigners and undesirables in terms of "Greek hospitality" has diminished. Consequently, we seem to have gradually disregarded the traditional expression "do you know who I am?". 10 visual artists, some "foreign" and others less "foreign" comment on the new reality.
Spyros Aggelopoulos, Chloe Akrithaki, Paolo Incarnato, Panagiotis Koulouras, Andreas Lyberatos, Nikos Papadimitriou, Kostas Tsolis, Andreas Voussouras, Werner Widmer.
Curated by: Georg Georgakopoulos
25 Apollonos Str., Plaka – Mitrópoli, 105 56 Athens