History cannot simply be conceived in terms of past events, narratives and occurrences but alos and primarily, as it relates to the present. The way we accumulate history unquestionably shapes the way we understand reality. But whose History are we talkingn about? What does it mean to us? How is it formed? Through which processes does it become official? And why does it matter? The new exhibition of artist Stelios Karamanolis -Great Moments in History- is opening tomorrow (29.05.12- 07.07.12) in the newborn gallery CAN (Christina Androulidaki Gallery) in Kolonaki, Athens.
"We are living in an apolitical age of forgetting, one in which there is a prevalent belief that "the past has nothing of interest to teach us. Ours, we insist, is a new world; its risks and oppurtunities are without precedent..."
Tony Judt, "The World We Have Lost"