Dima Gavrysh - Inshallah

8 June 2015

Benaki Museum Pireos St. Annexe
Pireos 138 & Andronikou, 118 54 Athens
Inauguration: 3 June 2015, 20:00
Duration: 4 June – 26 July 2015
Visiting hours: Thursday & Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 | Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00

Hellenic Centre for Photography is pleased to announce the exhibition of American photographer Dima Gavrysh " Inshallah". The exhibition takes place at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe), as part of the main programme of the Athens Photo Festival 2015.

"Inshallah" ("God willing" in Arabic) is a project that explores the Soviet and American occupations of Afghanistan and draws on my childhood fantasies that romanticize the military and intertwine with my past and present personal conflicts.

As a Ukrainian, who was born in the Soviet Union and now living in the US, it is the second time that I live in the country that is fighting an endless war in Afghanistan.

In this project, I created a dark fairy tale filled with my fears and dreams, based on my fascination with the army's strength and order, set on the front lines of what has become America's longest running war in history. Mesmerized by the complexity of the Afghan chaos, I strive to better comprehend my personal relationship to these wars: two empires, two mentalities, same battlefield, twelve years apart."

The exhibition is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Athens.

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