Image: The right to be human © Despina Meimaroglou
The Right To Be Human, co-curated by Professor Thalia Vrachopoulos Art
Historian-critic from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New
York and Professor Harry Savopoulos at the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki, Art Critic.
The exhibition rebuts, re-examines and rejects inequities and exemplifies the goals
of humanism and social justice. Global humanism and social justice share a common
goal that seeks to promote both individual and social right of fair access to
opportunity and benefit; and, to embrace equality as governing principle in all
areas of modern life. In our current era of crisis; wealth inequality, suppression
of free speech, governmentally sanctioned discrimination, religious intolerance,
political corruption all stand as blockades to the goals of humanism and social
The artists featured in this exhibition come from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds and have been chosen by the curators because their work expresses social justice.
Contributing Artists: Artemis Alcalay, Dimitris Ameladiotis, Angeliki Avgitidou, Lucille Bertrand, Tom Bogaert, Yiannis Christakos, Esperanza Cortez, Georgios Divaris, Laura Dodson, Christoforos Doulgeris, Yannis Fokas, Eleni Fotiadou, Sarantis Gagas, Joan Giordano, Filippos Goutzos, George Pol. Ioannidis, Maria Karametou, Simone Kestleman, D. D. Lombardi, Cyriaco Lopes, Renee Magnanti, Despo Magoni, Virginia Mastroyiannaki, Despina Meimaroglou, Yiannis Melanitis, Christina Mitrentse, Nick Moore, Eleni Mouzakiti, Valli Nomidou, Bill Pangburn, Giorgos Papafiggos, Antonia Papatzanaki, Eva Petric, Artemis Potamianou, Xenis Sachinis, Konstantinos Stamatiou, Anastasis Stratakis, Alexandros Touliopoulos, Georgios Tzinoudis, Godelieve VanDamme, Babis Venetopoulos, Dimitris Xonoglou.
The exhibition takes place at the following venues:
Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art: 19th of January through 28th of February.
Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki: 17th of February through 17th of March.