Stelios Kallinikou practice explores the intersections of space, place, time and history as manifestations of meaning. In this new body of images he continues his research on the politics of the landscape. This time he creates photographs of enigmatic landscapes of Cyprus’ nature. At most of these landscapes one can notice caves that introduce the human element in these images. A primitive form of architecture or gates to another dimension?
What we actually witness is Kallinikou’s peripatetic journey and effort to find the hideouts constructed and used by the ΕΟΚΑ guerrilla group during the national liberation struggle of 1955 – 1959 against British rule. The forest as a holy place becomes the space where Kallinikou, moving through primal paths, wonders about the true nature of things.
Athens Photo Festival 2017
[Looking for the Clouds]
Stelios Kallinikou (CY)
Where are you going young man, handsome like a legend
Opening: Wednesday 14 June, 2017
Duration: 14 June – 30 July, 2017
Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:00-21:00, Thursday: 11:00-23:00,