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Powerful experiences, such as the experience of fleeing, the departure from familiar environments, and the distance from family and friends, trigger the artistic creation. Art is -quite often- the only or the best way to process these experiences, to represent situations and circumstances that no longer exist as material realities, and to express complex emotions to others — and especially to those who don’t share similar experiences.

“Wanderer” | 2017
Artist: Agapi Matziori (Greece)
Provider: Agapi Matziori | EN-FLO

Representation of a man in movement,
in both the literal and the metaphorical sense of wandering.

“Life Bonds” | 2017
Artist: Agapi Matziori (Greece)
Provider: Agapi Matziori | EN-FLO

Representation of people in movement,
in both the literal and metaphorical sense of wandering.

Artist: Giorgos Pantazis (Greece) | 2018
Provider: Giorgos Pantazis | EN-FLO

Painting (part of a series) on the topic of water lilies,
which symbolize rafts full of flowers.
We humans are flowers carrying
aesthetics, history, heritage, ideas
and different ways of dealing with reality
for our peaceful coexistence and development,
so that we don’t end up irrational in the eternal.

Artist: Giorgos Pantazis (Greece) | 2018
Provider: Giorgos Pantazis | EN-FLO

Painting (part of a series) on the topic of water lilies,
which symbolize rafts full of flowers.
We humans are flowers carrying
aesthetics, history, heritage, ideas
and different ways of dealing with reality
for our peaceful coexistence and development,
so that we don’t end up irrational in the eternal.

Artist: Olga Bogdanou (Greece) | 2016
Provider: Olga Bogdanou | EN-FLO

Work (part of a series) that narrates the wearing away of memory,
the uprooting, the routes and the settlement
of people on a new place / space.
The work is made of plexiglass,
paper and colour powder.

Artist: Olga Bogdanou (Greece) | 2016
Provider: Olga Bogdanou | EN-FLO

Work (part of a series) that narrates the wearing away of memory,
the uprooting, the routes and the settlement
of people on a new place / space.
The work is made of plexiglass,
paper and colour powder.

Artist: László Rácz (Hungary – Yugoslavia)
Beginning of 1990s
Provider: International Organisation for Migration Hungary

László Rácz, of Hungarian and Yugoslav descent,
came to Greece as a refugee from Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
He painted this work,
while staying in the refugee reception center in Bicske.

Artist: László Rácz (Hungary – Yugoslavia)
Beginning of 1990s
Provider: International Organisation for Migration Hungary

László Rácz, of Hungarian and Yugoslav descent,
came to Greece as a refugee from Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
He painted this work,
while staying in the refugee reception center in Bicske.

“Remains a Value”
Artist: Boglárka Gulyás (Hungary)
Provider: International Organisation for Migration Hungary

“The legacy of old houses in Budaörs
and an apron left behind…
After 300 years, the Krauts of Budaörs had 30 minutes to pack…
they took the values that they gave from themselves,
and gave it to others. However, their approach to life
and a piece of their diligence was left behind.
If not otherwise, in the ruins of their houses.
In the roots of the peach trees left behind.
They just need to be found. They can come to life.
The image board narrates the insecurity of migration.”

Boglárka Gulyás

“Soap from Aleppo” | 2015
Artist: Oliver Szax (Hungary)
Provider: International Organisation for Migration Hungary

”As a painter, I tried to mix abstract symbol systems
and realist details in order to face the word ‘change’,
which serves as a synonym for life, and its different types:
Change deriving from vulnerability, as well as change
deriving from conscious decisions.”

Oliver Szax

“Labyrinth of the Complexity of Decisions in Life” | 2016
Artist: Enikő Tóth (Hungary)
Provider: International Organisation for Migration Hungary

These artworks were digitised by Inter Alia for the printed catalogue of the exhibition “The Europe of Outcasts”, which took place in Athens, in October 2018. The artworks and their digital copies are under copyright protection, and are published on the Outcast Europe website only for information and communication purposes. If you want to reuse these digital copies, contact us.

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If you have an object that carries a personal or familial story related to migration or enforced movement…
If you want your experiences to be heard, communicated, acknowledged, valued…
If you want to contribute to the creation of a collective narrative…
…we invite you to share your story with us.

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