Overview participating exhibitions
To Have and Have Not
In the diptychs of SECRETS & CRISES Zoe Hatzyannaki always shows a building in Athens which houses a public institution, alongside a bit of detail from the same image, massively enlarged. The vague details suggest that there is something obscure and hidden, or even dubious going on behind the doors, windows and walls. Enlargement does not provide more clarity, but underscores the lack of transparency. With this project Hatzyannaki touches on the dubious role that the state played in the present Greek malaise. Sparked by the frustration and confusion among the Greeks, anxious about their future, the role of public institutions is now being seriously questioned.
Zoe Hatzyannaki (Greece, b. 1976) studied graphic design at the Vakalo School of Arts, and photography at the Kent Institute of Art & Design. She took her MA and PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a freelance photographer she has worked for various periodicals and travel guides. In 2006 she received the Jerwood Photography Award.