Return2Ithaca

MEET, WORK, BE CURATED, STAND OUT.

10 ARTISTS WORK ON THE MEANINGS OF ODYSSEY, CURATED BY 2 RENOWNED CURATORS.

INTEGRATE IN A STRONG AND ESTABLISHED NETWORK.

THE JOURNEY

Addressing as a point of reference the homeward journey, each resident will be creating his own photographic project. The residents will immerse themselves not only to Ithaca’s region but they will be also inspired by the poem of Constantine P. Cavafy “Ithaka” and James Joyce’s Ulysses.

 

FROM HOMER TO CAVAFY AND JAMES JOYCE

What does Ithaca symbolize? The hope for returning to a homeland that may seem lost, the nostalgia and longing for seeing again familiar places and people, the memory that remains intact despite the relentless passage of time. 

The Odyssey points out how important the destination is and that without it the journey would be a pointless wandering. The destination, whether material or not, urges for an inner journey of searching for the Root that gave birth to us, in a Periplus that continues throughout life, around the shores of self-knowledge and the understanding of our human existence, defined by eternity and distance.

THE CURATORS

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Ithaca

Residency
Inspiration

Inspire from island's History and its Locals

Talks and Presentations

"Odyssey" of Homer

Cavafy's Ithaca

Paths of Ithaca

Meet the Locals

International Literature

OUR PARTNERS

PED-IN

Regional Association of
Ionian Islands Municipalities
PED-IN

FORKYS

Association of Friends of
Theater & Cinema Ithaca
FORKYS

Adam Mickiewicz Institute

supported by CULTURE.PL
Adam Mickiewicz Institute

SYN+ERGIES

Crete, Greece

MedPhoto Festival

Łódź, Poland

Fotofestiwal

Lisbon, Portugal

Imago Lisboa

Vienna, Austria

FLUSS

Bratislava, Slovakia

Month of Photography

Milan, Italy

ΜΙΑ Image Art Fair

Kefalonia, Greece

SARISTRA Festival

Santorini, Greece

The Palm Τree Workshops