Georgs Avetisjans is now docking at the residency ‘Docking Station’ at Volskhotel in Amsterdam from Jan 10 until Jan 31, 2017. He will show and talk about his handmade book Homeland, combining great photography, interesting story and artistic object.
‘Homeland’ serves a nostalgic representation of the place and memories in the longest village in Latvia and its recent history from World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the curtain fell, the local economy changed, and in 2004, upon joining the EU, it changed again. These historical shifts made a huge impact on the society and its dreams, many of which the younger generations abandoned.
This project is a collection of places into one place through the operations of memory and reflects on villager’s existing relationship with the land. Project became a metaphor for a way of life, passing of time and for how time affects and changes our sense of place.
Copies of Homeland are available for € 160.
Georgs Avetisjans is a UK-based photographer / visual narrator from Latvia. This year he graduated from the University of Brighton with a Master’s Degree in Photography. He has had several exhibitions in Latvia, Italy, China and the UK.
Book presentation on Friday, January 27, 2017
Wijdesteeg 3 A
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