The Kids Are Asking
what do we tell them?
The Visual Arts Program of the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts of Deree – The American College of Greece, is pleased to present its Senior exhibition, The Kids are Asking – what do we tell them? featuring the capstone projects of 4 graduating students. Due to the global pandemic, the exhibition will be held online this year*.
For the capstone project, students completing the Visual Arts program spend a full year to research and realize a project related to their specific interests as emerging visual artists. Graduating students Nadia Elgazar, Aliki Papadimitriou, Alex Rokadakis and Eirini Velaora initially all planned large-scale physical works that explicitly involve space and the audience. The students have met the sudden imposed requirement to exhibit online with resilience and grace, finding creative ways to honor their year’s worth of research while quickly reworking their projects to conceptually reflect this particular format.
The Kids are Asking–what do we tell them? reflects the artists’ inquiries within conditions of extraordinary uncertainty. Exploring empowerment in the face of trauma; healing in the face of breakdown and environmental loss; creative and existential freedom–even under lock down–the exhibition confronts the viewer with open-ended questions. The kids (as they call themselves) offer brave and clear-eyed propositions, suggesting that they are, in fact, ready to answer.
* We hope you will also join us for an exhibition of their works in the ACG Art Gallery as soon as this becomes feasible. Stay tuned!