Liquid Narratives is a collaborative project by the artist Anastasia Mina and the art historian and curator Konstantinos Argianas that aims to explore how the interpretation of a personal photographic archive can relate to the formation of diasporic identities.
The project delves into the intersection between personal and collective memories and examines the role of the historical archive in contemporary artistic practice. More specifically, by focusing on the personal photographic archive of the artist's grandmother, K.M, which consists of more than 50 photographs, and spans a period beginning from the 1950s to the 1980s, it examines a number of socio-political and historical issues while at the same time, attempts to look at how the micro-history develops a dialectical relationship with the macro-history.
This is an ongoing project that started in March 2022.
Funded by the Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies and the Centre for the GeoHumanities of the Royal Holloway University, London in collaboration with the Cyprus High Commission in London and the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge as part of their creative commissions programme Creating Diasporic Worlds.
A physical group exhibition presenting the outcome of the commissioned projects will take place at the Cyprus House in London, 5-19 July 2022.
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Anastasia Mina is a visual artist living and working in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (2014) and from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2010). Her practice combines drawing and printmaking and involves the use of found photographic images with strong historical and political references.
Konstantinos Argianas is a an art historian and independent curator. He holds a Phd in Art History from the University of Vienna. Konstantinos’s curatorial interests focuses on the practice of photography as a medium both historically as well in contemporary art practice. He is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology.