Exhibition on Greek island of Samos offers new perspectives on the refugee crisis

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Baku, July 23, AZERTAC

An exhibition focusing on the refugee crisis is due to open next month on the island of Samos, a Greece, according to the art newspaper.

The show, A World Not Ours (5 August-15 October), is backed by the Schwarz Foundation, a private organization founded by the German doctor Kurt Schwarz.

The exhibition`s curator Katerina Gregos, the curator of the Belgian pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, says in a statement that “given the highly charged location, it is vital that an exhibition here should address this situation, which has been an unremitting reality on the island, and a pressing, unresolved issue for the whole of Europe.”

Ten artists, photographers, film-makers and activists offer different reactions and analyses on the subject, which they have been engaging with long-term, she adds.

Gregos says that the works will provide deeper insights into the plight of the refugees fleeing from war-torn countries such as Syria.

The Greek photojournalist Yannis Behrakis will show photographs of refugees trying to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia.

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