Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Greek Indignants Activism Triada Samaras

This is a recent project of mine that I submitted for a social justice exhibition in Brooklyn, New York.

"I am an artist of Greek ancestry whose artwork investigates personal and global issues: identity, body, voice, house/home, geography and economics. The enormous impact of the Greek ‘genos:, ’Hellenism, Byzantinism, art activism, political protest, is in my veins. I took these photographs in Athens, Greece during the Greek anti-financial austerity protests (the ‘Greek Indignants’ movement) that preceded the Occupy Wall Street movement."

"These photographs depict both my political art activism and my

my fierce admiration for my great aunt, then in her mid-90’s. Sophia migrated from a tiny and poor Greek village to Athens where she lived an independent life, unheard of for women of her generation. She and I were the ‘indignants’ in our family system, loudly protesting the stifling patriarchy of our shared culture, and reveling in our artmaking. We were both pronounced ‘crazy’ but neither of us cared."


"My photos interpret everyday life with Sophia during the protests. We were closely following the events, often live on television. Greek people, all genders, were vehemently protesting the imposition of a financial austerity imposed by the European Union.  Sophia and I watched with great interest as feminist, class and national identity issues coalesced in front of our eyes."

Triada Samaras c. 2021

Gather for Gowanus: A reception supporting the Gowanus Legal Defense Fund


Above:  My photo taken during Hurricane sandy in Flooded Gowanus. 

Please help support the legal case for Environmental Justice in Gowanus! This ecological justice issue concerns thousands of us here and now! You can simply purchase a ticket or make a (tax deductible) holiday contribution even if you do not attend the live event.
TY. Happy Holidays. Triada

Gather for Gowanus: A reception supporting the Gowanus Legal Defense Fund

You are invited to join us Wednesday, December 1st at Red Hook Winery with invited speaker Victoria Cambranes to support the Gowanus Legal Defense Fund and our fight
 for a just and sustainable Gowanus neighborhood.

Tickets include refreshments and appetizers.

(in formation)
Katia & Glenn Kelly
Lucy Koteen
Barbara Woods & Steve Marcus
Joachim & Eunice Auer
Joseph Alexiou
Linda LaViolette

Tickets/Donations are as follows:
$500 = Listing and recognition at the event as part of the Host Committee
$250 = Listing and recognition at the event as a Supporter 
$60 = standard ticket 

Can't make it? Please consider donating. 

Tickets/sponsorships are tax-deductible in full as donations to Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (FROGGs), with the exception of $20 non-deductible food & beverage costs. 

December 01, 2021 at 5:00pm - 7pm
Red Hook Winery
175 Van Dyke St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States
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