of photo exchange between Suriname and Greece.
On the second
Thursday-Night-Feature (TNF) of the year 2017 Readytex Art Gallery once again
offers her visitors an interesting and different presentation, this time in a
special collaboration with the ‘Surinaamse Fotografen Vereniging’ (SuFoV). On
Thursday February 2nd Readytex Art Gallery will host a video
exhibition of the photo exchange between SuFoV in Paramaribo and the Hellenic
Photography Society in Athens, Greece. SuFoV was founded in 1993 and
currently has approximately 50 members whom practice the art of photography
professionally or as an amateur. The Hellenic Photography Society has it’s
origins in 1952.
organizations are members of the ‘Fédération Internationale de l’Art
Photographique’ (FIAP), an international organization with more than 85 member-countries.
The FIAP aims to promote collaboration between photographers from different
countries and to promote photography in general throughout the world. During
regular contact between Greek and Surinamese FIAP liaison officers in June
2016, the idea for a photography exchange project was born. Suriname is mostly
unknown amongst Greeks and the SuFoV members were immediately enthusiastic
about the opportunity to portray their country in a positive way abroad. On
Thursday February 2nd the video exhibition
opens simultaneously in the photo gallery of the Hellenic Photography
Society in the center of Athens, Greece and in Readytex Art Gallery in the
center of Paramaribo, in Suriname.
offers photographers from both countries the opportunity to present their
countries to viewers from another part of the world in a positive and creative
way, through their work. At the same time they also get the opportunity to
showcase their photographic skills on a broader international platform.
At the video
exhibition in Suriname the digital photos of the Greek and Surinamese
participants are shown on three specially installed television screens in
Readytex Art Gallery. Everyone is welcome to join this interesting
presentation. The doors of the gallery open at 7:00 pm and the presentation
starts at 7:30 pm.
opening presentation on the TNF of February 2nd, the video
exhibition of the photo exchange between SuFoV and the Hellenic Photography
Society will remain on display in the gallery, although on one screen, up until
Saturday February 11th. The opening hours of the gallery are from
Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am – 1:30
pm. In addition to enjoying the video exhibition, guests at the TNF on
Thursday February 2nd, can of course also take a moment to enjoy all
of the visual artworks on display throughout the gallery. All floors are newly
decorated with works of art selected from our storage by curator and visual
artist Rinaldo Klas and the RAGteam.