SYN FESTIVAL EDINBURGH 2018: ‘ODYSSEYS’ EXHIBITION
9 – 22 March 2018
Launch Night: Friday 9 March 2018 18.00 – 22.00
Upper Church, Summerhall Place, EH9 10E, Edinburgh
The Syn Festival Edinburgh presents the exhibition “Odysseys” at the Upper Church at
Summerhall, from the 9th to the 22nd of March 2018. The exhibition comprises works by
emerging artists who live and work in Scotland and constitutes one of the dozens of events
that will debut at this year’s festival, which aims to promote multiculturalism and diversity.
Taking as a starting point the turbulent era of Brexit and international migration, the
participating artists present their own reflections on the contemporary sociopolitical
context. As the title reveals, on a conceptual level the exhibition embarks from the idea of
the Odyssey and the journey of the mythical hero, inviting the creators to renegotiate the
concepts of homeland, enemies and the “other”.
Including a wide spectrum of artworks, from installations to video art, the “Odysseys” touch
upon issues of identity and alterity, simultaneously offering multiple readings to the
spectators, who are confronted with different cultural “journeys” and personal stories.
Artists: Rachael Bibby, Mary Blindflowers, Indigo Branscombe and Natalie Wearden,
Emanuele Centi, Michael Dawson, James Fallan, Agelos Papadakis & Elvina Gountouna, Sin
Park, Despina Petridou, Peter Rossiter, Alan Rutherford, Marissa Stoffer, Rhona Taylor,
Christopher Philip Ward, Jamie Watt and Matthew Wilson.
Visual Arts Team: Lead Curator, Festival Coordinator: Maro Psyrra | Assistant Curator:
Davide Boschi | Short Films Coordinator: Chrysa Karagianni | Communication and
Marketing: Glyka Penna & Maru Riaza.
The exhibition, as part of Syn Festival Edinburgh 2018, is supported by The National
Lottery Awards for All Scotland.
The exhibition is open to the public every day from 11.00-19.00. Admission is FREE.
Donations will be given to projects supporting the homeless in Edinburgh.