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The visual identity of the project «Honest Outlaws – Face. Freedom. Silence» was designed by Melina Karanika. It symbolizes the architectural relationship between the two spaces where the project took place, was created and exhibited: the prison and the museum (two heterotopias according to Michel Foucault).

«Honest Outlaws - Face. Freedom. Silence»

MOMus – Experimental Center for the Arts
26.02.2020 - 28.06.2020
With the participation of:

The students (2017-2020)
of the 3rd School of Second Chance of Thessaloniki
Prison of Diavata
The artists
  • Dimitris Ameladiotis
  • Dimitris Fragkakis
  • Giorgos Gerontides
  • Maria Kremeti
  • Virginia Mastrogiannaki
  • Rhiannon Morgan
  • Alexandros Plomaritis
  • Takis Spyropoulos
  • Mary Zygouri
V. Α.
The 3rd School of Second Chance of Thessaloniki with 3 projects
Concept, general coordination, curating: Sofia Eliza Bouratsis 

The exhibition «Honorable Outlaws - Face. Freedom. Silence» is based on the ability of contemporary art to create space-time frameworks in which people – who would have never met under different circumstances – can coexist, cooperate, and co-create. Nine artists and an art theorist went to the 3rd Second Chance School of Thessaloniki of the Central Correctional Facility of Thessaloniki (Diavata) and created workshops (2017-2019). The artists were chosen according to the relativity of their practice to the problematics of approaching confinement, through critical aesthetics. Inmate students experienced contact with contemporary art and the artists came face to face with the heterotopia of prison and the people who experience it every day. The exhibition includes texts and works of both students and artists. Some of the works are collective, some others have been created by the students under the guidance of the artists and others are artworks of the 9 artists which emerged from their experience in the prison.

Sofia Eliza Bouratsis

MOMus – Experimental Center for the Arts
3rd School of Second Change of Thessaloniki, Prison of Thessaloniki (Diavata)
Project supported by:
Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte
Fonds Culturel National du Luxembourg
Kir Yanni
The trailers of the exhibition were written and created by the students of the 3rd School of Second Chance of Thessaloniki (Prison of Thessaloniki, Diavata).
Image, video, montage: Paraskevi Chatzigeorgiadou

Maria Kremeti

Brainwater Battalion, 2020, paper, aquarell, aqrylic, glass, epoxy, 100x80 cm.

Suburban Pacifiers, 2020, paper, aquarell, aqrylic, glass, epoxy, 100x80 cm.

Προαστιακοί Ειρηνευτές/Suburban Pacifiers, 2020, χαρτί, ακουαρέλες, ακρυλικά, γυαλί, εποξική ρητίνη, 100x80 cm.

Δίπτυχο έργο που η καλλιτέχνης αφιερώνει στις εκπαιδευόμενες και τους εκπαιδευόμενους που γνώρισε στο σχολείο της φυλακής Διαβατών κατά τη διάρκεια των εργαστηρίων που έδωσε την άνοιξη του 2019.


Η φωτογραφία της εγκατάστασης είναι από την pSari Visual productions.

Dimitris Fragkakis

Archive footage from Dimitris Fragakis’ workshop in the female section at the 3rd SSC of Thessaloniki in September 2019.

Subject: “THE BRANCH”

(The imprisonment of the painting as a means of the liberation of the mind) The subject matter of the mural that was painted at the yard of the female section of the prison in the context of the summer school was selected by the detainees themselves - for their own sake - aiming at the creation of an image that absorbs the notion of confinement itself, as well as time and space. Following a discussion, the detainees unanimously selected the subject that presented four birds - similar and different at the same time - co-existing on a branch in front of a blue sky. Indeed a familiar subject matter that evoked feelings of intimacy. - D.F.


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