With Alexis Fidetzis
15 █ December █ 2021
12 █ 00 - 13 █ 30
In 1930, as part of the centenary celebration of the founding of the Greek state, the revolutionary hero Theodoros Kolokotronis’s remains were transferred from Athens to Tripoli, the city whose siege against the Ottomans he had led. While his bones found a place in the city’s central square, those of the Muslims and Jews who were massacred after the fall of Tripoli were neither interred in cemeteries nor incorporated into national narratives of the revolution. In this lecture-performance, artist and historian Alexis Fidetzis traces Kolokotronis’s postmortem journey, looks for those bones left outside of Greek history, and examines what the return of this founding father to the site of such human loss reveals about the making of Greek history and identity.
In collaboration with Atopos.
12:00-1:30 pm ET/19:00-20:30 Greek time