by Irini Divaris ©2008
“As a child of the 1968 generation, I was surrounded by symbols of the workers’ movement”, says Divaris. “In my mind, images of strong workers and their solidarity became synonymous with adulthood. Now, with the perspective of a 21st century woman I have searched for that lost world of mine. The result is these works. I acquired the aesthetics of the classic workers' poster. I used those same gestures and perspectives and projected them onto my own generation and today's times. My texts are fragments of common slogans from those years. These words still are meaningful to me; in the drawings, texts and gestures build a unit. In today's society those notions seem strange - as much as today's world is foreign, seen through the eyes of the generation of '68. These contrasts are shown in this series of posters”.