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"It is always summer somewhere"  delves into the dual symbolism of the sea, crafting a contemporary mythology of exile.

Throughout a two-month expedition to the Island of Lesbos in the summer of 2018, the artist immersed herself in the diverse island population — a mosaic of locals, tourists, migrants, and European border patrols — all coexisting within the confines of a shared islander space. At the heart of this multifaceted and sometimes conflicting community lies the sea:  a gateway to new possibilities yet also a divider between people; a source of pleasure and leisure, yet also a realm fraught with potential dangers.


Structured as a book with a prologue, main text, and epilogue, "It is always summer somewhere" draws inspiration from Aesop's fable "The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea". The artist appropriates with a touch of irony the imagery of summer leisure ingrained in Western pop culture to articulate her own unique mythology of exile, immigration, and relationships with the Other. This mythology transcends the limitations of the European refugee crisis, drawing poignant parallels with historical events such as the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923. This exchange brought 1.2 million Greek refugees expelled from Turkey to Greece, echoing the island's complex history.

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