Author: Roger Grasas
Size: 15.2 x 23.5cm
Publication year: 2017
“Athena” is a journey, both physical and symbolic, through a Europe marked by depression and disenchantment. Far from the news-hungry gaze, photographer Roger Grasas presents a mysterious and disturbing Europe, populated by scenes in which animate or inanimate beings converse in an encrypted language.
Embarking on a kind of situationist drift, the author crosses the old continent in the style of an observant flâneur, taking as his starting point the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, the epicenter of political news. The route ends two months later at the foot of the Parthenon in Athens, thus closing the journey between the current speculative “temple” of finance and the ancient Greek temple of art and wisdom.
A journey from north to south, from rich Europe to poor Europe, from the current crisis of values to the original value of ideas.