Definite events at the Pantheon
Definite Events shows the result of a three months residency in Cyprus by Dutch artist Aldo Kroese.
At the invitation of the Pantheon Cultural Association, he has took part in an artist-in-residence
programme from November 2008 to February 1, 2009.
The exhibition is on at the Pantheon gallery in Nicosia until February 27.
The starting point of his research is water.
Being Dutch, Aldo Kroese is confronted with water every day. The people of Holland have a long
history when it comes to fighting the threat of water.
The difference between Holland and Cyprus on this subject is enormous. Holland is threatened
by vast amounts of water from the rivers, the rising sea level and increasing rainfall. Cyprus, on the other hand, is suffering
from its absence.
During an earlier visit to Cyprus, Aldo became fascinated by this contrast.
The ‘water problem’ is a well known, fundamental global theme and is the subject
of many projects and research at environmental, political and social levels, Aldo approaches the subject from a poetic viewpoint.
He experiments with the different qualities of water and creates ‘events’.
He uses water both as a medium and a subject matter, entwining them with everyday objects. Working
with themes like time and movement, he shows a process that results in a sculpture. The so-called action sculpture sometimes
exists for a short moment and is therefore documented by photo or video.
Aldo studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He has shown works at different exhibitions
in and outside the Netherlands. For this project he received a grant from Stroom Den Haag.
This is a very lively and bright exhibition.
Take the kids as well, especially if you know physics and can help explain the science of these
meaningful sculptures. Of course they are very beautiful as well.
The Panicos Spanos sculpture exhibition of continues at Orosimo Gallery, until February 15.
This gallery is at 4 Iossif Hadjiossif Avenue, Strovolos, tel 22313030.
Full of imagination and feeling.
Christos Foukaras, at Kypriaki Gonia
Christos Foukaras was born in Kissonerga in 1976. He studied painting for the first two years
and then specialised in monumental painting, He was awarded an M.A. in 1976 then moved to Athens where he worked and exhibited
at the Ora Gallery a series of works inspired by the events of 1974.
From 1979 to 2004 he worked as an art teacher in the secondary schools. Now he works as a full
Christos exhibited at the Triennale of New Dehli and gained the State Award at the Cairo Biennale.
His show is on at Kypriaki Gonia until February 27.
Fresh Austrian design in Cyprus.
The opening of GD2D+PD3D FRESH AIR, at Castelliotissa, which launched the Austrian Embassy’s
cultural season, was quite spectacular.
It will be open to the public until February 20 (on appointment 22410151).
The Minister of Education and Culture, Andreas Demetriou, opened the evening with Austrian Ambassador
Eva Hager and curator Julia Taubinger with wit and style.
There was a superb joke made about our delightful traffic problems after the Minister was given
a clock to pass away the time wasted on our traffic hold ups.
Castelliotissa has been given a totally new look with transparent plastic containers containing
I had no time to wear the special glasses, the sort (I think) we wore at Hollywood movies in
the mid fifties, but I’m sure you will. Wander around. Surprise after surprise.
Pure Austrian Design, Austria’s Window to the International Design Community, has been
initiated and managed by the Juland design studio of Barcelona/Vienna,
Pure Austria Design is an independent platform and represents more than 150 design creators from
Austria in the area of product and graphic design. A must.