Klitsa in Belgium
3rd International Arts Project Tempus-Arti
KLITSA Antoniou’s installation on the river De Kleine Gete, in Zoutleeuw, Belgium, will be on display
until the end of September.
Here is information sent by the 3rd International Arts Project Tempus-Arti.
During the summer of 2006, Drieliuk vzw and the municipalities of Landen. Linten and Zoutleeuw, will host
projects by international artists at 18 locations in the Flemish region of Haspengouw-Hageland in Belgium.
Curators of the event are Dirk Lambrechts and Jan Muls.
By integrating his/her work into these settings, the artist is participating in a marvellous art-parcours
and the Tempus Arti contest.
Klitsa Antoniou, whose work is known in Belgium from previous participations, was invited to send a proposal
following the theme of the exhibition - "Contrast".
Her installation - "Airborne Exodus" - was selected from amongst many works submitted.
Antoniou will present a floating installation on the river De Kleine Gete in Zoutleeuw.
The Installation consists of more than 60 frames, each one showing a fragment of a photograph of the Cyprus
On this puzzle of images, land 50 black birds. Antoniou’s work has an apparent reference to the physical
and geographical characteristics of her birthplace:
"Being located within the Mediterranean, I am defined not by cultural entities with apparent, easily seperable
and dominant peculiarities, by constant and common archetypal structures, or by ontological and a-historical principles, but
from numerous internal differences and antinomies, influenced by both the East and the West.
"Such identities are marked by historical transformations, and are defined by disputable areas, and by tendencies
toward isolation and self-alienation.
"Such schismatic, rather than coherent and self-conscious, tendencies exist in an on-going process of articulation
and re-encoding, especially when major historical interventions take place.
The historico-cultural landscape is a mobile, changeable assemblage of cultural heterogeneity, with an either
subtle or a perceptible tendency toward intermittent, multiple hybridisations that produce layers of traces.
" ‘Airborne Exodus’ is consequent of this facto-graphic material, of ‘Mare Nostrum,’
a chronotopos, whose epicentre lies in the nostalgia for a "sea exit". The solace, liberation, even regeneration, normally
promised by the water element, as it has been transmuted into a cultural idiom in my work, is revealed as not only a cultural
construct, a fabrication, but the site of misplaced romanticism, false sentiment and nostalgia."
The exhibition opened on Sunday and the works will remain in display until the end of September.
Orpheus Gallery Summer Exhibition
ORPHEUS Gallery"s (Limassol) summer exhibition includes works by Colombian artist Luis Guzman and emerging
Cypriot artist Alexis Vayianos.
Both artists are taking part in the Orpheus Summer exhibition until September 30 and alongside are well-known
Cypriot artists George Erotokritou, George Gerondides, Panikos Tsangaras and international artists Jeron Geronomides (Brazil),
Miriam McConnon (Ireland) and others.
Mon, Wed and Sat 10am-1.30pm
Tues,Thursday and Friday 10am-1pm& 5pm-7pm.