You could say that the Cypriot Greek artists who ventured to Sarayonu Square for
Manifesta’s discussion and screening last week were the ones who are our best (on this side).
No’babe trends’, no pensioned off oldies, either.
Those present, who maybe bill themselves as conceptualists, were our most thoughtful
ones, able to respond to something other than their own.
The crown gathered for Anton Vidokle’s (co-curator of Manifesta 6, the European
Biennial of Contemporary Art) presentation, mingling in a beautiful space with subdued lighting – lovely wine by KEO,
Strangely enough, it all reminded me of a time in Cyprus Contemporary Art, a time
when Buckminster Fuller lectured at the American Library and his use of the word SYNERGY inspired those youngsters of the
early seventies (pre-1974) to get cracking on a series of exhibitions and happenings at the Attalides house opposite the PIO.
Those were the days.
Giorgios Erotocritos’s new show was covered elsewhere in The Cyprus Weekly
However, here’s a nice piece from his handout:
Kismet: An exhibition of heavenly paintings by Erotocritos.
“It had been written not so long ago that a little boy would grow up to be
an artist. He visited the clouds, sharing the thoughts with the Archangels.
“The blue depths sharing heavenly nectar with the Mermaids.
“So they expressed a wish to adorn the artist’s canvas.
“It was all written!
“It was fated to come to pass!
“It was destiny that no-one had reason to change!
“It was his Kismet!
“Thus it was written that there would be an exhibit of the artist’s efforts.
“And so you see, it was Kismet that KISMET would take place.”
Maria Trillidou had a show a Diatopos.
Here is a quiet exhibition with most unusual imagery. The artist’s technique
too has a most interesting approach.
With titles such as Chimeras, Medusa and Self Born, ideas extend quite brilliantly.
Those delicate, fertile, extremely well-drawn from imagination and reality, one presumes,
pieces are both extremely beautiful and intriguing.
Sensitive, woundrous and covetable.
Inger Gullers is back in Larnaca again.
Staying at Athene Beach Apartments on the seafront at Larnaca.
You can see her works there from March 25-26, 12 pm-5pm.
Lovely Cyprus scenes from a Swedish artist who regularly comes to Cyprus.
Although the Nicosia Municipal Theatre reopens on the 29th of the month
one supposes that all of our actors putting themselves in as candidates for May’s parliamentary elections will learn
from Glenda Jackson and gracefully retire from the stage (and screen) if elected.
What about the artists? The painters? The sculptors? The conceptualists?
The exhibition of paintings by eight artists dedicated to women closes today at Amorgos
Christie’s of London tell the Arts Page that they are selling fine icons and
artefacts from the Orthodox world, from the 6th to the 20th century and also rare and monumental Greek
and Russian icons, small devotional panels and ecclesiastical embroideries?
Auctions 25th April; portrait miniatures, objects of vertu, and icons.
Enquiries Maria C. Paphiti 85 Old Brompton Raid, London SW7 3LD.
Alpha – the art and antique centre-Gallery, Nicosia has a large mixed exhibition
of modern Greek art on at the moment.
Gallery Argo has a post-snail exhibition from this week.
This will be of ceramics by Christina Constantinou Giusti – continuing until
RHEA BAILEY AT TECHNIS DROMENA
The new images are light and bright, a summing up and transcending of 40 years of
artistic expression. Hidden meanings in every brushstroke. A deep, deep visual experience.
Calmness exudes from Technis Dromena.