18
Nov
Free
16:00 — 19:00

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Weaving Europe: the World as Meditation

Being one of the oldest art forms in the world, this project refers to the art of weaving, its history and its semiotics. What can the historical language of
weaving offer to modern visual art practices, like digital technology, new media

and Internet art? Art History has neglected weaving, knitting and embroidery as well as other domestic forms of art, classifying them as feminine and not equal in value compared to the Fine Arts. This exhibition explores female labour and the role of women in the history of art. Comparing weaving to Plato’s political philosophy, the metaphor of “Weaving Europe” poses the issue of European identity and its construction and the need to examine the threads that “weave” Europe. The project includes an exhibition of contemporary art by Cypriot and international artists whose work involves the use of new media and digital technologies. It also includes lectures and discussions, workshops

about knitting as a form of therapy, film and documentary screenings and a journal publication. Curated by Efi Kyprianidou.

Participating Artists: Cat Mazza (Usa), Sabrina Gschwandtner (Usa), Inci Eviner (Turkey), Johan Grimonprez (Belgium), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Spain), Francesca Fini (Italy), Eva Borner (Switzerland), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (Greece), Loukia Alavanou (Gr/Ger), Anne Wilson (Uk/Usa), Janis Jefferis (Pol/Uk), Diane Wood Conroy (Australia), Yannis

Sakellis (Cyprus), Kyriacos Kousoulides (Cyprus), Nikos Gyftakis &Christos
Avraam (Gr/Cy), Anastasia Mina (Cyprus), Cemal Gürsel Soyel (Cyprus), Erato
Hadjisavva (Cyprus).

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Start:
November 18 @ 16:00
Cost:
Free
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