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October 2017

The Venus Paradox

10:00 — 17:00

Friday 29 September 2017 – Monday 15 January 2018 A.G. Leventis Gallery (Everyday except Tuesday 10:00-17:00, Wednesday 10:00-22:00) The Venus Paradox A contribution of the A. G. Leventis Gallery to the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017: An ode to Cyprus’ absolute – and enigmatic – goddess through a series of events in various fields, including literature, dance, theatre and contemporary Cypriot artistic creation. The Cypriot Venus, goddess of mortals and immortals, comes to life through the art of the…

Ongoing Exhibition | Terra Mediterranea: in Action

20:00 — 21:30

Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation [NIMAC] Opening: 7 April 2017, 20:00 Duration: 7 April – 29 July and 5 September – 25 November 2017 Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00 Participating artists and theorists: Ana Adamović, Marwa Arsanios, Sofia Bempeza, Banu Cennetoğlu, Marianna Christofides, Kyriaki Costa, Βassam El Βaroni, Silvia Giambrone, Hackitectura, Lia Haraki, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Eleni Kamma, Serap Kanay, Nurtane Karagil, Mahmoud Khaled, Zissis Kotionis, Mona Marzouk, Panayiotis Michael in collaboration with Pascalle…

Apus Apus

18:00 — 19:00

  Thursday 26 October – Monday 6 November 2017 12:00-19:00 Opening: Thursday 26 October 18:00 Friday 27 October 2017 18:00 (Discussion) Ibrahim’s Khan Apus Apus The exhibition presents paintings, sculpture and performing art that celebrate the connections between different cultures. The group, which comprises of artists based in Finland, UK and Cyprus, explores the hybridity and commonalities of cultural identities, for example through myth, archaeology and personal stories. On Friday, 27th of October, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a…

November 2017

Terra Mediterranean: In Action (Until: 25.11.2017)

10:00 — 19:00

Fabrica’s Cave, Pafos Opening: 8 April 2017, 11:00 Duration: 8 April – 25 November 2017,  10:00- 19:00 Installation: Chiharu Shiota *Α collaboration between European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 and the EU-Japan Fest Committee Free Entrance Pafos Medieval Castle Opening: 8 April 2017, 12:00 Duration: 8 April – 25 November 2017 Opening hours: Winter (16 September – 15 April) – Sunday: 08:30 – 17:00 &  Summer (16 April – 15 September) Monday – Sunday: 08:30 – 19:30 Participating artists and theorists:…

Letters to the Others

19:00

Thursday 23 November 2017, 19:00 Municipal Library Letters to the other Three writers from Pafos exchange correspondence with other writers from Denmark. These letters, exchanged between Andreas Petrides, Demetra Sokratous, Neophyta Polydorou and Sophie Eriksdatter, Thøger Jensen and Anna Friis, are not just a literary way of introducing or presenting one’s city of residence, but they are also ways to exchange ideas about their creative work and the artistic expression of their diversity. A collaboration between the European Capitals of Culture Pafos2017 and Aarhus 2017. Hospitality Sponsor: Royal…

Meeting of two cultures

20:30 — 21:30

Friday 24 November 2017, 20:30 Markideio Theatre  Meeting of two cultures Two pianists, two different artists from Cyprus and Turkey join in a musical journey and coexist through works of Greek, Turkish and Russian composers, demonstrating that the power of music is stronger than our differences. Manolis Neophytou and Canan Kocaay Camurtas give a joint concert that unites cultures. Εισιτήρια: 10€ Βuy your tickets HERE

Invitation to Cypriot Composers

20:30 — 21:30

Saturday 25 November 2017, 20:30 Markideio Theatre Invitation to Cypriot Composers The European Capital of Culture and the Centre of Cypriot Composers invited composers from Cyprus to produce musical works drawing on the Open Air Factory and its thematic lines (including the motto “Linking Continents – Bridging Cultures”) with the aim of producing original works which will always be linkedwith the voyage of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. Upon the completion of the process, the works of the following composers were selected and will be presented: 1. Evagoras Karagiorgis…

Petros’ War

15:00

Sunday 26 November 2017, 15:00 Markideio Theatre Petros’ War As part of the European Capital of Culture’s programme, the Cyprus Theatre Organisation presents Alki Zei’s masterpiece for both children and adults. The play explores the time when in 1940, WWII breaks out in Athens. Under these new circumstances, Petros goes on a long walk, a walk filled with adventures, feelings, experiences and knowledge that will enrich his young soul and will make him love his country. His school closes; his uncle Angelos goes off to war; his mother starts…

Ways to Meet Αgain

19:00 — 20:00

Opening: Sunday 26 November, 19:00 Duration: Sunday 26 – Wednesday 6 December 2017 Ibrahim’s Khan, 16:00 -19:00 Ways to Meet Αgain The exhibition Ways to Meet Again focuses on an examination of what constitutes boundaries, borders and territories and how these are expanded or overcome. Through the opening up of their own memories, the artists revisit the concept of identity and examine the possibilities of conciliation between local and international means. The participants are also called to explore ways (through their works) to document, classify and record information, mechanisms…

Travelling Embassies EuroTransit

19:00 — 21:00

Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 November 2017 Ibrahim’s Khan, 19:00 – 21:00 Travelling Embassies EuroTransit One of the topics of interest of the European Capital of Culture Donostia / San Sebastian 2016, was the bridging of conflict and dispute. In this context, the project Travelling Embassies travelled to 10 different cities which have experienced similar issues, shedding light on crucial matters such as, the refugee crisis, ethnic conflicts and peaceful coexistence. The documentary on Cyprus is among those which will stand out, as we see people’s hopes for peaceful…

December 2017

Salon d’Automne in Pafos (Οpening: En Plo Gallery)

16:00 — 19:00

OPENING: “En Plo” Gallery, 1 December 19:00 & Palia Ilektriki, 5 December 19:00 Duration: Friday 1– Friday 15 December 2017 En Plo Gallery & Palia Ilektriki 16:00 – 19:00 The Salon d’Automne is a famous artistic exhibition of historical significance, held on an annual basis in Paris. Michèle Julie Ansermet Papadopoulos brings this exhibition to Pafos, linking thus the European Capital of Culture with Paris. In the exhibition take part 30 local artists from both Cypriot communities, as well as 72…

The Sea that unites us

20:30 — 22:30

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30 An exciting musical journey with George Dalaras which starts from Greece and the most important songs by some of the greatest Greek composers, and travels with the Italian songwriter Eddy Napoli and the virtuosi musicians all around the Mediterranean, showcasing emblematic songs and beautiful melodies from this region. Estoudiantina Neas Ionias and Musicians: Andreas Katsigiannis – zither, George Papachristoudes – piano, George Matsikas and Konstantinos Gedikis – bouzouki, Apostolos Valaroutsos…

Peace2Peace

11:00 — 15:00

Saturday 2 December 2017 Ibrahim’s Khan, 11:00- 15:00 As the Peace2Peace action, part of the Community Involvement Programme, comes to its end, women of all communities who have been involved in this project meet at Ibrahim’s Khan to celebrate friendship and peace. Along with the inauguration of the installation “Dream catchers for Peace” made by the group’s members using crochet, a bazaar with handmade creations and traditional specialties made by women all over Cyprus. Additionally, at 11:30, students of the pre-primary…

Weaving Europe: the World as Meditation

19:00 — 20:00
Attikon

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…

The Sea that unites us

20:30 — 22:30

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30 An exciting musical journey with George Dalaras which starts from Greece and the most important songs by some of the greatest Greek composers, and travels with the Italian songwriter Eddy Napoli and the virtuosi musicians all around the Mediterranean, showcasing emblematic songs and beautiful melodies from this region. Estoudiantina Neas Ionias and Musicians: Andreas Katsigiannis – zither, George Papachristoudes – piano, George Matsikas and Konstantinos Gedikis – bouzouki, Apostolos Valaroutsos…

Forbidden Stories

20:30 — 21:30

Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30  Forbidden Stories is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of “Power and Collective Memory” created by the theatre group “Ludens Ensemble” based in Edinburgh and included in the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. The Ludens Ensemble brings to the stage stories from the two communities, using narrative techniques. Four actors will narrate the stories that were collected after an open call to…

Salon d’Automne in Pafos (Οpening: Palia Ilektriki)

19:00 — 20:00

OPENING: “En Plo” Gallery, 1 December 19:00 & Palia Ilektriki, 5 December 19:00 Duration: Friday 1– Friday 15 December 2017 En Plo Gallery & Palia Ilektriki 16:00 – 19:00 The Salon d’Automne is a famous artistic exhibition of historical significance, held on an annual basis in Paris. Michèle Julie Ansermet Papadopoulos brings this exhibition to Pafos, linking thus the European Capital of Culture with Paris. In the exhibition take part 30 local artists from both Cypriot communities, as well as 72…

Forbidden Stories

20:30 — 21:30

Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:30  Forbidden Stories is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of “Power and Collective Memory” created by the theatre group “Ludens Ensemble” based in Edinburgh and included in the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. The Ludens Ensemble brings to the stage stories from the two communities, using narrative techniques. Four actors will narrate the stories that were collected after an open call to…

Cyprus Cinema and Director

19:00 — 21:00

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 December 2017 Markideio Theatre | 19:00 & 21:00 A 3-day event with award-winning films by Cypriot directors, with the opportunity to meet the directors and discuss about the modern Cypriot film industry. Screenings: 6/12/2017  19:00 | Boy on the Bridge (85’, 2016). Director: Petros Charalambous 21:00 | The Joy and Sorrow of the Body (149’, 2013). Director: Andreas Pantzis 7/12/2017 19:00 | Family Member (104’, 2015). Director: Marinos Kartikkis 21:00 |  The Story of the…

Peri Poleos – The Old Mansions

16:30 — 17:30

Sunday 10 December 2017 Location: Loizos Philippou Residence 4, Exo Vrysi,  16:30 The Peri Poleos project makes its last stop in 2017, at the Mansions of Pafos, opening for the first time in decades the residence of Loizos Philippou. Panagiotis Touliatos, Head of the Department of Architecture of Frederick University, will present the unique architectural features of the Mansions, for which volunteer Lia Konstantinou has collected related stories and narrations. Dr. George Georgis, Professor of History in the Neapolis University will…

Manda-la in Cyprus

19:00 — 20:30

OPENING: Ibrahim’s Khan, 14 December 2017, 19:00 Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 December 2017 Ibrahim’s Khan, 16:00 – 19:00 The European Capital of Culture Pafos2017, has invited the Japanese photographer Masahiro Usami to Cyprus – as part of the project “Japanese Eyes on Cyprus”- to observe the island through the life of its people and create large-scale photographs representing their hopes, as well as the current socio-political situation of Cyprus through his artistic perspective. In particular, the artist has focused on…

Pagkosmio Asma (Universal Song)

20:00 — 21:00

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 December 2017 Markideio Theatre 20:00 The programme of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 comes to its end with an important theatrical production which holds great significance for Pafos. In its world premiere, the Theatre Workshop of the University of Cyprus will present a theatrical adaptation of the magnificent work “Pagkosmion Asma” of the poet, intellectual and former Mayor of Pafos, Christodoulos Galatopoulos (1902-1953). It is a poetic reinterpretation of the myth of Prometheus, which…

Cementography – A Tour

11:00 — 11:40

Saturday 16 December 2017, 11:00 Starting Point: Old Post Office, Nikodemou Mylona Street  Pafos acquires more reference points in the city centre with an added value in regards to visual arts. A series of cementographies, created by established and upcoming artists in Pafos will be permanently exhibited in main streets in the city centre, creating thus an interesting visual stroll with references to an art form which carries a Cypriot identity of international artistic appeal. The project includes works by…

Home

19:00 — 20:00

OPENING: En Plo Gallery 17 December 19:00 Sunday 17 – Sunday 31 December 2017, 16:00- 19:00 En Plo Gallery Home The multi-dimensional meaning of the concept Home is the predominant theme of this project. Two educators and 12 photographers from Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Sweden and the USA stayed together for 6 days in Drousia, where the creative process of interaction resulting in a synthesis of their ideas, experiences and temperaments, laid the foundation for this artistic production. The artists present their…

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