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September 2017

On going Exhibition| On Target

09:00 — 15:00

Duration: Monday & Friday, 9:00-13:00 & 17:00-19:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, 9:00-15:00 On Target is an ambitious project of Pafos2017 on war and violence. The original idea is based on the work “Human Targets” by the Cypriot visual artist Rinos Stefani. The curator of the project, prominent German art historian Inge Baecker, with the assistance of the visual artist Susan Vargas, invited the artists Tammam Azzam, Molitor & Kuzmin, Ulrike Rosenbach and Rinos Stefani to contribute to this exhibition. The exhibition also features works by Wolf Vostell,…

Ongoing Exhibitions | Terra Mediterranean: In Action

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:…

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…

Sculpture Park: Myths – Sculptures International Sculpture Symposium

Geroskipou, with a wealth of antiquities, folk traditions and natural beauty, in 2017 acquires a sculpture park inspired by local legends. With particular reference to the history, the legends and local traditions, ten Cypriot and foreign sculptors will create on-site works drawing on the history of the area and, in this way, leaving behind them the traces of the European Capital of Culture. The project aims to create the necessary conditions for the development and growth of the sculpture park…

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…

October 2017

Ongoing Exhibitions | Terra Mediterranean: In Action

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:…

Ikebana

00:00 — 23:59

Ikebana is a Japanese art based on principles and laws of balance and symmetry, combining colours and materials from nature such as flowers, roots, braches, shells, etc. These artefacts are placed in both exterior and interior spaces and even though at times they are ephemeral, they are of exquisite beauty and craftsmanship. There will be presentations open to the public with Ikebana instructors from Japan who, along with members of the Ikebana association of Cyprus, will create a series of…

Cementography in Public Spaces

00:00 — 23:59

Cypriot artist Christoforos Savva was the first to work on cementography as an autonomous art form during the 1960’s. His close friend and associate Costas Economou tried to extend cementography as an artistic expression and has been encouraging young artists from various backgrounds and genres to continue working with this art form. Cementographies have been created by established and upcoming artists in Pafos and will be permanently exhibited in public spaces in the centre of Pafos, creating an interesting visual…

Street Art Square

00:00 — 23:59

Street art is a form of art which has developed rapidly worldwide. Its dynamism, immediacy, its critical dimension and acute humour are all elements that have given it life and have turned it into an elemental part of the urban environment. Especially in the western world, street art and the modern city now seem intertwined, making this art form an integral part of the aesthetic, social, historical, and existential associations of contemporary urban culture. The absence of street art from…

Apus Apus

All Day

26 October – 6 November 2017 Ιbrahim’s Khan Set in Moutallos, a historic neighbourhood of rich and diverse cultural heritage, the exhibition Apus Apus presents paintings, sculpture and performance art that celebrate the interconnections of 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 histories. Apus apus is the Latin name for the common swift, a bird whose annual migration…

The table of Unification

16:00 — 19:00

An installation that will become a reference point in the restored Ibrahim’s Khan. Inspired by the importance the Khan used to have for socialising and trading, British artists and academics Anthony Heywood and Uwe Derksen along with volunteers and emerging artists set up the Table of Unification at the Ibrahim’s Khan. The table-installation is part of the international intervention by the two artists under the general title Tabula Fortis in Pace and it was made with wood collected from buildings…

November 2017

Ongoing Exhibitions | Terra Mediterranean: In Action

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:…

Referring to Aphrodite

16:00 — 17:00

A series of events around the Goddess of Beauty and the rich cultural dimension of the myth. Sotiris Karagiorgis has written music for prose and poetry on Aphrodite, edited by Professor Giorgos Georgis of Neapolis University of Pafos, which will be presented through screenings, recitals and discussions. Ass. Professor Erato Hatzisavva of the Athens School of Fine Arts attempts an innovative and contemporary approach to some of the most famous masterpieces of European art, works which deal with the Goddess…

Weaving Europe: the World as Meditation

16:00 — 19:00

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…

Ways to Meet Αgain

16:00 — 19:00

In line with the Open Air Factory, this exhibition focuses on an examination of what constitutes boundaries, borders and territories and how these are expanded or overcome. Through opening up their own memories, the artists test how identities are formed by local and international mechanisms. The participants explore ways to document and classify information and how to record it in archival form. As a location, Cyprus functions inter-culturally, bringing to light new ideas, works of art and forms of writing.…

December 2017

Salon d’Automne in Pafos

10:00 — 19:00

1 – 15 December 2017 10:00 – 13:00 16:00 – 19:00 Gallery «En Pro» / Old Powehouse Pafos The Salon d’Automne is a historical exhibition of great significance held on an annual basis in Paris. Michèle julie Ansermet Papadopoulos brings this exhibition to Pafos linking the European Capital of Culture with Paris and its great tradition in the arts, with the sponsoring of French Institute of Nicosia. Salon d’Automne was founded in 1903 by a group of artists, amongst them Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, George…

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