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May 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:…

Ongoing Exhibition|Eco Art

12:00 — 19:00

The exhibition will remain in situ from the 23 April until the end of August 2017. 📍Mylopetres / Arodes village Eco Art is one of the most ambitious projects of Pafos 2017 with cultural and ecological vision for Cyprus and Europe. Under the subtitle: Paths on Common Ground – Works in situ, the curator of the project Thouli Misirloglou, invited visual artists Costis Velonis, Stavros Panayiotakis, Hermann Pitz, Mimmo Rubino, Rinos Stefani, Marinos Tsaggarakis, Horst Weierstall, and performers Marios Hadjiprokopiou, Antonis…

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…

Risky Τravels

16:00 — 19:00

  Inauguration: Friday 5 May 19:00 Duration: 5th of May 2017 – 4 of June 2017, 16:00 – 19:00  A joint exhibition with works of the Cypriot artists Andy Hadjiadamos and Baki Bogac, which sums up a true story, indicative of the power of art in overcoming differences, barriers and borders. Baki Bogac, architect and sculptor, discovered and saved sculptures, paintings, photos and other objects which Andy Hadjiadamos left behind in Ammochostos, when the town’s Greek Cypriot residents were evicted…

The big Mosaic

16:00 — 19:00

Inauguration: Wednesday 10th May 19:00 Utilising the recorded narratives of personal stories by people of all social groups of Pafos, a team of artists collaborate on a project that attempts to present Pafos as a Grand Mosaic of persons. Various activities related to the central idea of the project, as well as an exhibition catalogue, will accompany the exhibition. Participating artists: Klitsa Antoniou, Alexandre Gautier, the Dominique Gauthier workshop from the National School of Fine Arts of Paris, Stelios Ilsouk, Costas Makrinos, Yiannos…

Pafos: Myth, History, Landscape

10:00 — 19:00

Inauguration: 19:00, Friday 19 May 2017 Exhibition Duration : 19 May 2017 – 30 July 2017 Opening Hours:  10:00 -13:00 & 16:00-19:00 * On Saturday, 20th of May, the exhibition will be open during: 10:00 – 13:00 & 15:00 -18:00   The exhibition is a tribute to the town of Pafos for the European honour that was attributed to it. The first objective was to present the landscape. From the landscape the exhibition leads to myths, with Aphrodite dominating as a symbol. The historical…

June 2017

Idiosynchronism

All Day

Duration: Thursday 1 – Friday 30 June  “Idiosynchronism” was an art movement founded in Pafos in 2005. It was voluntarily disbanded in 2011 following its quinquennial. In its brief existence it attracted more than 60 members worldwide, including prizewinning artists, theorists, and art educators. It arguably engendered subsequent ‘coincidental’ art activities in a number of locations including London, New York, and St Petersburg. We invite you to walk along these forgotten back streets of Pafos, where the atmosphere of the empty…

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 |Eco Art

12:00 — 19:00

Opening: Sunday 23 April 2017, 12.00 am at the Mylopetres area in Arodes village. A walk will follow on the Eco Art trail through all art works. Eco Art is one of the most ambitious projects of Pafos 2017 with cultural and ecological vision for Cyprus and Europe. Under the subtitle: Paths on Common  Ground – Works in situ,  the curator of the project Thouli Misirloglou, invited visual artists Costis Velonis, Stavros Panayiotakis, Hermann Pitz, Mimmo Rubino, Rinos Stefani, Marinos…

Euphoria Revised

16:00 — 19:00

Duration: Tuesday 13 – Sunday 25 June Opening: Tuesday 13 June 19:00 Old Powerhouse / Chloraka Park With the participation of artists, scientists, psychologists, philosophers and other intellectuals and thinkers, this programme renegotiates the issue of happiness / euphoria with an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, keeping in mind the modern reality and its particular conditions. This is a common research project, dealing with the issues of ‘I’, ‘We’ and ‘Nature’, through events such as an installation in the Chloraka Park…

Open Workshops

10:00 — 14:00

Within the context of the Community Involvement progamme, studios, galleries and art and crafts workshops in the town centre, welcome visitors and chat with them about the method and process of creating their artworks. Α guide will be published with each location. With the cooperation of Cyprus Open Studios. Free Entrance

July 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:…

Ongoing Exhibition |Eco Art

12:00 — 19:00

Opening: Sunday 23 April 2017, 12.00 am at the Mylopetres area in Arodes village. A walk will follow on the Eco Art trail through all art works. Eco Art is one of the most ambitious projects of Pafos 2017 with cultural and ecological vision for Cyprus and Europe. Under the subtitle: Paths on Common  Ground – Works in situ,  the curator of the project Thouli Misirloglou, invited visual artists Costis Velonis, Stavros Panayiotakis, Hermann Pitz, Mimmo Rubino, Rinos Stefani, Marinos…

Life of the Dead

20:30 — 23:00

Duration: 4 July – 30 July 2017 The two European Capitals of Culture have joined forces in organising this grand exhibition dealing with death, the afterlife, and mourning. Co-organised by the Moesgaard Museum (MoMu) in Aarhus and the Society of Cypriot Studies, the exhibition explores the traditions and customs around death and beliefs around the dead in Cyprus, Denmark and elsewhere. For the exhibition, the Society of Cypriot Studies will create a special space inside the emblematic museum in Aarhus which will present…

On Target

20:00 — 21:00

Opening of Exhibition: 9 July 2017 at 20:00 The On Target is an ambitious project of Pafos 2017 about 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 visual artist Susan Vargas invited artists Tammam Azzam, Molitor & Kuzmin, Ulrike Rosenbach and Rinos Stefani to participate in the exhibition which will last from 9…

August 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:…

Ongoing Exhibition |Eco Art

12:00 — 19:00

Opening: Sunday 23 April 2017, 12.00 am at the Mylopetres area in Arodes village. A walk will follow on the Eco Art trail through all art works. Eco Art is one of the most ambitious projects of Pafos 2017 with cultural and ecological vision for Cyprus and Europe. Under the subtitle: Paths on Common  Ground – Works in situ,  the curator of the project Thouli Misirloglou, invited visual artists Costis Velonis, Stavros Panayiotakis, Hermann Pitz, Mimmo Rubino, Rinos Stefani, Marinos…

September 2017

Τhe Many Faces of venus

10:00 — 17:00
Nicosia

This international exhibition will bring together artistic treasures from the greatest museums of Europe to Cyprus. The works’ common theme is their representation of myths and legends related to Aphrodite of Pafos. The exhibition will showcase western perceptions about the goddess, mainly from the Renaissance until Modernity. A series of activities and events will encourage the audience to get involved and participate actively in the exhibition. Visits and guided tours will take place in Nicosia and there will also be…

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:…

Myth and sculpture park

00:00 — 23:59

The past meets the present in everyday locations of Pafos and Geroskipou. Geroskipou has a wealth of antiquities, legends, traditions and natural beauty. In 2017, Geroskipou acquires its own sculpture park inspired by local legends. With particular reference to the history, myths and traditions of Geroskipou, ten Cypriot and foreign sculptors will be invited to create works drawing on the history of the area. In this way, the artists will contribute to the European Capital of Culture and will create…

Territories

16:00 — 19:00

The exhibition features works by two visual artists, Asli Bolayir and Christine Chiorboli, the one from the Turkish Cypriot quarter of Pafos, Mouttalos, and the other from Corsica. Issues such as identity and cross-border movement or confinement are explored in their work, which in turn reflects the internal struggle of the artists trying to find their own place, or to become a part of the place in which they live. Likewise, their projects reflect the concern of being somewhere or…

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…

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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