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June 2017

Ongoing exhibition – 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…

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…

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 *With the cooperation of Cyprus Open Studios. Free Entrance

July 2017

Ongoing exhibition – 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…

Eternal Voyages (Summer Highlight)

20:30

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 20:30 Municipal Baths – Pafos Castle Square The Summer Ηighlight of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 is a spectacular outdoor event that takes place on and around Pafos Castle and harbour, and explores one of the prevailing themes of the Pafos 2017 cultural programme ‘ World Travellers’. Eternal Voyages uses the natural elements as its dramatic backdrop to tell the stories of these three travellers descending on Pafos by land, sea and air. Expect a truly multi-sensory experience as a…

Life of the Dead

10:00 — 20:00

Duration: 4th July – 30th July 2017, Monday – Friday 10:00 – 13:00, 16:00 – 20:00 This significant exhibition is the result of the collaboration between the two European Capitals of Culture, Pafos2017 and Aarhus2017 and constitutes a cultural approach to preserving the memory of the deceased through art and burial traditions in Cyprus from antiquity to our days, while special references are made to other monotheistic religions. A section of the exhibition is dedicated to the existing relations with the Holy…

August 2017

Ongoing exhibition | On Target

10:00 — 15:00

Opening of Exhibition: 9 July 2017 at 20:00 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…

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 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

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:…

Territories

19:30 — 20:30

Duration: Friday 15 September – Sunday 1 October 2017 (16:00-19:00) Open Khan (Ibrahim’s Khan) Opening: Friday 15 September 19:30   Based on the concept of linking continents and cultures, this exhibition presents art works by Asli Bolayir from Mouttalos and Christine Chiorboli from Corsica. Their work explores identity issues, while reflecting the artists’ inner struggle in their attempt to identify and appropriate a sense of the place they belong to. With the same intensity, the works of the two artists…

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…

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 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…

Discovering the World of Karagiozis (exhibition)

19:00 — 20:30

Karagiozis (Karagöz) is a central figure in the theatre of shadows in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and recognised by the UNESCO as intangible world heritage. The performances featuring the figures of Karagiozis and Hatziavati (Hacivat) and the rest of the classical repertoire of characters was a very popular form of entertainment, with many creators actually contributing to enriching this art form over the centuries and keeping it alive. This programme includes presentations, exhibitions and performances on the theatre of shadows from Cyprus…

Discovering the World of Karagiozis (Students visit at the exhibition

10:30 — 13:00

Discovering the World of Karagiozis (Students visit at the exhibition) Whose Karagiozis is This?Discovering the World of Karagiozis The exhibition at Ibrahim’s Khan  presentσ figures and sceneries crafted by well-known artists and puppeteers from Cyprus, Greece and other neighbouring countries, originating from Christodoulos Pafios’ collection. Thursday 5, Sunday 8, Thursday 12 October 2017  (10:30-13:00) Students will be able to visit the exhibition and discover the world and the adventures of the immortal Karagiozis, watching his sufferings, misfortunes, his humorous and side-splitting stories in a…

Ikebana

16:00 — 18:00
Attikon

Saturday 7 October 2017 16:00-18:00 Attikon Sunday 8 October 2017 15:00 En Plo Gallery Ikebana The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 has created a series of relations and exchanges between Cyprus and Japan, that include events relevant to the art of Ikebana. Ourania Gabrielidou from Cyprus, Chairwoman of the school department Sogetsu Ikebana Seihan and Loula Sylvestrou, Ikebana tutor, will present the Japanese art of flower arrangement on the 7th of October at the Attikon. The 11th Director of…

Ikebana

15:00

Sunday 8 October 2017 15:00 En Plo Gallery Ikebana The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 has created a series of relations and exchanges between Cyprus and Japan, that include events relevant to the art of Ikebana.Ourania Gabrielidou from Cyprus, Chairwoman of the school department Sogetsu Ikebana Seihan and Loula Sylvestrou, Ikebana tutor, will present the Japanese art of flower arrangement on the 7th of October at the Attikon. The 11th Director of the historic Koryu Rion-kai Ikebana school, Riou…

Street Art Square Festival

All Day

Thursday 12 -Tuesday 17 October 2017 Marcou Dracou Square Street Art Square Festival Street Art is a form of art which during the last few years has developed rapidly worldwide. Its dynamism, immediacy, its critical dimension and acute humour, are characteristic elements that have given it life and have turned it into a pure part of the urban environment. Curated by Yiannis Sakellis, Street Art will ‘invade’ areas of the city, converting them into landmarks of the city centre and rearranging…

Trails of Memories – Terpsichore

16:30 — 18:00

Site Specific / Promenade Performances  Saturday 21 October 2017 – Meeting Point: Ethnographic Museum, 16:30-18:00 Wednesday 25 October 2017 – Meeting Point: Costis Palamas Square, 16:30-18:00  Exhibition Municipal Gallery Opening: Friday 27 October 2017 19:00 – 22:00 Friday 27 October – Saturday 11 November 2017 Monday – Friday 10:00-15:00, Saturday 10:00 – 13:00 Trails of Memory The almost deserted old city centre of Pafos emerges as an echo of a forgotten social and cultural reality. The project records the multiple socio-historic layers,…

Trails of Memories – Terpsichore

16:30 — 18:00

Site Specific / Promenade Performances  Saturday: 21 October 2017 –  Meeting Point: Εthnographic Museum, 16:30-18:00 Wednesday 25 October 2017 – Meeting Point: Costis Palamas Square, 16:30-18:00 Exhibition Municipal Gallery Opening: Friday 27 October 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 Duration: Friday 27 October – Saturday 11 November 2017 Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00-15:00 / Saturday 10:00 – 13:00 Trails of Memories The almost deserted old city centre of Pafos emerges as an echo of a forgotten social and cultural reality. The project records…

Trails of Memories – Terpsichore

19:00 — 22:00

Exhibition: Municipal Gallery Opening: Friday 27 October 2017,  19:00 – 22:00 Duration: Friday 27 October – Saturday 11 November 2017 Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00-15:00 / Saturday,  10:00 – 13:00 Trails of Memory The almost deserted old city centre of Pafos emerges as an echo of a forgotten social and cultural reality. The project records the multiple socio-historic layers, as they appear through the paths of collective and personal memories. A series of site-specific performances, in key-places in Mousallas…

The table of Unification

18:30 — 20:00

Monday 30 October 2017, 19:00 Ibrahim’s Khan The Table of Unification An installation that will become a reference point in the restored Ibrahim’s Khan. Inspired by the importance the Khan used to have for decades, as a centre for socialising and trading, artists and academics Anthony Heywood and Uwe Derksen set up the Table using wood and messages collected from different places and from neighbouring countries. The design of the installation started in 2015, setting the mark of the Capital…

November 2017

Τhe Animattikon Project *5.11.2017

20:00 — 21:00
Attikon

Sunday 5 November 2017 Attikon 20:00 – SCREENING / ANIMASYROS.10 SPECIAL Details will be announced soon.   Τhe Animattikon Project The Animattikon Project is a festival of short animation films organised by the European Capital of Culture. It aims to become established as an annual event, celebrating the art of animation. The festival will be combined with an animation workshop for children that will be organised by the Animasyros International Animation Festival, which is an official collaborator and co-producer of the Animattikon…

Referring to Aphrodite

19:00

Tuesday 7 – Sunday 26 November 2017, 16:00 – 19:00 Palia Ilektriki  OPENING: Tuesday, 7 November 19:00 Referring to Aphrodite Associate Professor Erato Hatzisavva of the Athens School of Fine Arts curates an innovative and contemporary multimedia approach to some of the most famous masterpieces of European art: works which deal with the Goddess of beauty, love, fertility and sacred harlotry, Aphrodite. At the same time, 15 Cypriot graduates of the Athens School of Fine Arts offer, with E. Hatzisavva’s help, their own renderings of Aphrodite through the Homeric…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Avlaia

18:00 — 19:00

OPENING: 28 December 18:00 Thursday 28 December 2017- Sunday 14 January 2018 Markideio Theatre The exhibition “Αυλαία”, which will be held in the Markideio Theatre, refers to the ending – or the beginning – after a year full of events, connected with thoughts, ideas and feelings about the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. The exhibition is linked to the Official Handover Ceremony of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017, when Pafos passes on the baton to the next European Capitals…

Pafos – All about this City (Closing Celebration)

19:00

Saturday 30 December 2017 28th October Square 19:00 The end of 2017 marks not only the end of a significant and festive journey for Pafos, but also the beginning of a new one. The European Capital of Culture celebrates everything the city has accomplished, transforming it and making its people proud. In the same area where the Opening Ceremony took place in January 2017, music, images, projections, mapping and lights will create a spectacle, which will bring back memories, excitement…

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