This week at the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 (11-17.12.2017)
OPENING: IBRAHIM’S KHAN, 14 DECEMBER 2017, 19:00
THURSDAY 14 – SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER 2017
IBRAHIM’S KHAN, 16:00 – 19:00
MANDA-LA IN CYPRUS
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 people that were directly connected to the events of 1974, symbolising their hope for reunification.
Masahiro Usami’s photography series is called “Manda-la” after the form of the Buddhist religious symbol of the universe, Mandala. A main figure is set within the photograph in order to represent its detailed life and environment. The photographs will be exhibited in Pafos at Ibrahim’s Khan exhibition room and in Nicosia at the Home for Cooperation.
Curator: Elia Neophytou
A collaboration between the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 and the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee with the Home for Cooperation.
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 is composed and based on the works of Dante and Milton, extending to all the corners of the Earth: from the ancient Hellenistic world to the mythology of Peru and the Incas, from Japan to the native Americans and the Scandinavian myths. This transforming, truly poetic work constitutes a modern tragedy with allegoric references to the political situation of Cyprus during the colonial period, while contributing a very important new text to Cypriot and modern Greek theatre, with a quality equal to that of the works of Aggelos Sikelianos and Nikos Kazantzakis which have enriched modern Greek literature.
Theatrical adaptation, direction: Michalis Pieris
Music: Christos Pittas
Set /Costume design: Christos Lysiotis
Lighting design: Karolina Spyrou
Production supervisor, assistant director: Stamatia Laoumtzi
Technical support: Kyriakos Kakoullis
With the participation of 25 actors of the Theatre Workshop of the University of Cyprus in the main roles and the Chorus.
Tickets: € 10
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SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER 2017, 11:00
STARTING POINT: OLD POST OFFICE, NIKODEMOU MYLONA STREET
CEMENTOGRAPHY – A TOUR
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 Costas Economou, Nicolas Iordanou, Sylvia Nicolaides, Yiannis Sakellis, Alexander Gautier and Gabrielle Cornuault with the participation of Charalambos Margaritis, Marianna Constanti, Aristotelis Demetriou, Miriam McConnon and Chiaki Kamikawa.
Curated by Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides
OPENING: EN PLO GALLERY 17 DECEMBER 16:00
SUNDAY 17 – SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER 2017
EN PLO GALLERY
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 own unique approach and interpretation through the exhibition and the relevant publication.
Educators: Jason Eskenazi, Achilleas Nasios.
Photographers: Rena Achilleos, Varnavas Varnava, Bogdan Comisel, Cristina-Mina Dalea, Dragos Dumitrescu, Andreas Drousiotis, Achilleas Nasios, Corneliu Radu Sarion, Thanos Savvides, Stavros Stamatiou, Ioannis Stamatogiannis, Finiki Stouppa, Simos Charalambous.
The exhibition is curated by Cheryl Newman and the project is coordinated by Thanos Savvides.
Production: ex-Artis. Collaborating Groups: Cyprus Photographic Society – Pafos Branch, Fotodos.
The project is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus as part of the programme “Culture 2015-2020”.