Opening: Friday, 9 March 2018, 19:30
From March 9 to April 14, 2018, the Zampelas Art Museum presents the exhibition entitled And what is left of the rose, is only the name of the artist Athina Antoniadou. The exhibition puts forward the continuous relocations of the artist as a basic idea in an attempt to understand the human condition. Her journeys in various parts of the world coined as the artist-nomad.
Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum
27 Arch. Makarios III Avenue
Kaimakli, Lefkosia 1020, Cyprus
Phone: +357 22 456 099
Settling in many different studios defined the evolution of her artistic practice. In this exhibition the artist is invited to move from her studio in Cyprus, where she currently resides, to the public exhibition space of the museum. Antoniadou’s new work is manifested through the ‘relocation’ itself and the settling in the space. Therefore, the exhibition commences with the photographic documentation of moving from one place to another.
The exhibition invokes the concept of the artist's space; the personal space, the studio, is transferred to the museum space and the private is thus transformed into a common space. Within a spatial arrangement of works and objects, the viewer is invited to observe the relationship between an artist and their space. The public’s participation in the new space transcends the work presented into a collective status.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 March 2018, Friday at 19:30. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Monika Asimenou and Marina Christodoulidou, in collaboration with the architect Michalis Vassiliades. In the framework of the exhibition, the curators organized the symposium entitled ”The Space, the Word and the Responsibility of the Artist” to take place at the Melina Merkouri Hall on March 26, 2018.
Athina Antoniadou was born in Nicosia in 1962. She studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland (1981-1985). In 1989 she began her PhD at the Fine Arts School of Madrid, which she intermitted in 1994. In 2000 she co-ran KITA, an underground artistic community in Berlin, where she lived for 13 years. She has explored shamanism in Africa, Latin America, and Cyprus. For two years she was the director of the Argo Gallery in Nicosia, a space where the artist explored themes such as the return to nature and the artist's responsibility.
From Friday, March 09, 2018
To Saturday, April 14, 2018