Artist Residencies 2013-2017
NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and Plymouth University present the exhibition Layers of Visibility curated by Liz Wells and Yiannis Toumazis.
Artists: Carole Baker, Christopher Cook, Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, Liz Nicol, Simon Standing.
Opening: 19 October 2018, 20:00 at NiMAC
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre
19 Palias Ilektrikis Street
Lefkosia 1016, Cyprus
Phone: +357 22 797 400
Friday, 19 October 2018
20:00 Opening and guided tour with the curators (in English)
21:00 Opening Party at NiMAC’s courtyard
Guided tours in Greek:
Wednesdays at 18:00
24 October 2018| 7, 14, 21 November 2018
5, 12 December 2018 | 9 January 2019
Reservation required: Phone +357 22 797 400 (Mon-Fri 08:30-14:30)
Exhibition opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00-21:00
Between 2013 and 2017, artists associated with the University of Plymouth, UK, responded to Cyprus through residencies at NiMAC. The works included in the exhibition and publication indicate a range of different responses to the island and to the complex layers of Cypriot culture, a place where historically the Hellenic and the Islamic were variously entangled and, along with legacies of British colonialism, remain marked now.
Place is constituted through geography, history, memories and narratives that reflect cultural currencies, familial and personal lived experience. Cyprus is a land of complex tensions. The economy primarily centres on tourism, small-scale industrial enterprise, services and agricultural production. Through photography, video and painting, the artists in the exhibition discover and explore challenging stories and trajectories of local realities: new architectural developments in contested urban settings; the situation of refugee dogs in shelters; military presence in a divided island, family memory and symbolic legacies; and the dead zone as a complex metaphor for links as well as divisions. For outsiders, there is much more to be discovered than that which first meets the eye.
The curators, and some artists, will be available on the afternoon of Friday 19th or the morning of Saturday 20th October for questions or broadcast interviews.
From Friday, October 19, 2018
To Saturday, January 12, 2019