Kyriaki Phili: speculum mundi

Cyprus : Kyriaki Phili: speculum mundi

The Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum hosts the first solo exhibition of Cypriot artist Kyriaki Phili, entitled speculum mundi, from 28 April to 27 May 2017. The exhibition will display works which are visual references to historic paintings as well as works with stills taken from film. Her media: pencil, oil, sand and video.

Her two main visual references are the paintings of Johannes Vermeer and Luchino Visconti’s film, Death in Venice. For the former, the artist attempts to generate a new reading for selected artworks by Vermeer by modifying particular symbols of the historic paintings. Consequently, a new narrative and inevitably a new meaning emerges.
Dr Alexios Petrou, professor of Philosophy at the University of Nicosia, introduces the exhibition: In speculum mundi, Kyriaki deals with human’s deep need of stating emphatically, his/her presence in the world. Herein, the gaze becomes both the way and the locus of manifestation, or to say it better, as the representation of the self.
Opening: Friday, 28 April 2017 at 7:30pm

The exhibition will run until 27 May 2017.

Parallel Events

03.05.2017 | 7:30pm
'Death in Venice': The romantic gaze and our epoch
Longinos Panagi, Director - Film Critic

24.05.2017 | 7:30pm
Lecture & Discussion
'The unity of the subject and the living body' or, 'The physiology of the gaze: a symbolism for the eye'
Dr Alexios Petrou, Prof. of Philosophy, University of Nicosia

Free admission

Visiting Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-13:00 & 15:00-18:00
Wednesday: 10:00-13:00 & 15:00-19:00
Sunday & Monday: closed


Tuesday through Saturday
From: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Until: Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Time: See Description


27 Arch. Makarios III Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia 1020, Cyprus
Phone: 22456099

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