Cyprus : Vanity

Maria Lianou | Myrto Makridou | Neoterismoi Toumazou | Panayiotis Michael | Panikos Tempriotis | Stelios Kallinikou

Vanity works within a productive recognition of a generalised anxiety and is concerned with how to proceed. Through the bringing together of elements disparate in their contemporaneity, it performs and calls for processes that are at once joyous and critical in their search for ethical playgrounds- a collective platform for political practices that exercise a profound love of life.

The question of how to proceed defies all planning and expectation: it remains, in all its concreteness, a search for an art of dwelling. This art confronts the problematic of the self as a site of spatial and temporal intensities, engendered through unholy alliances with flows of images that operate at technological speeds which consciousness cannot register. Such an attempt unapologetically confronts and discloses its constitutive proximity to flows that traverse past, present and future - a proximity that creates a paradoxical drive for novel ‘theologies of the instant’, that could potentially be able to impart a sense of truth in the question of ‘how do I deal with the ways in which the world designs me?’.

Thinking through paradoxes often creates an affectivity of vanity, of time collapsing upon itself. Instead of insisting on emptiness, however, an opportunity is presented for the rethinking of symbolic and other affinities and the deployment of differential speeds over the never-ending flows that constitute our needs, hopes and desires for the production of sincerity.

This exhibition and program of events seeks to bring together artists who, in their practices, challenge and work within culturally infused commercial vacuums that reflect on issues of self-design, the (after)effects of internet presence and the affectivity of social media exposure.

Opening: February 5th - 18:00 - 22:00

Opening Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 15:00 - 19:00
Thursday - Friday: 10:00 - 14:00
or by appointment


On Weekdays
From: Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Until: Friday, February 24th, 2017
Time: See Description


16 Ammochostou Street
Niccosia, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus
Phone: 99034654

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