Lecture: Body & Exhibit

Cyprus : Lecture: Body & Exhibit

Body & Exhibit – The historical exhibit as a point of departure for contemporary creation

On the occasion of the closing of the “Temple-boy” exhibition by visual artist PASHIAS, the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation hosts the discussion titled “Body & Exhibit” on Thursday 11 January at 19:30.

The cultural heritage of a place consists of historical exhibits, crafted by man/creator, which attest to the social impact and the conceptual character of the modes of expression at their disposal. By virtue of safekeeping and displaying collections owned by cultural institutions, the “exhibit” becomes distanced from human presence –creator and user alike.

In the course of the “Body & Exhibit” lecture, we look at ways of expanding contemporary creation – and, by extension, the human body. Contemporary art visits and investigates its “essential” origin, whilst at the same time the historical exhibit is reincorporated into a dimension of direct connection to human presence, defining its – persistent – critical importance as “eternal” work of art.

The “Body & Exhibit” discussion brings together esteemed speakers from different forms of expression such as the visual arts, photography, dance and architecture, investigating the impact of various practices and specific artworks, and having as central axis the archaeological exhibit. The discussion will be followed by a tour of the “Temple-boy” exhibition.


PASHIAS (Visual Artists, Curator),

Elizabeth Hoak-Doering (Visual Artist),

Melina Philippou (Architect, Future Heritage Lab / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Researcher),

Demetris Venizelos (Architect, University of Cyprus Researcher)

Elena Stylianou (Assistant Professor, European University Cyprus),

Artemis Eleftheriadou (Associate Professor, Frederick University),

Elena Antoniou (Dance & Performance Artist)

The event is placed in the framework of the “Moments at the Museum” series.

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 19:30
Andreas Patsalides Hall

For info: 22128157


Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Time: Starts at 19:30


86-90 Phaneromenis Str.
Nicosia, Nicosia 1011, Cyprus
Phone: 22128157


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When: December 14th to January 15th*
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