Modus Operandi 2017: Young Artists From Cyprus

Cyprus : Modus Operandi 2017: Young Artists From Cyprus

The Visual Artists Association Cyprus (EI.KA) presents a series of exhibitions as part of the programme “MODUS OPERANDI 2017: Young Artists From Cyprus” (MO17), in four artist-run spaces in Nicosia. After the successful launch of the online directory for young Cypriot artists, we continue the MO17 programme in collaboration with curators from Cyprus, Greece, Britain and the Netherlands. Participating in the exhibitions are artists from the MO17 directory, expressing the artistic inquiries of an emerging generation of young Cypriot artists.

The exhibition openings are on the 16th of October 2017, at 19:00, at art spaces Thkio Ppalies, Garage, Koraï and Phytorio. On the same evening there will be performances at Neoterismoi Toumazou, at 21:30.

ΜΟ17 Sponsor:
Visual Artists Association Cyprus
Supported by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Cyprus


Ecstatic Textures
at Garage
Duration: 16-28 October 2017
Hours: Tue-Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 11:00-17:00

With the dynamic condensation of artistic creation at artist-run spaces—as well as other independent endeavours—as its starting point, the group exhibition Ecstatic Textures focuses on the sociopolitical dimension of production and exhibition conditions in Cyprus. The narration created through its overview emphasises the processes and materials used by artists; meanwhile, the presented practices negotiate aspects of the image-as-body and the nature of the object as a subject that speaks in a language without utterance—thus finding a place in aesthetic processes.

Curated by Evagoras Vanezis

Participating artists: Evelyn Anastasiou, Maria Andreou, Adonis Archontidis, Kyriakos Theocharous, Orestis Lazouras, Victoria Leonidou, Anastasia Mina, Panayiotis Mina, Sophia Papacosta, Anthi Pafiou, Marina Xenofontos, AnnaMaria Charalambous.

Displacement As a State of Mind
at Koraï
Duration: 16-28 October 2017
Hours: Tue-Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 11:00-17:00

Through this exhibition we observe how, in a world where everything is moving rapidly and travel has become effortless, the concept of displacement has transformed from something painful into a way of life. The curator identifies Cypriot artists whose work has to do with dislocation, and the way it connects to loss, locality, memory and identity.

Curated by Charis Kanellopoulou

Participating artists: Ioanna Apostolou, Lenia Georgiou, Efy Zeniou, Stelios Kallikinou, Demetra Kallitsi, Marios Constantinides, Eleni Mouzourou, Alexandra Pambouka, Yorgos Petrou, Eleni Phyla, Ismene Haholiadou, Stella Christofi.

Communicating Vessels
at Θκιό Ππαλιές - Thkio Ppalies
Duration: 16-28 October 2017
Hours: Tue-Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 11:00-17:00

The exhibition borrows its title from the experiment of communicating vessels, where two or more containers filled with a liquid or gas have the same level if they are connected to each other. Sparked by the work Les Vases Communicants (1932) by French antifascist poet Andre Breton, the exhibition presents how young Cypriot artists participating in MO17 “communicate” with tradition, especially as it manifests through works in clay and ceramics.

Curated by Julia Geerlings

Participating artists: Raissa Angeli, Peter Eramian, Maria Theodorou and Stephanie Stylianou (dia.gnosis), Evi Pala, Michelle Padeli, Nayia Savva, Korallia Stergides, Maria Toumazou, Leontios Toumpouris, Michael Charalambous, Lilia Hadjigeorgiou, Dimitris Chimonas.

Beyond an Event Horizon
at Phytorio - Φυτώριο Εικαστικής Καλλιέργειας
Duration: 16-28 October 2017
Hours: Tue-Fri 17:00-20:00, Sat 11:00-17:00

The exhibition is built through a three-day interactive workshop, with the participation of young Cypriot artists from MO17. How can we redefine the gallery as a space of fluid relationships and participatory, horizontal creation?

Curated by Emily Gray and Leontios Toumpouris

Participating artists: Adonis Archontides, Lara Sophie Benjamin, George Themistocleous, Maria Kofterou, Demetra Kallitsi, Eirene Constantinou, Victoria Leonidou, Anthi Pafiou, Alexandra Pambouka, Korallia Stergides, AnnaMaria Charalambous, Michael Charalambous, Ioanna Cheimona.

at Neoterismoi Toumazou

16 October, at 21:30
Performances by Demetra Kallitsi and Dimitris Chimonas.

21 October, time to be announced
Anthi Pafiou

by Maria Petrides
at Phytorio
18 October 2017, at 19:00

Closing Day
at Phytorio
27 October 2017
Presentation of MO17 publications, at 19:30
Closing party, from 21:00


From: Monday, October 16th, 2017
Until: Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Time: See Description


Nicosia Cyprus

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