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Mountaintop - Live performance by visual artist PASHIAS

In the series of activities taking place on International Museum Day 2018 by the State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art, visual artist PASHIAS presents the live performance “Mountaintop” on Saturday 19th of May at 20:15, commissioned by Cultural Services - Ministry of Education & Culture. The performance takes place in conversation with selected artworks by Christoforos Savva, marking the 50th anniversary of the historical artist’s death.

In continuation of his research on reconnecting historic exhibits and contemporary art forms, PASHIAS brings attention to artworks by Christoforos Savva, such as the tactile construction “Pyramid” (1968) with which he represented Cyprus in its first participation at the Venice Biennale. Savva shapes an artificial landscape through his use of nails, in which geometric formations construct a sharp sculptural surface or a ‘serious game’ of creation. Today, visual artist PASHIAS introduces his own body under this embossed surface, as a living tool for creation, requesting audience members to actively participate in reassembling a social ‘composition’ and the respective human relations that make it up.

State Gallery of Contemporary Cypriot Art
Corner of Stasinos Avenue & 1 Kritis Street, 1060, Nicosia
Tel. 22458228 - -

* Earlier in the afternoon, the Gallery will be hosting an interactive workshop for children led by visual artist and educator Rea Afantitou, whilst the evening’s program will end with musical selections by Lefteris Moumtzis

* Image: “Man lying” by PASHIAS, In conversation with drawing by Christoforos Savva (1956) from State Collection, Photo: Emma-Louise Charalambous

* Performance text: Daphne Nikita


Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Time: 20:15 - 21:15


Corner of Stasinou Avenue & Kritis
Nicosia, Nicosia 1060, Cyprus
Phone: 22458228

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