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Marble and pride

By Maria Gregoriou

TWO very different group exhibitions are on the cultural menu this week in Nicosia. The one, entitled Blocks, involves moulding marble and the other, PRIDE, marks Human Rights Day.

Today Pavlides marble will present a group exhibition entitled Blocks at Famagusta Gate in Nicosia at 8pm.

The exhibition brings together selected Cypriot and international artists from different artistic domains who were asked to use the cold stone to create. The artists chipped away at the marble to create a collection of brand new works that explore how technology can be used in the fabrication of art in contemporary times.

These commissioned works were created by ARCH-T, Emiddio Vasquez, Mat Chivers, Natalie Yiaxi, Phanos Kyriacou, Raissa Angeli, and seamlexity @ HUB.

Through the technology of robotics, material variation and manipulation of sculptural forms, the questions addressed by the exhibition go beyond the digital and reflect on new methodologies and approaches.

On Wednesday Accept-LGBT Cyprus will be showcasing photographs taken by a number of photographers at the first Cyprus Pride Day, which took place in May, along with other artwork related to the subject by Cypriot artists.

The artists involved in this project are Achilleas Zavallis, Harris Kyprianou, Constantinos Kouyialis, Audrey Anaxagora, Antonis Loizides and Anonymous.

At the opening of the exhibition Accept-LGBT will also officially announce when Cyprus Pride 2015 will be.

Group exhibition. Opens Decmber 9, 8pm until December 16. Famagusta Gate, Athina Avenue, Nicosia. Monday – Friday: 10am – 1pm, 4pm – 8pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm. Tel: 22-878910

Group exhibition by Accept-LGBT Cyprus to mark human rights day. Opens December 10, 8.30pm until December 13. Phytorio, Nicosia Municipal Garden. Thursday – Friday: 4pm-8pm and Saturday 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 99-410850

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