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Flicking through a visual essay

Tonight the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum will present the temporary exhibition Horst Weierstall: From Sign to Action, which will reflect the artistic development of German visual artist Horst Weierstall during the years from 1979 to date.

The exhibition rejects the retrospective approach of a linear display and rather juxtaposes the development of Weierstall’s work throughout the years as well as series of works, media and methods used.

The artist experimented using his own body and visually expressed his various concepts through collage of ephemeral and found objects, painting and on-site drawing. Although Weierstall lived in Cyprus from 1981 to 2008, his work was influenced by his frequent shifts between England, Germany and Cyprus.

Weierstall could be called a pioneer as he is considered to be one of the first to introduce the genre of performance art to the Cypriot audience in the 1980s. Solo actions – as defined by the artist – which are considered to be his performances, will be projected through selected footage during the exhibition.

Also for those who will visit the exhibition, they will be able to see the artist’s extracted readings from various literary sources which inspired him during his artistic practice. These extracts are documented precisely in the same way that the artist noted them in his diaries. Viewers will also be able to read a number of critical reviews on his work by some of his collaborators.

The aim of this visual essay is to provide an open interpretation and function as a participatory tool in decoding the thematic and abstract concepts developed in Weierstall’s works.

From Sign to Action
Solo exhibition by Horst Weierstall. Opens on November 2 at 8pm until November 26. Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum. 27 Arch. Makarios III Ave, 1020 Kaimakli, Nicosia. Monday to Friday: 8am-2pm. Tel: 22-456099

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