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Art times two at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

If you haven’t been to see the exhibition Rooms to Contemplate: Content and Perspective of a Collection at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural foundation in Nicosia yet, you are in luck, one final guided tour is set for Friday at 7pm.

The tour will be led by the exhibition curator, visual artist and associate professor at Frederick Univeristy Dr Savvas Christodoulides. All present will have the chance to witness a historical retrospective of the development of visual arts in Cyrus during the 20th and 21st centuries, in a presentation featuring 75 works by 38 artists.

After the tour stick around for a stage reading of Elena Penga’s Kathe Kollwitz, which presents a brief history of modern art at 8.30pm.

Directed by Andri H Constantinou with set design by visual artist Panagiotis Michael, Lenia Soroklou plays Kollwitz, German sculptor and printmaker whose life and work have been marked by the two World Wars.

Penga did not set out to write a dramatic monologue but a work of fiction. Though dead for half a century, Kollwitz appears at a gallery in Soho, New York to deliver a lecture on modern art. Invited to do so by the gallery owner, the heroine uses this opportunity to return to the world of the living, but in doing so she does not limit herself to the role assigned to her through the play’s title, she actually declares she has come to America seeking “how it is to live”.

This is the first presentation of Greek playwright Elena Penga’s work in Cyprus.

Exhibition Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition Rooms to Contemplate. November 24. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia. 7pm. Free. In Greek. Tel: 22-128157

Kathe Kollwitz Presents a Brief History of Modern Art
Stage reading written by Elena Penga. November 24-25. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €5/10. Tel: 22-128157

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