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New gallery opens its doors

There’s a new gallery in town and it will open its doors on Sunday. Based just behind Limassol’s historical centre, Edit Gallery will be a contemporary art gallery serving as a platform for innovative and edgy artists, both local and international.

By presenting solo and group shows with a focus on contemporary, emerging art and thematic group exhibitions, it aims to create opportunities and support the wide-ranging potential of new talents as well as foster the evolving practice of established artists from around the globe.

To launch Edit will hold its inaugural exhibition Artists are the New Athletes, through which it wants to highlight the fact that success in the art world does not only stem from the necessary skills and knowledge that artists inherently possess, but rather success comes through a combination of those skills with certain character qualities that are also directly related to athletes, such as discipline, dedication and strong will.

Prominence in art, as well as in sports, requires training, mental strength and spiritual balance so that the artist, much like the athlete, can reach high levels of excellence. The exhibition features 13 artists from both Cyprus and abroad. Each has contributed work of recent personal creation, which serves as an independent unit in the context of an overall group exhibition.

The participating artists from Cyprus are Andreas M. Georgiou, Athina Frenaritou, Daphne Christoforou and Eleni Phyla, while foreign artists include Alec Cumming and Michaela Yearwood Dan from the UK, Alejandra Atarés and Spok Brillor from Spain, Greek Nikos Gyftakis and Rania Bellou, Fatma Shanan from Israel, John Paul Fauves from Costa Rica and Vanessa Prager from the US.

Specific information about each artist and their work can be found on the gallery’s website:

Artists are the New Athletes
New gallery opening and its inaugural exhibition by local and foreign artists. January 20 – March 2. The Edit gallery, Limassol. Tuesday – Friday: 11am- 7pm, Saturday: 11am-2pm. Tel: 99-615985

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