In an upcoming group exhibition six Cypriot artists reflect on the themes of nationalist media, conflict narratives and the crisis of democracy. Titled Mirrored Reflections-Memories of Tampered Identities, the exhibition will take place between June 1 and 6 at EVHOK in Larnaca, curated by Elia Neophytou.
“Artists from across the island meet here to draw a new trail together,” say exhibition organisers Visual Voices “with their hands that have different stories, with their own genesis, with their own family narratives, linked by a sense of new perspectives and long-lived togetherness. The works speak in stark contrast to the common narratives found in today’s media, that extend to the common beliefs of the people.”
The works are the personal journeys of going beyond what is told, entering “the mirrored universal” as the organisers say. The group exhibition will present the artwork of six local artists from the island’s various communities, specifically of Nurtane Karagil, Stephanie Lemesianou, Hayal Gezer, Memo, Lenia Georgiou and Zoe Polycarpou.
The exhibition is part of the Europe for Citizens project Art for Remembrance that takes place in different cities across Europe and explores the sensitive theme of remembrance in creative ways, allowing local artists to showcase their work and to offer plural narratives. “Have a good journey,” conclude the exhibition organisers, “exploring the journey of another that we hope becomes your own.”
Mirrored Reflections-Memories of Tampered Identities
Group exhibition part of the Europe for Citizens’ project ‘Art for Remembrance’. June 1-6. EVHOK, Pavlavou Valsamaki 9, Larnaca. Tuesday – Sunday: 2pm-8pm. Free admission, by reservation only. [email protected]