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Exhibition explores the role of art in community

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A new exhibition in Nicosia this week explores and celebrates the local contemporary art scene. A collaboration between Phoenix Leaders and Alpha CK Art Gallery, the exhibition will feature contemporary Cypriot and Greek art at The Club, Cyprus’ first private members’ club, in Nicosia. Opening its doors for just one day on Wednesday, the exhibition Interconnectivity: The Role of Art in the Community aims to do exactly what its title suggests.

Through the displayed pieces, the exhibition will explore the significance and impact creatives and artists have in expressing collective emotions and influencing the social narrative through sharing their own experiences, reflections and perspectives – especially now, in the wake of the pandemic.

Several local artists are taking part including Marina Olympios, Nikos Kouroussis, Kikos Lanitis, Savvas Christodoulides, Alexandros Yiorkadjis and Yorgos Papadopoulos, who will create an interactive journey through Cyprus’ local art scene which in turn will open up the conversation about the island’s local identity. Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to uncover the stories behind the various exhibits with the artists themselves throughout the course of the exhibition evening.

Besides showcasing local artists and looking at art’s role in society, the exhibition will also celebrate the three-year-old collaboration between The Club and Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, which aims to champion and nurture local artistic talent and excellence.

The Club was founded in 2018 and is a space for coworking and hosting intimate events offering its members the opportunity to meet international leaders from a range of sectors and industries. Bringing together established and emerging members of the local business community, The Club encourages a more contemporary style of networking and professional collaboration.

This autumn The Club transforms into a hub for art, connection and communication and “a space which celebrates and showcases the many extraordinarily talented artists from our region, here in Nicosia,” Founder and CEO of Phoenix Leaders Valentina Kislaya commented.

“Together we aim not only to showcase the very best that the Cypriot and Greek art scene has to offer but also to encourage conversations and to provide artistic inspiration. Particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic, this need for human connection, culture and art could not be greater.”


Interconnectivity: The Role of Art in the Community

Art exhibition including works by several local artists. October 20. The Club, Ayioi Omologites, Nicosia. 6.30pm. Tel: 22-818000

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