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German artist hosts first solo show in Cyprus


A new art exhibition brings art practices and concepts from abroad. Oxytocin is the first solo show that German visual artist Felix Kiessling is hosting in Cyprus and promises to be vastly different from some of the exhibitions the local art scene is used to. From Saturday to March 15, Eins Gallery in Limassol invites art lovers to discover Kiessling’s Oxytocin.

“Felix Kiessling is currently befallen by a bellyful of oxytocin,” say the exhibition organisers. “The hormone, known as the ‘love drug’, creates a world in which rules are revised, chasms are dissolved and unity prevails. Oxytocin presents an experiential triptych inside and outside the gallery space: Blaue Sonne, Die Flagge and Kleiner Schmetterling.”

The exhibition is then split into three parts, using the entire space of the gallery. “Blaue Sonne (blue sun),” they continue, “plays with the common optics of what is perceived to be the sun or an eclipse of the sun. Red shades are used to highlight a clear blue and to create an object that mystifies and inverts its own proximity and depth.

“Die Flagge (the flag) is made out of polyamite metal fibres. Its monumental structure floats and lives in the gallery and has no hierarchical claim. The work’s light reflective quality brings out its scars, exposing the remnants of being stitched together to form a whole. Finally Kleiner Schmetterling (little butterfly) beams a shining flash to bind the triptych together. It represents the frequency of lightning globally and in real time, extending the inside, out – quietly and without borders.”



First solo show by German visual artist, Felix Kiessling in Cyprus. January 29 – March 15. Eins Gallery, Limassol. Opening on January 28, 6.30pm – 11.30pm. Wednesdays – Fridays: 4pm – 8pm.Saturdays: 11am – 2pm or by appointment. Tel: 99-522977

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