Exploring the visible and invisible landscapes that make up the world is what a new group exhibition in Limassol will showcase. Opening on May 27 at the Limassol Municipal Centre- Apothikes Papadaki, the Re-Scaping exhibition hosts work by eight artists from Cyprus, Italy, Iceland, Denmark and Finland.
Co-organised by the Limassol Municipal Centre and the nonprofit organisation OASIS, the project is funded by the I – Portunus programme, the EU’s mobility scheme for artists, cultural professionals or hosts, and is supported by the municipality of Limassol. In part a continuation of Scaping, an exhibition in Leipzig last autumn, this upcoming Limassol showcase has artists from all over Europe recreating their surroundings in various ways and examining the multitude of landscapes.
“Artists are always shaping the environment, making new scapes, new vistas, and ideas,” say organisers. “Scape is related to the Old Norse ‘skapa’ which means to create, and it has survived in that form in the modern Nordic languages.
“Rolling hills, forests and ocean views form the landscape pictures of classical art, but every day we encounter soundscapes, cityscapes, mental landscapes, mediascapes, and ideologies structured by careful (and often forceful) historical scaping. The list goes on. In the widest sense,” they conclude, “interpreting sensory stimuli is automatically creating recognizable scapes from abstract ones.”
Group exhibition with artists from Europe. May 27-July 9. Limassol Municipal Centre- Apothikes Papadaki, Limassol. Opening night: 6pm. Tuesday-Friday: 10am-6pm and Saturday:10am-2pm. Tel: 25-367700