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Celebrating nature and its imperfections


As one art exhibition ends, another opens. More and more exhibitions are added to the island’s cultural agenda every week, while many others continue welcoming visitors to their grounds. As soon as November arrives, two new art shows will open in Nicosia.

Apocalypse Gallery will host Celia Potoudis Macpherson’s ceramic exhibition from November 1 to 18, titled Earth Matters, inviting visitors to explore the artist’s creations stemming from an appreciation of history and culture.

celia exhibition“I am inspired by Greek and Cypriot pottery,” says the artist, “particularly from the Bronze Age, with its use of loose geometric and sgraffito decoration, as well as by African traditions. Living in Kenya for many years, I learnt some of my hand-building techniques from local potters there. The Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, which celebrates nature and its ‘imperfections’, is also incorporated in my making practice. I love the way ceramics connects us through time and space. My aim is to express this ancient art with a contemporary twist.”

On November 2, The Wardrobe exhibition by Elena Adamou will open at Archive ArtSpace, running for just three days. The exhibition will feature a site-specific installation and is part of the 7th EFE Annual Installation Festival by the Cyprus Chamber of Arts ΕΚΑΤΕ. It explores the close links between the body and time, personal items and belonging and familiar spaces and non-places.

Meanwhile, a very special exhibition is on at Larnaca Airport, presented by the Monadika Chamogela Association and Hermes Airports. Titled Niose Me, Akouse Me, Katanoise Me, it features art pieces that 16 artists created after spending time with children with rare genetic diseases. Inspired by their time together, the artists created unique works of art which are on show at the airport until October 30. After the completion of the exhibition, the pieces will be up for silent auction at an event that will take place on November 1 at To Spiti tou Politi.


Also happening in Larnaca are three exhibitions part of the Larnaca Biennale. The main exhibition of the Biennale is spread throughout six locations: Municipal Art Gallery, Pierides Museum, Larnaca Municipal Market, EVOHK – Artist Run Space, Larnaca Medieval Castle and The Living Room. Its parallel exhibition Home/Hope is on at Apothiki79 until November 24 and in Athienou the To the Sea, With Her Names exhibitions presents works by six Asian artists that were completed during a residency on the island.


Earth Matters

Ceramics exhibition by Celia Potoudis Macpherson. November 1-18. Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia. Opening night: 7.30pm. Tuesday – Friday: 11am-1pm, 4pm-7pm. Saturday: 10.30am – 1pm. Tel: 22-300150

The Wardrobe

Exhibition by Elena Adamou. November 2-4. Archive ArtSpace, Nicosia. Opening night: 7pm. Opening hours: 7pm-10pm. [email protected]

Niose Me, Akouse Me, Katanoise Me

Exhibition by Monadika Chamogela Association and Hermes Airports to support children with rare genetic diseases. Until October 30. Larnaca Airport, Larnaca.

Larnaca Biennale

3rd edition of international art event. Until November 24. Throughout Larnaca.

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