A movement to promote new
trends and ideas at affordable prices
By Heidi Trautmann
When I learnt about CHEAPART I
said to myself: A step into the right direction. The artists don’t exhibit for
themselves with always the same elitist audience, but step down and try to
approach the general art-appreciating public.
What I learnt, according to Georgia
Michaelides, who participated in the exhibition, is the following:
“The international network of
visual art exhibitions CHEAPART travels for the fourth consecutive year to
Limassol, Cyprus. The aim of these exhibitions is to promote contemporary art
and to expand the art market by introducing low prices so that the works will
be affordable to the general art – appreciating public.
CHEAPART is an artistic
movement that started in Greece 19 years ago. Since then it has developed an
important work of promoting new trends and ideas. Through its initial design, “The
Organization of Cheap but Valuable Art ” it came into contact with a wide
public of 60,000 people which was quite impressive .
CHEAPART is an open place for
artistic experimenting and research. From the beginning one of its main
subjects – the price of the artistic work played an important role in
establishing a relation with the public.
The organizing of the
exhibition CHEAPART 2014 Limassol is undertaken by George Georgakopoulos and
Dimitris Georgakopoulos (CHEAPART) and Tasos Stylianou (PENINDAPLINENA
For more information :
CHEAPART (Chalandri): 210 6833620 Tue – Sat 14:00-21:00 firstname.lastname@example.org
PENINDAPLINENA : Tasos
Stylianou 00357-99522977 email@example.com
The opening evening on 25
April at the Zacharias Gallery in Limassol was chock-a-block full as you
can see from the pictures. The art works are small size, and as Georgia told
me, all her small flower paintings have gone.
That is an idea worthwhile
following up or even joining the club: good art by professionals but at an
The exhibition is still open
until May 10. Get in touch with one of the organisers and pay a visit.
PS: I got a response to the article from one of the organisers, Tasos who said that for next year he would gladly invite Turkish Cypriot artists as well. That is nice news!