and Activities at SOL Atelier Nicosia April 17-28, 2018
quarters…. A road along the green line …. Baf Sokak and not far from here, just
around the corner it is Pafos Sokak which leads to Pafos Gate in the South, one
road inhabited by Greek Cypriots, the other half by Turkish Cypriots, cut in
the middle. Along Baf Sokak active workshops…carpenters, steel workers, a
special atmosphere I have always liked, for the full hour one hears the bells
ring from the catholic church over the dividing wall and at its times the
Muezzin calls are heard answering back. And here in this road is SOL Atelier
renovated in a fitting way, a place for making art and exhibiting art, a place
that is not a foreign body in this area, accepted, another working place….. and…
when you enter the building….it is WOW… it is sensitive architecture.
had to tell this, do this introduction to the gallery where the opening of the
exhibition PAPER TOUCH 2 was taking place on April 17, 2018, on a wonderful
early summer night. I had announced the event with all the information on the
Association and its activities and background.
in its use and Paper making is so close to basic life, so close to the old workshops
in Baf Sokak, and the exhibition added an experience of a similar kind, as art
in general has moved away from the idea of decorating the walls of our living
rooms, it has taken on the problems of the neighbourhood, of the entire world, it
goes to the very roots of humanity, and paper, the making of paper, the reuse
of paper, is one of them.
cannot see and judge the exhibition by the individual art works, we should see
it as an idea, a vision, a play with many variants, endless variants when we
research paper art, it has become an international movement. It is an inspiring and adventurous exhibition,
an art form without any limits.
young members of the association had done a great job in setting the exhibition
up with great sensitivity which was commented on by many guests, and as a
participating artist, I would like to say thank you.
On April 20, 17:00
there will be the presentation Sofia Hadjipapa on “Persistence of
Symbols”, a contemporary "Book of
On April 24, 15:00 hrs: A workshop with Laura Behar;
The exhibition will be open until April 28, daily 10 - 18:00 hrs. Please click on link below to find the map... The best parking is in front of Derviş Paşa Mansion
Enjoy the photos, I will not mention the artists' names for the sake of the vision of paper art.