at the Atatürk
Cultural Centre in Nicosia September 18 – 25, 2014
title…you can play with the words…You are responsible for Peace through Love in
Your Life, or: Life is Yours if you love Life…or: LoveLife is Peace for You….and
the artist lets women do the talking in her paintings, the woman as the centre.
was the first art event in the second half of the year 2014 after a very hot
summer and you could feel that people were not really ready to plunge into art
activities yet. The flood of visitors was very hesitant.
Itani is an artist from Lebanon, born in 1967 in Musaitbah, She is a travelling
artist one could say. She was here before in March 2014 as a member of the 1st
International Women Artists Workshop in the TRNC which was organised by Ipek
Denizli Karagöz. Ipek is also one of the travelling artists visiting art workshops
around the world thus playing an ambassador’s role for her country. Thus the
two artists had first met in Trabzon.
can read all about it in the following links.
had expressed the wish to have a solo exhibition in the TRNC and asked Ipek to
help her organise it. She just had come from workshops in Paris and Barcelona. How
coming via Istanbul part of her paintings were lost, so when she arrived here
in Nicosia she had to work night and day to paint and paint and paint to make
up for the loss. This is not a very encouraging precondition for an exhibition.
it all went well and she stood there seemingly exhausted.
exhibition was opened by Ipek Denizli Karagöz, followed by Dervis Beyit, the
advisor in cultural matters to the President of the TRNC.
paintings are in acrylic, in strong colours….all women, women at daily
functions, in daily situations, as a young girl, as a bride and then as a
housewife, waiting, playing, being decorative. She is a fast painter.
exhibition will be open until 25 September; viewing times are at governmental