UN SPECIAL ADVISER HOSTS FOURTH CYCLE OF CYPRIOT ART EXHIBITION
As autumn dawns, the fourth cycle in the rolling exhibition of works by Cypriot artists at the site of the Cyprus peace talks begins. On 21 October the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders were able to view a new collection of artworks hosted by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer.
Argyro Tomazou, one of the exhibition’s organizers, said: “The works on display are the creation of seven distinguished Cypriot artists, in a variety of disciplines. Ashik Mene, Kyriakos Kallis, Nilgun Guney, Chara Savvidou, Evgenia Vasiloude and Ruzen Atakan are displaying pieces of sculpture, painting, printing, and in situ installations. The themes touch on interdependence in the island, the asphyxiation of the division and multiple identities imposed, the courage and will required to tie up the solution into a safe knot, a picket line protest for creative negotiations, and nature awaiting unification and regeneration. In addition, the poet Nese Yasin, one of the initiators of the whole project, who met originally with both the leaders back in January, puts forward a poem, a common oath for the negotiating table, attempting to commit both leaders to a genuine exchange of trust, respect, heart and courage, like surgeons bound by the Hippocratic oath, for the success of the peace talks.
For more information, please contact the organizers, Argyro Toumazou and Ozgul Ezgin at :
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