Our upcoming exhibition will be opening on 26th! An interdisciplinary art exhibition will take place in one of the most unique buildings of old town Nicosia.
No. 1 + 39 Exhibition
This exhibition is a collaboration of various artists from Cyprus, France, Persia and the United Kingdom. These artists have created their works of art through their own personal interpretation and understanding of this building. They have focused on their individual feelings and impressions and they created their works of art in their own time and place.
This exhibition includes artistic installations, paintings, photographs, a performance and a cinematic installation. Participating artists are: Toya Akpınar, Selis Tutkum Altınok, Mathieu Devavry, Arianna Economou, Sümer Erek, Sinem Ertaner, Hayal Gezer, Nilgün Güney, Nurtane Karagil, Osman Keten, Lee Maelzer, Omid Kalantar Motamedi, Şenol Özdevrim, Ayşe Rabo and Sibel Kemal Uzun.
As a reminder of the history and the past of the building and the general area, there is archival research by researcher-scholar Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra about the history of this building, the Soultanian family who built this house and their family (including a family tree and several photographs), the Armenian presence in the neighbourhood and a map with information on the various places of interest in the Karaman Zade and Arab Ahmed Pasha quarters.
Additionally, there are some photographs of the last resident of this house and also used the basement as a shoe-making workshop, provided by his son, Serhan Şensoy.
The exhibition will be open from Thursday, 26 July 2018, until Tuesday, 31 July 2018, between 18:00-21:00 and it is organised by SOL Atelier / Exhibition Hall and the American University of Cyprus.