The European Capital of Culture – Paphos 2017, in wishing to honour the great creators of the so-called Second Generation of Cyprus, who played a key role in the artistic development within the island and whose work has had an impact on the international art scene, presents from December 28th until February 28th, at "En Plo" Gallery in Kato Paphos, a major exhibition entitled Departing Mythologies.
This exhibition also symbolises the bridging of the past, the present and the future through the work of these great artists who have affected – and most continue to do so – the artistic scene of the whole of Cyprus. Through the exhibition Departing Mythologies, the Pafos2017 Organisation brings out the work of these great artists, through their most representative works which marked their course in the artistic life of the country and worldwide.
The exhibition is, in fact, a landmark for the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 since it will take place just a few days before the official taking over of the European Capital of Culture title and it is also the harbinger of the great celebration that will follow, in a landmark year for our country.
The very important painters, Stass Paraskos, Costas Economou, Andreas Charalambides, George Kotsonis, Christos Christou and Christos Foukaras, together with sculptors Andy Hadjiadamou and Kypros Perdios, have influenced and enriched, as few have, the artistic scene of Cyprus. In their long creative course, each one of them assimilated elements of the place and its people, but also influences from the outside world, and have left their indelible stamp in many aspects of art, as well as a strong legacy and heritage for subsequent generations.
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Esperia Eliadou-Suppiej, an academic with experience in exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad, and will be opened by the Honourable Minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Costas Kadis, on the 28th of December 2016.
It is worth noting that “En Plo” Gallery, which will host the exhibition, has specially been shaped for this purpose and is, in fact, returning with this exhibition to the cultural life of Pafos, since it has been set up as an area for exhibitions, as well as other events of the European Capital of Culture – Pafos 2017.
Especially for this exhibition, the curator creates in the “En Plo” area a second scenographic space, whose structure has been inspired by the portico of the Temple of Aphrodite in Pafos. This specially designed area will host the works of the artists and will highlight them in a unique way and, at the same time, create an atmosphere of mystagogy amid light and darkness. The visitor will acquire, in this way, the role of a participant in an experiential ritual of empirical search and recognition of the wealth of artistic creativity born by the Pafian land, through specially selected by the curator works.
“En Plo” Gallery is situated at a crossing point in Kato Pafos, opposite the Medieval Castle and beside the sea and its reconnection with the cultural life of Pafos is an extremely important step for the wider strengthening of the town’s cultural infrastructure.
The opening of the exhibition will be on the 28th December 2016 at 19:000 The exhibition will be open from the 28th of December 2016 until the 28th of February 2017 (10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00) Information: 2693 2017