Author: Sonia Photiou

EXHIBITION | Shaped Chaos | Evdokia Georgiou

‘Shaped Chaos- Art exhibition

Opening: 15th of November at Exhibit 8 Gallery in Limassol Cyprus

‘Shaped Chaos’ is the first solo exhibition of the upcoming artist, Evdokia Georgiou, who is based in Limassol of Cyprus. As a Fine Art graduate of University of Kent; Evdokia, in 2015, she was short-listed for the CVAN Platform Graduate Award. The artist has participated to various exhibition both in Cyprus and abroad- United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. Among others, Evdokia participated in Larnaca Biennale 2018, ‘Aspects of Goddess’ in Rome Art Week 2019, and the ‘Summer show’ in Barcelona. An artwork of the artist is part of the Imago Mundi collection since 2018 and exhibited in the same year in Trieste, Italy.

 

About ‘Shaped chaos’ exhibition:

The exhibition is based on a collection of sculptures, paintings and drawings, through which the artist wishes to re-create images of the surrounded forms and situations in nature, society and human’s daily life. Evdokia wishes to invite the audience in a playful and yet multidimensional artworks to challenge the different aspects in a society. Therefore, the artist illustrates the progressive direction of beings and the need of sustainability and consciousness towards the change in the social and private realms.

Don’t miss it!

Web: www.evdokiageorgiou.com

Evdokia Georgiou

EXHIBITION | Chronicles of a Reflection | Fani Agisilaou

Fani Agisilaou was born in 1991 and is a fine art graduate from UCA and is currently based in Cyprus Limassol. After experimenting with art photography and completing her master degree on History and Theory of art in 2017 she went back to painting. She finds inspiration through her everyday social experiences and human interactions. Through her work she investigates the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in their personal space. She strives to represent some part of their temperament. They are strong, beautiful, independent and vulnerable at the same time. In that process of course she is including her own self. This is year she had her first solo exhibition at Exhibit8 gallery.
An amalgam of works, arranged into a visual diary, speaks of crucial events in a certain girl’s life, and her dual role of actor and observer as those events unravel.
Through a painful, yet painstaking, attempt at comprehending the ways in which past experiences persistently determine current decisions, thoughts and emotions, a female figure is born. Whether that figure belongs to the artist herself is unclear.
What is clear, however, is that by observing “her” the artist is able to obtain a broader, more holistic understanding of things, which in turn demands that she faces what she essentially needs.
A series of works through which love, anger and the desire of solace, vividly emanate.
Visit the gallery on Friday 13th of September at 19:30 at Exhibit 8 Gallery at 6 Andrea Drousioti, 3040 Limassol

Bauhaus at Harvard

The university showcases deep relationship between the movement and its school of design

By Joseph Boisvere

In graduate school I took a course on Latin American cinema that primed me for this show, The Bauhaus and Harvard, which is organized in conjunction with the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. But Bauhaus is a German movement, and Germany is not in Latin America, you might reasonably argue. Fair. However, during this course on films of the western hemisphere I was fortunate to be exposed to Arturo Escobar’s brilliant book from 2018 Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds. In it, Escobar makes a sophisticated argument over many chapters that I can sum up briefly: Design is everywhere in human society, and how a culture, a person, a movement, designs anything – from tools to buildings to works of art – is indicative of a unique perspective on how the world works, how it is created and dwelt within, and the designer’s role within this world.

This is a brilliant reversal of the practical logic of Bauhaus, in a certain sense, which took aesthetic intentions and married these to the pragmatic concerns of design. Harvard’s retrospective on the relationship that the university enjoyed with Bauhaus and its contributors is a succinct and yet varied look into not only some interesting outcomes of this design but also the training that students of design at the university’s campus during the dominance of Bauhaus underwent.

Studies and exercises in color, line, and form appear not only beside furniture and architectural diagrams, but alongside drawings by Kandinsky, a massive wall-mounted sculpture by Hans Arp, and a twenty-foot long painting by Herbert Bayer which once hung in Harkness Commons. Semi-industrial samples of Bauhaus weaving hang like tapestries as testaments to the rigorous workshop training that designers were expected to complete. The show is laid out in a way such that these very different artifacts occupy a space that tells a story, not as you walk through as in some retrospective shows, but in its very amalgamation. The various media lain one next to another suggest that the show’s layout itself is utilitarian, demonstrative, and aesthetic all at once.

A century after Bauhaus rose out of the ashes of the first World War, this retrospective on its integration into Harvard’s School of Design closes the gap even further between the purely aesthetic and the necessarily pragmatic. It gives its audience a hint as to what Escobar argued in his recent book: that design is ubiquitous, even a retrospective art and design show performs a function as it entertains. Bauhaus at Harvard reminds us to appreciate the aesthetical qualities of the utilitarian and to expect beauty from that which may otherwise be merely useful.

Joseph Boisvere

Popi Mouskatou exhibits her art at Exhibit8

We are happy to announce that the famous Cypriot artist Popi Mouskatou will be exhibiting her art at our gallery based in Limassol, Cyprus.

Popi Mouskatou Christodoulidou was born in Limassol. She studied Pedagogics, specializing in Arts ( Pedagogic Academy of Cyprus, 1990), qualifying as well at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens in 1998.

She has been working for Primary Education since 1990.Popi Mouskatou Christodoulidou has followed stydies in Art at Buckinghamshire New University, gaining the BA Hons in Creative Arts in 2007.

She has had her own workshop in the old Town of Limassol. Her paintings can be found in private collections.

She has also taken part in exhibitions both in Cyprus and abroad.

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