Category: Exhibitions

Solo Art Exhibition Georgia Michaelides Saad, ‘MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM’

Solo Art Exhibition Georgia Michaelides Saad, ‘MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM’ – 12th of May 2022 – 28th of May 2022-, at Exhibit 8 Gallery

The opening event of the Exhibition ‘MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM’ will be on Thursday, the 12th of May at 19:30 at Exhibit 8. The opening speech will be held by Mr. Loukas Christodoulides, president of the non-profitable organization International Action Art of Cyprus. The exhibition will be on until the 28th of May 2022.

Georgia Michaelides Saad was born in Limassol. She moved for many years in South Africa and she returned back to Cyprus in 1996, where she lives since then. The artist has obtained her degree and diploma in arts and education at the universities of South Africa. In 1994, she was awarded Robin Aldwinckle Merit Bursary at the University of South Africa. She continued her studies at the Cyprus University of Technology, where she obtained a Master degree on History and Theory of Art.

Georgia Michaelides Saad worked as an art teacher both in South Africa and in Cyprus. Artworks of hers are found in public and private collections in Cyprus such as at the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as at the Public Galleries of Limassol and Nicosia. Furthermore, some of the artist’s artworks are in private collections in South Africa, England, France, Ireland, Germany and Russia.

The artist had many solo exhibitions and she participated in many group exhibitions in Cyprus, France, China and South Africa. In 2017, she participated in Beijing’s Biennale with her artwork Iris Bostrensis, Silk Road. The artwork was selected to be part of the ‘National Art Museum of China’ collection.

Artists statement

Through her solo exhibition, Georgia Michaelides Saad aims to explore the natural forms; the flowers in particular.  According to the artist, the flowers are a representation of the microcosm in relation to the macrocosm, the finite as expressive of the infinite. Flowers have also been associated with a long-standing tradition which connects them to female sexuality as many of them resemble in form the female genitalia. This association has been given to her flowers as well.  Although, through her artworks she illustrates flowers with great detail and through an enlarged view point of them. Through this method, the artist aims to transmit the feeling of awe and mystery, which she has experienced before, even from the minutest forms of nature.

Art Curators: Evdokia Georgiou, Andri Aristotelous
Art director: Sonia Fotiou
Artistic Supervisor: Anna Agapiou

Opening event: 12th of May 2022, at 19:30

Exhibition’s duration: 12th of May 2022 – 28th of May 2022

Private viewings upon request

Exhibit8

Address: Georgiou Gennadiou 16 and Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041, Limassol. Email: gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / Website: www.exhibit8.com.cy/ Τelephone: 25212171

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00- 13:00 / 14:00-23:00

‘Παραμόρφωση’ Εικαστική Ομαδική Έκθεση | Opening Event

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Ομαδική εικαστική έκθεση «Παραμόρφωση»
8 Απριλίου – 07 Μαΐου, στην γκαλερί Exhibit8

Η γκαλερί Exhibit8 διοργανώνει την ομαδική εικαστική έκθεση με θέμα «Παραμόρφωση».
Όπου υπάρχει μορφή δύναται να υπάρξει και ΠΑΡΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΗ, στρέβλωση, αλλοίωση της φυσιογνωμίας της. Η ΠΑΡΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΗ ενός προσώπου, ενός τοπίου, ενός αντικειμένου αποτελεί μέρος της αέναης μεταβλητότητας. Κάποιες φόρες, ίσως, και ένα κομμάτι της εξελικτικής πορείας.
Τι γίνεται όμως με την ουσία, την ταυτότητα της παραμορφωμένης ύλης; Χάνεται, αλλάζει ή παραμένει σταθερή και αμετάκλητη;

Τα εγκαίνια της έκθεσης τέλεσε ο Δημοτικός Σύμβουλος Κρίστης Δημητρίου, πρόεδρος της Επιτροπής Ανάπτυξης, Τουρισμού και Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας.

Συμμετέχουν οι εικαστικοί:
Βαλεντίνος Βασιλείου, Θέμης Θεμιστοκλέους, Κυριάκος Θουκή, Σταύρη Ιακώβου, Σωτήρης Ιωαννίδης, Χρύσα Κανάρη, Βάσος Καραγιάννης, Έλενα Κουλλά, Ανδρέας Μάος, Φωτεινή Μιχαηλίδου, Πόπη Μουσκάτου, Παναγιώτα Παντέλα, Κατερίνα Παπαλαμπριανού, Φεβρωνία Πέτρου, Μαρία Τιτάν, Ειρήνη Φανή Ευσταθίου, Nata Chebarkova, Vartan Ghazarian, Margo Isentaeva, M. Khattab (Alex), Karim John Sahyoun, Maria Solomeina
Performance: Θανάσης Ιωάννου

Επιμελήτριες έκθεσης: Ευδοκία Γεωργίου, Άντρη Αριστοτέλους
Υπεύθυνη δημιουργικής ομάδας: Σόνια Φωτίου
Καλλιτεχνική καθοδήγηση: Άννα Αγαπίου

Εγκαίνια έκθεσης: Παρασκευή 8 Απριλίου 2022, ώρα 19:30.
Διάρκεια έκθεσης: 8 Απριλίου – 7 Μαΐου 2022
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‘Deformation’ Group Art Exhibition – 8th of April – 7th of May – Exhibit 8 Gallery

Exhibit 8 Gallery is organizing the ‘Deformation’ Group of Art Exhibition.

When there is a form; there is its deformation too. Deformation is part of our everyday, of our existence and our progress. The form or the deformation of a face, of a landscape, of an object are found as a two-dimensional and/or a three-dimensional aspect and shape.
However, what about the substance and the identity of the deformed material? Is it lost? Does it change? Or is it a stable value?

The opening speech was held by Municipal Councillor Kristis Demetriou, chairman of the Committee on Development, Tourism and Merchant Shipping.

Participant Artists:
Nata Chebarkova, Irene Fani Efstathiou, Vartan Ghazarian, Stavri Iacovou, Soteris Ioannides, Margo Isentaeva, Chrysa Kanari, Vasos Karayiannis, M. Khattab (Alex), Elena Koulla, Andreas Maos, Fotini Michaelidou, Popi Mouskatou, Panagiota Pantela, Katerina Papalamprianou, Fevronia Petrou, Karim John Sahyoun, Mara Solomeina, Themis Themistokleous, Kyriakos Thouki, Maria Titan, Valentinos Vasiliou
Performance: Thanasis Ioannou

Art Curators: Evdokia Georgiou, Andri Aristotelous
Art Director: Sonia Photiou
Art Supervisor: Anna Agapiou

Opening event: 8th of April 2022, 19:30
Duration of the exhibition: 7th of May 2022

More info: Email: gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / Telephone: 25212171

Sneak Peek: ‘SHE’ Group Exhibition Opening event

The Opening of the exhibition ‘SHE’ was successfully happened on the 11th of March. We wish to thank the two significant women who gave the welcome speeches: Nadia Anaxagorou the Director of the Cultural Services at Municipality of Limassol and Kikoula Cotsapa the Past President of the board of friends of Cyprus University of Technology

‘SHE’
|Group Art Exhibition

The ‘SHE’ group exhibition is consisted of both female and male artists aiming to illustrate through their artwork the woman’s existence. Artists were invited to give their own interpretation of woman in their own unique style, technique and medium. The exhibition is consisted of paintings and sculptures.

SHE; female; woman

The female existence was a source of inspirations for artists, authors, poets and musicians throughout history. The prehistoric idols in Cyprus and Greece were the first known representations of the female figure. During classical period, in Greece, sculptors were creating sculptures inspired by female goddess and mythology. Furthermore, in contemporary era, artists are exploring, challenging and developing various concepts concerning the women and their surrounding environment.

Participant artists:

Paintings: Agisilaou Fani, Butovskaya Larisa, Constantis Leonidas, Efesopoulos Andreas, Ghazarian Vartan, Giannou Marina, Hadjisavva Aristi, Kakoullis Christos, Kania Niki, Papafotiou Alexandra, Pidia Stavri, Paparazzi, Stavrou Katerina, Stoian Christian, Turner Tess, Varela Anna, Varelas Marios

Sculptures: Askoti Markella, Grozos Gregory, Kyprianou Maria, Yiapanis Philippos

Performances:
Live sketching: Michail Samsonadze
Body Art Performance: Pidia Stavri, Efstathiou Marion, Christofidou Eleni, Drousiwti Andria

Art curators: Evdokia Georgiou & Andri Aristotelous
Art Director: Sonia Photiou
Artistic Supervision: Anna Agapiou

The exhibition will be until the 2nd of April.
*For more information: gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / 25212171

Related links:

Dialogos, Φilenews

“The Child Who Speaks to the Sea” | Poetry Book Launch event

You are cordially invited to the poetry book launch of “The Child Who Speaks to the Sea” by Alexia P. Solomou.
The event will be accompanied by paintings, sculptures and performances inspired by the poetry.
The event and exhibition will be an one day event in the heart of Limassol at Exhibit 8 Gallery. The event will start on 17:00 until 19:00

Performers:

Melissa Zanga
Elena Gopchuk
Nina Plavnik
Soheil Rashidi

Participant artists:

Renay Roussou
Leni Loizou
Vasos Karayiannis
Scripta Abyssus
Evdokia Georgiou
Mickey Boy & Kyriakos Solomou –
Christos Kakoullis

*For more information at gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / 25212171

‘Möbius spaces’ | Opening event of the Solo Exhibition by Xristos Panagiotou

Christos Panagiotou is an artist and researcher at the Lab for Animation Research (LAR), at the Department of Fine Arts, Cyprus University of Technology. He is a Ph.D. in Communication. His interests revolve around the notion of space as a Topological entity and how its structure is related to discourse and narratives. He examines the Möbius structure as a topological manifestation of psychological and political discourses and narratives.
About the exhibition:
Modernity is associated with quantification, measurement, structures, and, ultimately, a simulated, linear, and delimited edifice of the temporal and the spatial dimension. Clocks through machinery record time in sequential units of moments: milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, centuries. Space is also divided into linear, delimited, measurable units. Consumerism: machines manufacture units of products that we buy in units with units of value (price) to separate ourselves, to be “unique.” Modernity is a colossal machine ruled by an ordered quantity of units situated in space and time, a numerical plane of existence. No wonder statistics – and Google – is the new God. When we quantify the spatial and temporal dimensions, we restructure them as linear entities; Reality becomes the sum of dissociated temporal and spatial units bound together through a rigid scaffold set by machinery.
Once we delineate space and time, the concept of limits also arises. Limits separate entities and delineate units; limits justify where the Self starts and when it ends when the Other begins and where the Other stops. A linear perception of the Self also occurs in the temporal dimension. Limits separate who I am, who I am not, and whom I want to be in a linear temporal progression. Limits that quantify and justify the notion of property, and limits that demarcate whole nations – boundaries – the Self and the Other, limits of time – timetables, schedules – and Identities about who we are in time and space are formed, because after all, in Modernity, there are clean-cut temporal and spatial limits that separate in units the Self from the Other.
In this photography exhibition, I use the topological properties of the Möbius strip to restructure space within photographs non-linearly, thus subverting the notion of spatial linearity within the photographic image. Möbius strip has no orientation and no limits, no borders. I also refer to the aesthetics of M.C. Escher and Arnold Böcklin.
** The exhibition is based on my research about “space and time in artificial environments,” done in the context of my work as a researcher in the Lab for Animation Research
* The Exhibition will be until the 5th of February.

‘HeARTwarming Throwback 2021’ | Group Exhibition

In a festive atmosphere with art, music and wine at our gallery in the heart of Limassol’s city centre, we wish to celebrate the end of 2021. Twelve artists will present their artworks aiming to immerse the audience in their own unique philosophy and world! We are honouring and celebrating our Solo Exhibitors of 2021.
An event not to be missed just a week before Christmas! Join us on the 17th of December, Friday at 19:00.

Artists:
Budanov Ludmila
Dagher Mekanna Rita
Efstathiou Fani Irene
Fohtung Christian
Georgiou Evdokia
Kakoullis Christos
Karayiannis Vasos
Kompi
Kuykens Bart
Pablo
Pidia Stavri
Savvidou Trimikliniotou Rebecca

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou

*Exhibition until the 15th of January

‘Μεταλλάξεις’ | Ατομίκη Έκθεση του Βάσου Καραγίαννη

Λίγα στιγμιότυπα από την βραδία της έκθεσης του Βάσου Καραγίαννη.
Τα εγκαίνια τέλεσε η Πρόεδρος της Βουλής Αννίτα Δεμετρίου.
Ο καλλιτέχνης λεει:
“Μεταλλάξεις: Η πρώτη μου έκθεση και έπρεπε το όνομα της να περιγράφει εμένα και σε επέκταση τα έργα μου και έτσι κατέληξα στο “Μεταλλάξεις”.
Γιατί μπορώ να δω σε ένα απλό αντικείμενο την επέκταση του και τη χρήση του σε ένα έργο τέχνης
Όπως για παράδειγμα τα ξύλα από τις παραλίες τις Σκιάθου μεταλλάχτηκαν σε ελιές ή ροδιές . Τα κεντήματα μετατράπηκαν σε δικά μου έργα, το πλαστικό μπουκάλι μου έδωσαν το καλούπι για τα έργα του Μ. Αλέξανδρου και πολλά άλλα παραδείγματα μέσα από την Τέχνη μου έχουν την ίδια ροή.
Επίσης, από ένα έργο μου μπορεί να γεννηθεί ένα άλλο όπως αυτό συνέβη στο γυμνό +0 μετατράπηκε σε φωτιστικό τοίχου.
Στη ζωή μας πρέπει να μάθουμε να μεταλλασσόμαστε δηλαδή να προσαρμοζόμαστε σε νέες καταστάσεις ζωής είτε ευχάριστες είτε δυσάρεστες έτσι θα ζούμε πιο ευτυχισμένοι
Ο σημερινός τρόπος ζωής φέρει ταχύτατες αλλαγές, ο άνθρωπος πρέπει να είναι έτοιμος για περαιτέρω.”
Επιμελήτρια έκθεσης: Ευδοκία Γεωργίου
Υπεύθυνη Δημιουργικής Ομάδας: Σόνια Φωτίου
Η έκθεση θα διαρκέσει μέχρι και τις 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2021.
Ωράρια γκαλερί: Τρίτη μέχρι Σάββατο: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 23:00 / Κυριακή & Δευτέρα: κλειστά

‘Μεταλλάξεις’ | Ατομίκη Έκθεση του Βάσου Καραγίαννη

Σας προσκαλούμε στην Πρώτη Ατομική Έκθεση Τέχνης του Βάσου Καραγίαννη – “Μεταλλάξεις” που θα πραγματοποιηθεί 1η του Δεκέμβρη η ώρα 6:30 το απόγευμα!
Λόγια από τον καλλιτέχνη για την έκθεση του:
“Μεταλλάξεις: Η πρώτη μου έκθεση και έπρεπε το όνομα της να περιγράφει εμένα και σε επέκταση τα έργα μου και έτσι κατέληξα στο “Μεταλλάξεις”.
Γιατί μπορώ να δω σε ένα απλό αντικείμενο την επέκταση του και τη χρήση του σε ένα έργο τέχνης
Όπως για παράδειγμα τα ξύλα από τις παραλίες τις Σκιάθου μεταλλάχτηκαν σε ελιές ή ροδιές . Τα κεντήματα μετατράπηκαν σε δικά μου έργα, το πλαστικό μπουκάλι μου έδωσαν το καλούπι για τα έργα του Μ. Αλέξανδρου και πολλά άλλα παραδείγματα μέσα από την Τέχνη μου έχουν την ίδια ροή.
Επίσης, από ένα έργο μου μπορεί να γεννηθεί ένα άλλο όπως αυτό συνέβη στο γυμνό +0 μετατράπηκε σε φωτιστικό τοίχου.
Στη ζωή μας πρέπει να μάθουμε να μεταλλασσόμαστε δηλαδή να προσαρμοζόμαστε σε νέες καταστάσεις ζωής είτε ευχάριστες είτε δυσάρεστες έτσι θα ζούμε πιο ευτυχισμένοι
Ο σημερινός τρόπος ζωής φέρει ταχύτατες αλλαγές, ο άνθρωπος πρέπει να είναι έτοιμος για περαιτέρω.”
Επιμελήτρια έκθεσης: Ευδοκία Γεωργίου
Υπεύθυνη Δημιουργικής Ομάδας: Σόνια Φωτίου
Η έκθεση θα διαρκέσει μέχρι και τις 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2021.
Ωράρια γκαλερί: Τρίτη μέχρι Σάββατο: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 23:00 / Κυριακή & Δευτέρα: κλειστά

KIDS for KIDS “Charity Art Exhibition”

27 Nov & 28 Nov: 3pm – 8pm
KIDS for KIDS Charity Art Exhibition
Organized by parents of children who love and create art and want young artists to learn important life principles.
Children exhibit their work while raising funds to help children in need.

Sneak Peek: ‘Conversations’ Exhibition Opening Event

 ‘Conversations’ Exhibition: A picture worth a thousand words.

The opening event of this exhibition was successfully happened on the 19th of November at 19:30 in the heart of Limassol.

Curatorial statement:

Thousand words, emotions, thoughts, feelings; all expressed by the artist through their Art. Artists will exhibit artworks of all mediums at our gallery to have a voice about their examined topic. Aiming on raising various conversations between artists, artworks and audience to encourage the development of concepts, ideas, thoughts and emotions.

Participant Artists:

Zana Costa, Iro Armefti, Marina Moustra, Maria Titan, Jorn Lange, Martha Petrou, Elena Shiakalli, Niki Christodoulou, Socrates Christodoulides, Margarita Isentaeva, Elina Leventi, Charlotte Senno, Adam Kane

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou

The exhibition will be due lunch time on the 26th of November

/ More info: gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / 25212171

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