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‘Möbius spaces’ | Solo Exhibition by Xristos Panagiotou

We wish to invite you at the Solo Ehxibition by Xristos Panagiotou at our gallery in the heart of Limassol’s city centre. The Opening event will be on the 20th of January at 19:00.
About the artist:
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

Monogramma Vlll | Solo Exhibition by Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou

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We are pleased to have the Solo Exhibition of Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou at our gallery at Saripolou Square! The ‘Monogramma VIII’ Exhibition is Rebecca’s 8th Solo Exhibition in Cyprus and she has also participated in various group exhibitions in the island.
She is a Musician and a Painter. Rebecca is a Limassol resident and she has studied Music at Lyon of France. She participated in various concerts and operas both in Cyprus and Europe such as in Poland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and Netherlands. Her artwork is colourful and at some parts abstract.
/ The exhibition will be on until the 16th of July.
Artist’s statement
Time is continually running and there is a continuous exploration of inside and outside of oneself, which has no alignments. Consistency and hard work. The light comes as a liberation, to reduce the wild anxiety, as well as the sound that calms down the souls. The energy of the colours unfolds like a secret garden that hides one more and different dimension of things and beings.
*Art Gallery’s opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 22:00
Sunday & Monday: closed
Ελληνικό κείμενο:
Είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να φιλοξενούμε την ατομική έκθεση της Ρεβέκκας Σαββίδου Τριμικλινιώτου στη γκαλερί μας στην πλατεία Σαριπόλου! Είναι η 8η Ατομική Έκθεση της Ρεβέκκας στην Κύπρο και έχει επίσης συμμετάσχει σε διάφορες ομαδικές εκθέσεις στο νησί.
Είναι μουσικός και εικαστικός. Η Ρεβέκκα είναι κάτοικος της Λεμεσού και έχει σπουδάσει Μουσική στην πόλη της Λυών στην Γαλλία. Συμμετείχε σε διάφορες συναυλίες και όπερες τόσο στην Κύπρο όσο και σε χώρες της Ευρώπη, όπως στην Πολωνία, τη Γαλλία, το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, την Ελλάδα, την Ιταλία και την Ολλανδία. Η Τέχνη της εμπεριέχει ζωντανές, χρωματιστές είκονες με στοιχεία αφερετικά.
/ Η έκθεση θα διαρκέσει έως τις 16 Ιουλίου.
Το συνεχές του χρόνου μακρύ και η συνεχής αναζήτηση εντός και εκτός χωρίς ευθυγραμμίσεις. Με συνέπεια και μόχθο. Το φως έρχεται λυτρωτικό, να διαλευκάνει την ατίθαση ανησυχία όπως και ο ήχος που ημερεύει τις ψυχές. Η ενέργεια των χρωμάτων ξετυλίγεται σαν μυστικός κήπος που κρύβει την άλλη διάσταση των πραγμάτων.
* Ώρες λειτουργίας της Γκαλερί:
Τρίτη έως Σάββατο: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 22:00
Κυριακή & Δευτέρα: κλειστή

‘Drops of Art’: Affordable Treasures exhibition

An Art exhibition for artists!

Offering to the audience Affordable Treasures for admiration and purchase at the beginning of the Autumn era!

We are happy that we have hosted unique collections of artworks by amazing local artists to our exhibition in the heart of Limassol’s city centre. The ‘Drops of Art’- Affordable Treasures exhibition aims to bring beautiful, distinctive and affordable artworks, one step closer to the audience.

Art Curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art Director: Sonia Photiou

For more info please contact us 25212171 or gallery@exhibit8.com.cy

OPEN CALL | Black & White Exhibition

It’s CONTEST time!!

Are you an artist thrilled to win a Solo Exhibition in a well-established space in Limassol?

Then, submit your best work in Black & White hues!!

Short-listed artists will be exhibited at our gallery.

The winner artist will be selected from the judging committee to have a Solo Exhibition in a well- known space, which will soon be announced on our social media channels.

Enter by painting, sculpture, photography, drawing

Email us at gallery@exhibit8.com.cy your artworks, details of the artworks (material, dimensions, title, price), artists statement and contact information (telephone number and email)

For more info call us at 25212171

Submission deadline: 25th of September

*Submission is free, and when short-listed there is a participation fee.

Gallery’s opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 18:00

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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

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