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RESPECT – Έκθεση Φωτογραφίας

ΕΚΘΕΣΗ ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ «RESPECT», 1η Ιουλίου– 14 Ιουλίου, γκαλερί Exhibit8.

Η γκαλερί Exhibit8 σε συνεργασία με την Πυροσβεστική Υπηρεσία Κύπρου διοργανώνει έκθεση φωτογραφίας με τίτλο «RESPECT».

Η έκθεση είναι αφιερωμένη στους πυροσβέστες,  τους ανθρώπους που αψηφούν καθημερινά τη ζωή τους για την δική μας ασφάλεια. Στους ανθρώπους που με αλτρουισμό και αυτοθυσία αντιμετωπίζουν κάθε πρόκληση,  έστω και αν  καταλήγει σε ιδιαίτερα επικίνδυνα συμβάντα.

Μέσα από την έκθεση προβάλλεται ένα μέρος του έργου της Πυροσβεστικής Υπηρεσίας και αποτίεται ελάχιστος  φόρος τιμής στους πυροσβέστες  που χάθηκαν εν ώρα υπηρεσίας.

Η έκθεση θα περιλαμβάνει φωτογραφικό υλικό που παραχωρήθηκε από την Πυροσβεστική Υπηρεσία, από επαγγελματίες και ερασιτέχνες φωτογράφους καθώς και φωτογραφίες του φωτογράφου Max Zhiltsov, συνεργάτης της Exhibit8 Gallery, με πυροσβέστες εν δράσει. Όλες οι φωτογραφίες της έκθεσης θα διατίθενται προς πώληση.

Τα καθαρά έσοδα από τις πωλήσεις της έκθεσης θα διατεθούν στην Παγκύπρια Οργάνωση Νεφροπαθών.

 

Επιμελήτρια έκθεσης: Άντρη Αριστοτέλους

Υπεύθυνη δημιουργικής ομάδας: Σόνια Φωτίου

Εικαστικός Σύμβουλος: Άννα Αγαπίου

Αφήγηση κειμένου: Θανάσης Ιωάννου

 

Εγκαίνια έκθεσης: Παρασκευή 1η Ιουλίου 2022, ώρα 19:30-22:00.

Διάρκεια έκθεσης: 1η Ιουλίου –14 Ιουλίου 2022

 

Exhibit8

Διεύθυνση: Γεωργίου Γενναδίου 16 και Αντρέα Θεμιστοκλέους, Καθολική, 3041, Λεμεσός, Κύπρος

Email: gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / Ιστοσελίδα: www.exhibit8.com.cy/ Τηλέφωνο: 25212171

Solo Art Exhibition Tess Turner – ‘The Eternal Landscapes’

Solo Art Exhibition Tess Turner, ‘The Internal Landscapes’, 3rd of June 2022 – 30th of June 2022, at Exhibit 8 Gallery

The opening event of the Exhibition ‘The Internal Landscapes’ was held on Friday, the 3rd of June at 20:00 at Exhibit 8. The opening speech was held by Mr. Andreas Vryonides. The exhibition will last until the 30th of June 2022.

BIO:

Tess Turner grew up on the island of Cyprus. Her travels during the early part of her life took her throughout Europe and later to the USA and the Middle East. Traveling became the beginning and foundation of her education in art. Apart from her little island which has so much ancient history, from mosaics to old streets to the turquoise sea that surrounds it, her travels to other countries have woken the sleeping giant. Wanting to capture what she sees and share it as her own vision defines her as an artist with her own extraordinary style.

Her talent and ability were recognized by renowned artist Stefan Bauman, who has become her coach and adviser as she continues her artistic career. In 2007 she opened her own studio and began creating as a professional artist. Since then, she has been invited to show her art at Fine Art exhibitions and galleries in Cyprus, Italy, and Boston Massachusetts USA.

“My paintings are full of passion and mood, and invite the viewer to experience a world of contemporary landscape expressionism.” To achieve the results she strives for, she uses a precise color palette directly reflective of the message she wishes to impart on the viewer. Tess works primarily in oil using a brush and palette knife to create her noteworthy pieces.

 

 Artist’s statement

“I capture the effect of light and shadow on my subjects and use this to create and invite interpretation of my work. I have been told that my art is something the viewer would… “want to step into”.
As a Plein air painter, I am drawn to the tapestry of shapes and color found in the villages of Cyprus, and, this mosaic of hews and tones are what I try to convey in my paintings. The light can change the mood of the houses and surroundings in an instant, and to capture it at the perfect moment is what I strive for, and to put this on canvas is my goal.

 

Art Curators: Andri Aristotelous

Art director: Sonia Fotiou

 

The exhibition will last until the 30th of June 2022.

 

Exhibit8 Gallery

Address: 16 Georgiou Gennadiou and Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041, Limassol.

Email: gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / Website: www.exhibit8.com.cy/ Τelephone: 25212171

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00-23:00

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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 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 θα τελέσει 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 will be 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

‘SHE’ Group Art Exhibition | Opening Event

‘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 are invited to give their own interpretation of woman in their own unique style, technique and medium. The exhibition is consisted of paintings and sculptures. The opening speeches at the event will be held by 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; 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

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

The exhibition will be until the 2nd of April.

Related links: 

Sigmalive, Dialogos, CyprusTimes Show Biz, CyprusTimes LadyTimes, Φilenews, Εφημερίδα Λεμεσός,  Limassol Today, Kathimerini Cyprus

Sneak Peek: A Joint Event Celebrating CARNIVAL

Ο Αντρέας Βρυωνίδης (‘Feather up’) και η Exhibit 8 Γκαλερί οργανώσαν μαζί ένα Pre-Carnival Gathering και γιορτάσαμε μέσα σε μια καρναβαλίστική διάθεση, μουσική και κρασί.
Στην καρδία της Λεμεσού, κοντά στην πλατεία της Σαριπόλου στην Exhibit 8  βρίσκονται και οι μοναδικές δημιουργίες από τη ‘Feather up’ – τα πλέον διάσημα καπέλα με φτερά.
Μαζί μας παρευρέθηκαν και μέλη της Βασιλικής Οικογένειας του Καρναβαλιού.
Οι δημιουργίες του Αντρέα Βρυωνίδη θα βρίσκονται στην γκαλερί μας μέχρι και τις 6 Μαρτίου.

Open Call | ‘Παραμόρφωση’ Ομαδική Έκθεση

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.  Kάποιες 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;

Οι καλλιτέχνες καλούνται, μέσα από τη δική τους οπτική και τα δικά τους ξεχωριστά μέσα, να αποδώσουν  την έννοια της ΠΑΡΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΗΣ. Το Open Call απευθύνεται σε καλλιτέχνες που ασχολούνται με εικαστικές τέχνες όπως ζωγραφική, γλυπτική, φωτογραφία, ψηφιακά μέσα, ποίηση.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες 25212171/ gallery@exhibit8.com.cy

Δήλωση αίτησης μέχρι και τις 25 Μαρτίου 2022

Εγκαίνια έκθεσης: 8 Απριλίου 2022

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Open Call for the ‘Deformation’ 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?
Artists are welcomed to analyse what deformation is for them through their art. This Open call is open for painting, sculptures, photography, digital art, screen printing, text, poetry.

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

Submission deadline: 25th of March 2022

Exhibition’s opening: 8th of April 2022

‘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.

‘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
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