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ESCOPE @ 'Stories of Intimacy' The Limassol Municipal Arts Center- Apothikes Papadaki

Updated: Mar 10

"Stories of Intimacy" curated by Mariza Bargilly

Participation with one media work and two paintings.

Artistic Director Mariza Bargilly, The Limassol Municipal Arts Center- Apothikes Papadaki.

According to the curator's note, intimacy is often automatically linked to lovemaking or the sight of a naked body. But is that all? Surely the naked body free from clothes appears more vulnerable and exposed, both in the eyes of a lover and in the eyes of a spectator who observes a work of art. But a space or a location can also be familiar: a country, a landscape, a feeling, or even a smell.

Why do artists over time choose to capture intimacy or lack thereof through their works? It arises as a need to understand their personal boundaries and as an occasion for the beginning of a dialogue between the work and the public, by raising social and emotional concerns. Revealing aspects of personal life free from beautification and idealization, especially in times like these where "looks" prevails over "essence”, is a bold act and requires inner strength. The boundaries between private and public space, both theoretically and literally, are no longer clear; the artist removes the limits, and the private, the intimate, ceases to exist as such.

In this exhibition, works are exhibited that "reveal" aspects of the personal history of the artists, sometimes through symbolism and allegories and sometimes presenting them exactly as they are.

Exhibition Duration:

February 11 to March 19, 2022.

Participating Artists:

Nikolas Antoniou, Zohar Barak, Marianna Constanti, Renos Efesopoulos, Tatiana Ferahian, Despina Fysentzou, Luis Guzman, Chiaki Kamikawa, Boyana Loizou, Miriam McConnon, , Christina Papakyriakou, Nicoletta Papamichael and Nina Sumarac.

Limassol Municipal Arts Center – Apothikes Papadaki

The inauguration will be held by the Mayor of Limassol Mr. Nicos Nicolaides on Wednesday, February 11, 2022, at 19.00.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00

Saturday 10.00 - 14.00

Telephone 25 367700 / Limassol Municipal Arts Centre – Apothikes Papadaki / apothikespapadaki

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