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Exhibition: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”
23/02/2013

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Photographic Intervention within the framework of the exhibition “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”
Cyprus Museum
23/2/2013 – 3/3/2013

The Department of Antiquities (Ministry of Communications and Works) announces that within the framework of the exhibition «anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages» organised by the Department of Antiquities (18/5/2012 – 3/3/2013), a Photographic Intervention by students will be presented on Saturday 23rd February, 11:00am at the Special Exhibition Hall of the Cyprus Museum.

Inspired by the thematic exhibition, the project presents the photographic creations of secondary school and university students. Photography students from various Lyceums throughout Cyprus and the students of the University of Nicosia’s Fine Arts programme, offered in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire, present their own interpretations of the contemporary Cypriot human figure and condition.

The exhibition’s artefacts, the ancient clay and stone faces, gaze at us through time. The students’ photographic interventions are inspired by the multi-layered exhibition at the Cyprus Museum: the various thematic categories of the ancient heads (facial features, hairstyles, beards, eyebrows, headgear, jewellery, tattoos and body paint), Porphyrios Dikaios’ photographic portraits and also the way in which contemporary artist Haris Epameinonda interprets archaeology through her art. The students’ photographic project visualizes their perceptions as to how the visual representation of the human form links everyday human existence with the passing of time. Through the students’ work we see reflected their own unique interpretation of the ways in which contemporary political, cultural and social changes affect, shape and transform the human figure.

The students’ work will be shown in the Cyprus Museum’s Special Exhibition Hall which also hosts the exhibition “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”. The programme was developed by the Department of Antiquities, Despo Pasia in collaboration with the Association of Photography Teachers and Evi Tselika of the Fine Arts Programme of the University of Nicosia, which is offered in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire.


Opening: Saturday, 23/2/2013, time 11:00 am
Duration: 23/2/2013 – 3/3/2013
Venue: Special Exhibition Hall, Cyprus Museum
Address: 1 Museum Street, Lefkosia 1516

Visiting Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 13:00
Monday: closed

Email: antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gov.cy
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Exhibition: "anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages"




SPECIAL EXHIBITION HALL (CYPRUS MUSEUM)

Exhibition Duration: 18 May 2012 – 3 March 2013

The exhibition is organised within the framework of Cyprus' Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


Exhibition: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”, Cyprus Museum.

An exhibition entitled: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages” will be organised in the Cyprus Museum’s Special Exhibition Hall. The exhibition is also organized on the occasion of Cyprus’ Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2012. The exhibition explores the human form as it is represented in the art of Cyprus from the Neolithic period until today, focusing specifically on depictions of the human face. Ancient stone and terracotta heads will be presented and emphasis will be placed on facial features, hairstyles, headdresses as well as various other mediums of body ornamentation (jewellery, tattoos etc) as depicted through the ages. Through this variety of representations the visitor will be able to trace features which highlight the concept of personal and group identity as well as trends in face representation throughout antiquity. The visitor’s journey will continue with an exhibition of unique photographic portraits of Cypriot villagers taken in the 30’s, 40’ and 50’s by Porphyrios Dikaios during his archaeological explorations of the island.

This dialogue of past and present is completed with an audiovisual installation by Haris Epaminonda, inspired by faces of the past. The artist’s 2012 project is a new addition to her ongoing work entitled ‘Chronicles’ (2010-ongoing).

With the opening of the exhibition the Department of Antiquities’ publication titled “Faces and Places of Cyprus (1933-1956): Porphyrios Dikaios’ Photographs at the Department of Antiquities” will be launched.

Exhibition: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”, Cyprus Museum. (Photo: Charalambos Artemis)
Exhibition: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”, Cyprus Museum. (Photo: Charalambos Artemis)

Exhibition: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”, Cyprus Museum. (Photo: Charalambos Artemis)
Exhibition: “anThrOPOS: Faces of Cyprus through the Ages”, Cyprus Museum. (Photo: Charalambos Artemis)





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