Our projects are characterized by:
Our research and projects are exploring contemporary art and curatorial practices as forms of critical inquiry, social engagement and knowledge production focusing on the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
MARLANDS/Maritima - Islands of the Mediterranean is a multidisciplinary artistic project and communication platform for the Mediterranean Islands. Proposed by a number of important institutions, it was successfully selected for funding by Creative Europe Program in 2022.
Marítima’01 is an art project based on the interest of the environmental state of the Mediterranean Sea and its region. Marítima’01 brings together contemporary artists and scientists to create collaborative art works and inventive synergies, under the patronage of the University of Valencia.
The project focuses on the role of an island (Cyprus and Malta) as cultural a center of the Mediterranean Sea, both in history and in current times. The project invites the audience to reflect on their own lifetime journey of self-discovery, their own search for a personal Haven/Port. Drawing on the tri-fold of history/archaeology, myth/tradition and vision/expectation, the project aims to recreate a topos/locus of artistic conversation for the whole of the Mediterranean Sea.
Bringing together artists from the Mediterranean, the core of the artworks proposed includes specially commissioned pieces engaging the audience to complementary semantic enquiries into the contemporary conditions of “homeness/(un) homeness” spreading beyond the predisposed mental notions of assigned tactile borders.
Workshop with the First Year Fine Arts Students of the Cyprus University of Technology and pupils of the French Cypriot School, Nicosia. In the frame of Venice Biennial. Supported by Malta Arts Council and Sponsored by the Bank of Valletta.
Our research and projects rethink what it means to walk and explore different ways in which to walk as: a cultural practice, a meditative practice, a radical practice, protest, art, healing and social engagement.
In the frame of Contemporary Walking Arts, the Walking Body III, (TWB3) is an artistic event and innovative encounter with educational and research character. It has an interdisciplinary nature and approach, which includes theoretical and practical concerns on participation, encounter and dialogue.
How can divided Cyprus, scarred by wars and ethnic conflicts that have left open wounds in the fabric of the country, try to heal itself and incorporate its traumatic memories within its spatial organization? Is such an incorporation possible?
For the The Long Walk at “Prespes Walking Encounters’’ 2021, two exact copies of the yellow ‘’Caution’’ signs (The Yellow Immigration Sign was a U.S. highway safety sign warning motorists to avoid colliding with illegal immigrants darting across the road), were placed at Psarades Village near the Greek borders of Prespes. These Yellow Signs are depicting a man, woman, and girl with pigtails running.
These projects aim to create and augment research in culture and the arts in non-urban environments, embrace peripheral areas and integrate rurality and non-urban contexts in future art projects and events. The projects will involve local actors and stakeholders to identify particular spaces and practices that are ripe and ready for reinterpretation; and radically re-frame heritage in terms of people’s actual practices and re-imagine it through the lens of contemporary arts and living culture.Our projects will be guided by the following principles:
The Research Centre, initiated and established by the CUT Fine Arts Department at Ayios Ioannis Pitsillias, a rural community in the mountains near Limassol, aims to:
The Socially engaged Art workshop at our research center at Ayios Ioannis Pitsilias invited children and teenagers from local communities to participate in a one-day workshop with Cut Fine Arts Students and Staff.
This research-based project focuses on the resonance of Cypriot architectural and non-architectural spaces charged with the presence of those who once occupied them and the defunct activities that characterized them. It aims to:
This research-based project focuses on the resonance of Cypriot architectural and non-architectural spaces charged with the presence of those who once occupied them and the defunct activities that characterized them.
The exhibition, which is in the form of artistic interventions in the space of the historic Forest Park Hotel in Platres, by the staff of the department of Fine Arts at TEPAK and organized by Klitsa Antoniou, brings together the prolific creativity of the artists who teach at the department and the richness of the long history of the hotel.
This scholarly and practice-based project aims to:
A poetry performance with invited poets and artists. A collaboration with Cut Students Life office. Invited poets Avgi Lilly, Pambos Kouzalis, Giorgos Christodoulides, Lilly Michaelidou, Filippos Tsitsopoulos and Yiorgos Kalozois. Presented by Nicky Pavlou
The Library Project is an annual curatorial endeavor, which takes place at the historic building of the Municipal University Library in Limassol which houses the local archives.
The project aims to:
The artist’s long research gained her access to the Berlin State Library [Staatliche Bibliothek zu Berlin] which houses the original notation of The Magic Flute.
On Saturday, November 9, at 19.30, at the Municipal University Library, Tsitsopoulos performed the action entitled What you kill, you should also love; an enigmatic phrase borrowed (and slightly paraphrased) from the emblematic text of the German playwright and poet Heiner Müller, The Hamlet Machine (1977).
This international practice-based project involves bringing together students/young artists with established artists to work as a team to create art.
It aims to:
Walking as an art practice found momentum in the 1960ies, in the wake of performance arts and in the emerging sound arts and it established itself as well as a visual art discipline in the 1970s.
The artist collaborated with the Department by offering special laboratory courses in order to create a work of participatory art with the students. Within the framework of the Collaborative art Poject, the artist has given a lecture under the title "Do I really believe it?", in which she presented a retrospective of her personal artistic experience.
Artists and art historians are invited to give informal lectures, talks, or other presentations focused on their research interests. These talks highlight important moments in the history of art by art theorists and philosophers and the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers. The series is motivated both by an in-depth focus on individual artists and a drive to facilitate new ideas and discourse across disciplines and generations.
George Lazoglou / Multimedia and Space in Contemporary Theatre
Adonis Volanakis / Social Engaged Art Practices and Participatory Art
Filippos Tsitsopoulos / The mask and the Unveiled
Gabriel Koureas / Trauma, Postmemory and Artistic Production
Konstantinos Argianas / Introduction to the History and Theory of Cinema: Between German Expressionist Cinema and Soviet Montage Theory
Melita Couta / Theaster Gates - Art within the Community - Community within art
Klitsa Antoniou /The Controversy of Empathy in the Visual and Performative Arts
The international theory and practice-based project Curatorial Academy Project involves intensive curatorial workshops featuring international guest speakers from various institutions. The international curatorial academy project focuses on international guests from various organizations and universities, with a remarkable presence in this field. Curatorial Academy Projects will offer participants a program of lectures and workshops and will also be able to present their curatorial ideas or their own artwork and receive feedback from invited speakers.
It will prepare participants to expand the role of curators, engaging audiences more effectively by proposing alternative models of exhibition-making, institution-building, and social justice through art. A key objective of the project is to advance and establish a professional discourse, thereby encouraging a continuous evaluation of one's own and other's curatorial practice.
A Lecture by Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio on his professional itinerary, presenting different projects in the academic, curatorial, and artistic sphere.