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A contemporary approach to Cypriot ceramic art.

Have you ever thought about what is going to happen to Cyprus' traditional handicrafts if they are not re-established in contemporary life? Or do you have a desire to get closer with the local culture and art but aren't sure how? Well, this exhibition by Arts Ceramica will show you how. In Past-Present, visual artist and art critic Manolis Hadjimanolis introduces a contemporary approach to Cypriot ceramic art.

The Arts Ceramica group consists of Cypriot and Polish artists whose work focuses on research creation through ceramics. It was formed in April 2018 at the initiative of the ceramist Ewelina Birut-Hadjimanolis with four other graduates of the Ceramic Art & Design department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland.

The aim of the group is to research and record ancient, traditional and modern ceramic techniques from different countries and traditions and to use them for the creation of useful, as well as decorative objects, in alignment with today's needs, both practically and aesthetically.

The exhibition is a dialogue between the past and the present highlighting the ceramic techniques and the aesthetic character of Cypriot Ceramic Art. Focusing on the Bronze Age, Archaic and Medieval Periods and within a contemporary framework, it is an endeavour to approach ancient pots with a fresh eye, removing the label of the 'museum artefact'. Through the creative use of the techniques, the forms, the decorative elements and the functionality of the ancient ceramics, the objects of the past are and transformed and transposed into the present, becoming familiar.


Contemporary group exhibition by Cypriot and Polish artists on Cypriot ceramic art. Until December 10. Diatehnon Arts & Culture, Limassol. 10am-8pm.

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Date:Dec 3, 2018
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