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Attempts to escape through art.

Cultural organisation Art Seen focuses on contemporary art projects and has recently opened a new group exhibition in Nicosia. Titled Attempts to Escape, the exhibition includes work by artists from Cyprus as well as from the UK, Greece and France and will remain open until May 10.

The exhibition brings together a polyphony of critical voices and diverse expressions by 12 contemporary artists, working within a variety of practices and methods. The selections of works and their re-configuration in space propose alternative situations. These situations form re-negotiations towards ways of being, or even set forth devices of withdrawals from current socio-political conditionings and cultural conventions. The works could be, therefore, perceived as 'escape attempts' of different scales, analogies and languages.

The exhibition expands towards a variation of critical approaches, touching upon themes of cycles of life and processes of living as reflected in the alchemical equation of matter and being, spatiotemporal quests in response to 'situations', structures and synergies for patterns of thinking and modes of forming/making, agents of meaning and forms of translations, self as mediator between identities and contexts.

Artist Vicky Pericleous responds to the curatorial quest and further reflects on the exhibitions motifs: "The works share a commonality in their persistent tempo(s) of responses and articulations towards alternative systems of thought that move beyond hegemonic narratives and structures of power and compliance; in respect to the cultural and the bio-political."

Attempts to Escape

Group exhibition with artists from Cyprus and abroad. Until May 10. Art Seen -- Contemporary Art Projects & Editions, Nicosia. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3.30pm-7pm and by appointment. Tel: 22-006624

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Publication:Cyprus Mail (Cyprus)
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Date:Mar 30, 2019
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