The Municipality of Limassol in collaboration with BPRarts Cultural Management and the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture is presenting the exhibition The Sea Within at the Limassol Municipal Arts Centre Apothikes Papadaki. The exhibition will be co-curated by Catherine Louis Nikita and Sylia Panayiotidou and is organised with the support of the French Embassy and the French Institute of Cyprus. The participating artists are Spiros Agathou, Theodoulos Gregoriou, Andros Eustathiou, George Irakleous, Lia Lapithi, Maria Lianou, Thekla Papadopoulou, Lefteris Tapas, Maria Trillidou, Othonas Charalambous, Emin Cizenel, Claire Dantzer, Lina Jabbour, Julien Lombardi.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on the 19th of October 2018 at 8 o’clock in the evening by the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides.
The exhibition will present various artistic expressions (installation, painting, mixed media, photography) and aims to create a visual map of experiences, view and feelings on the discussion regarding the Sea and how it’s paralleled with life or how together with the idea of the pier, they act as symbols beyond their physical substance.
“The sea is paralleled with life, the innermost depth of the unconscious, the mind, the beginning, the end, the unknown; the pier acting as a manmade (un)breakable bond with the land, with security. A transitional point, a place outside our spacetime. This exhibition suggests that we meet in this other place. During transit, as in a pier, the visitor is invited to navigate in potential spaces between poetry, dream and illusion. Between earth, sky and sea. It is also called upon to question the permanence and sensitivity of the world and the status of the passage of our own existence. ”
Thekla Papadopoulou will present an installation piece, including video and sound, with the title “Invisible Line”. The process of creating this piece was focused on the artist responding to the soundscape composition “Wavescript” by composer Vassilis Filippou which consists of sounds that portray the Mediterranean. The piece is a journey through various places, cultures, languages, traditions etc. ; that portraying the idea of immigration and current history of the Mediterranean sea.
Thekla Papadopoulou was born in Limassol in 1978 and lives in Larnaca, Cyprus. In 1997 she graduated from the American Academy Larnaca and was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts “Raffaello” of Urbino, Italy. She followed a four-year programme of study in Contemporary Art and Painting, graduating in 2002 with distinction. She now works as an Art and Design tutor at the American Academy Private School, in Larnaca. She has had solo exhibitions, both in Cyprus and Greece and has exhibited her work in the U.K, USA, Dubai and Italy. Her work has been selected to be part of juried exhibitions in Manhattan, Georgia and in California.