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    On May 2nd 2019, the Office Gallery opened the doors to a new exhibition entitled ” A CLOUD PASSING OVER CAIRO “GLAVKOS KOUMIDES (&) PHANOS KYRIACOUBROOMBERG & CHANARIN, bringing together the work of both Cypriot and British artists under one concept. Glavkos Koumides and Phanos Kyriacou add their own creations, in order to complete a work by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, that is part of T. A. Gkekas – the Office collection. The polyptych is entitled “THE PRESTIGE OF TERROR”, a series dedicated to a text by the Egyptian surrealist George Henein that was conceived as a reaction to the atomic bombing in Japan.


    Glavkos Koumides, presentes two of his most recent works; one with strong references to jazz music, one with vaguer ones to the relation between journalese and political and religious authority. In addition, Phanos Kyriacou’s contribution to the show, has two new sculptures and a stop-motion video from 2010. Both works reassess the relation between information, object and society.

    The exhibition will be held till May 14th 2019 at the yard of Glavkos Koumides’ atelier, Eptanissou 103, 1016, Nicosia Within the Walls.

     

    “In Nicosia within the Walls, and more specifically into one of its mysterious whereabouts – the open yard of Glavkos Koumides’ atelier – the artist exhibited two of his works, alongside the works of sculptor Phanos Kyriacou. Accepting my invitation, each artist added his own creation, in order to complete a work by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, that is part of T. A. Gkekas – the Office collection. The polyptych is entitled “THE PRESTIGE OF TERROR”, a series dedicated to a text by the Egyptian surrealist George Henein that was conceived as a reaction to the atomic bombing in Japan. “THE PRESTIGE OF TERROR” consists of sixteen pieces on weathered paper that reminds us of posters in an urban landscape. Broomberg & Chanarin, through pithy sentences written in English and in Arabic, try to condemn violence and educe positivity, following the path of the Egyptian surrealist.”

    Tassos A. Gkekas 09.04.19, Litochoro, Pieria, Hellas

    Artworks presented at the exhibition

    BROOMBERG & CHANARIN, The Prestige of Terror, 2010, Work on paper, 22 x 28 cm

    PHANOS KYRIACOY, People of Cyprus, 2019, Digital print mounted on aluminum, primer coated steel, sand stones, cast lead, polished steel, 150 x100 x115 cm

    PHANOS KYRIACOY, Endless Bread, 2010, Stop-motion video 1:14 on loop

    PHANOS KYRIACOY, Found Life, 2015, Terracotta, epoxy resin, steel, acrylic car paint 56 x 26 x 40cm

    GLAVKOS KOUMIDES, PRESS me/ABSURD me/JAZZ me, 2018, Work on Wood

    Photo Credit: Antonis Minas

    For more information, please find the press release here.

    If you are interested in reading an interview of Glavkos Koumides regarding the exhibition, please click here.

    For more information on “THE PRESTIGE OF TERROR” series, please click here. 

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