“Confrontation through Art – REMIX” exhibition, 1010 Hall – Nicosia 16/6/2017 Opening night

Confrontation through Art concludes the series of talks on Contemporary Art for adult Turkish Cypriot artists and art-lovers, with the revered Art Critic and Curator Mrs Beral Madra, who will be delivering her lectures on 30th of November and 1st of December at EMAA Captial Art Center (18:00-21:00 UTC+03:00).
Both talks will be in Turkish

beral_madra“Visual Arts in Post-Truth Age”

In the age of perpetual crisis predicted when humanity entered into the age of globalisation and visual information and culture one of the most effective tools of communication, collaboration and participation are provided with contemporary art works and contemporary art making, which is the major component of global culture industry.
The relational aesthetics of this production empowers the theoretical and practical communication and collaboration between all sciences, humanities and academic divisions as well as between all the realities of human life in this planet.
Effective reading of art works, which includes making predictions based on prior knowledge, checking understanding, asking questions is first of all an essential parameter for an intellectual achievement. But also an ability to overcome the confusions created by political and economic manipulated information, visual pollution and excess of tragedy.
Art-making, artworks and constructed images, which have socio-political content and intention have this particular character and form of counter-criticism. They reflect an ambiguous whole of opposite/offensive and complementary/substitute position. They are contrary and offensive, yet also complementary and substitutive for the representation and metaphors of real life, for the realities and global events. History and art history is quite crammed full with “critical images” that have created political, social and cultural catastrophe.
The seminar will present purposes of image reading, evaluation of art works, follow up important concepts, ideas, statements, interpret and get involved in the debates of contemporary art subjects and the role of the curator, disseminating these art works.

Pls. read the following:
https://www.academia.edu/…/ISTANBUL_FROSTY_SPOT_OF_CONTEMPO…
https://www.academia.edu/2901121/FASCINANS_AND_TREMENDUM
https://www.academia.edu/…/Catalogue_Text_for_Andrej_Derkov…

APPLY NOW! – Open Call Deadline: 6th November 2016
Click here for Concept / Application / Guidelines

OPEN CALL title: “Dig Where You Stand”
… reference to Sven Lindqvist’s book of 1978, which explores the idea of researching the history of one’s own workplace

Berlin curator Naomi Hennig

Berlin curator Naomi Hennig

The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group are announcing their last Open Call for 4 Young Cypriot Artists to participate in a 10-day Residency/workshop/exhibition, which will take place in Berlin during December 2016, within the framework of the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017.

The Residency will be curated by independent curator Ms Naomi Hennig (Berlin, see CV), who will lead a group of 8 artists, 4 Cypriot artists to be selected by the curator through this Open Call, and another 4 European artists to be invited. Cypriot artists have until the the 6th of November 2016,  to apply and will be notified of the selection by the 10th November 2016. The group will meet in Berlin, live and work together on the concept proposed between 1 – 10th December 2016, and produce an exhibition.

where the sky and the earth touch (partial view)

exhibition poster

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exhibition statement

 

 

 

 

 

opening night all of us, artists, producers, organizers and distinguished guests

opening night
all of us, artists, producers, organizers and distinguished guests

EMAA & ROOFTOP with project managers

EMAA & ROOFTOP with project managers – opening speaches

Basak Senova

Basak Senova

Alenka Gregorič

Alenka Gregorič

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2015, Nicosia – The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group are pleased to announce that the Open Call for the residency curated by the young curators Basak Senova & Alenka Gregorič, under their proposed concept title ‘Stepping Over the Borders – What makes a division rigid? What makes a violation reflexive?, has been concluded.

EMAA and Rooftop thank the eleven Cypriot artists who have responded to the call with their very interesting project proposals. Based on the projects suggested, the curator invites the four Cypriot artists, Christina Georgiou, Nurtane Karagil, Abdullah Denizhan and Marinos Houtris, to participate in this residency. All artists have accepted the invite, thus the residency group which is coming together in Nicosia, finally consists of eight artists:
Tuhkanen Timo, Benji Boyadgian, Nika Autor, Ovidiu Anton, Christina Georgiou, Nurtane Karagil, Abdullah Denizhan and Marinos Houtris

The final exhibition will take place on Friday the 20th at the end of the residency and will also be moved to the CVAR Centre for Visual Arts and Research in the old city of Nicosia later on.

Similar Open Calls for residency programs for Young Artists for late 2015 and early 2016 will be announced on our website.

All residencies are carried out within the framework of the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017.

EMAA and Rooftop present the artistic outcome of this first residency in the ‘Stimulating Synapse’ exhibition, with the works of the participating artists Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Sweden), Ana Elizabet (Croatia), Paul Devens (Netherlands), Erhan Oze (Cypriot) and Eleni Phyla (Cypriot), who have all also agreed to donate these works of art to EMAA,  giving a further chance to this exhibition to be hosted in other cities of the island..

As the Croatian curator Branko Franceschi says:
“The group of European and Cypriot artists at the end created an ambience, consisting of long term projects, project proposals, web platform, interactive, participatory art works and sound installations that reflect present division and hopes with vigor, vision and humor.”

Venue: EMAA Capital Art Center, Nicosia
Photo: artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff

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OPEN CALL –  Deadline – 1st March  2015

Application Guideline Form (.pdf)

Project Description (.pdf)

Basak_photo Young Artist Development Programme

February 2015, Nicosia – The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group are announcing their second Open Call for visual-arts, a 10-day Residency / workshop / exhibition, which will take place in mid-March 2015, within the framework of the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017.

The Residency will be curated by the young curators Basak Senova (CV) & Alenka Gregorič (CV), under their proposed concept title ‘Stepping Over the Borders – What makes a division rigid? What makes a violation reflexive?’. Four European artists are invited to participate in this Nicosia Residency, and will soon be announced.

The four Cypriot artists will be selected by the curators through this open call. Cypriot Artists have until the end of the month, the 1st March 2015,  to apply and will be notified by the beginning of  March 2015.

The team of 8 artists (4 European and 4 Cypriot) lead by the curators and supported by the project coordinators will be hosted in the old city of Nicosia. They will live and work together on the concept proposed from Wednesday the 11th till Friday the 20th and produce an exhibition of their artistic endeavour. The exhibition will open at EMAA Capital Art Centre with the end of the residency on the 20th, and will also be moved to the CVAR Centre for Visual Arts and Research in the old city of Nicosia later on.

Participating Artists to-date: Timo Tuhkanen cv (Finland), Benji Boyadgian cv, Nika Autor cv (Slovenia) & Ovidiu Anton (Austria/Romania)

Ozgul Ezgin
Argyro Toumazou

project co-coordination

Open talk / get-together with the visiting curator Branko Franceschi. February 13th Friday evening at 18:00 o’clock

February 13th Friday evening at 18:00 o’clock – Open talk / get-together with the visiting curator Branko Franceschi. This meeting will offer Cypriot visual and performance artists the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work to him for possibly future collaborations. Venue: EMAA Capital Art Center, Nicosia map

Mr Francheschi is currently curating a residency program in Nicosia titled ‘Stimulating synapse’. This residency is being implemented within the framework of the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017, by EMAA and ROORFTOP.

Branko Franceschi ( Zadar, Croatia, 1959) is director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Split, Croatia www.galum.hr. From 1987 to 2004 he was a program director at the Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery in Zagreb, from 2004 to 2008 an executive director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia, in 2008 – 2010 a director of the Croatian Association of the Visual Artists in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2010 – 2014 Franceschi was director of the Virtual Museum of Avant-garde Art www.avantgarde-museum.com and president of the Institute for the Research of Avant-garde.

February 2015, Nicosia – The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group are pleased to announce that the Open Call for the residency curated by the well-known Croatian curator Branko Franceschi, under his proposed concept title ‘Stimulating synapse’, has been concluded.

EMAA and Rooftop thank the twelve Cypriot artists who have responded to the call with their very interesting project proposals. Based on the projects suggested, the curator invites the two Cypriot artists, Erhan Oze and Eleni Phyla, to participate in this residency. Both artists have accepted the invite, thus the residency group which is coming together in Nicosia, finally consists of five artists:
Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Ana Elizabet, Paul Devens, Erhan Oze and Eleni Phyla

The final exhibition will take place on Wednesday the 18th at the end of the residency and will also be moved to the CVAR Centre for Visual Arts and Research in the old city of Nicosia later on.

A second Open Call for a similar residency program in March 2015 for Young Artists will soon be announced on our website.
All residencies are carried out within the framework of the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017.

 

 

 

Thank you to all 12 artists who responded to the Open Call with interesting project proposals.

Based on the projects suggested, the curator invites the two artists Mr. Erhan Oze and Ms. Eleni Phyla to participate in this residency.

The final exhibition will take place on Wednesday the 18th and everyone is invited to join us.

A second Open Call for a similar residency program in March 2015 for Young Artists will soon be announced on our website.

Ozgul Ezgin
Argyro Toumazou
project co-coordination