Confrontation through Art – Closing event – Nicosia 29 / 6 / 2017

Confrontation through Art – Closing event – Nicosia 29 / 6 / 2017

21 June 2017,   By ,   0 Comments

European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and Rooftop Theatre Group, cordially invite you to the closing event of their project:

Confrontation through Art:
Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus

29 June 2017, Thursday / 19:00 / EMAA Capital Art Centre

Ms. Michela Foresti, Head of Programme Team at European Commission will inaugurate the event. This project is funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society in Action programme.

Join us and find out about the implemented activities and flip through the pages of our new art project catalogue, enjoying drinks and music in the EMAA garden.

For further information please get in touch with:

Özgül Ezgin : 00 90 533 864 04 18 | ozgul.ezgin@gmail.com
Argryo Toumazou : 00 357 99 31 7278 | argyro@toumazou.com
Venue: EMAA Capital Art Centre , Belediye Street, No 1, Yenişehir Nicosia

The European Mediterranean Art Association (EMAA) and the Rooftop Theatre Group have cooperated in the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, from 2014 till 2017, and are finalizing the project with a public event, in an evening of presentations of all the implemented activities, presenting project’s catalogue with music and drinks in the EMAA garden. Dignitaries, artists as well as the wider public are invited to attend.

The 36-month long project was funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society in Action programme and was the result of a cooperation between the following two non-profit associations  EMAA and Rooftop Theatre Group, both earning years of experience in bi-communal and international activities. The main objective of this project was to contribute to enhancing reconciliation, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and creative problem-solving awareness and skills of diverse segments of Cypriot communities through Contemporary Art.  The project brought young and adult artists of the two Cypriot communities together to discuss, produce and express their views on the Cyprus problem and other societal problems, not only with a Cypriot perspective but also with artists from Greece, Turkey and other European countries. It also targeted children and young people from rural areas across Cyprus, in providing them with the space and skills to collectively work, express and produce to build trust and understand “the other” through contemporary Art.

The project closing event will take place on Thursday, the 29th of June 2017 at 19:00 at EMAA Capital Art Center. Ms. Michela Foresti, Head of Programme Team at the European Commission –, will address the launching. The Presidents of the Boards of EMAA and Rooftop Theatre Group, Ms Zehra Sonya and Ms Ellada Evangelou respectively, will also welcome everyone and explain the scope of their cooperation. The two Project Co-ordinators Ozgul Ezgin and Argyro Toumazou will then present in detail all the activities materialised in the last three years as well as launching the art catalogue of their project. The evening will continue in the gardens of EMAA with live music by Gizem Akbil ft. Caravan Blue, drinks and snacks.


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