23 March 2022
Found and Lost
In its third edition KunstRaumGoethe by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is presenting the exhibition “Found and Lost” with the artists Phung-Tien Phan (Germany) and Marina Xenofontos (Cyprus). Curated by Lorenzo Graf, the exhibition consists of existing and newly produced sculptures, installations and video works. The opening will take place on Saturday 9 April 2022 at 6p.m. The exhibition will remain open until 4 June 2022 and be accompanied by creative workshops for children and adults.
“What I eat, what I wear, what sports I practice, which location I tag, or which vintage objects I re-evaluate: creatively and precisely composed consumer behaviours perform and illustrate how I found the way to myself. The exhibition Found and Lost with works by Phung-Tien Phan and Marina Xenofontos deals with this phenomenon.” (Excerpt from the curator's note by Lorenzo Graf)
Through their different approaches and chosen media, Phan and Xenofontos both deal with searching, finding and losing in both the tangible and intangible sense. The processes of self-discovery and self-presentation, whether on an individual or collective level, are central to their work. Their artworks evoke feelings of lightness and simultaneously self-ironic hopelessness the closer one looks at the many layers of meaning.
KunstRaumGoethe is an event-series launched by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus in February 2020. Within this framework the Goethe-Institut organizes exhibitions with contemporary artists and curators, who are connected to Germany and Cyprus. For its third edition the curator Lorenzo Graf from Germany was invited to develop an exhibition proposal following a research trip to Cyprus in November 2021.
A series of creative meetings curated by museum educator Valia Matsentidou will accompany the exhibition, allowing participants of different age groups to engage with the artworks through different experiential approaches. The workshop …And then we will surely find our way invites little visitors (ages 6-12) to an exploration game, while adult visitors are challenged to experiment and exchange with the meanings of “finding” and “losing” through creative activities at the Let's get lost workshop. The workshops in Greek and English will be implemented by Valia Matsentidou and in Turkish by Nurtane Karagil.
Goethe-Institut Zypern, 21 Markos Drakos Ave., 1102 Nicosia
9 April 2022 at 6 pm.
13 April until 4 June 2022
Wednesday and Friday 2:00–7:00 pm, Thursday 3:00–8:00 pm, Saturday 11:30 am–2:00 pm
(Group visits outside opening hours by appointment.)
Workshops for Children (6–12 years):
30 April and 14 May 2022 (in Greek), 7 May 2022 (in Turkish), 4 June 2022 (in English) at 10:00 am
Workshops for Adults (over 18 years):
19 April 2022 (in Greek), 10 May 2022 (in Turkish), 24 May 2022 (in English) at 6:00 pm
Information and Registrations for Workshops: +357 22 674606