South likes: Christodoulos Panayiotou at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

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Christodoulos Panayiotou, Installation view from Christodoulos Panayiotou – Days and Ages, 2013, Moderna Museet. © Photo: Åsa Lundén

South likes: Christodoulos Panayiotou at Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Days and Ages
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
30 November, 2013 – 27 April, 2014

Cyprus, history, religion, irony and repetition are the recurring themes of Panayiotou’s solo exhibition, together with a scent of the Mediterranean hovering in the big empty lobby hall.
Crossing a sea of tiles, in order to get to the main, significantly smaller, exhibition room, it feels like leaving yourself behind; entering a limbo-like state of mind which allows you to proceed in a purified conscience.
Days and Ages is an amalgam of photographic archive material with caustic implications, as well as some heterogeneous works like a large scale floor piece of terracotta tiles produced with saltwater from the Mediterranean sea, a mosaic work, and a monochrome painting in gold leaf reminiscent of Byzantine icons, stripped of religious motifs.
Christodoulos Panayiotou has a background in dance, performance, and anthropology. Through his practice he succeeds in reformulating issues of identity, colonial structures and representation, in a way that carries these complex themes far beyond the Mediterranean.

Jorgina Stamogianni

http://www.modernamuseet.se/en/Stockholm/Exhibitions/2013/Moment— Christodoulos-Panayiotou/

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Christodoulos Panayiotou, Installation view from Christodoulos Panayiotou – Days and Ages, 2013, Moderna Museet. © Photo: Åsa Lundén

 

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