Duration: 10 July – 4 August 1996
Organisation: NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated: with the Pierides Gallery] – Pierides Galley, Glyfada – Egnatia Ipirus Foundation – National Gallery of Greece – The Tornaritis-Pierides Marine Life Foundation – Pierides Museum, Larnaca
Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Greece
Curators: Yiannis Toumazis and Marina Schiza
Artists: Maria Andreou, Paschalis Angelidis, Athina Antoniadou, Michalis Arfaras, Helene Black, Andreas Charalambous, Panos Charalambous, Manolis Charos, Achilleas Christides, Savvas Christodoulides, Alekos Fassianos, Demetris Galanis, Lambros Gatis, Varvara Georgiou, Yiorgos Golfinos, Nitsa Hadjigeorgiou, Hambis, Umit Inatchi, Yiannis Kefallinos, Nikos Kouroussis, Yiorgos Kypris, Kikos Lanitis, Maria Loizidou, Laertis Madaros, Andreas Makariou, Angelos Makrides, Michalis Manousakis, Paris Metaxas, Antonis Michaelides, Yiorgos Moschou, Fryni Mouzakitou, Elena Navrozidou, Eleni Nicodemou, Aliki Palaska, Argyro Paouri, Maria Papacharalambous, Angelos Papademetriou, Efthimis Papademetriou, Antonia Papatzanaki, Yiannis Papayiannis, Stass Paraschos, Pavlos, Thodoris Pokamisas, Mikella Psara, Koulla Savvidou, Loizos Sergiou, Dora Shiandou, Costas Tsoklis, Demetris Tzamouranis, Andreas Vais, Vasiliki, Spyros Vasiliou, Yiorgos Velissaridis, Nikolaos Vokou, Demetris Yiannoukakis, Manolis Zacharioudakis, Eleni Zafiriou, Emmanouel Zepou
An important exhibition focusing on the fish which brings out the relationship between Nature and Art is organized with the participation of many Greek and Cypriot artitsts. The exhibition, based on D.Z. Pierides idea, was first presented in Metsovo and then in Glyfada. In Nicosia, the exhibition was enriched with 24 works by Cypriot artists.
Man used the fish as a symbol of present and future life. From the first engravings on rocks of the prehistoric caves and the tools made of fish and the first Christian catacombs to the Sumerian myths and the Medieval divination, the fish defines its own mythology.
The exhibition starts from palaeontological finds and fish remains continues Archaic and Medieval ceramics and ends with the most recent expression of art creation in Greece and Cyprus.