Terra Mediterranea-In Crisis

Duration: 04 July 2012 – 31 July 2013

Organisation: NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]

Curator: Yiannis Toumazis

Venue: NiMAC

Artists: Klitsa Antoniou, Katerina Attalidou, Banu Cennetoğlu, Savvas Christodoulides, Kyriaki Costa, Joseph Dadoune, Tom Dale, Peter Eramian, Sumer Erek, Theodoulos Gregoriou, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Mustafa Hulusi, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Lamia Joreige, Constantinos Kalisperas, Stelios Kallinikou, Stefanos Karambabas, Gülsün Karamustafa, Susan Kleinberg, Servet Kocyigit, Glavkos Koumides, Νikos Kouroussis, Phanos Kyriacou, Yannis Kyriakides, Michel Lasserre, Υοussef Limoud, Maria Loizidou, Martin Meason, Panayiotis Michael, Panagiotis Mina, Demetris Neocleous, Erkan Özgen, Vicky Pericleous, Yorgos Sapountzis, Andreas Savva, Efi Savvides, Socratis Socratous, Constantinos Taliotis, 242 art group, Paola Yacoub, Akram Zaatari



The exhibition at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre aims at detecting, investigating and presenting contemporary artists’ reflections on today’s universal landscape of economic, political, religious, social, but also deeply existential crisis of identity.

The Mediterranean, beyond being an enclosed sea, is in essence a political space and operates as a conduit for the transfer of great energy that dates back to antiquity, from the Orient to the Occident and vice-versa, and has included movements of people, innovative ideas and ideologies, in times of both peace and war.

Today’s world crisis is now universally recognised as affecting socio-political, economic, ethnic and cultural structures across the board. In addition, and to a very significant degree, the contemporary postcolonial realities of the Eastern Mediterranean region, an area with a marked colonial past and a charged geopolitical fate, contribute towards determining EastWest relations.

A dynamic group of 41 artists from Cyprus, the surrounding area and beyond (Greece, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Bulgaria, Great Britain, United States) will be scrutinising the current turbulence experienced globally, especially as viewed through “Mediterranean” eyes, from both a political and a poetic stance.

Within the framework of the exhibition some of the participating artists will collaborate with the Research and Restoration Centre of the Museums of France housed at the Louvre Palace, aiming to produce new works inspired by their research in the Louvre Museum.


4 July 2012, 20:00 @NiMac
Opening Party, Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis
Dj Tony Cusack
Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre.

September-December 2012
Curators’ Tours, Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis and [at Maroudia’s]
Municipal Arts Centre, Ethnological Museum – House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios.

September-December 2012
Educational and Academic Workshops for Students and Professionals, , Nicosia
Municipal Arts Centre, Ethnological Museum –House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios.

September 2012
Ottoman Memory –Tour and Presentation,
Ethnological Museum –House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios. [at Maroudia’s]

October 2012
Theatre Collective Performance (Eva Kalomiri, Elena Pavlidou, Evi Tselika, Nikoletta Verykiou),
Ethnological Museum –House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios.

November 2012,
Presentation and Performance by Stavros Karayannis and Ellada Evangelou, Ethnological
Museum –House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios.

December 2012
In Crisis Conference, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre.

December 2012
Closing Party, Terra Mediterranea –In Crisis
Ethnological Museum – House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios.