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Meditations: Touring Exhibition in Cyprus

A new exhibition will examine classical antiquity through the lenses of Magnum photographers

Herbert List Plaster masks.List photographed the masks a number of times; they were evidently masks of two friends who accompanied him on his trip to Greece. Such photographs, he viewed as allegories of frie (...)

Celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, an initiative that aims to enhance the contribution of European cultural traditions to economy and society, a new exhibition entitled Meditations will focus on the continent’s rich archaeological heritage through the photographic works of Magnum photographers.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage aims to bring cultural heritage back to the public consciousness, and strengthen its identity.

The role of photography has often been to chronicle important historical moments, in society and the natural world. Meditations will emphasise that a photograph is no longer bound to describe an object in its reality, it can be a work of art in its own right. The exhibition explores how a photograph can create another context for these monuments and sculptures, across time and space.

The exhibition will revolve around photographic work made by Josef Koudelka, George Rodger, Nikos Economopoulos, David Seymour, Ferdinando Scianna, Herbert List, Elliot Erwitt and Micha Bar Am. Each photograph will be accompanied by a poetic quote, taken from the work of a distinguished writer.

The touring exhibition was conceived by the Department of Antiquities Cyprus in partnership with Magnum Photos. A collaboration with BPRarts Cultural Managment.

Dates and Locations

21 April — 14 May 2018: Cyprus Medieval Museum (Limassol Castle)
18 May — 17 June 2018: Cyprus Museum – Lefkosia
21 June — 22 July 2018: Medieval District Museum – Larnaka Castle
26 July — 29 August 2018: Nea Pafos (Mosaics)