One Year, 2023
© Christodoulos Panayiotou
Photo: Nikita Shubnyi

Christodoulos Panayiotou: One Year

The Tower
East Gallery, Level 0
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Best known for works that address overlooked or neglected narratives in the material records of history and time, Panayiotou deals with processes of value, ideas of politics and nationhood, and other mythologies that unite and divide us.

Fantasy, desire, theatrics of disillusionment and manifold political histories are key thematics of the exhibition which, for the first time, will bring together elements from the artist’s entire career. Bodies of work encapsulating two decades of artistic production will circulate in the exhibition space for one year, rotating with the calendar and solar seasons. Their arrival and departure will mark specific moments, creating an intriguing network of performative gestures and associations.

Combining legacies of vernacular art and architecture with Byzantine painting traditions, meticulously precise glass sculptures, time-measuring devices, theatrical backdrops and objects charged with historical meaning, One Year evolves as an ephemeral temporal and spatial composition. The desire to experiment with the exhibition space as a constantly changing landscape manifests through radical transformations which blur the boundaries of narration and experience. Opening with a prologue in May 2023, the exhibition will unfold into the seasons of Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring, concluding with an epilogue in June 2024.

Christodoulos Panayiotou was a resident at LUMA Arles from September to November 2021.


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One Year, 2023
© Christodoulos Panayiotou
Photo: Nikita Shubnyi

Portrait of Christodoulos Panayiotou

Christodoulos Panayiatou

Christodoulos Panayiotou's (b. 1978, Limassol, Cyprus) wide-ranging research focuses on the identification and uncovering of hidden narratives in the visual records of history and time.

Solo exhibitions of his work have been held (amongst others) at the 56th Venice Biennial, The Cyprus Pavilion; Camden Art Centre, London; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Centre de Création contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours; Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Zürich; Casino Luxembourg; CCA Kitakyushu; Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny; and at Point Center of Contemporary Art, Nicosia.

In 2019 he collaborated on the conception of the Emma Kunz - Visionary Drawings exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. His work was also shown in a number of group exhibitions including: the 8th Melle Biennale; the 14th Lyon Biennial; the 13th Sharjah Biennial; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; 8th Berlin Biennale; 7th Liverpool Biennial; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museion, Bolzano; Migros Museum, Zürich; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Ashkal Alwan Center for Contemporary Arts, Beirut; Artist Space, New York; MoCA Miami.


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