Efi Spyrou, "Swings" Photography by Rene Habermacher
"...An object identified in the collective conscience with the memories of childhood stars in Swings (2010-2011). Four swings, each made of a different material (wax, marble, silicon, plexiglass), hang immobilized on the wall, unable to hover; the various materials correspond to the successive stages of the human life circle while the swings’ “impediment” is related to man’s incapacity to escape the “all-taming time”. The photographs of the installation depict the artist engaging in a tormenting and pointless performance-game with the dismantled marble swing, the esthetics and execution of which are reminiscent of Pina Bausch’s performance in Café Müller (1978). The search for her child-self by Spyrou’s persona proves to be futile; what was once an amusing pastime has now turned into a burden, and the irreversibility of time and of the degeneration process is definitively sealed..."
Andrea Konstantinou, Art Historian
Pop Nouveau Opening on Friday 30 September 2011 at 20:30
Until 20 October 2011
Isnotgallery presents the group exhibition titled Pop Nouveau showcasing works by ten young Cypriot and Greek artists. The selection was made by Christos Michaelides, who is also one of the participating artists, and who curates the show. Participating artists: Kyriaki Goni, Antonis Kapnisis, Kyriakos Kousoulides, Eva Marathaki, Christos Michaelides, Paola Palavidi & Ioannis Koliopoulos, Alexandros Pissourios, Efi Spyrou and Leontios Toumpouris.