Our store designer, artist Phanos Kyriacou, at the 55th Venice Biennale.

JUNE 2013

"This pavilion was a portal to a parallel world. It provided a break from the overload of history that oozes everywhere else from Venice’s bricks. The experience was refreshingly disorienting. Were we still in Venice? Where were the souvenir tote bags and officials from the national ministry of culture and lavishly produced catalogues? What on earth was going on? What was the work and what wasn’t? For once it was nice to simply enjoy the mystery"

So proud of our store designer, artist Phanos Kyriacou, who represented Cyprus (along with artists Constantinos Taliotis, Natalie Yiaxi, Lia Haraki and Maria Hassabi) at the 55th Venice Biennale.

Cyprus participated in collaboration with Lithuania in a project called "Oo", curated by Raimundas Malašauskas. "Oo" (or, "oO" if you prefer), won a special mention for national participation "for an original curatorial format that brings together two countries in a singular experience".

Check out the full report by the Frieze Magazine here.

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