Haris Epaminonda - Chapters
9 October - 20 December 2013
Opening hours for November and December: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
The exhibition can also be viewed by appointment
Guided tours every Thursday at 19:00 by reservation only
Chapters is co-produced by Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Modern Art Oxford, Kunsthaus Zürich, and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice. In each gallery Epaminonda presents the film in an entirely different way, crafting a succession of intimately connected but distinct exhibitions.
Haris Epaminonda was born in Cyprus in 1980, and now lives and works in Berlin. She works in a variety of media from collage to film, installation and sculpture. She emerged on the international scene in 2007, representing Cyprus at the 52nd Venice Biennale together with Turkish Cypriot artists Mustafa Hulusi. She was educated at the Royal College of Art, Kingston University, and Chelsea College of Art & Design, and she has since gone on to exhibit at major art centres such as the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York, the Malmö Konsthall in Sweden, and dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel. She has held residencies such as at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin with the support of the UNDO Foundation, Nicosia, and has recently been nominated for the ‘Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst’ in Germany.
Andrea Bruno was born in Torino, Italy in 1931. He graduated from the Polytechnic with a degree in Architecture in 1956. He teaches architectonic restoration at the schools of Architecture at the Milano Polytechnic and the Torino Polytechnic. He is also honorary president of the Centre d’Etudes pour la Conservation du Patrimoine Architectural et Urbain at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, and is a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique. A UNESCO consultant for the restoration and conservation of artistic and cultural heritage since 1974, he has coordinated various projects in the Middle East. He has focused special attention on early studies on the Bamyan Valley, the Museum of Islamic Art in Ghaznì, and the restoration of the Herat historical sites and the minaret of Jam, also in Afghanistan. In 2002 he was named advisor for UNESCO’s Cultural Division for Afghanistan. Bruno designed a model Site Museum, at Maa-Palaiocastro in Cyprus, sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, which was completed in 1989.
Pavel S. Pyś is the Exhibitions & Displays Curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. He holds an MFA in Curating (Goldsmiths College) and MSc Culture & Society (London School of Economics & Political Science). In 2011, Pavel was the winner of the inaugural Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open and was also one of the three curators in residence at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. At the Institute, Pavel has overseen ‘Robert Filliou: The Institute of Endless Possibilities’ (March 2013), ‘Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture’ (July 2013) and solo presentations by Alberto Giacommetti, Sturtevant and Jean Tinguely. Pavel is currently working on ‘‘Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa’ (an exhibition produced in collaboration with Museion, Bolzano and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle) and a focused display of work by Christine Kozlov. Pavel frequently contributes to Frieze, Mousse and ArtReview.