Celebration of Art is a project for peace. Dance meets paintings, amalgamating complementary expression and emotions.
The photos have been taken in the of the exhibition REBIRTH, a touching operation coordinated by the UNFICYP where pieces of art were exchanged between the two communities of the island.
The exhibition presents the 219 artworks returned, after a period of 46 years, by the Turkish Cypriot to the Greek Cypriot Community, as part of the agreed confidence-building measures. Correspondingly, in the framework of this agreement, the Turkish Cypriot community received from the Greek Cypriot community audio and visual archives of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC), from the pre-1963 period, which are related to the history of the Turkish Cypriot community.
The artworks, including emblematic works of Greek Cypriot and Greek artists from the first decades of the 20th century until the early 1970s, had remained in the northern part of the island after 1974. They were later found in various homes and public places and were safeguarded by Turkish Cypriots.
Dancer: Maria Tofini
SPEL – State Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nicosia