News Local Cyprus to enter Venice Biennale with posthumous Christoforos Savva exhibition

Cyprus to enter Venice Biennale with posthumous Christoforos Savva exhibition

Cyprus will participate in the 58th Art Biennale in Venice with a posthumous exhibition by Christoforos Savva, fifty years after his death.

Savva who was born in 1924 in Marathovounos, was one of six artists who represented Cyprus in its first participation in the Art Biennale as an independent state and died only weeks after the grand opening of his exhibition.

Italian curator and art historian, Jacopo Crivelli Visconti who was appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture to head Cyprus’ participation in the Biennale said that “The return of Savvas’ work in Venice, 50 years after his premature death is on one hand, a tribute to a pioneer of Cypriot art, and on the other hand, a chance to research the image that Cyprus wanted to promote to the international art community at the time.”

Visconti said that the exhibition will include works from different periods of Savva’s career. “Starting from the landscapes from the early years, the exhibition will focus on his work that was never presented outside of Cyprus like his abstract work, his textiles and his cement reliefs and will conclude with his innovative reliefs with pinches that were shown in the first Cypriot mission in Venice.”

In addition to Savva’s work, the Cypriot delegation will present material about his life and his role in establishing modern art in Cyprus.

The Cypriot Pavilion in Venice is a cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Point Centre for Contemporary Art.

The 58th edition of the Art Biennale will take place between May 24 – November 11 2019.

A retrospective exhibition will take place in Cyprus, before the delegation leaves for Venice.




Top Stories

12-new covid cases at the same levels, nothing from abroad or schools

  12 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in Cyprus over the past 24 hours out of a total of 3 thousand 338 diagnostic tests. The...

Cyprus extends support to Armenia as FM calls counterpart

  Cyprus has expressed its deep concern over the escalating situation in Nagorno Karabakh over the past 48 hours and condemned 'the Azeri violation of...

International concern over Karabakh, as energy corridor is threatened (latest)

  Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the volatile Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting concern about instability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines transporting...

38 C on Monday, close to 40 C on Tuesday, cooler on Wednesday

The warm air current affecting the island will take temperatures a touch under August levels over the next 48 hours, with 38 C on...

War fears in Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan clash with civilian casualties

  Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides...



Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...


Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...