The Cyprus Pavilion Christodoulos Panayiotou: Two Days After Forever

By Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Curated by Omar Kholeif, Two Days After Forever is a solo presentation by artist Christodoulos Panayiotou, taking as one of its starting points the invention of archaeology and its instrumental role in forging the master narrative of history. It is a discursive proposal that considers an open-ended cartography for art and its territory.

Unearthing and Conservation Works on Floor Mosaic at Agios Artemonas, Avlona, Cyprus, Image sourced from the Archives of the Cyprus Department of Antiquities, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Ioustos Sigismoundos (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Two Days After Forever

Two Days After Forever takes as one of its starting points the invention of archaeology and its instrumental role in forging the master narrative of history. Incorporating the architecture of the backstreets of the Palazzo Malipiero, where the Cyprus Pavilion has purposefully moved to this year (it was previously located in another part of the palazzo), the exhibition is staged in the oldest surviving part of the building, dating back to the eleventh century. The work herein manifests in a number of forms: as architecture—floors and walls; as choreographies—of movement and stillness; and as text that is both revealed and concealed. It is an open-ended topography that seeks to question the individual’s relationship to the constantly fluctuating act of making history. At the heart of the exhibition is the idea of materiality, as it is layered over time. As such, the undulating floor of the palazzo becomes a horizon and a stage. It becomes transformed into a container surrendering before the rising waters of the acqua alta. 

Ioustos Sigismoundos, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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The Abominable Mystery (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

The Abominable
Mystery

The Abominable Mystery, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Untitled (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Untitled

Untitled, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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2008 (2008) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

2008

2008, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2008, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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2008, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2008, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2008, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Opus Tessellatum (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Opus Vermiculatum, Opus Tessellatum, Fundus

Opus Vermiculatum, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Spoil Heap (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Spoil Heap

Spoil Heap, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Spoil Heap, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Spoil Heap, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever, installation view (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

The Parting Discourse

The Parting Discourse, performance, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015-05-06, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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The Price of Copper (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

The Price of Copper

Mauvaises Herbes (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Mauvaises Herbes

Mauvaises Herbes, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Mauvaises Herbes, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Mauvaises Herbes, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Mauvaises Herbes, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Mauvaises Herbes, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Untitled (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Untitled

Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Untitled (2015) by Christodoulos PanayiotouRepublic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015

Untitled

Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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Two Days After Forever installation view, Christodoulos Panayiotou, 2015, From the collection of: Republic of Cyprus - Biennale Arte 2015
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The participation of the Republic of Cyprus at the Art Biennale 2015 is organised and sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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