© David Brandt photography 2013
Duration: 10 September - 10 October 2014
Opening: Wednesday 10 September at 7:00
Point Centre for Contemporary Art, following a 7 year partnership with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, is happy to present the exhibition ‘entitled’, the outcome of Panayiotis Michael´s residency at the renowned Berlin - based institution in 2013.
“In the last years, Panayiotis Michael’s work has been preoccupied with what may be described, indeed, ‘entitled’, a house. The Künstlerhaus exhibition is less gripped with the social happiness that a structure and its contents may signify, and more pleasurably associative in its flow of forms and metaphors, related, and not, to the artist’s family house, planned and never constructed. Vacant window edges are seductively abstracted in a horizontal line (age) of plank wood, hence, the piece’s title,7 Window Frames. Entities “belonging” to a house are taken apart into another time when they existed otherwise. Feather paddings quietly foster the history of a house, in A Second Try, and enigmatic interiors weave remains of future memories in cabinets of curiosities. In the spaces of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Panayiotis Michael creates an ambience, gracefully evoking moods prompted from what we feel entitled to experiencing. The show generously offers a leveling kind of playground from which no one seems to be in a favorable position to grasp the boundaries of a house of entitlement. Perhaps, the lost dream house of the child is not imagined as an enduring house of the future but as small, passing gestures of tranquil moods, where we can renegotiate our entitlements.
(From a text by Maria Petrides, 2013)”
Panayiotis Michael was born in 1966 in Nicosia, Cyprus where he lives, works and teaches. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. He represented Cyprus at Venice Biennale 2005. He is also the co-founder of pick nick, a newly founded collective that initiates public interventions and events in the city space.
Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 -18:00
*the exhibition can also be viewed by appointment outside opening hours