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Georgia Christou: The labyrinth of the very big and deafening nothingness

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Georgia Christou: The labyrinth of the very big and deafening nothingness

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    Eins is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Georgia Christou at the gallery.

    Christou's work examines the politics associated with inside and outside spaces, in an attempt to expose the ways in which women operate within them. In this process, the inner and outer worlds of the artist are exposed, in a parallel and at times conflicting conversation. An essentially introverted personality is turned into a hyper-extroverted persona, seeking intimacy and connection in an increasingly noisy world. Using herself as a medium of research, she enters public spaces and her immediate social circles to observe how expressive, feminist, activist, queer forces are being suppressed or silenced by the deafening noise of patriarchal and colonial undercurrents.

    Her work is characterized as a 'practice to remember', as she draws from her childhood memories and upbringing in a busy, at times chaotic environment, surrounded predominantly by women. Digging into her past, revisiting engraved influences, feelings and aesthetics, she questions how much of oneself remains intact in the process of growing up and how much of it is 'accessorised' in order to fit into certain narratives. By recalling practices and habits from her childhood, she finds that even in the most chaotic environments there can be space for creative, gentle outputs, on which her practice is built.

    In an attempt to examine the changing currents of energy, in both micro and macro levels, inside and outside spaces, the artist ultimately proposes intentional innocence as the only force that can withstand the 'noise', and trigger change.

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    Georgia Christou is a Cypriot artist and curator based in Limassol, Cyprus. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, graduating in Fine Arts in 2022.

    Since 2019, she has organized and participated in off-site exhibitions in Cyprus and the Netherlands. In October 2023 she curated and participated in the group exhibition 'A Ceremonial Cry' as part of Limassol Art Walks, and in November 2022 the group exhibition 'Concrete Affection', in Limassol.

    Other recent exhibitions include; 'Contemporary Garden of Eden', 1E Ijzerstraat 97 3024 XP, Rotterdam (2023), 'To Be Out of Love for You Completely', curated by Christos Kyriakides, Nicosia (2023), 'A Distant Memory', curated by Yannik Güldner, The Gray Space in the Middle, The Hague, NL (2022), 'S3XY GOTH HOTLINE', Sexyland World, Amsterdam (2021).

    Georgia Christou: The labyrinth of the very big and deafening nothingness

    Georgia Christou , A landfill scream, 2024, clay, 29 x 27 x 3 cm

    Georgia Christou: The labyrinth of the very big and deafening nothingness

    Georgia Christou, If you're going to leave, then leave the keys on the floor, 2024, clay, 29 x 26 x 24 cm

    Georgia Christou: The labyrinth of the very big and deafening nothingness

    Georgia Christou, You broke my heart, 2024, clay, cement, 185 x 105 x 30 cm

    Georgia Christou: The labyrinth of the very big and deafening nothingness

    Georgia Christou, I'm bored. I'm leaving. Either way I'm not useful here., 2024, clay, dimensions variable

    Eins is a contemporary art gallery based in Limassol, Cyprus. Established in 2018, eins is seeking an active role in shaping art discourse and promoting contemporary artists in Cyprus, its neighbors and beyond. As a commercial gallery, it provides space and flexibility for the facilitation of compelling proposals and projects. As a gallery based in Cyprus, it is diligently involved in initiating conversations with audiences, encouraging the engagement of local artists, students and the public.

    Eins gallery was founded by its director, Tasos Stylianou, and his brother , Constantinos Stylianou.

    9 February – 22 March 2024

    Opening: Friday, 9 February, 7-10 pm

    Exhibition opening times:

    Wed – Fri,  4 – 8pm, Sat 11am – 2 pm, or by appointment

    Eins Gallery, 28 Themidos, 3036 Limassol, Cyprus

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