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Common Ground

Thekla Papadopoulou, Danae Patsalou, Despina Petridou


Common Ground is a contemporary art exhibition by three Cypriot visual artists: Thekla Papadopoulou, Danae Patsalou and Despina Petridou. The body of work presented is addressing issues and ideas surrounding the Cypriot landscape, where each artist presents the results of a personalised research and exploration around the subject.

The interpretation of space, place and land acts as the common ground onto which these three artists come together, to present individual and collaborative artworks that pose questions in regards to our relationship with our surroundings, and how this affects our existence and identity. In this context, (land)scape is construed as an experience; a means of memory and recollection, interconnection and exchange of commonalities, always providing a sense of belonging. The contested nature of the island’s land and sea places these natural entities at the core of this artistic interpretation, where each artist brings a piece of their own self, to be connected to the wider image of identity exploration, through the specificities of place.

The exhibition aims to shed light onto the different processes that make up the practice of each artist, combining various media and materials. The domestic interior and history of the Citizen’s House is to provide a sense of familiarity and intimacy to the viewers’ experience, as they navigate around the different rooms that make up this exhibition. The organic placement of the artworks, will take into consideration the specificities of the space, creating a natural, non-invasive visual narrative, unfolding from one room to another. Common Ground provides a neutral space for the collaboration and exchange of ideas between emerging and established Cypriot artists, while exploring aspects of site-specific experiences, memories and connections.


Exhibition Catalogue

Exhibition Venue

The House of the Citizen, Nicosia, Cyprus

Supported by

Cyprus' House of Representatives

Every Food is a Landscape
Il Polo del 900, Turin, Italy. Organised by BJCEM and Food Wave Project. Curated by Marco Trulli

'Promoted by BJCEM in the frame of the Food Wave project, Every food is a landscape is an exhibition of sixteen artists from nine different countries in Europe and the Mediterranean, reflecting on the environmental, cultural and social impact of food production and consumption on the landscape. Among human activities, food production is one of the most impactful to climate change, due to land exploitation, fertilizers, and inappropriate agricultural practices. Therefore, Every food is a landscape offers a multidisciplinary approach to climate change by focusing on food production and consumption in European and Mediterranean countries. The exhibition – curated by Marco Trulli – is an analysis of the contradictory landscapes that result from food production, with the aim of re-think our relationship with food as an element of connection between us and the ecosystem and as a vehicle of relations between different cultures and languages, which crosses all borders.'


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Exhibition Venue

Il Polo del 900, Turin, Italy

Supported by


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