Stories of Dystopia

Klitsa Antoniou


Opening

September 10 at 5 PM, 2004

Duration

September 10 till 26, 2004

Location

CEAC, Xiamen, China

Klitsa Antoniou is presenting her latest work at the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen, on the 10h of September. The exhibition consists of multimedia installations constructions and photographs. The works are dealing with issues of displacement, hybridism, transience and mutation, utopia and dystopia, memory and identity.

Dr Antonis Danos, art historian, writes:In Stories of Dystopia, the viewer is led into a seemingly strange universe, which has been created by the stuff of wishes, dreams and frustrations, both our individual, as well as our collective ones, particularly, as in a bit ants of a small land, surrounded by water.

While using contemporary, ‘interational’artistic vocabularies, Antoniou’s work is deeply embedded in the history and the predicament of her homeland. Cyprus is a place with along, turbulent history, in the course of which, the ‘natives’ have rarely been allowed to determine their destiny, it is a place, moreover, with a wavering, as much as dead-end present, and with an uncertain future. The imaginary world, which Antoniou has installed, maybe seen as away out, as the desired escape, as an answer to her people’s frustrations.

This new environment looms, at once, utopian-an ideal place, object of our desire, and a new(brave?) world-and dystopian-a nightmarish space, in which we may enter only as “transmuted” beings.

Gallery

Stay in touch with us

Subscribe to our monthly mailing list and stay up to date about our activities.

Visit us

The CEAC art space is located in the heart of Shapowei, the art district of Xiamen.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday

13:00 - 17:30

Visitor information

Siming South Road 400, 3rd Floor
Xiamen, 361005, China
Tel. 0086 (0) 592 2180850

Location map CEAC