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Photography And Cyprus

Author : Liz Wells
ISBN : 9781780766539
Genre : Art
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Formerly a British colony, the island of Cyprus is now a divided country, where histories of political and cultural conflicts, as well as competing identities, remain contested. Cyprus provides the ideal case study for this innovative exploration, extensively illustrated, of how the practice of photography in relation to its political, cultural and economic contexts both contributes and responds to the formation of identity. International contributors, representing diverse disciplines, draw from photography theory, art history, anthropology and sociology to explore how the island and its people have been represented photographically. They reveal how the different gazes - colonial, political, gendered and within art photography - contribute to the creation of individual and national identities and, by extension, to the creation and re-creation of imagery of Cyprus as place. The questions this book asks and the themes and arguments it follows apply also to other places characterized by their colonial heritage. The intriguing example of Cyprus thus serves as a fitting test-ground for current debates relating to photography, place and identity.

Immoral Tales

Author : Andreas Karayan
ISBN : 9789963706761
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NATIONAL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE - Cyprus In the age of David Hockney, Derek Jarman, Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol, when bisexuality was at first radical and then trendy, a young man is faced with the ambiguity of sexual roles and oscillates between In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower and Special Friendships. A frank and moving coming of age autobiographical novel about self discovery, love, art, sexual and artistic identity. A journey leading from the swinging London of the late '60s to contemporary Alexandria. Weaving personal experience with modern social and historical events, internationally acclaimed Cypriot artist Andreas Karayan brings forth IMMORAL TALES, a book inhabited by colorful characters that captures the essence of life. IMMORAL TALES is one part of a semi-autobiographical trilogy, but it is autonomous; it follows a young man’s search for his artistic and sexual identity during his formative years. Art and passion converge in Andreas Karayan’s cosmopolitan gaze. His trilogy explores key historical, political and social events which have shaped contemporary Europe, as the backdrop for both the life of his protagonist and his own. More specifically, “Immoral Tales: London – Alexandria,” Karayan explores the world-changing events of late 60’s and early 70’s in London, and how they influenced his decision to abandon medicine for the arts. The second part of the book explores the pre-revolutionary contemporary Alexandria. The first of the genre in this part of the world, the book fosters a better understanding of art and sexuality, while emphasizing LGBT and other human rights issues. It is considered a landmark in Cyprus, since it is the first to explore themes which were previously considered taboo. Grounds for the Literary Award The book is a candid look at the life of the author, in the form of an autobiographical novel. Through a patchwork of images, Andreas Karayan succeeds with real verve and sensibility in describing the conflicting attractions of his body and soul. The book is a profound self-examination, which blends organically place and time, conveying their atmosphere elegantly with a disarming sincerity. It is in essence a bold attempt to seek identity without the author resorting to self-censorship. On the contrary, he unveils himself and his conflicts finding in the process of writing wholeness, in the interaction of art and life. The writer swathes the facts of his life in a poetic myth and successfully sketches characters who, with their individuality, are in the end transformed into dramatis personae. The whole is presented in an airy manner, with a sense of humor and self-mockery, but also with rich cultural references which bear witness to a good education. About the author Andreas Karayan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1943. He is a well-known Cypriot artist and a pioneer of LGBT rights in Cyprus through his paintings, writings and actions. He studied medicine at the University of Athens and graduated in 1967. He moved to London where he was seduced by the atmosphere of the late '60s and abandoned medicine in favor of art, studying at the Central and Camberwell Schools of Art. He then took an engraving course in Germany and lived in Berlin for a considerable time. He represented Cyprus at the Venice Biennale in 2001, and at the Cairo Biennale in 2006. He also illustrated poems of K. P. Cavafy, which were published in Berlin. From 1978 to 2004, he involved himself with journalism, theatre and cinema criticism. After an invitation from the Library of Alexandria in 2007, he lived in the city and produced a series of works on Alexandrian themes, which were exhibited at the Library. He is the author of three novels in Greek (“A true tale”, “Immoral Tales”, and “Dark Tales”). Nowadays, he lives and works in Nicosia, Alexandria, and Athens.


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Caa Newsletter

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Greece In Modern Times

Author : Stratos E. Constantinidis
ISBN : UOM:39015045666552
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This complete and annotated bibliography is the largest and most comprehensive of works published in English about Greece, its people, and modern times.

Anekdoten Zu Einer Topographie Des Zufalls

Author : Daniel Spoerri
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Geschichte Europas Von 1945 Bis Zur Gegenwart

Author : Tony Judt
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The Artist As

Author : Matthias Michalka
ISBN : 3902490209
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Schlamm Oder Die Katastrophe Von Heath Cliff

Author : Louis Sachar
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Um das Energieproblem der Menschheit zu lösen, experimentiert ein genialer Biochemiker mit äteilungssüchtigenä Einzellern. Als mutierte äBiolenä jedoch in ein Waldstück gelangen, hat das verheerende Folgen für die Einwohner von Heath Cliff.

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