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Cypriot Artists Exhibit in Prague
2009-04-24 07:53:53

Nicosia, Apr 22 (CNA) - Twenty young Cypriot artists from the Art Laboratory Nicolas Panagi participate in an exhibition, which opened on Tuesday in Prague.

The exhibition covers such topics as nature in Cyprus, family and religious life on the island and highlights the trauma of the 1974 Turkish invasion and the desire of the inhabitants of the island to be reunited and live together.

The exhibition is hosted in the historic Gothic church of St. Simon and Judy in Prague, and it is under the auspices of the embassy of Cyprus in Prague and the Czech embassy in Nicosia. It will run until 26 April.

The opening was attended by representatives of the artistic and political life of the Czech Republic as well as members of the Cypriot community there.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Ambassador of Cyprus to the Czech Republic Achilleas Antoniades said the exhibition can contribute to further strengthening cultural bonds and friendship between the two countries.

In his speech artist Nicolas Panagi, who has lived and studied in Prague, said he aims to stage an annual exhibition in a foreign country to help promote the work of the laboratory and to have the works to be exhibited inspired by life in the countries visited by the artists.

Mr. Panagi invited attendees to visit in a few months Nicosia, to attend an exhibition inspired by the visit of the young artists in Prague.

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