The result of a recent residency at Point Centre for Contemporary Art, the exhibition “Casts of an Island” presents a series of sculptures and installations by Cypriot-born visual artist Socratis Socratous, that feature a material that is ubiquitous as it is laden with symbolism: sand. Referencing the colonial-era sandstone facades of buildings found both in the south and the north of the divided island, as well as the way desert sand migrates via sandstorms from Africa and the Middle East to Europe, Socratous is putting together an assortment of crumbling items made of sand that make an oblique comment about present-day sociopolitical problems.
Evolving from Socratous’s recent exploration into the aesthetics of debris and casting leaves and twigs in precious metals, the exhibition is a poignant reflection upon the fragile nature of history and the uncertainty, if not futility, of man-made institutions. The exhibition is curated by Michelangelo Corsaro and will be on display until the 16th of July 2016.
Socratis Socratous is represented by THE BREEDER