Τετάρτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2017

A celebration of Aphrodite

If there’s one place on our island that’s inextricably linked with the deity of love, passion and beauty, it’s Paphos. Birthplace of Aphrodite, it’s an area that’s littered with references to the legendary goddess: from Aphrodite’s Rock to Aphrodite’s Museum to the ancient temple at Kouklia which houses the Sanctuary of Aphrodite. So it’s no surprise the Pafos2017 European Capital of Culture celebrations are playing up the connection, starting with an exhibition by local artist Mary Plant whose purpose is “to celebrate Aphrodite.”

Entitled Aphrodite’s Library, the exhibition opens on March 3 at the Palaepaphos Museum and runs until March 20. Consisting of two large installations on the floor of the downstairs hall, both works have been years in the making. The first is called Aphrodite’s Notes and is made up of small pieces of tissue paper painted the colours of the sea. “Each page contains a small triangular or conical pebble, collected mainly from the beach close to the sanctuary and reminiscent of the sacred stone of Aphrodite housed in the museum,” explains Mary. “I’ve been collecting them for a few years now, thinking that one day I would use them without quite knowing how!”

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