Klitsa Antoniou, Lost Desires (1996)

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The artwork «Lost Desires» was created during the group exhibition of contemporary Cypriot artists «Riches of Cyprus» in 1996

Klitsa Antoniou’s (born 1968) divided homeland, Cyprus, is always present in her work as the scene that marked her life and the lost innocence of her childhood. “Lose Desires” (1996) is an autobiographical work which expresses these ideas. It is a structure that rises like a wall and resembles a toy which cannot be used in the way it was meant. The swings are either too high or too low, indicating the violent and sudden loss of the artists childhood during the traumatic experience of the Turkish invasion. Instead, the swings are transformed into a high wall, clearly referencing the division of Cyprus.


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