Park Nights 2015: Christodoulos Panayiotou, Dying on Stage
Artist Christodoulos Panayiotou presented a new version of his lecture-reading, exploring the hierarchical order of literal, metaphorical and symbolic deaths on the stage, as well as the philological concept of ‘tragic irony’, through readings, videos and dance.
This new version of Dying on Stage featured dancer Jean Capeille in a choreography by Panayiotou. Presented in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust.
Christodoulos Panayiotou was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1978. Recent solo exhibitions include Two Days after Forever, Cyprus Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale; Stories from the Lives of My Friends, Point Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus and Chercher le Garçon, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France (all 2015); as well as solo and group exhibitions at CCA Wattis (2012); Centre Pompidou (2012) and Kunsthalle Zürich (2010). Panayiotou has participated in, among others, the 6th and 8th Berlin Biennale (2010-2014); dOCUMENTA 13 (2012) and the Liverpool Biennial (2012). In 2015, Panayiotou participated in Fiorucci Art Trust’s project, In Favour of a Total Eclipse, An Adaptation by Milovan Farronato, Stromboli, Italy.