Fair-face Elysée – Maria Toumazou


Pictures by Panagiotis Mina

For Thkio Ppalies’s first off-site show Maria Toumazou introduces new works across two sites: a photocopy room at the headquarters of a market research company in Latsia and a field previously used as a greenhouse for snail farming in Geri. As with her collective project space Neoterismoi Toumazou – which was initially run by her grandfather as a clothing and novelty shop, catering mostly to locals and UN soldiers, in old Nicosia from the 70s up until 2013 – both sites are associated to Maria’s family. The personal is fragmented and extended outward to embody social, political and economic temporalities across particular material and architectural developments.

The show is curated by Peter Eramian