Christoforos Savva


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ISBN: 9783775745987 Category:

Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Maria Panteli, Polina Nikolaou


Christoforos Savva’s oeuvre was unparalleled in the incipient Cypriot art scene of the 1960s, appropriating and reinventing themes and styles, while involving references ranging from Greek and African Classical Art to Cypriot handicrafts, Folk Art, Informal Art, Pop, and avant-garde movements. This monograph is the result of a long-term research project that has its first iteration as a large-scale survey exhibition housed at the recently renovated modernist building of the State Gallery of Contemporary Art – SPEL, Nicosia. In May 2019, the exhibition will be part of the Cyprus Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The book contains reproductions of paintings as well as rare archival material such as sketchbook pages, historical photographs and documentation on the artist’s life and practice.

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Weight 1274 g
Dimensions 22.1 x 27.5 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 11 October 2019
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.1 x 27.5 cm
Weight 1274 g


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CHRISTOFOROS SAVVA (1924-1968) is one of the most groundbreaking Cypriot artists of the 20th Century. In 1960, Savva founded, together with Welsh artist Glyn Hughes, Apophasis [Decision], the first independent cultural center of the newly established Republic of Cyprus. In 1968, Savva was among the artists representing Cyprus in its inaugural Pavilion at the 34th Venice Biennale.