perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

The following is written in response / review to the State of the Monument (Nov 20, 2018 organised by the Cultural Studies and Contemporary Arts Lab, European University, Cyprus) via Loizidou, C. (2014) Commemoration, Public art and Memorial Politics in Cyprus, 1901-2013 [thesis] If monuments are about asserting or compensating for insecure regimes, then I… Continue reading perhaps it’s the nihilism, OR “If I were to start over, I would have been researching public fountains”

Cultural historian fails Police Entrance Exam / On the wonders of civil service / A family of (bad) corruption jokes

I really wanted to be a police officer. The dream was dashed when I realised that I couldn't produce passing transcripts during the Police Exams. I didn't have it in me to suspend critical thought in a way that would allow me to go through with it / answer the exam questions. It had become clear that this was the underlying requirement. What was left was to undergo the exercise as a kind of performance.

on the Nicosia Airport (2016)

OR Unpacking Chapter 7. Conflict as capital: Contemporary art and the heritage of conflict OR Harlem Shake: The UN and libidinal resistance in Cyprus OR PhD Tips: Getting through the Viva Click here for full screen Citation: Loizidou, C. (2016). "On the Nicosia Airport." Presented at the "Troubled Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East:… Continue reading on the Nicosia Airport (2016)

Monumental Microhistories: Paradoxes in Cypriot commemorative art and their extensions

The below is a introduction to the why a t-shirt [insert image] is the most immediately complex art piece to come out of Cypriot politics, in the 21st century. Coming out of a larger study of Cypriot memorial politics and the Cypriot art and peace economy, this presentation isolates a series of anecdotal paradoxes in… Continue reading Monumental Microhistories: Paradoxes in Cypriot commemorative art and their extensions