The VIII International Sculpture Symposium is taking place this year in Ayia Napa. The event has resumed after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Thirteen artists from seven countries are taking part in the symposium.
The event opened on November 15 at the Sculpture Park in Ayia Napa and will run until December 20. It involves 13 artists from Armenia, France, Iran, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine who will create 20 works from Cypriot limestone or white marble. The themes are mainly borrowed from Greek mythology, the works will be made in a modern style.
The president of the organizing committee, Kikis Konstantinou said: the aim of this meeting is to further enrich the park with new works and to introduce the public to the art of sculpture. The fact is that the collection of the Ayia Napa Sculpture Park is formed from the works of the participants of this symposium, which has been held in Cyprus since 2013.
During the symposium many activities will be organized. This includes guided tours of areas of Cyprus. This is done so that the artists can get closer to the history and culture of the country.
The culmination of the festival will be the presentation of works and awarding of participants. The ceremony will be conducted by Yannis Toumasis, head of the Sub-Ministry of Culture.