Cyprus’s first and sole art-design-communication focused university Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) new liaison office and event venue ARUCAD Art Space opened its doors in Nicosia on 1 August 2018, Wednesday evening with Manchester Art School Professor Tim Brennon’s exhibition called “NEW+ORIGINAL WORKS.”
The opening was attended by Turkish Embassy’s Undersecretary Mr. Yasin Temizkan, ARUCAD Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Sinan Arkın, Rector Prof. Dr. Turan Aksoy and ARUCAD academicians as well as a huge crowd of art lovers.
In his speech Tim Brennan said “Most of my works invite us to question old times, history, politics, art, travelling, ritual, scope and space in a consistent and succinct manner. This exhibition is an event that has been planned as a tour open to international development. I am very happy to have realized the first of this event in Cyprus. I thank ARUCAD for having created this opportunity.”
Art Space, which is ARUCAD’s latest cultural investment to the island of Cyprus, will provide exclusive spaces for the different art disciplines as an event venue where exhibitions, discussions will be held, video works will be screened and works produced at the ARUCAD workshops will be displayed throughout the year. Art Space will also double up as the liaison office of the University in the area.
The exhibition called NEW+ORIGINAL WORKS is open at ARUCAD Art Space, Müftü Recai Efendi Street, Nicosia until August 21.
Who is Tim Brennan?
Tim Brennan has been opening international exhibitions for the past 30 years. His works which are not limited to one single type of media are weaved with transitions between different areas in a manner that encapsulates object, image, performance, text, publication and curation. Since mid-1990s Brennan has developed a methodology which he called maneuver and grounded on walking, recital and conversation as an understanding of art. Brennan is a professor of art and head of Manchester Art School Art Department.