Published on the occasion of the Cyprus Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Two Days after Forever is not an exhibition catalogue, but rather an alternate temporal manifestation of the themes of the pavilion itself—in 2015, realized by artist Christodoulos Panayiotou and curated by Omar Kholeif. Adopting a variety of modes of address, this book acts as a kind of theater for considering the questions: How does one choreograph a history that is constantly being re-imagined? And, how do we speak of an anthropology of movement?
With critical writing, poetry, open-ended letters, sketches, and provocations through both new and existing texts, this publication explores materiality as performance and how quiet gestures can function as subversive counterpoints to homogenous nationalistic narratives. The backdrop, Cyprus, becomes a site of multiple imaginaries from where this reader will seek to articulate a new route of escape.
Copublished with the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture
ContributorsVassos Argyrou, Mirjam Brusius, Alkis Hadjiandreou, Yannis Hamilakis, Malak Helmy, Didier Maleuvre, Walter Mignolo, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Yiannis Papadakis, Nasa Patapiou, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Eike Wittrock, Konstantina Zanou