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Dying on Stage

009_09 / 30 March 2016



Christodolous Panayiotou

Dying on Stage, 2015

4 mins 59 secs


On 18 September 2015, Christodoulos Panayiotou presented a new version of his lecture-reading, Dying on Stage as part of the Serpentine Galleries' Park Nights Series taking place in the Serpentine Pavilion 2015, designed by selgascano. Dying on Stage explores the hierarchical order of literal, metaphorical and symbolic deaths on the stage, as well as the philological concept of 'tragic irony', through readings, videos and dance. This new version of Dying on Stage, featured dancer Jean Capeille in a choreography by Panayiotou. Presented in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust.


Read an essay on Panayiotou's work, as part of Ibraaz Platform 009, here.

About the author

Christodoulos Panayiotou

Christodoulos Panayiotou (b. 1978, Limassol, Cyprus) conducts wide-ranging research focusing on the identification and uncovering of hidden narratives in the visual records of history and time. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held (amongst other) at The Venice Biennial, The Cyprus Pavillion, Venice, Italy; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; CCA Kitakyushu, Japan; Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany; Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland and Cubitt, London, UK. He has participated in major international survey exhibitions, including the 8th Berlin Biennale; 7th Liverpool Biennial; Documenta 13, Kassel; 6th Taipei Biennale and Busan Biennale 2008. His work was also shown in a number of museum exhibitions including: Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Museion, Bolzano, Italy; Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA; Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain; Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA; Ashkal Alwan Center for Contemporary Arts, Beirut, Lebanon; Artist Space, New York, USA, MoCA Miami, USA.