Based in a space located at a nodal point between the old city of Nicosia and its declining “modern” commercial centre, Point Centre for Contemporary Art is involved in the creative support and promotion of various fields of contemporary cultural production.
It aims towards fostering a multi-disciplinary engagement with new tendencies in all aspects of the arts, architecture, film, music and sound, performance, discourse and thought, as well as developing a critical dialogue that revolves around these. Point hosts a library, and its research department leads to the organisation of seminars, workshops, lectures, screenings, educational programmes, and other events, as well as the issuing of relevant publications. Several artist and professionals gather to share art and different ways of expressions.
In 2013 the place exhibited The Bidoun Library. A mobile library consisting of books, magazines and other printed matter. Originally conceived as an itinerant collection of hard to find books traveling to cultural organizations in the US and Europe. the Bidoun Library has since evolved into a conceptual project that tracks the different ways in which print culture has been implicated in articulating the vexed concept of the “Middle East”. In 2015, the space hosted an Art and Education workshop is which it was included two parallel exhibitions, an international conference, and a series of events. Topics were organised according to inter-cultural school environments and social engagement in the arts (art education for the local community).
Currently, the are organizing several Worshops. On Saturday 16 April at 18:00, Point will be hosting a workshop with Dr. Zöe Dominique Sutherland. The workshop will examine The Uses of Phenomenology in Postwar Artistic Practice and it is organised within the context of the Phenomenology and the Arts Seminars.