Immigrant art project by Cypriot students wins Saatchi gallery prize

From: TheToc

A Cypriot art project highlighting the plight of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean has claimed first prize in an international competition.

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A Cypriot art project highlighting the plight of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean has claimed first prize in an international competition.

The piece “Immigrants” is constructed around a boat owned by the Colossi council that was marked for disposal.

However, after being salvaged by a group of art students from the suburb of Limassol, it was transformed into a monument to those who died, and those who survived, crossing into Europe.

 

The work was recognised with the 2016 Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize in London.

Source: Euronews

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