History Lesson, 2018/19, stacks of exercise books, video, and accompanying lecture performance

The highly constructed nature of historiography is willfully ignored as educational and political institutions continue to consider historical narratives more valuable than artistic representations. “History Lesson” proposes an alternative history curriculum for Cyprus based entirely on film productions shot on the island before its division in 1974. The installation was made possible thanks to the support of the Min da de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

Argyro Nicolaou presents History Lesson, a lecture performance in the Carpenter Center for Visual Art

Argyro Nicolaou presents History Lesson, a lecture performance in the Carpenter Center for Visual Art

The installation portion of History Lesson installed in the Sackler ArtLab Annex