Documented between 2009 and 2012, Broken Dreams is a haunting photographic essay on the city of Nicosia and conflict areas in the north of Cyprus – a conflict which until today has not been politically resolved – that was exhibited during Pafos 2017. Broken Dreams focuses on the emotional stalemate through lingering remnants of military activity and abandoned vernacular architecture. Uninhabited or partially demolished, these structures serve as uncomfortable monuments of Cyprus’s recent history.
The exhibition is part of A Tale of Two Cities – a cross-cultural photography exhibition by artist and photographer David Pisani, whose work explores architectural poetry as a metaphor for the human condition. The prints exhibited are all hand printed by the phoographer himself on silver gelatin paper.
Pisani’s work has been exhibited at the prestigious Biennale of Photography in Paris in 1996 and was entered in the Permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in June 2000.
Admission to the Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub in Valletta includes access to four floors exploring postal history in Malta, with tickets costing €5 for adults, €2 for children and €3 for pensioners which can be bought from this link or from the museum itself. The exhibition Broken Dreams is being held on the 2nd floor of this space. The Malta Postal Museum and Arts Hub is open between 10am-4pm. A public lecture in connection with the exhibition will be held at the same museum on the 28th April – attendance to this lecture will be free of charge.