This Noble Peasant Exhibition in Kyrenia Cyprus aims to show the progress of The Noble Peasant Statue and its Park and Museum that is planned to be constructed on a prominent hill facing the town. It follows the two very successful exhibitions in London and Kyrenia that showcased the Arkin Award finalists.
The Noble Peasant is the biggest art project at present in Europe and it’s for a statue of 40 meters of height designed by Lotta Blokker from the Nederlands.
Visitors can experience a walk-in immersive room showing the statue in a manner as near as possible to its actual situation on the mountainside. Lighting will allow the display to switch from daytime to a simulation of an illuminated statue against the night sky.
A Virtual Reality experience is also possible trough VR Headset showing the statue and its surrounding park, arboretum and museum.
Panels describing the project are set up around a booth in which a maquette of the statue, situated so as to give as lifelike a rendering of the actual finished version as possible, will be set against a panoramic backdrop of the mountains. The panels hanging from the ceiling, the VR Experience and the immersive room, all give rise to the concept of “Get Used to Looking Up!”.
The exhibition is intended as much more than just a showcase for the statue. Among its primary aims is that it acts as a means by which the opinions of the people of the country can be canvassed.