This evening, back at the EESC’s Jacques Delors headquarters building, an art exhibition, Envision Cyprus – Memories Alive, was opened by the Committee’s Vice-President, Anna Maria Darmanin, and the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the European Union, Kornelios Korneliou. Two female artists, Efi Savvides and Kyriaki Costa, present a taste of the contradictions and challenges of modern life, juxtaposed with the views of the elderly (Savvides, in particularly, generated her work through regular visits to an old people’s home). As she puts it ‘In our current dynamic, highly technological world of fast-changing social and personal values, the act of returning to the past often offers comfort and a sense of security to an alienated and fragmented identity. Anonymous immigrants, deserted elederly people in care homes, and neglected individuals who feel trapped in their memories of the past, unable to cope with the demands of modern life, remind us of the fragility of human nature and invite our attention.’ This intriguing joint exhibition sets out to explore those themes. Well worth a visit.