Christodoulos Panayiotou
Untitled, 2012

Pink stained glass window
Variable dimensions
Unique - site specific

Invited in 2012 by CAC Brétigny to do something for the French art center, Christodoulos Panayiotou decided to replace one of the panes of the glass roof with pink glass, thus having an effect on the exhibition space according to the movement and intensity of the sun. The color pink, symbol of love and sexuality, is reintroduced here in reference to its accidental disappearance from the rainbow flag of the LGBTQIA+ movement (which is of course dedicated to ensuring the social acceptance of sexual minorities), with the pink stripe originally being a part of the flag when it was created by the activist Gilbert Baker in 1978. “Spectral” in both its concrete and figurative meanings, the color has been added to the space like a gesture that reestablishes it after an unintentional omission and makes the sun’s journey across the sky an integral part of the exhibition gallery.

Excerpt taken from the CAC Brétigny website.