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Lemos’ Exhibit For Ioakimion School

Kalliopi_LemosThe Ioakimion School For Girls in Fener will host the exhibition of Kalliopi Lemos within the framework of the 13th Istanbul Biennial.

The exhibition titled  I Am I Between Worlds and Between Shadows will open on Sept. 11 at the Greek Girls School in Fener, founded in 1879 as Ioakimion School for Girls and abandoned in 1988.

With her upcoming exhibition in Istanbul, Lemos focuses on the injustices suffered by women in contemporary society.

The artist has created seven evocative part-human, part-animal steel and resin sculptures, reminiscent of familiar mythological figures. Some on pedestals or crutches, and others hanging from the ceiling like a hunting trophy, and diverting our attention to our common primeval origins as well as the psychoanalytical perspective of mythology.

The sculptures will stand alone like remote islands, a metaphor for the loneliness experienced after violation. A sound installation will also feature so as to evoke the atmosphere of the old school.

Lemos is a sculptor, painter and installation  artist and was born on the Greek island of Oinousses, near Chios, in 1951. She studied painting and printing at Byam Shaw School of Art, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, where she also pursued post-graduate studies. She lives and works in London.

Lemos is currently exhibiting in the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens, while in 2012 she realized a solo exhibition at Antonopoulou gallery in Athens, and participated in the 3rd International Biennial of Canakkale, Turkey with her installation Pledges for a Safe Passage. The exhibition will finish on Nov. 13.

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