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In Conversation with Kalliopi Lemos
Tue 2 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Join artist Kalliopi Lemos who will be discussing her new work Wooden Boat with Seven People, currently on display in Spital Square and the influences on her work.
The installation makes direct reference to the successive waves of migrants who have arrived in Spitalfields through the centuries, narrating humanity’s continuing perseverance for survival and dignity. An authentic wooden fishing boat containing seven seated steel human figures, Lemos’ sculpture symbolises the universal struggle and suffering of millions of uprooted migrants around the world.
This will complement the current exhibition Refugees: The Lives of Others which focuses on the contribution to British art by German refugees currently on display at the Ben Uri gallery.
There will be an opportunity to see more of Kalliopi's work and ask questions on her practice plus have an after hours viewing of the current exhibition.
Refreshments will be served.
Kalliopi Lemos (GR/UK) is a sculptor, painter and installation artist. 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 studied the art of Ikebana for 15 years.
During the last decade Lemos has exhibited extensively in various international venues. Some of her most acclaimed projects are:
2015: At the Centre of the World, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece. Participating exhibition at the 4th Performance Festival, part of the program of the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art.
2015: ‘Nitra Gallery presents Kalliopi Lemos’ Booth at Art Athina, Athens,Greece.
2013-2015: I Am I Between Worlds and Between Shadows, Ioakimion Greek Girls’ High School, Fener, Istanbul. A parallel event of the 13thIstanbul Biennial – further extended until June 2015.
2014: Pledges, site-specific installation, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens
2013: Passages of Substance, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens.
2012: Encounters with Less-Remembered Lives, a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens.
20112009: At Crossroads, Brandenburg Gate, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road and Maida Vale are 10 minutes’ walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within easy walking distance.
By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.
Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road (free at weekends) and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.
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Students, those in receipt of state pensions, housing or council tax benefits, those on income support, those claiming jobseekers' allowance and anyone registered disabled.
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