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EXHIBITION: The Body is Victory and Defeat of Dreams
Κ-Gold Temporary Gallery, the contemporary art platform founded by Nicolas Vamvouklis on Lesvos island, presents the art project “The Body is Victory and Defeat of Dreams” (from Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke’s poem), that comprises a group exhibition, performances and an educational program in collaboration with the Municipal Gallery of Mythimna.
11/08/2017 - 10/09/2017
Opening: Friday 11 August 2017, 20:00
Municipal Gallery of Mythimna Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece

HART+LËSHKINA, Beyond the clouds, 2016. Courtesy the artists

Curator Dr. Athena Hadji focuses on the human body as a field of glory and a battlefield, as victory and defeat, as the axis around which the exhibition is structured. Participating artists were selected accordingly, so were their works, some already realized, others as special commissions.

Orestis Lazouras, Teenage Dream, 2017. Courtesy K-Gold Temporary Gallery and the artist

HOPE, Untitled, 2017, ceramic. Courtesy The Breeder, Athens

Lito Kattou, Them, 2016. Courtesy the artist

The Body is Victory and Defeat of Dreams”

This project celebrates the human body in all its glory and decay. It employs works in various media, various scales, various material manifestations, in order to highlight the variety of ways in which the human body unfolds. Placed in a historical edifice, that bears traces of successive changes of use through time, the works converse with the architectural shell and the texts that inspired the choice of each work. The visitors are thus called upon adapting their somatic response each time as well as respond in toto to the architectural, artwork, and literary stimulants, coming to face in the end their own physical challenges and their personal boundaries.

Gjergj Bodari, My Private flânerie, 2017. Courtesy K-Gold Temporary Gallery and the artist

Andreas Stylianoudakis, Metronome, 2012. Courtesy the artist

Christos Mouchas, I see you, 2017. Courtesy K-Gold Temporary Gallery and the artist

Alix Marie, Les Gatiantes, 2016. Courtesy the artist

Participating artists:

Arcangelo Sassolino, Aimilia Giannopoulou, Lydia Dambassina, Alix Marie, Andreas Stylianoudakis, Christos Mouchas, HOPE, Anna Maria Samara, HART+LËSHKINA, Lito Kattou, Orestis Lazouras, Gjergj Bodari, Louise Plaze

Arcangelo Sassolino, Damnatio Memoriae, 2016. Courtesy Rolando Anselmi, Berlin | Rome and the artist

K-Gold Temporary Gallery

K-Gold Temporary Gallery a nomadic platform for contemporary art that was founded in 2014 in the Greek island of Lesvos by Nicolas Vamvouklis. It focuses on artistic production and educational activity within its locality and beyond by activating alternative spaces and offering artists and curators the opportunity to expand their research and practice. The Gallery collaborates with various cultural institutions in Greece and abroad while in 2015 it distinguished as an Innovative Initiative for European Citizens by Nantes Creative Generations.


Curated by Dr. Athena Hadji

Under the auspices of the Municipality of Lesvos

With the support of NEON Organization for Culture and Development

Creative Collaborators: Kastaniotis Editions, Ville de Nantes, Le Triptic and Danza Nantes


Polis Ioannou

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