The Body is Victory and Defeat of Dreams
with: 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
curated by Dr. Athena Hadji
K-Gold Temporary Gallery
Lesvos island, Greece
Κ-Gold Temporary Gallery 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.
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.
“The Body is Victory and Defeat of Dreams” 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 to adapt 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.
K-Gold Temporary Gallery is 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.
*All images are courtesy of the artists and K-Gold Temporary Gallery