“ICARUS” exhibition, curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis
10.12.22 @ 10:00
K-Gold Temporary Gallery presents the exhibition ICARUS in Agia Paraskevi Lesvos, curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis. With the participation of the artists: Absalon, Bas Jan Ader, Yannis Voulgaris, Daniel Everett, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Katerina Komianou, Giorgos Kontis, Mark Wallinger, and Angelos Frentzos.
ICARUS is developed as an exhibition in a flight condition. The artists-as-passengers present their work in an environment of extended levitation, exploring how human ingenuity relates to physical and mental journeys. What can we learn from the cross-cultural wanderings in the (artistic) universe? Who are our fellow travellers in this transformation process? How can these voyages act as a healing force and contribute to social change?
Nine acclaimed Greek and international artists share personal stories about expectation, love, loss, and fall while referencing current affairs. Through the quests of each era, the mythical Icarus manages to express the primordial desire for transcendence. In this direction, the exhibited artworks (photographs, videos, sculptures, and installations) testify to the relationship between society, culture, and technology across expanded geographies.
In this context, a parallel exhibition on the second floor of K-Gold Temporary Gallery presents selected works from its collection linked to important moments of its course as a nomadic platform. The display includes a photograph by Christian Michael Filardo and a sculpture by Virginia Russolo that address themes of mapping and spirituality.
The educational program of the ICARUS exhibition is developed in collaboration with the experiential art space Lefko Harti in Mytilini. It features creative workshops and screenings for children and adults curated by Mari Moustaizi and Michael Meimaroglou. More information will be announced on social media.
Finally, a catalog (Greek/English) is published with contributions from Alain de Botton and Every Ocean Hughes, documenting all the actions and synergies carried out by the Gallery in 2022.
10/12/2022 — 05/03/2023
Opening: Saturday 10 December, 19:00
Opening hours: Saturday-Sunday, 15:00-20:00
For the opening of the exhibition, there will be a free round-trip bus from Mytilini to K-Gold Temporary Gallery. Departure from the KTEL bus station (Saturday 10 December at 18:00). Reservations: +30 6942202222.
Address: Agia Paraskevi, 81102 Lesvos, Greece
Telephone: +30 6942202222
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Social Media: @kgoldtemporarygallery
*Katerina Komianou, Giorgos Kontis are SNF ARTWORKS Fellows.
K-GOLD TEMPORARY GALLERY
K-Gold Temporary Gallery was founded in 2014 in Lesvos to bring contemporary art and culture closer to everyone. It has presented the work of established artists such as Joan Jonas, Erwin Wurm, Lucy+Jorge Orta, Lynda Benglis, Jonathas de Andrade, Ana Mendieta, Cosima von Bonin, and John Baldessari. The Gallery currently collaborates with the Hellenic Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs and is part of the Miramar network. It distinguished as an innovative European cultural initiative by Nantes Métropole.
Supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports.