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Navigating in the Dark

Navigating in the Dark
Kalliopi Lemos

£19.95 | $29.95
28 x 23 cm | 11 x 9 in
300 ills | 160 pages
Paperback
ISBN 9781908966315

Contributors Simon Critchley, Arthur Danto, Jim Fitzgerald, Maria Maragou, Theodoros Terzopoulos

Kalliopi Lemos is a Greek sculptor, painter and installation artist based in London. Lemos studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and Central Saint Martins, where she pursued post-graduate studies. Central themes of Lemos’ work include the narrative of journeys, displacement and the politics of forced migration.

Navigating in the Dark documents a series of exhibitions of Lemos’ work at three international venues: Benaki Museum, Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon and the Crypt of St Pancras Church, London. The three exhibitions were a culmination of Lemos’ work over the past ten years, each exhibiting large-scale installations exploring themes of physical and spiritual migration. Navigating in the Dark presents full-colour images of the installations, depicting them alongside each other for the first time. 

Alongside photographic documentation, five texts explore Lemos’ work and methodology. Arthur C Danto discusses each installation relating them to wider themes, in his essay “A Sculptural Navigation”; Jim Fitzgerald carefully observes each of the installations and their particular qualities, relating Lemos’ work to her Greek heritage, whilst Simon Critchley presents the wider themes of the artist’s work from a philosophical viewpoint in “Watergazing with Kalliopi Lemos”. The book also includes an introduction by Curator Maria Maragou and a discussion between Lemos and theatre director Theodoros Terzopoulos.