Kalliopi Lemos | Tools Of Endearment | Afisha London | October 2020

Kalliopi Lemos' works from 'Tools of Endearment' series were featured in Afisha London. 

“Because these sculptures present tools through which femininity presents itself to the public, their placement in the social field reinforces Lemos’s contention that such tools are required in a contemporary world unwelcoming to the bodies of their wearers. Displaying such armaments in the public arena allows Lemos to raise broader questions about the character of a social field that might require the weaponization of one’s shoes, undergarments, pocketbooks, or jewelry. Lemos suggests that the tools of beautification must also be understood as mechanisms of defense."

 

Read the full article here. 

And in Russian here.

October 15, 2020