Artemis Manolopoulou

Why Them and Not IAn Account of Kalliopi Lemos’s Art Projects About Human Dignity

On the occasion of the Conference on the ‘Imagination of Human Rights’ in Bielefeld, sculptor and site-specific installation artist Kalliopi Lemos was invited to participate and present some of her art projects that focused on the human condition and human rights, especially about issues concerning physical and psychological displacements and the mistreatment of human dignity.

This work has been largely influenced by Lemos’s personal life experiences. She was born in Chios, Greece, an island situated at the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, and grew up in Athens. Her childhood memories are filled with painful, heartbroken stories of her maternal ...

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