CHÂTEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE (COURTYARD) / MUSÉE D'HISTOIRE DE NANTES
ART WORK DISPLAYED AS PART OF THE EXHIBITION ICÔNES, TRÉSORS DE RÉFUGIÉS
Echoing the Icônes, trésors de réfugiés exhibition, and as part of Le Voyage à Nantes, the artist Kalliopi Lemos is presenting her work, Pledges, which can be described as an allegory for a journey filled with hope and the memories of exiled populations.
For the past decade, the artist’s installations have revolved around human dignity and suffering. Her anthropocentric projects explore human, psychological, and physical passage, migration, and forced resettlement, implying abuse, pain, hypocrisy and cruelty, as well as the quest for personal identity.
Pledges represents a Turkish boat that was abandoned after transporting migrants to the Greek islands. It is covered in thousands of “tamata,” or handmade votive offerings that are left in Orthodox churches by migrants to overcome the challenges of an uncertain journey awaiting them.
EXHIBITION REALISED WITH THE SUPPORT OF AIR FRANCE.
© KALLIOPI LEMOS
Open from 01/09/2016 to 13/11/2016
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