Artist’s Sculpture in Berlin

“Boats,” an imposing installation of wooden boats symbolising immigration and its implications in modern societies, is a work by sculptor Kalliopi Lemos, which will be showcased before the Brandenburg Gate as of October 12, as part of the celebrations marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Together with the sculpture, the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der Kunste) will host a complementary photo exhibition on the Lemos trilogy.
This particular creation is part of the artist’s trilogy “Porthmia” (“channels”) and it was first displayed in 2006 at Eleusis and Istanbul. Later on, it was displayed at the Cultural Centre of the Onassis New York Public Benefit Foundation.
In her installations, she explores “existing between cultures, identities, and borders.” The cities chosen for all her exhibitions represent migrants on a typical route from East to West.
(source: voice of greece)