10 years of modern art

K-Gold Temporary Gallery brings contemporary art and culture in contact with the general public through exhibitions, performances, screenings, artist residencies and educational activities. Wanting to celebrate its tenth anniversary of action in Lesvos, next month it is organizing the exhibition “DECA” curated by Nikolas Vambouklis, which explores performativity in the moving image and is developed as a screening program with representative works by some of the most important international visual artists and choreographers who have experimented with video and film to record the body in motion. The selection of ten groundbreaking works, from the 1970s to the present day, introduces the viewer to a unique atmosphere of theatricality and ritual, while celebrating the need to redefine human relationships in the “here and now”. The camera functions not only as a revolutionary tool for documenting intangible and ephemeral artistic practices, but also projects the body as a means of resistance and assertion at the boundaries of art, politics and activism. In addition to the screenings, the Gallery’s courtyard hosts a sound installation by American artist and composer Cory Arcangel, who studies music technology and its impact on contemporary art. The suite “24 Dances for Electric Piano” is based on house and techno riffs, and was presented on a world tour that included the Berlin Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The opening of the exhibition will take place on 21 July at 20:00 and for that day there will be a free return bus from Mytilene, which will depart at 19:00 from the long-distance bus station.