Artist Kalliopi Lemos Explains Her New London Sculptures, “The Plait” + “Bag of Aspirations”

From the Frieze Sculpture Park to Mayfair Art Weekend, the sculptor expands her Tools of Endearment series

Greek-born, London-based artist Kalliopi Lemos extends her Tools of Endearment sculpture series with two large-scale works which debuted during this year’s Frieze London—one as part of the fair’s sculpture park and another as part of the tangential Mayfair Art Weekend. Through these towering public pieces, Lemos intends to spark conversations about outdated perceptions of the role of women in society. These two works, “The Plait” (2020) and “Bag …

In Regent’s Park, Frieze London’s Sculpture Park Still Welcomes Guests

Though Frieze London and Frieze Masters have shifted to online viewing room format, the prestigious fair’s large-scale outdoor sculpture division continues as usual in Regent’s Park (now through 18 October). The installation comprises 12 captivating works, including Lubaina Himid’s five reclaimed doorways and new commissions by the artists Kalliopi Lemos, Arne Quinze and more. “Rarely have our public spaces been quite so important for our …

Interview: FUTURA’s Decades of Kinetic Art + Meaningful Collaborations

From the "BREAK" train in the '80s to today's BMW M2, the artist's work continues to move people

In 1980, a subway car sped through the Bronx completely covered in the work of Futura (the pseudonym of graffiti writer Lenny McGurr, formerly Futura 2000). It was another breakthrough for the artist—and the art form, as it was an exploration of unmatched proportions, all the while void of a traditional tag. Futura eschewed the medium’s font-forward styles for abstraction and, in doing so, helped …