Kallos | Maria Karametou - The Feminist Art Project
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Kallos | Maria Karametou


American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC


Friday–Sunday only, 11:00-4:00

Phone Number

(202) 885-1000





Kallos, Greek for “beauty,” continues Karametou’s exploration of identity. This was first sparked by her own personal history of migration and displacement, inspiring her to create highly original pieces that also resonate on a universal level. The exhibition focuses on gender identity and the conventional social stereotypes and societal expectations, pressures, and restrictions, primarily on women, to fit into the established roles and molds that ultimately define their sense of self. By using thousands of bobby pins, stands of hair, and other mixed media, Karametou’s work speaks to the things humans have been doing since the dawn of history to adorn and beautify themselves, thereby directly connecting the act of beautification with their self-view.

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