The Braid of Kalliopi Lemos

De Vlecht (2020) op het beeldenterras aan de Westersingel


The Braid (2020), a sculpture by sculptor Kalliopi Lemos, was added to the sculpture terrace on the Westersingel on March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day, where it was unveiled by alderman Said Kasmi. In 2020, The Braid was purchased by the Droom en Daad foundation and donated to the municipality of Rotterdam.

The upright braid of dark brown hair has a length of 6.5 meters in height. The work is part of Kalliopi Lemos’ recent image series Tools of Endearment and reflects on the position of femininity in modern society.

On International Women’s Day and in honor of this new image in the city, CBK Rotterdam, together with Art Index, launched the DYI Women’s Art Walk, a beautiful walk through the city center, past works of art made by women. The walk starts at the Vlecht and is free download here.

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