The exhibition explores the unique nature of diasporic art by Greek-American
avant-garde artists in the age of globalism. The efforts I am addressing in the exhibition
relate both to the artists’ original and transplanted contexts.
In this new body of work, Lydia Venieri pays tribute to Lord Byron (1788-1825),
the English Romantic poet whose short life was an inspiration to many artists and who personified
the ideal of the Romantic poet.