An artistic intervention that transforms Spinalonga, the Greek islet used as a leper colony until 1962, into an art work was inaugurated on June 2. The exhibition, titled You, The Last Leper, was created by renowned Greek artist Costas Tsoclis. It covers an area of 0.35 square miles, and features three-dimensional paintings, installations and performances that that continuously interact with the old building relics of the island.
The artist invites us to share the history of the island and the lives of its confined inhabitants, while at the same time offering deliverance through art. This is the first time a cultural event takes place in the archaeological site of Spinalonga. The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO and will remain open until October 31.