“CONFINEMENTS. A Corrosive Evaluation”

[Discourses _ Conversations_Performances. Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Alipio Carvalho Neto, Dimitrios Trikas ]

With the closure of the events/activities: “Confinements”  questions arise regarding the principles and procedures of the overall organization, the degree of satisfaction of the multiple expectations, the fruitful or not co-articulation of diachronicity and synchronicity in the understanding of extreme social situations (madness, asylum, surveillance, violence) and for the t(r)topological limits in the connections of the arts with exclusions and confinements. 


*Two performances by Demosthenes Agrafiotis, “Joints & Purifications “

**Dialogue by Dimitris Trikas and Demosthenes Agrafiotis

***Performance by Alipio Carvalho Neto (BR-IT),”L’ ELEMENTO UMANO-N.O.F 4″.(Art Brut/Music) in collaboration with Rachele Gigli.

Dromokaiteio Psychiatric Hospital, Haidari, Attiki,GR 17/12/2022.  


Two documentary videos: 

https://youtu.be/9cHFyKLEqrg  EL

https://youtu.be/WxFr9SGDnjA    EN 

[Visual material of the videos by Giorgos Tsoutsouras, Michèle Valley, and Efthymis Dimitriou / Edited by Efthymis Dimitriou.]

“Traces, artces”

contribution  of da/da
mixed media on paper, various dimensions, unique works
Review-object: BAU, Container of Contemporary Culture, no 18
Italy-USA, 2022, 120 copies
On Saturday 3 September 2022 at 19:00,
presentation of BAU Container of Contemporary Culture n. 18
at the Paola Raffo Contemporary Art gallery
in Via Eugenio Barsanti 11 in Pietrasanta (LU), Italy.
Exhibition of the works included in the BAU  version of 2022
See pdf 1 & pdf 2

“URGENCES POESIES” Exhibition of a visual poem of DA(DA


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Exhibition of a visual poem of DA(DA


PARIS, 45, rue de la Folie Méricourt , Paris 75011 , France


Commissaire: François MASSUT

INSTITUTION: “POETRYISNOTDEAD” in Collaboration with the MUSEE DE ARTHUR RIMBAUD (http://musee-arthurrimbaud.fr/).


MEDOUSA – Art Gallery (1979-2017)

Traces-Tracks/ Ichnodromoi

Exhibition-hommage, [23 / 03 – 22 / 05/2022]



Participation with the poster of the exhibition of da/da:

“Traces-Tracks/ Ichnodromoi” (1983-Medusa Gallery) in the exhibition at the Benaki Museum (138, Piraeus Street), spring 2022.

Presentation of the aforementioned exhibition of da/da in the catalogue with the same title:

“MEDOUSA”, Benaki Museum Publications, 2022, pp. 131-133, (in EN & GR).

View pdf



N, ÃO (book) / TRACEMES (exhibition, pencil drawings) / ACTIONS

Opening of the exhibition: Friday December 16, 6.30-11.00 p.m.
Presentation of the book: Friday, December 16, 8 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: December 16-22, 2022


The Technochoros Art Gallery presents at Art Project Space, in a new space which has been created at 66,  Falirou street, in Koukaki, the new bilingual book by Dimosthenis Agrafiotis entitled “N,ÃO”, which is published in Greek and Portuguese – in Brazil and in Europe, by the publishing house, Confraria do Vento, Rio de Janeiro, 2022.
The book presentation will take place on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 8 p.m.
From 6:30 p.m., opens the exhibition of visual works by Demosthenes Agrafiotis (drawings-pencils) entitled “Tracemes/Traces -Artifacts”, will be open to the public until the 22nd of December  2022.
The presentation of the book will take place in the presence of the editor Karla Melo and the translator and musician Alipio Carvalho Neto. The program includes presentations by University of Athens professor Maria Papadima (translator of the Portuguese poet Pessoa) and Nikos Pratsinis (translator-interpreter). Texts will be read and interpreted (poetic-musical performance) by Alipio Carvalho Neto (saxophone) and Demosthenes Agrafiotis (da/da). The exhibition also presents the special edition of the book “n,ai” in Japanese and English, which was published in 32 individual copies with drawings by the artist Takesada Matsutani (from the Japanese avant-garde movement Gutai, 1954-72), from the Estepa publishing house (Paris, France).
Under the hospices of the Brazilian Embassy
Inês Oseki-Dépré: two articles (in french) on the occasion of the publishing of the book : “N,ÃO” by da/da.
Presentation  of the book : “N,AO” and performance  (16/12/2022):
Personal show of drawings-pencils on paper

[“dialogues, interactions”. Greek-French archive of Demosthenes Agrafiotis ]

[“dialogues, interactions”.

Greek-French archive of Demosthenes Agrafiotis ]






Gounaropoulou 6, Ano Ilisia, 15771

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021




Subject: Exhibition>

[“dialogues, interactions”.

Greek-French archive of Demosthenes Agrafiotis ]


The exhibition” Dialogues, interactions: Greek-French archive Demosthenes Agrafiotis” will present the donation offered to the G. Gounaropoulos Museum by the poet and intermedia artist, Demosthenes Agrafiotis. The donation was made in 2019 and is part of the long-term and essential relationship between Greek and French art and intellect. Its goal is “to pay tribute to the Greek-French culture of the painter Gounaropoulos”.

The donation includes two works by Agrafiotis, documents of his international, diverse activity and a number of French periodicals that deeply influenced the artist, including the magazines Critique (147 issues) and Le Cahier du Refuge (173 issues).

The monthly magazine Critique, of the historical publishing house: Les Éditions de Minuit, was first published in 1946 with founder Georges Bataille and continues to this day to be a tribune for the international literary, philosophical and generally intellectual avant-garde. Le Cahier du Refuge is a bulletin and at the same time an exemplary means of documenting the activity of the cipM Center international de poésie Marseille (Marseille International Poetry Center). The Center aims to promote poetry in all its forms through the presentation of a wide range of artistic activities from the international experimental scene.

Exhibition duration: February 17 – March 31, 2021

Until the expiration of the restrictive measures, according to which the museums are still closed to the public, the exhibition will be available only in digital form on the museum website, in the section “Exhibitions” (https://gounaropoulos.gr/exhibitions /), from 17 February.


Dionyssia Giakoumi, PhD in History of Art-Curator, G. Gounaropoulos Museum

Manolis Karterakis, Art Historian-Curator, G. Gounaropoulos Museum


see also:


dialogues, interactions”

Greek-French archive of Demosthenes Agrafiotis


Schedule of events (in Greek)

Saturday, February 20, 11: 00-12: 30(Athens time, +2)

“The donor Demosthenes Agrafiotis and the art of his time”

speakers: Dionyssia Giakoumi, Manolis Karterakis, Demosthenes Agrafiotis


Saturday, February 27, 11: 00-12: 00

From the Greek-French archive of Demosthenes Agrafiotis (Part 1)

“The exclusivity of criticism in the French review Critique

speaker: Vangelis Bitsoris, Writer-Translator

“Human Criticism and Science”

speaker: George Arabatzis, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Saturday, March 20, 11: 00-12: 30

From the Greek-French archive of Demosthenes Agrafiotis (Part II)

“The Marseille International Poetry Center (CipM) and the magazine Le Cahier du Refuge“.

speakers: Dr.Katerina Goula, Translator

Dr. Fani Sofronidou, Translation Studies

Commentary by Demosthenes Agrafiotis on the collection of his magazines


The events will take place via the online zoom platform, at the link that will appear on the museum website, in the “Exhibitions” section. [ https://gounaropoulos.gr/en/news-hub/]










Εxhibition “Poetry: eloquent painting. Hommage à Gounaro” | Athens, GR

Group show Poetry: eloquent painting. Hommage à Gounaro  
is taking place in Museum of Gounaropoulos, Zografou – Ilisia, Athens, Greece
between 10 April and 08 June , 2019

da/da will have the following contributions:

  1. In the permanent exhibition, with his work : “abcedary” 24 letters of Greek alphabet in Japanese Calligraphy 
    24 pieces of work in A4 size paper, with chinese ink 
  2. In the context of International Museum Day, on 18 May 2019,11:00 am, with a performance
    Titled: “LANGUAGE. Languages.”

Commissioner- curator: Manolis Karterakis