July 2013

“art x art” @ “ekthesis”

art x art – virtual exhibition

In this series of A4-sized artworks, Demosthenes Agrafiotis presents the idea of art refolding within art in an attempt to invent a new way of documenting the artist’s activity and critically evaluating the diverse states and streams of contemporary art. By witnessing the traces of a personal journey, the relationship between the visual and the poetic, images and words, is established through a mode of expression that lingers between graphic design, conceptual art and the found object. Pressed into a two-dimensional state, we witness all elements in different combinations and manners of collaboration between them – a “collage / συν-εικόνα”. Agrafiotis externalizes this personal scripture by making it available for public viewership and commenting upon what it means “to exhibit” these images in different supports and spaces, physical or virtual.

Visit the exhibition at http://www.ekthesis-online.com/

“ekthesis” is an innovative online space that has opened in order to digitally experience artworks. In other words, it is a virtual gallery that offers the possibility of exhibiting artistic practices collected and curated as separate exhibitions. “ekthesis” aims at becoming an open space for the artist, the curator and the public, by opening up the possibilities of exhibiting, curating and viewing artworks.


Books related to “ARTxART’:

1. “Artxart”, Redfoxpress, Achill Island, Ireland, 2011 (www.redfoxpress.com).(images-visual poems from the series:”artxart)
2. “Poetry-Paparty”,”ARTxART”, New Yipes Reader No 23, Oakland, Editor, David Larsen, 10/2007, 50 pages (texts, images, photographs, drawings from the series: “artxart”), Aukland, California, USA, 2007.

The virtual exhibition  is supported  by  “FONDAZIONE  BONOTTO “, Italy.

20 October 2013 - , Egypt

Cavafy at the Library of Alexandria

The Library of Alexandria presents an exhibition on Constantinos Cavafy’s influence on contemporary art. The exhibition with the title “Walk with Cavafy” will open on October 20 and is organized by the Alexandria Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Alexandria.

The exhibition has over 100 works such as paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings and photography by leading artists from Alexandria, Cyprus and Greece. The artists from the three countries met, worked together and visited the Cavafy Museum.
In the city where Cavafy spent his life, the exhibition honors the universal dimension of his work through the presentation of an original cultural product that adds a modern multicultural approach to his heritage.

Furthermore, the artists are offering part of their work to the Cavafy Museum, which enriches the collection and makes it more attractive to the visitor.

The artists from Greece are: Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Zacharias Arvanitis, Dimosthenis Gallis, Manolis Giannadakis, Maria Giannakaki, Sarantis Gagas, Gina Dellassouda, Petros Zouboylakis, Basilis Kontosfiris, Apostolos Kotoulas, Thomas Makinatzis, Antigoni Manolidou and Nikos Terzis, from Cyprus –among others- Anna Vasiliou, Giorgos Georgiadis, Sakis Doridis, and Anna Erotokritou.


Demosthenes Agrafiotis participation
27 x 60 cm. – Indian ink on handmade paper

Saturday 14 December 2013 | Mavrokordatou street, Athens

DIS-PLAY (window shop project)

DIS-PLAY (window shop project)

Saturday – 14 December / Mavrokordatou Street (Metro station: Panepistimiou)

19:00-22:00 – Live performances by Francesco Kiàis, GRAAM, Anastasia Papatheodorou, Andreas Pashias, Filippos Vasileiou
12:00-22:00 – Photography exhibitions by Aggelos Panoskaltsis, Dimitris Priftis, Demosthenes Agriafiotis, RevoltingBodies (continuing on Sunday Dec. 12:00-17:00)
Virtual exhibition of photography of Demosthenes Agrafiotis : <<  CRISES.CRIES, CRIeS>>.Photographies from the close Athenian shops and also a text on the Greek crisis_”Poetry and Revolution

22:30 – Αfterparty at Komma Bar with Chevy et al.

Shop owners on Mavrokordatou Street in collaboration with epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation present the DIS-PLAY (window shop project), a one-day event of actions taking place within the display windows of closed stores. By focusing on the re-introduction of the human presence in this context of inactivity through performance art and the art of photography, artists are invited alongside the audience members to re-examine the intermediate space between public and private functions.

Through the investigation of complexities regarding the usage of idle structures for artistic activity, as observed in other cities as well on an international level, Mavrokordatou’s pedestrian street in central Athens, becomes a vibrant center of engagement and exchange with its audience. At the same time, through the display windows, the human body is displaced from its status as a consumer into a product for consumption, as a metaphor for the relationship of civilians to the changing sociopolitical conditions.

Organisers: epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation, Paul Sarz
Infographics: Melina Philippou, Eleana Tsoukia
Graphic design: Antonis Tzortzis
Technical support: Eftychios Shikki
Contact: 2103814144 – www.facebook.com/events/1442151552671352

epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation is an artists’ platform that has been set up in order to concentrate and disseminate the work of artists in performance art, as an initiative of Demosthenes Agrafiotis and Andreas Pashias. Having its basis in Athens – Greece, it aims at engaging local artists and the public with activities that incorporate performance art, whilst developing ties with individuals and organizations on an international level. More information available at www.epitelesis.com

Read the press release (pdf).

9-10 February 2013 | ISBA, Besançon, France

Journée portes ouvertes @ ISBA

Open doors day at Fine Art School of Superior Institute of fine arts Besançon (ISBA) – 9-10/02/2013

Participation Grecque, Hall “ACROPOLIS”:
Démosthène Agrafiotis
Rilene Markopoulou
Apostolos Plachouris


DA’s contribution, “CRIES, crise”, Photos of Athènes (2009-13)


The pictures in “ACROPOLIS” Hall:


9 - 30 May 2013 | Beton7, Athens

Performative in-stallations

  

«Performative in-stallations»

Performances and exhibition.

Performances ending in art-works/installations.
Opening May 9th, 2013 at 19:00
Dates for performances:
9,10,11 | 05 | 2013 at 19.00 & 20.00
14 | 05 | 2013 at 19:00
Artist talks: Saturday, the 25th May, at 14.00

To Center of Art & Culture Beton7, showing 9 – 30 May 2013 performances leading to artworks – installations of Demosthenes Agrafiotis. The performances of a participating nature, as they require the active contribution of ‘spectators’. The final result constitutes an exhibition of visual arts/installations.

Artists that will assist in this process: Andreas Pashias, Theodoris Papatheodorou and Apostolos Plachouris.

The performance as energy exchange between the artist’s body and the bodies of participants may lead to the formation of artifacts, objects, pictures, sounds. According to this version of the performance, the resulting total product could they claim the status of ‘artwork’, ‘aesthetic object’ or ‘installation’ ? With another expression, the performance could have a dual role: (i) be an autonomous artistic process, (ii) act as a mechanism producing artifacts/ works of Art.
The dual process highlights the performance aspects associated with the binomials: material / immaterial, individual / collective, physical / mental, without however placing them strongly (not even to define in detail) as contrasts.
The performance as a way coupling of gestures of the participants on the occasion and thanks to the materials is ultimately a field where human bonds are negotiated. But what is the material which remains of this collective operation? A brief and fleeting exchange between the artist and other participants? Traces of an experiment on what can be a participative approach? Proof, that despite all the difficulties and limitations associated with the methods of performance itself, the final result in cultivates ambitions of artistic achievement? Rests of a purification in the effort to remove barriers so that situations, things and people could be transformed? Indication, for fundamental contradiction between the performance itself as ephemeral act and its documentation, done as a request to its completion? Finally, evidence of the celebration-a tribute to the human imagination and the human ability to refer to the destiny of cultural norms and their “arbitrary” nature?

Demosthenes Agrafiotis
Poet, performer / Intermedia artist

SEVEN PERFORMANCES
1. Zen Garden, alphabets. (Cereals, pasta, letters, pictures).
2.Amoivaiotita-RECIPROCITY? (Objects, projection, video).
3.Perigrammata-contours. (Paper, pencils, markers).
4.Empedocles-4 elements. (Earth, water, fire, air).
5.Hommage to Fluxus. (Inter-Media, newspapers, ink).
6.ON Lyotard. (Video, pictures, sounds, drawings of Indian ink)
7.Crisiologi_a. (Video, animation, sound).

Download the invitation (pdf in greek).

The event on facebook.

For more information:
Maria ANESTI
press@beton7.com
BETON7 | Pydna 7 Botanical – Athens 11855 | (metro stop KERAMIKOS)
til.2107512625 | www.beton7.

ON Lyotard

Photos:


Videos:

Juillet 2013

Première biennale de poésie visuelle d’Ille sur Têt à la Galerie (13) TREIZE

Hommage à Camillo CAPOLONGO
Lecture des textes de Camillo Capolongo
Hélène & Giorgio Bedani
Vendredi 5 juillet 2013 18h30
Galerie (13) TREIZE
En présence de son frère Domenico

Liste des participants :
AGRAFIOTIS Démosthène Grèce, Aguiar Fernando Portugal, Alle Christian France, Beaulieu Kurt Canada, Bennet John M USA, Blaine Julien France, CAPOLONGO Camillo Italia, Chiarlome Bruno Italia, Clouvel Solange France, Cohen Ryosuke Japon, Dalachinsky USA, Daligand Daniel France, Della Vedona Michel France, Dépanne machine France, Devande France, E – AMBASSADE D’UTOPIA France, Fierens Luc Belgique, Fremiot Joël France, Gillot Laurence France, GROH Klaus Germany, Guetat-Liviani Frédérique France, Helisen Alain France, Janke Eberhard Germany, Jeanjean Anne-Marie France, Jolivet André France, Le peintre NATO France, Lebel Jean-Jacques France, Lejard Ghislaine France, Lucas constança Brasil, LUIGETTI Serse Italia, Manyach Didier France, Massé Claude France, Miche-Art-Universalis Belgique, Miguel Jimenez El Taller de Zenon Espagne, Menguzzato Lorenzo Lomé Italia, MINARELLI Enzo Italia, Montalvetti Samuel Argentina, Morandi Emilio Italia, Myanard Yvan France, Nieslony Boris Germany, Niss Andrew Maximilian Germany, OLBRICH Jürgen O Germany, Olry Gilles France, Padin Clemente Uruguay, Papp Tibor France, Penard Rémy France PENNEQUIN Charles France, Pilcher Barrry Edgar Ireland, Pons Vincent France, Pontes Hugo Brasil, QUEIROZ Fatima Brasil, Robèr André France, Rotbard Sophy Larénion, RUIZ-RUIZ Manuel Espagne, Sarenco Italia, SIDAC Piet Franzen The Netherlands, Sourdin Bruno France, StraDA DA Giovani and Renata Italia, Tanabe Shin Japon, VAILHE Marie France.

L’ensemble des œuvres reçues sont sur :
http://trikodpo.com/biennale2013.htm
http://poesievisuelletreizegalerie.blogspot.fr/

8 May - 27 July 2013

The lying on the floor

DA’s NY performance presented at the exhibition

The lying on the floor, abandoned to lie

An exhibition about material in Performance Art
formed by E.P.I. Zentrum Cologne and Sibylle Ettengruber MAERZ-Gallery Linz and more than 80 artists around the world.
venue: Künstlervereinigung MAERZ,
place: Eisenbahngasse 20, Austria – 4020 Linz
date: 8. May till 27. July 2013 / Tu. – Fr. 3:00 – 6:00 pm / Sa. 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Three different currents are to unify in this presentation.
The first one is the infinite multiplicity of what material is and can be, and the second one shows up in the
question of what and how material appears and the third stream forms itself in the multiplicity of the
applicable regulations.
Which structure of order is the most sensible production of meaning and how the existing material enters
into a transfer and combination will be seen.
The structural limitation is the body of people acting and in this case especially the visible part.
Mental – and physical – and energetic views are kept back for further presentations and outsourced here.
The diagrammatic exhibition brings together about 80 artists from around the world. These have sent
documentary material from their own works and their practice of performance and life art. Photos, texts
and relics form the body of the exhibition.
Contrapuntal these materials will be grouped into ethnographic and anthropological photographical views
of human action.
Reasonable is an incompleteness , which is also due to the vitality of the human body, and the vitality and
momentum of the material.
During the display a blog is installed – http://thelyingonthefloorabandonedtolie.blogspot.co.at/
Have also a view on the webpage of the E.P.I. Archive: http://www.asa.de/asa_broschure.pdf
Info: www.asa.de / www.maerz.at

Exhibition’s concept: pdf

DA’s photo documentation