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).

Exhibition of a visual poem of DA(DA

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/).


Participation in “Ekistics” Conference | Athens 14/12/2018

Demosthenes Agrafiotis will participate in the all-day conference named “Ekistics. The heritage of Ekistics. Printings and perpectives“,
dedicated to the legacy of Constantine A. Doxiades, the unforgettable friend Panayis Psomopoulos, Giannis Papaioannou
and those who sealed the international dialogue on the education and the science of human settlements,
with his submission “Avant – Garde, mis-recognition. Landmarks from the adventure of Ekistics”
as well as with a performance / demonstr@ction
Friday 14 December,
12:00 – 21:00
School of Architecture of NTUA – Stournari & 42
Averof Building / “Kaftantzoglou” Hall
Conference will be a part of a larger exhibition, that will last from 14 – 21/12/2018, in the same venue.


Poetic memories | Marseille December 1992

 Jean Marc de Samie has taken a photo of Demosthene Agrafiotis on 04-12-1992,  in Marseille – France, during a lecture – performance that took place on the occasion of exhibition”Traverses” at Marseilles International Centre of Poetry.


The exhibition included works of Chinese ink, pastel, pencil on paper, 

“Clinamen”artists’ books edition , Le Refuge / CIPM, Marseille, 4/12/1992 – 30/1/1993.

Link of the CIPM website



Démosthène Agrafiotis

© Jean Marc de Samie

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