As part of ART-ATHINA 2010 will be hosted in the stage of TaeKwonDo a parallel artist-book exhibition of Greek artists: contemporary art creations, giving visitors the opportunity to get into contact with the books, each of which is itself a work of art. The exhibition, curated by Maria D. Angeli, includes about 120 works by over 60 artists and aims to shed light on this unknown to the public art production and put artist books on the art market. Demosthenes Agrafiotis participated with 5 books-artworks from the “Clinamen” series as well as with the following performance:
Collective, participatory performance that leads to the creation of an artist-book-installation.
After a brief introductory performance Demosthenes Agrafiotis invites participants to build on A4 or A3 on both sides of the pages of book-artefact. The book is assembled from different directions with sequencial arrangement of pages.
The key issue relates to the “crisis” and how it is experienced and understood by the participants/performers. In the following video, the performance and excerpts from the making of the installation.