On Thanos Murray – Velloudios | Review “591”

In edition no4 of review “591” , an article is published by da/da

on Thanos Murray – Velloudios: The Forgotten dadaist.


About the edition ( in french)






June-July 2016

Visions-V_Ideas, Performances #3

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From 27 June to 8 July 2016, the third edition of the show/action entitled “Visions-V_Ideas, Performances” focusing on performance art, and developing networks locally and internationally, will take place at Beton7, Center for the Arts and in the wider area of Votanikos. This year‘ s programme includes performances, video performances, radio works. The programme includes also a homage to the intermedia artists Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya. This year’s show invites various artists and curators to introduce a performance artist. (more…)

12-29 January 2016

Exhibition: 2nd cycle: Thanos Murray-Velloudios (1895-1992) @ Beton7


From 12 to 29 January 2016, an exhibition dedicated to Thanos Murray-Velloudios took place at Beton7 for the second consecutive year.


Opening: January 12, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Duration: from January 12 to January 29, 2016
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 14:00 to 19:00

Beton7 – 7 Pydnas – Votanikos-Athens (metro Kerameikos – Technopolis)
Tel: +30 210 7512625

Participating artists: Antonis Vathis, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Eleni Zervou, Konstantina Krigou,Christina Linaris- Coridou , Loukas Loukidis ,Antonis Dagadakis ,Yannis Spiliopoulos, Demosthenes Agrafiotis.

Drawings of costume, according to the sketch of Thanos Murray- Velloudios: Konstantina Krigou
Costume realization: Georges Tsompanakis
Assistant : Konstantina Krigou
Traditional hat and tights, “Tzamalas”

Thanks to: Natalia Mela, Ismini Kapantai.
[The cape was given to T .Murray- Velloudios by Greeks in Proussa (Asia Minor-beginning of 20’s), and is offered by Ms. Kapantai]

Curator: Demosthenes Agrafiotis, poet and artist intermedia
Assistant curator: Juliette Perrin-Renoud

The impact and potential influence of artists demonstrate the importance and value of their work. It is legitimate to question this impact in the case of Thanos Murray Velloudios (T.M-V) . More precisely, it is almost urgent to explore how contemporary artists, which act in different artistic fields, carry out projects on behalf of T.M-V or “Fantasiometry”.
It is also necessary to re-discover the spirit and gesture of the artist (T.M-V), through the works of living artists, as during the first cycle dedicated to Velloudios (January-February 2015, Beton7), the goal was to show historical and aesthetic origins of his work.
The “resurrection” of the inventor of the Dionysian “Fantasiometry” allowed to formulate (and provide elements of answer to) the following question: Is this St. Gallian (Switzerland), Dadaist-fafantasiometre and inspired by the spirit of Delphi , a powerful landmark/milestone in the evolution of the cultural and artistic field for Greece of the 20th century -and perhaps even the 21st century?

Use of the term “influence” raises several epistemological and pragmatic problems. It is hard work but necessary to accurately determine its nature and its spectrum in specific cases.The influence could take various forms: conscious / unconscious, continuous / discontinuous, in the name of knowledge /misunderstanding, conception / implementation, and in the spirit of the multi-disciplinarity / inter-disciplinarity. Influence can also emerge through group or individual,activities or institutions as well as works or actions.
Finally, the influence comes in a space-time predictable or unpredictable as well, it is realized in the form of an apprenticeship or a critical attitude, a deepening, a renewal or finally,a reversal.

In this second cycle dedicated to T.M-V, is the maximum degree of differentiation that is targeted:expressive fields, trends,streams,ages, issues, practices, and perspectives . The artists of the group show open a dialogue with the multidisciplinary work of TM-V in a “fantasiometric” spirit i.e critically, against any pretentious claims of seriousness, with all the intensity of imagination and fantasy, thanks the liberating force of irony.

Demosthenes Agrafiotis, poet and intermedia artist.



Démosthenes Agrafiotis also participated with the performance “ΚΑΘΑΡΤΗΡΙΕΣ ΠΤΥΧΩΣΕΙΣ” and the painture-installation “ΦΑΝΤΑΣΙΟΜΕΤΡΙΚΟ ΤΕΜΕΝΟΣ”




Costume: recreation of an intended “national official Greek costume” based on drawing and concepts by Velloudios
Drawings of costume, according to the sketch of Thanos Murray- Velloudios: Konstantina Krigou
Costume realization: Georges Tsompanakis
Assistant : Konstantina Krigou
Advisor: Natalia Mela



1916-2016. 100th Dadanniversary. 100 years of DADA.


3-21 June 2015

APhF:2015: PHOTOGRAPHY AS PERFORMANCE: Reframing memory, performances @ Benaki museum

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The exhibition was part of Athens Photo Festival 2015 (6th edition)

Venue: Benaki Museum

Dates: 3-21 June 2015

Curators: Nikolaos Stathopoulos, Sylvia Solakidi, Demosthenes Agrafiotis

Participating artists: Eva Giannakopoulou, Anastasis Grivas, Happlnk, Foteini Hatzimichail, Maria Iliopoulou, Alexandra Ioannidi, The Flower Girls, Markela Kontaratou, Andri Lazarou, Maria Lympoura,Rilene Markopoulou, Vasiliki Psarrou, Apostolos Plachouris, Evangelia Raftopoulou, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, Nikos Stathopoulos, The Black Swan,Stavros Taktikos, Antigoni Theodorou, Thodoris Trampas, Eleni Tsamadia, Filippos Vasiliou, Kostas Voulgaris, Myrto Vratsanou


Contemporary art encourages the interaction across conventional boundaries of expressive fields. Since 2009, Athens Photo Festival has been an excellent opportunity for experimenting with the ways through which an artistic medium between life and art (performance) and a major visual art (photography) can cross boundaries and create interesting hybrids.

During the 2015 Photography as Performance Event artists from diverse backgrounds (visual arts, theatre, music, photography, graphic design) enacted issues concerning self and alterity and developed liminal situations through secular rituals. They appropriated symbols, representations and social roles towards the reframing of memories depicted in photographs (The Black Swan, Vasiliki Psarrou-Apostolos Plachouris, Stavros Taktikos, Thodoris Trampas, Kostas Voulgaris), the reframing of childhood memories (Alexandra Ioannidi, Markela Kontaratou, Evangelia Raftopoulou), the reframing of symbolic and social memory (Happlnk, Foteini Hatzimichail, Andri Lazarou, Maria Lympoura, Nikos Stathopoulos, Filippos Vasiliou), the reframing of memories from works of art or pop culture representations (The Flower Girls, Anastasis Grivas-Rilėne Markopoulou-Eva Giannakopoulou, Eleni Tsamadia, Antigoni Theodorou) and the reframing of memory stored in the properties of natural or man-made materials (Maria Iliopoulou, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, Myrto Vratsanou).

The ultimate aim of the artists is to explore some unexpected ways of restructuring individual and collective memory by testing the ambiguity and the multiple significations of widely dispersed visual representations of human experience.

28 May - 21 June 2015

APhF:2015 REFRAME MEMORY: Frames and Framing @ metamatic:TAF


Metamatic:taf has had the pleasure to collaborate for the first time with the international festival of photography, Athens Photo Festival, presenting the exhibition Frames and Framing which opened on Thursday 28 May at 20.30 and ran until Sunday 21 June 2015. The exhibition constituted one of the two curatorial projects hosted at metamatic:taf, forming part of the Festival’s 2015 thematic context under the title «REFRAME MEMORY».

In the age of “enlightened destructionism”, of the vast cris(is)ology, of the multiple diagnoses and lack of powerful propositions and perspectives (in theory and practice), every artistic practice is subjected to a series of trials, a series of “framings”, in order for its essence to be verified, revealed, its contribution, its endurance and its engagement with the radical reclassifications of the early 21st century and 3rd millennium.

The core problematic of the exhibition of photographic work could be summarized as being, whether contemporary photography has the dynamic and the range to achieve a complex imprint of the ‘‘first invocations’’ of historicity or if it is to be limited to superficial games, to recordings of the epiphenomena. In final analysis, we are attempting to question how the emergence of the “meaningful” and the ‘’fundamental” is entwined with the “eternal” game of fictionalization and historical approaches.

The aforementioned issues can be approached from a variety of angles and receive various answers – with the production of photographic works being the final and absolute field of identification of their cohesion. The “cells” that make up the exhibition at metamatic:taf as direct material frames, constitute a matrix of reciprocal control between the idea and the work, the institution and the photographer, the local and the global, the essential and the minor.

Participating artists: Julia Borissova, Fotini Hatzimihail, Amy Friend, Julien Mauve, Diane Meyer, David Southwood, Ayumi Tanaka, Romaric Tisserand, Eleni Tsamadia

Curated by: Demosthenis Agrafiotis, James Simbouras

Co-organised by: Hellenic Centre for Photography & metamatic:taf

Address: 5 Normanou str. 105 55 Athens, Monastiraki

For more information about the festival please visit: http://www.photofestival.gr/



Demosthenes Agrafiotis


is active in the fields of poetry / painting / photography / intermedia / installations and their interactions. He has co-curated performance festivals in conjunction with the 1st International Festival of Performance – KMST OpenArt Performance Festival in Beijing, and the Athens Photo Festival, amongst others.


James Simbouras


is an interdisciplinary artist and curator based in Athens Greece. Recent curatorial works include BAD Painting | Unreliable Urban Witness, at BETON7, Edge Condition Sound Art Festival, and Showcase Festival at Semio Theater for Contemporary Art Showcase Athens.



Participating Artists

Ayumi Tanaka

Ι spent my childhood at a small village called “Oda” with a population of about 3,500 people, located at mountain area in Shikoku district, southern west part of Japan. As the result of depopulation, the town “Oda” was merged into expanded town “Uchiko” and no longer exist as independent municipality, and the name of town vanished from official maps in 2005. Since I move to New York in 2007, I have chances to recall my past memories more frequently and become obsessed with my childhood.

At everyday affair in New York City, where is located such far away distances from the village sheltered by mountains, I find subtle indications of forgotten memories of my childhood at the town. As I try to trace the reminiscence, I come across fragment of surreal and obscured memories, and the make me inevitably confront to rudimental emotion, such as pleasure, fear and desire, as well as abstract and unexplainable feeling which children posses distinctively. In this project, I try to reconstruct memories of my own childhood as one of personal folklore tales of vanishing town.

Besides I photograph for collage components, I assemble images, which can evoke memories, to recapture emotional elements of my childhood by using photographs from family album, private snapshots and appropriate everyday objects from the Internet. I construct dioramas, which consist of layers of photo collage on to transparent canvases and sculpture with photographs. In my practice, deconstruct and re-compose photographs by manually cutting and building are important roles in revisiting childhood and inviting the found images personal narratives.

The three-dimensional sets are temporary made for photograph to be on the picture plane, and I intentionally make them finite fragile objects by including materials, which are deformed easily, such as sheer papers and aluminum foils, to try to capture the stories which is happening within the space of the dioramas as reconstructed memories of the vanished town, before they destroyed.

Fotini Hantzimichail


The vido-installation “religare/reconnect” explores the relatioship of the immaterial and material aspects of the individual, which is achieved through the use of the relationship of the elements of shadow (trace) and personality. Two intertwined elements, inseperably connected with the society within which the individual wishes to integrate.

Using the three elements of trace – civilisation – persona, an installation is performed, composed of plaster imprints from out door pavements from various areas of the city, as a route through the urban environment, which, through the process of accumulation, compose a substrate of memories. By walking on it, the material subsides, fragments.

The viewer is invited to enter into the space of the installation, to step on the floor that has already been marked by the passing of others, imprinting their own mark. Through an interactive installation, where traces and memories dominate the space, I attempted to offer a re-interpretation of the relationship of the immaterial to the material, and to promote a personal process to the universal.

David Southwood

Dave Southwood is a photographer who concerns himself with the medium’s production and consumption.

His photos can be viewed at The South African National Gallery, The Finnish Museum of Photography, The Christoph Merian Stiftung, The Goethe Institut(Johannesburg), The Spier Art Collection and private collections in South Africa and abroad.

His work made up part of three shows at The South African National Gallery in 2010, two of which were broad surveys of South African art.

In 2000, together with some township photographers, he set up the first non-profit organisation for ‘street photographers’ in the Western Cape called Umlilo. This was after having worked at The University of Cape Town in the same developmental field. He still works with these freelancers.

A decade-long project photographing a flea market has been made into a book and is published by Fourthwall Books. The author Ivan Vladislavic wrote the longest of four commissioned texts in the book.

Julia Borissova

In my series I have concerned myself with the way that history and memory are perceived through images. I turn to archival photos connected with the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the first wave of emigration after it. Combining old photos and flower petals I destroy the original images of people in the photographs and make them anonymous. I explore a way of creating content around the photos through their physical presence as objects, connecting them with natural elements, thus highlighting their temporality.

Julia Borissova was born in Tallinn, Estonia. She currently lives in St. Petersburg (Russia), where she graduated from the program “Photography as a research”, 2011-2013, Foundation ‘FotoDepartament’.
She employs a greater variety of photographic techniques and styles. Her interest is in the conceptual side of the work.

Julien Mauve

We’re used to taking photographs and store them on hard drives, CDs or DVDs to keep them close to us and remember our precious moments of joy and happiness. We use and need sophisticated devices to materialize and display them on screens and prevent them from fading away. Memories define us as a human being and digital memories are the history books of our lives, an endless combination of 0 and 1 supposed to last through time.

In a recent interview, Google’s vice-president’s Vint Cerf told the Guardian “We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an information black hole without realising it. We digitise things because we think we will preserve them, but what we don’t understand is that unless we take other steps, those digital versions may not be any better, and may even be worse, than the artefacts that we digitized. If there are photos you really care about, print them out.”

Romaric Tisserand

An Augmented archive of 166 portraits issued from 6 black and white  silver gelatin rolls negatives found in the ground between the pavement, revealing the portraits of young africans and soldiers from another time.

The exhibition device organises this archive into a photographic project where XIXth century portrait album medallions play a combinatory role with a colored Portuguese flag and new countries issued from liberation movements, colorful posters, postcards and a fake promotional video tale.

ULTRAMAR (Empire Travel Club) transforms the exhibition space into a travel agency from an Empire in the past that doesn’t exist anymore. Everything present mentally recreates this destination : depicting the unknown soldier’s intimate diary, thousand individual lives as thousands of free postcards to take away making collective memory, mixing past with present creating future and reframing history.

Without an image, there is no event

Without an event, there is no more history

Without history, there is no more future.

Amy Friend

In my use of the photographic medium, I am not specifically concerned with capturing a “concrete” reality. Instead, I aim to use photography as a medium that offers the possibility of exploring the relationship between what is visible and non-visible. I have been working on the Dare alla Luce series over a period of time; initially, I responded to a collection of vintage photographs, retrieved from a variety of sources both personal and anonymous. Through hand-manipulated interventions I altered and subsequently re-photographed the images “re-making” photographs that oscillate between what is present and what is absent. I aim to comment on the fragile quality of the photographic object but also on the equal fragility of our lives, our history. All are lost so easily. By employing the tools of photography, I “re-use” light by allowing it to shine through the holes in the images. In a somewhat playful and yet, literal manner, I return the subject of the photographs back to the light, while simultaneously bringing them forward. The images are permanently altered; they are lost and reborn, hence the title, Dare alla Luce, an Italian term meaning, “to bring to the light” in reference to birth. The photographs have new meaning, despite the mysteries they harbor. The title of each piece is significant; some titles were taken directly from the notations found written on the photographs, yet those without any indication of provenance were titled to reference the nuances of photography as a medium and the manner in which we interact with these images. As I continued to work on this series, I became more aware of the weight each photograph carries. They display moments of love, excitement, solitude, and fragments of stories that will remain unknown.These photographs are fragments of everything and nothing.

Diane Mayer

I have been working on a series of embroidered photographs taken in the city of Berlin. Sections of the photographs have been obscured by crossstitch embroidery sewn directly into the photograph forming a pixelated version of the underlying image. The images were taken in the city center as well as in the suburbs where I followed the former path of the Berlin Wall. I was particularly interested in photographing locations where no visible traces of the actual wall remain, but in which there are subtle clues of its previous existence. These clues include incongruities in the architecture that occurred as new structures were built on newly opened land parcels, changes in street lights or newer vegetation.

In addition to the physical aspects that point to the former division of the city, I am interested in the psychological weight of these sites. In many of the images, the embroidered sections of the photograph represent the exact scale and location of the former Wall offering a pixelated view of what lies behind. In this way, the embroidery becomes a trace in the landscape of something that no longer exists, but is a weight on history and memory. As the embroidery takes the form of digital pixilation, I am making a connection between forgetting and digital file corruption. The embroidery emphasizes the unnatural boundaries created by the wall itself and provides a literal contrast to the concrete of the wall and a metaphorical contrast to its symbolism.

Photos from Metamatic TAF




Athens Photo Festival

International Festival of Contemporary Photography & Related Media


Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. Exploring issues relevant to our times, our programmes work internationally, nationally and locally, encompassing a variety of activities that aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and society through photography and related media.

The 2015 theme, under the title “Reframing Memory”, explores the relationship between past and present, both experimental and mainstream, bringing together a wide range of international artistic positions.

The main programme took place from 3 June through 26 July 2015, at the Benaki Museum, one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in Greece. At the core of the programme is a series of solo and group exhibitions from emerging and established photographers and artists, as well as a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, workshops, talks (the so-called ‘Photo Voices’) and participatory projects. In addition to the main venue-based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through the satellite exhibitions across the city of Athens.

These activities are designed to reflect the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, and to create opportunities for participation, exchange of ideas, learning and creative partnerships. The festival continues to evolve with the times and looks forward to developing projects that open up new audiences for photography and exploring realms where photography intersects with other creative disciplines.

Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMoP), a network comprised of photography festivals in 8 European capitals – Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna – that aims to foster collaboration on joint projects within a European context.

The festival was founded in 1987, under the name International Month of Photography in Athens, as a biennial event. It is the longest-running festival of photography in Greece, and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world.

In 1997, the festival turned into an annual event. In 2008, was officially renamed the Athens Photo Festival in order to reflect upon the festival’s expanding programme which now embraced a wide range of events that are completely in tune with today’s social and aesthetics needs.

Ever since its creation, the festival has remained faithful to its founding purpose, raising audiences awareness of photography and acting as a catalyst for lens-based practice within Greece and a showcase for contemporary trends, new talent from all over the world and the very best of Greek photography.

This year’s edition of the Festival marks the start of a new era in the event’s growth. This ambition is reflected in the move to a new venue, no doubt affording a new identity and new possibilities. The new move not only provides the festival with improved specifications, but also allow us to expand its role within an international network of large-scale periodic contemporary photography events.


TAF / the Art Foundation

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TAF/the Art Foundation began operating in May 2009 with a dual role of an independent space organizing and hosting cultural events related to all forms of artistic production and a point of social gathering for people bearing a new Athenian identity. Within just three years of operation it has become an active space of sociability, in which everyone is welcome to attend, participate or watch events, an open space of assembly and dialogue, accessible to the public, seven days a week, all year round.
Three years later, in June 2012, and after a series of collaborations and creative fermentation processes, a new creative enterprise was born: metamatic: The synergy between the TAF team and the metamatic: team formulated a new, expanded team and TAF entered a new phase; in this redefinition context, and aiming to highlight these recent changes, TAF was renamed to metamatic:taf simultaneously expanding its natural space to the internetworked environment.

Through its existing program, metamatic: TAF has showcased critical activities and values based on ingenuity, community, diversity and the need to re-evaluate matters of the management of the every-day, stedilly drawing a broad audience of all ages to it’s venue. It should be noted that the space attracts 200.000 visitors per year on averege, who can appreciate the majority of the featured events free of entry.


14-15 May 2015

International workshop: Artist as organiser @ ASFA

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[A history with a present and a (probable) future]
International Workshop-Colloque international.
Athens, 14-15 May 2015
Athens School of Fine Arts , Athens, Greece.
[256,Peiraios street ,Athens,18233 ]

Read the presentation of the workshop here.
The text on the facebook event page.

Art & Body, Performance
Unit of research : “Fronts and Borders”
*Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts (ISBA)
**Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA),GR

BETON7/beton7artradio (www.beton7artradio.gr -web radio).

Committee of Organisation :
Rania Kliari, VassilisVlastaras,Michel Collet, Demosthenes Agrafiotis.

Assistance: Marialena Goussiou


14 May 2015-Thursday

09.30 -10.00 Introductory discourses-Welcome
Rector of ASFA. Prof.Panos CHARALAMPOUS
Director of ISBA. Laurent DEVEZE. (video)

10.00-12.30 Contributions from the artists
{20 minute-presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A}
10.00-10.30 Michel COLLET-Demosthenes AGRAFIOTIS. “Towards the problematic on the binome: artist,organiser(curator)”

10.30-11.00 Yan THOMAS. (FR)
11.00-11.30 Per HUTTNER. (SWE)
11.30-12.00 POKA YIO (GR)

12.00-12.30 Joulia STRAUSS (RUS-DE)
12.30-14.00 LUNCH BREAK

14.00-14.30 Valerian MALY (SWI)- Boris NIESLONY (DE) (videos)
14.30-15.00 Mi YOU (skype),CHINA-DE
15.00-15.30 Frederic WEIGEL(skype) (JAPAN-FR)
15.30-16.00 Christian XATREC(skype),NY-USA
16.00-16.30 Richard MARTEL(skype),PEROU-CAN.

16.30-17.00 COFFEE BREAK
17.00-17.30 Jerome DUPIN, FR
17.30-18.00 Adonis VOLANAKIS(skype),NY-USA

15 MAY 2015- Friday

09.30-10.00 Jean Marc CERINO, FR
10.00-10.15 Valentine VERHAEGHE, FR (video)
10.15-10.30 Nanta NOVELLO-PAGLIANTI, FR(video)
10.30-11.00 Artemis POTAMIANOU-Giorgos PAPADATOS, GR
11.00-11.30 Michalis ARGYROU (GR)
11.30-11.45 ATIEQ (INDONESIA)
11.45-12.00 Coffee Break.
12.00-13.00 Open discussion with all participants.

13.00-14.00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00-15.00 Open discussion with all participants (cont.)
(Coordinated by Michel Collet and Demosthenes Agrafiotis)


Demosthenes Agrafiotis (Greece), intermedia artist and poet, Professor Emeritus in Sociology, ENSP.
Michel Collet (France), Artist, co-director of BlagoBung, NY
Per Hüttner (Sweden), Artist; Director of Vision Forum.
Jean-Marc Cerino, Artist, Co-founder of the magazine: De(s)Générations
Jérôme Dupin, (France), artist organizer “We change the world” (“On refait le monde”)
Xatrec Christian (USA), artist co-executive of Emily Harvey Foundation, NY
Richard Martel (Canada) Artist, director of the art center Place, Quebec.
Yan Thomas (France) Artist, University Professor Paris, President of “Ouest Lumière”.
Valentine Verhaeghe (France), artist, albums Mobile International.
Panos Charalampous (Greece) artist, Rector, School of Fine Arts of Athens.
Nanta Novello-Paglianti (France), Lecturer, University Burgundy.
Laurent Devèze (France), Director of the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Besancon.
Joulia Strauss (Germany-Russia) Artist and curator of artistic-political actions.
Mi You (China-Germany), Artist and curator of international art actions.
Adonis Volanakis (Greece-USA), artist and curator of public actions, (NYU).
Vassilis Vlastaras (Greece), artist, Assistant Professor, School of Fine Arts of Athens.
Potamianou Artemis (Greece) artist and curator
Georges Papadatos (Greece) artist and curator
Michelle Argyrou (Greece) artist, founder of “Beton7”
Frederic Weigel (France-Japan) artist, curator, co-founder: “Le Palais des Paris”
Valerian Maly (Swisse), artist, professor at University of Bern
Boris Nieslony (Germany) artist, curator
ATIEQ (Indonesia), artist, curator of performance festivals.

VIDEO FROM THE WORKSHOP (Michel Collet & Jean-Marc Cerino)

by Vago, 2015


The international workshop’s audio recordings have been made available in the archives of beton7artradio.gr

13/01 - 07/02 2015 | Athens, Greece

Thanos Murray – Velloudios @ Beton7


Thanos Murray – Velloudios (Missing link or borderline catalyst?)

Demosthenes Agrafiotis curates a homage to the aviator, author, artist Thanos Murray – Velloudios at Beton7 Center for the Art, in Gazi, Athens.

Duration: January 13th – February 7th 2015
Opening: January 13th 2015 | 20:00
Exhibition hours: Monday to Friday 14.00-20.30, Saturday 14.00-18.00, Sundays closed

Participation – contribution: Elissavet Arseniou, Georgia Sagri, Katerina Koutsina, Antonis Volanakis, Nektarios Papadimitriou, Panos Charalampous, Panayiotis Bosnakis, Diamantis Karavolas, Leonidas Empeirikos, Nantia Argyropoulou, Faidon Hatziantoniou, Eleni Polyviou, Antonis Dagadakis, Alexis Savvakis, Vassilis Noulas, Kostas Tzimoulis, Anastasis Kamperoglou, Kostas Kleftogiannis, Georgios Veloudios, Natalia Mela, Lakis Papastathis (Cinetic-«Paraskinio»), Manolis Manousakis, Joulia Strauss, Michele Valley, Marietta Kallona, Tasos Vrettos, Pantelis Voulgaris, Giorgos Panousopoulos, Maria Georgilaki, Efthimis Dimitriou, Dionisios Fotopoulos, Tonis Lykouresis, Nikos Gikas and more.

Curated by: Demosthenes Agrafiotis, poet, intermedia artist

Beton7 presents from 13/01/2015 until 07/02/2015 a homage to the work and personality of Thanos Murray-Velloudios. In the frame of the homage, exhibitions, discussions, lectures, film screenings and photos, audio installations, as well as performances will be held, curated by Demosthenes Agrafiotis.


13.01 | 20.00 Opening and performances by: Joulia Strauss, Michele Valley, Nikos Gikas, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Eleni Tsamadia, Vago Tedosio.
15.01 | 18.45 Antonis Volanakis, performance.
16.01 | 18.45 Vasilis Noulas, Kostas Tzimoulis. Performance / lecture.
21.01 | 18.45 Diamantis Karavolas. ”Thanos Velloudios and the context of 1920-30”. Lecture
22.01 |18.45 Panos Charalampous {«Joseph Βeuys –Βελλούδιος»} and Panos Bosnakis {«Marcel Duchamp-Βελλούδιος»}. Talks
24.01 | 16.00 – 20.30 Open discussion on “The works and life of T. Murray-Velloudios”. With the participation of: Natalia Mela, Kostas Kleftogiannis, Antonis Dagadakis, Anastasis Kamperoglou, Alex Savvakis, Leonidas Embirikos, Efthimis Dimitriou, Katerina Koutsina, Giorgos Panousopoulos, Lakis Papastathis, Tonis Lykouressis, Dionysis Fotopoulos and others who knew Velloudios.
27.01 | 18.45 Elissavet Arseniou, «T. Velloudios and the greek avant-garde». Lecture-discussion.
30.01 | 18.45 Phaedon Hatziantoniou. Fantasiometrical presentation of music and others for the aviation -“M. Hadjidakis, T. Velloudios. A musical conflict “.
03.02 | 18.45 Leonidas Embirikos discusses with Demosthenes Agrafiotis on the issue of ‘mis-recognition’ / ‘paranagnorisis’ in cases of Andreas Embirikos and Thanos Mourray-Velloudios.
05.02 | 18.45 Nadia Argyropoulou. ”The friendship between Embririkos and Velloudios”. Visit notes with images.
06.02 | 18.45 Maria Georgilaki. ”The Medusa of Velloudios and the other Meduses”. Lecture and image projection.

Additional material:

E-invitation (jpg)
Invitation (pdf)
Exhibition info at Beton7


Veloudios – Beton7 – Trailer

Musical project “Beyond Good and Evil” by Thanos Murray-Velloudios
Presented in “TRACK” radio show by Rania Kliari on Beton7artradio on 30/1/15 .
Research: Phaidon Chatziantoniou
Search: Anthony Ntagadakis
Coordination: Demosthenes Agrafiotis


Tribute to Thanos Murray-Velloudios | Dada | Didi, event Auxlang, Plaka, Athens, 2008
Images and texts from Thanos Murray-Velloudios were hung on the walls.

15-17 April 2014 | Besançon, FR

Excentricités 2014 | The in-Tension #2

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Exhibition .”The in-Tensions’ #2 , “Performance as Photography”

Curators : Demosthene Agrafiotis – Andreas Pashias.
Production : Epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation
Where : Studio 24, ISBA
When : 15-17 avril 2014
Opening: 15/04/2014 19h-21h

More info at ISBA blog (french).
Learn more about the programme of “Excentricité” at dagrafiotis.com (french)