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.