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.