"CRISIOLOGIA", Month of Performance, Berlin, 05/2015, Curator: MI You
A few words about ''agent'' Demosthenes Agrafiotis
Demosthenes Agrafiotis, 1946. He is active in the fields of poetry/painting/photography/ intermedia/installations and their interactions, with books of poetry and essays, and exhibitions of photography paintings, drawings and installations, both in Greece and abroad. He has a special interest for the relations between art and new technologies, for multimedia or intermedia projects and also for performances.
His essays are dedicated to analysis of different forms of art as cultural phenomenon. He has participated in different type of artistic activities: publications, small press initiatives and mail - art / alternative - action art projects.
His anthology-formatted magazine ‘Clinamen’ (1980-90), co-published by Erato Publications in Athens (1991-94), has been active for over a decade as an amalgam of Greek poetry and art with work from Europe, Asia and America. 7 artists books were published based on 'Clinamen' (1980-1995). After 1996, ‘Clinamen’ is centered on production of artists books (18). 'Clinamen' in the web (2001-).
Numerous publications of poems in Greek and foreign reviews - in English, French, Italian, German, Danish, Japanese ,Spanish and Portuguese…. Special interest for visual/concrete poetry. Collaboration with french, spanish, japanese reviews of experimental poetry. Books on poetry in Greek (18), in French (18), in English (11), in Portuguese (1) in Serbocroate(1) in German (1) and in web-art-poetry. www.areasneaks.com,www.greece-japan.com/agrafiotis.htm, www.dagrafiotis.com, www.poiein.gr,www.poeticanet.gr, www.bbk.ac.uk/readings/issnes/issue 5
Exhibitions in Greece and abroad. One – man’s shows (19). Group shows (93). Participation in different artistic projects : publications, exhibitions, new - technologies, installations, multimedia, mail – art, web-art etch.
Activities in Greece and abroad. One – man’s shows (19). Group shows (46). Publications of photographs (44). Texts on photography (40). Books on photography (1). Collective books on artistic photography policy (2). Curator for exhibitions ( 2). Participation in different manifestations on photography (38). Member of the National Advisory Committee for Artistic Photography (1998-2004). Artistic advisor of Photo Festivals. Reviews of Portofolios in Greece and Europe.
MULTIMEDIA, INTERMEDIA, PERFORMANCES
In-mobile image/music/poetry. Different multimedia or intermedia manifestations or Performances (97+126).
BOOKS OF ESSAYS ON ART, SCIENCE AND CULTURE
Art as a Sociocultural phenomenon . Art and techno-science (18) Greek, English and French. Editor of 19 books.
EDITOR OF ‘ΚΛΊΝΑΜΕΝ’ (CLINAMEN)
Editor of seven books-objects of art with the 60 issues of bulletin of art ‘Clinamen’ (1980-90). Editor of two magazines of Clinamen (1991-4, Erato Editions). After 1996, Clinamen is centred on artists books in collaboration with other artists and non artists (no 8-23) and (no 23-). Clinamen as a web magazine (2001-): http://www.thetis.gr/services/clinamen
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Numerous conferences and articles on cultural phenomena and also on the relations between words and images. Readings of Poetry, in Greece and abroad.
Demosthenes Agrafiotis official website http://www.dagrafiotis.com