Electric Night Athens - Tokyo
Athens: Beton7 Center of art and culture
Tokyo: Palais de Paris, Takasaki
March 29 - April 5, 2015
Contemporary Art Showcase Athens (C.A.S.A.) in collaboration with BETON7 and Palais de paris of Tokyo, and Demosthenes Agrafiotis, create an electric bridge between Athens to Tokyo. The ‘‘Electric Night’’ event took place for the first time simultaneously between Tokyo Japan and at ΒΕΤΟΝ7 in Athens. The book "Y,ES" from the Greek poet and intermedia artist Demosthenes Agrafiotis, in bilingual Japan/English edition from Estepa Press Editions, is also presented in the context of the exhibition, with drawings from the legendary Japanese artist and member of the Gutai movement of Osaka, Takesada Matsutani.
Upcoming Greek artists exhibit video arts in Athens and Japan in one event that takes the form of two parallel exhibitions that bridge both space and time through electricity.
"Electric Night" is a series of interventional events, that take place giving "new life" to various spaces in Tokyo, Japan. Avoiding categorizations between media, "Electric Night", organized in Tokyo by Frederic Weigel (Palais de Paris), researches the wide range of art that depends on the most formulative force of our century - electricity. "Electric Night #1"took place in Denkinkan (literal translation: the house of electricity), the most ancient theater in the Takashaki area, in collaboration with Palais de Paris and the Takasaki Film-archive.
C.A.S.A. is proud to be partnering with Frederic Weigel, Palais de Paris, BETON7 and Dimosthenis Agrafiotis for Electric Night #3, thus creating a bridge between Tokyo and Athens.
Video-art: Antonis Antoniou / Anna Papathanasiou / Crysanthi Bairami / Ansis Dobicins / Elina Niarhou / Mirto Vratsanou / Fotini Chantzimihail / Katerina Giannopoulou
Performances : Thodoris Trampas, Kostas Voulgaris, Elina Niarhou, Ansis Dobicins, Anna Papathanasiou, James Simbouras
Book presentation N,AI | Demosthenes Agrafiotis
Produced by : Palais de paris / BETON7 / Contemporary Art Showcase Athens [C.A.S.A.]
Performance-art and video-art exhibition curated by Contemporary Art Showcase Athens [C.A.S.A.]