Portfolio Reviews

Replika Publishing


We are pleased to announce the Replika Publishing portfolio reviews, at Zoetrope, Athens. The portfolio reviewers will be Replika co-founders and directors; Freya Copeland and Youvalle Levy.


Photographers are invited to present one project in a 20-minute individual session. Photographers should not feel limited by any existing definition of photography or photo books. We prefer to see unfinished and un-designed projects.


Date: Saturday 23rd of October

Place: Zoetrope, Kimolou 17, Kypseli

Participation fee: 15Є


Limited availability.

To book a place for this workshop or for more information please send an email to zoetropeathens@gmail.com


"Greek Dog Days" Book Launch, Exhibition and Signing

by Ilja Niederkirchner & Replika Publishing

Greek Dog Days is a shadowed meander through city streets and inter-city roads. Niederkirchner migrates from one desolate scene to the next as if he himself is one of the dogs; vagrant, aimless. Photographs of ghosts of Greece's past follow him as he documents Greece's present. While dark in nature, Niederkirchner’s photographs suggest also the country’s clean slate as it were; perhaps an opportunity for regrowth in a new, hopeful direction.

Wild and dusky with glimpses of affection, the Greece portrayed by Niedderkirchner is misted yet razor-sharp. Greek Dog Days invites us on an entrancing and ominous journey; walks past empty shops, as if abandoned, concrete rules over nature while the stereotype of clear blue greek sky is lacking. Only the traces of life are present; laundry hanging from windows, but the people themselves are markedly absent. The dogs are unfaltering in their glare, showing their control.

Presented for the first time at the origin of the work, Greek Dog Days at Zoetrope is intimate and ephemeral in both subject matter and presentation. The artist Ilja Niederkirchner will be present for an artist talk and book signing at the opening event on Friday the 22nd of October from 17:30.

Ilja Niederkirchner is a graduate of the Neue Schule für Fotografie in Berlin. His first work "The Only Thing That Matters" was published in Die Nacht Magazin in 2016 and as a Photobook by Calin Kruse with Die Nacht Publishing in 2017. "Greek Dog Days" has been published by Freya Copeland and Youvalle Levy at Replika Publishing. Greek Dog Days has been reviewed by Paula Gortázar on C4Journal and is the recipient of the 2020 Volumes Award Zürich by Kunsthalle Zürich. His work lies between documentary and personal storytelling.


Replika Publishing (founded 2015, Berlin) is an independent publisher producing work under two branches; Replika Volumes and Replika Artist Books. The former is a three-dimensional, curated artist periodical in which artists, writers, musicians, and creators of all descriptions are invited to respond to a given theme with object-based works. The latter; through close collaboration with artists who work in photo-related mediums; small-run artist books. We explore new methods of exhibition through printed matter and book arts.

Opening: Friday 22/10/21  17:30

Duration: Friday 22/10/21 - Sunday 24/10/21 17:30 - 22:00

Zoetrope, Kimolou 17, Kypseli, Athens

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4th Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium


The F*Word returns for a second year, and in the context of #4BCKFS, presents the 3-day installation The audience will be able to watch, admission-free, 27 contemporary experimental films, video art pieces and animated films, created by female filmmakers, from 16 different countries, on four screens playing in a loop.
The F*Word is a BCK initiative and aims to create a chain of emerging female* filmmakers. Last year, in the frame of #3BCKFS, 12 emerging Balkan female filmmakers and academics, from 7 countries of the wider Balkan region, during a 4-hour online roundtable, discussed the representations of gender, female body politics, work environments, wages and job opportunities. The audience had the chance to watch 3 min. excerpts of the roundtable participants’ work, alongside a written Q&A.

More info here:http://balkan-can-kino.com/the-f-word-creating-a-chain-of-emerging-female-filmmakers/

In addition, each evening at 20.00, a special #4BCKFS screening will take place.
On Tuesday 12th of October, there will be a retrospective of Susu Laroche’s work with the filmmaker attending the screening for a Q&A with the audience, curated by Pugnant Film Series.
On Wednesday, 13th of October, we will present a co-curated short film programme from the British Council and BCK, showcasing five short films made in the UK.
Last, on Thursday, 14th of October, we will present the curated short film programme by Flavia Dima, “Female Waves: Romanian Experimental'', with the filmmaker Teona Galgoțiu attending the event.

The installation will run from 17.00 to 20.00 each day. Both the installation and all the screenings that follow are admission-free, but due to limited space, the audience needs to pre-book a seat for the screenings by sending an email to balkancankino@gmail.com

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Photobook boom | The Greek case


The global boom in photobooks is a growing reality in Greece as well, with its own facets and multiplicities.

The independent Greek self-publishing scene, which seems to be the most active in terms of diversity and number of produced photo-books, is of particular interest. More and more artists are systematically exploring handmade and experimental artistic practices, to create photobooks while they seem to be tracing in parallel an alternative way to display their photographic work in which intimacy, storytelling and materiality are central.

The sequencing of the images, the nature and the choice of the materials, the design, the methods of bookbinding and the printing techniques that the artists employ are key elements of their artistic process. Because of this organic relationship between the content and the materials, photobooks are autonomous and idiosyncratic objects and their reading is an immersive experience.

The multitude and the range of these editions as well as the personal-political element that they exude, is related on the one side with the quest of many artists for more inclusive and pluralized spaces, in which the audience can encounter their work and on the other side with an urgency of reflecting upon the current socio-political life.

The exhibition Photobook Boom | Τhe Greek Case presents an indicative collection of photobooks and dummies of the last three years, in an attempt to equally represent the wide spectrum of the domestic self-publishing photobook community, which is now leaving its own considerable mark on the contemporary history of the photographic medium.

Artists: Mary Chairetaki, Panos Charalampidis, Anargyros Drolapas, Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Haris Kakarouhas, Yorgos Karailias, Charalampos Kydonakis, Alexandra Masmanidi, Dimitris Mytas, Stefania Orfanidou, Athanasia Papadopoulou, Stylianos Papardelas, Antonia Petriti, Artemis Pyrpilis, Georges Salameh, Alexei Siozov, Dimitris Tairis, Sophia Tolika, Annie Tsevdomaria, Ania Vouloudi, Eva Voutsaki, Spyros Zervoudakis

Curation: Alexandra Saliba, Yorgos Yatromanolakis



Nurturing archives, nurturing communities

Athens Art Book Fair | Public Program

In what ways does the care of an archive help to create more intimate bonds between artists, readers and publishers by empowering the contemporary scene of independent publications? And how does the relationship between audience and archive expand when housed in environments where exchange and collaboration are encouraged?

The participants will talk about the process of nurturing spaces and archives of artists’ books and how this has contributed to the visibility and support of local communities.

Presentation with Athens Zine Bibliotheque, Zoetrope Language: Greek

Tuesday September 07 2021

Athens Art Book Fair 2021

The Local Edition invites us to think in a smaller geographic scale and to reassess notions of locality. Turning the insecurity that surrounds international travels into an opportunity for introspection, this year’s edition focuses on publishing practices based in and around Greece.

Aiming to showcase the diversity of publishing practices, the AABF brings together established publishing houses, institutions, small presses and experimental, DIY publication projects.


On the 11th and 12th of September visitors will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of printed matter; from artist books, photobooks and zines, to poetry publications, independent magazines and rare editions.

September 11-12/ 11:00-21:00

Kypseli Municipal Market


'Parallel Crisis' by Yannis Karpouzis

Book Launch and Singing


Brand new photobook launch ‘Parallel Crisis’ by Yiannis Karpouzis

‘Parallel Crisis’ is a creative document that addresses the ways in which the medium of photography is capable of describing an impactful socio-economic event. After the year 2010, a destructive financial crisis has struck Greece, dismantling an already wrecked social balance and driving the population into a state of collective depression. Within this body of work an uneasy affinity develops between the property of photography to produce events of immobilized time and the negation of social time that widespread crisis instigates.

What photography has been really recording in Greece is a certain condition of numbness: subjects without the possibility of development, crippling unemployment, confined migrants, neighborhoods reigned by silence and fear. In these conditions, the medium suspends time that has already been stalled. Photography itself is conceived as a metaphor, a mirror of the financial crisis. Even further, the immobilized time of photography intersects with the negated time of its subjects (referents).

‘Parallel Crisis’ is in the end a project about a relation. The relation between a social crisis and a still image (a photograph).


Saturday, September 25th from 13:00 to 21:00 at Zoetrope Athens.

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Pack the Books Flat

Photobook Exhibition


Zoetrope is on the go!

‘Pack the Books Flat’ is a traveling photobook exhibition designed to present a variation of collections from Zoetrope’s library in different places and spaces out there.

Participants: Eirini Angelidi, Calliopi Beku, Thomas Beltsios, Loukia Goni, Yannis Karpouzis, Charalampos Kydonakis, Elena Kollatou & Leonidas Toumpanos, Christos Lialios, Georgia Ponirakou, Alexandra Saliba, Danai Simou, Ellie Tsatsou, Alexis Vasilikos, Olga Vereli & Katerina Markoulaki, Yorgos Yatromanolakis

First stop: Cantina Analogue, Hermoupolis, Syros

Dates: Friday 23.07 - Sunday 25.07 at 11:00 - 24:00

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Time to Blossom.

Open Lab Exhibition


‘Time to Blossom. Open Lab Exhibition’ presents ten experimental approaches in developing and constructing visual narratives, through the process of photobook making.

The exhibition attempts to unfold in space, the reflections, the attempts and the different artistic practices and methods, employed by the participant artists, during the production of their works, within the framework of the workshop ‘Time to Blossom’ instructed by Yorgos Yatromanolakis.

Participants: Calliopi Beku, Thomas Beltsios, Loukia Goni, Nelli Kolyvodiakou, Pelly Mandreka, Alexandra Masmanidi, Ismini Mathioudaki, Ioanna Natsikou, Eva Stamatiou and Petros Toufexis.

Saturday 26/06 & Sunday, 27/06 15:00 - 22:00
Zoetrope | Kimolou 17, Kypseli, 11362, Athens

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ΑΘΗΝΑ Σ'ΑΚΟΥΩ by Georges Salameh

Book Launch and Singing


We are delighted to invite you to the Book Launch & Signing of “Hear you Athens”. A book by Georges Salameh published by MeMSéA.

“Hear you Athens” is a series of fifty photographs and two letters, a correspondence and a conversation between two friends, Georges Salameh and Alexandros Mistriotis, summarized in this book.

The body of work “Hear you Athens” was produced over an eight-year period, from 1998 to 2006.

Saturday 5th of June at 15:00-21:00
Zoetrope / Kimolou 17, kypseli 11362 Athens

Link of the book here

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Zoetrope Library Open Day

(by appointment only)

Lockdown has kept us away from you all, still our little

self-published book library hasn’t stop growing!


Finally, we would like to welcome you again at Zoetrope on Saturday 22/05 from 14:00 to 19:00.


Come and join us for a little chit-chat and check our new photobook library arrivals.

Due to the Covid-19 protection measures, we can only have a limited number of visitors per hour.


Please, reserve your spot by sending us an email at zoetropeathens@gmail.com

Kimolou 17, Kypseli, Athens 11362


Phases Magazine

Portofolio Reviews

We are pleased to announce the first Phases Magazine portfolio reviews, at Zoetrope Athens. The portfolio reviewers will be Phases Magazine editors Alexis Vasilikos and Yorgos Yatromanolakis.


Photographers are invited to present one or more of their works during a 20-minute individual session.

Phases Magazine (started on December 2012) is an online magazine that focuses on international contemporary photography. Phases publishing weekly a selection of 3 portfolios on an irregular basis. In our archive you may find 1083 published portfolios. more here

Date: Friday 7/5 and Saturday 8/5

Time: 14:00-18:00

Place: Zoetrope, Kimolou 17, Kypseli


Limited availability. To book a place for this workshop or for more information please send an email to zoetropeathens@gmail.com

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Self - Publishing as an act of collective resistance 

Saturday 12/12 at 11:00 Live on F.A.R. Radio - 3137.GR

Αthens Zine Bibliotheque & Zoetrope Athens talk together about zines and artist books by unfolding their parallel universes. Moderator: Alexander Strecker

F.A.R. is an atlas of the city of Athens mapping the evolving economy, the housing market and the various communities living in the city. It's a storytelling action around the present and future of the city and unfolds in three successive independent episodes: A community radio along with an intervention in the outdoor area of 3 137, a series of actions and performances in public spaces of Athens, and finally a group exhibition next fall. 

F.A.R. explores the ways in which Athens is inhabited. It stems from the need to understand the different types of transformations that have been taking place in Athens in the past recent years. Despite the economic recession of the last decade and the political instability in the wider Mediterranean region, the city has become a place to be. At the same time, over the last five years, we have seen the local art scene changing; the number of art spaces is growing and venues and initiatives of varying scale are developing.

Invited guests of F.A.R. RADIO are several art initiatives of the city, individuals with a research interest in housing and collective/individual property, as well as employees or owners of small businesses in ​​Exarcheia neighborhood. The guests will develop a 50-minute show -featuring sounds, music and discussion-about their activity, their daily habits, and the city networks within which they engage. 

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The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings

Audio Visual Projection

Two years after the publication of the photobook “The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings” by Yorgos Yatromanolakis and after a series of attempts, experiments and project presentations, in different exhibition settings, one question still remains.

How can a photographic series, realized in the form of a book, unfold within an exhibition space?

Each exhibition of his work is every time a new challenge, as he is invited to deconstruct and reconsider his work, to seek alternative mediums as well as narrative paths, which will inevitably lead to its ephemeral reconstruction.

In collaboration with the composer Chrysanthos Christodoulou and the artist Kallia Triantafyllou and in a dialogue with the curators of the Amsterdam Museum of Photography, an audiovisual installation of the book was attempted, which will be presented in a few weeks at the Kuehlhaus in Berlin, as part of the FOAM Talent 2020 award. Part of the installation will be presented as a work in progress on Friday 09/10 at Zoetrope.

Athens Art Book Fair

The Local Edition

The second edition of the Athens Art Book Fair invites us to think in a smaller (geographic) scale and to reassess notions of locality.


Turning the insecurity that surrounds international travels into an opportunity for introspection, this year’s edition focuses on publishing practices based in and around Greece and attempts to present a sample of the diverse publishing works produced in the Balkan peninsula.

The Local Edition will take place in Kypseli Municipal Market on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 of September, 11am-8pm. Zoetrope will be showcasing a curated selection of Greek self-published photobooks and artbooks

Archives, Process: Images of the African and Black Diaspora

by Anietie Ekanem & Ariana Kalliga

“According to Bell Hooks, photography provides the opportunity to create an empowered, portable self-history. There is a personal and cultural reclamation of Black history through an artistic eye. As it stands: time, memory and decolonisation come together in play through photography and photographic reproduction to construct new identities.”

-Anietie Ekanem

We are pleased to announce our two-day program, “Archives, Process: Images of the African and Black Diaspora”, organized by British-Nigerian artist Anietie Ekanem and Greek curator Ariana Kalliga. The program will consist of a workshop and reading night, which aim to introduce photography past and present, as a dynamic site of black cultural formation and diasporic identity.

The workshop will take place at 19:00 on September 24, 2020.


Anietie will introduce participants to his approach of producing cyanotypes using Southeastern Nigerian archival photographs, demonstrating how to expose photo-negatives onto light-sensitive paper. Participants will learn how to produce cyanotypes through their interaction with a variety of mediums and archival images.

The following day on September 25, 2020 at 18:00 we will host a reading night outdoors in Zoetrope’s neighbouring Pedion Areos Park. We will read and discuss a selection of texts in an open format, including Bell Hooks’s essay: “In Our Glory: Photography and Black Life,” thinking about questions of identity, memory, and diaspora, among other collective themes that emerge from our discussions.

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Zoetrope Library Open Day

(by appointment only)

This Saturday 29/08 we are celebrating the opening of Zoetrope’s self-published photobook library.


Come and join us from 12:00 to 19:00. We’d love to welcome you, see you and catch-up with you.

Due to the Covid-19 protection measures, we can only have a limited number of visitors per hour. Please, reserve your spot by sending us an email at zoetropeathens@gmail.com and don’t forget to bring your mask.

Kimolou 17, Kypseli, Athens 11362


Open Call

Autumn and winter 2020-2021

Οpen call for artistic, theoretical, educational, community or other events and projects that could be incorporated at ZOETROPE’s program during autumn and winter 2020-2021.

You can submit your proposal at zoetropeathens@gmail.com until the 26th of August 2020.

Ανοιχτή πρόσκληση υποβολής προτάσεων, για καλλιτεχνικές, θεωρητικές, εκπαιδευτικές, κοινοτικές ή άλλου τύπου δράσεις, που θα μπορούσαν να ενταχτούν στο πρόγραμμα του ZOETROPE κατά την φθινοπωρινή – χειμερινή περίοδο 2020-2021.

Η υποβολή των προτάσεων γίνεται ηλεκτρονικά στη διεύθυνση zoetropeathens@gmail.com μέχρι τις 26 Αυγούστου 2020.


«σου 'χω πει ποτέ»

Poetry Book Release

Poetry book release at Zoetrope for the handmade book "σου 'χω πει ποτέ" (have I ever told you) by Kat Papachristou
.The book was designed and created at home, during the pandemic lockdown 2020. It was released digitally on June 2 on bandcamp and includes a 2-track digital album with songs "3:22 a.m." and "intermission".
A physical special edition of 23 numbered copies, including a download code for the digital album, is available. Kat Papachristou is singer/songwriter Tango with Lions and has released three albums via Inner Ear Records (Verba Time 2010, A Long Walk 2013, The Light 2018).

Thursday 09.09.2020 at 19:00

Kimolou 17, Kypseli, Athens 11362

How to talk about the past and the present of art in Athens?

A participatory workshop around an ethnographic film

In the summer of 2017, Herbert Ploegman and Grigoris Gkougkousis made an ethnographic film about a participatory artwork in the Athenian public space: a tent in Plateia Kotzia where meals were served daily. Now, in Zoetrope, their film turns into a collective exploration of what art means in Athens.

This workshop is an invitation to collectively think about the arts in Athens in the current moment and the recent past. It aims to create a space for collectively outlining aspects of this moment and a discussion of their significance. Amongst these may be the disappearance of that artwork from the Athenian public space, and the appearance of art spaces in the city. Another may be the difficulties that exist around screening the film and the repercussions for the workshop and the debate at large.

This workshop links art initiatives with anthropological research on art in Athens. It originates in Herbert's PhD project on artist-run spaces and their significance in Athens. The workshop aims to make room for questioning the ways we talk, think, and learn about art practices in Athens.

Saturday 14.03.20 at 16:00

and Sunday 15.03.20 at 16:00

Free Entrance

Seats are limited! To participate please reserve your seat by sending us an email to zoetropeathens@gmail.com

Death in Athens Festival

Athens Artcore

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Poetics of Space 

Photography Workshop Presentation

The Poetics of Space is a journey and lyrical exploration of the intimacy of the home and interior spaces, of how our perceptions of these spaces shape our thoughts, memories and dreams

We are pleased to host the presentation of photographic work produced during a 5-day workshop in Athens, inspired by the subject of The Poetics of Space, a book written by the French philosopher, Gaston Bachelard in 1958. The workshop was organized by Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin and conducted by Michael Grieve.

Friday 21.02.2020 at 19:30

Kimolou 17, Kypseli, Athens 11362

New Archives - Exhibition

MEDphoto Festival


The flourishing of photobooks dealing with archival works reflects the desire and the urge of many authors to develop artistic practices, that transcend the archive from a place of storage to a place of production and discourse with the past under the effect of the shifting present.


The archival image liberated of its strictly factual and bureaucratic function, is activated in photobooks to introduce counter-narratives, to uncover untold or repressed stories, to negotiate collective or personal trauma or even to establish grassroots social, political and emotional archives.


What’s really interesting about the photobook as an artistic medium is that by enabling the production of complete narrative holes, especially through the editing, the sequencing as well as the interrelation of the images, it opposes the overall static and taxonomic archival format. In this very condition, montage and storytelling almost necessitate a repositioning and a critical reflection towards the archival material.


In this collection we attempted to gather works that represent the main strands of archival art as reflected in photobooks. These works break free of the concentrative format of the archive to move towards to its reinvention and rearticulation.



Alexandra Saliba - Yorgos Yatromanolakis


Books: Top Secret - Simon Menner, The Longest Way Round - Chris Dorley-Brown, Let Me Fall Again - Julia Borissova, Libya - Stella Chronopoulou, Where Mimosa Bloom - Rita Puig Serra Costa, Sangre - Leslie Spak, Everflow - Alexandra Saliba, Encyclopedia - Charlotte Lybeer, The Bοοκ of Fantastic Antiquities - Antonis Theodoridis, Conquistador - Nicolas Savary, Dotter - Aimilia Balaska, Fantastic Woman - Nelson Morales, Every Body is an Archive - Liz Orton

MedPhoto Festival 2019-2020 | Archive: Between the Public and the Private

Main Exhibition: Critical Archives IV: Documents
Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete


Book Presentation


We are delighted to invite you to the presentation of "Variations of Presence"   by Alexis Vasilikos.

"Variations of Presence" is a book of photos that arοse during daily walks in various parts of the world. Vasilikos calls his practice "peripatetic photography" and perceives it as a form of meditation in action. The images are imbued by the energy of contemplative seeing and stillness. It is published by Rigpa Editions, a publishing project that explores the space between art and spirituality. The design is by  No Más / No More.

Wednesday 23.10.2019 at 20:00


The right to be Radical

Black Feminism Workshop

The United African Women Organization – Greece and the European Network of People of African Decent invite you to three days of events in Athens, Greece with Dr. Carole Boyce Davies over the course of October 11, 12 and 13, 2019. The events centered on the theme of “Sisterhood and Struggle: Writing Black Women’s Political Leadership” mark the first visit of Dr. Carole Boyce Davies to Athens, Greece.

Esteemed scholar of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York), and author of prize-winning books such as Left of Karl Marx: The Political Activism of Claudia Jones, Dr. Boyce Davies will be presenting a historical examination of Writing Black Women’s Political Leadership, centering the historical struggles and causes of erasure of Black Women’s activism legacies, posing pressing questions leading to action in the present.

The events take place in the context of UAWO’ s ongoing study of Black and Afrofeminist traditions.


A continuation of UAWO’s 1st Black Feminist Skillsharing Workshop, which took place in Athens over the course of five weeks in 2018, the initiative aims to address issues concerning the politics of space, and function as a platform to access knowledge and histories of political struggle often unacknowledged in many activist spaces in Greece and elsewhere. The event series includes workshops, womxn’s circles, reading groups and public talks.

The upcoming events also mark the first visit of ENPAD to Greece. ENPAD’S annual meeting will be taking place over the weekend, with members gathering from over 15 countries in Europe.



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Matter of time
Αn aquatic cartography

In the work in progress ‘Matter of Time. An Aquatic Cartography’ the fundamental property of material is its duration. Yannis Stournas explores the traces and the inscriptions of the encapsulated rivers and streams in the urban environment of Athens. By collecting and photographing matter from the soil and the subsoil covering the rivers, he attempts to reinstate and solidify parts of the buried aquatic geography of the city.

The pre-industrial photographic technique of ambrotype, being employed for this work, on the one hand is monumentalizing the material findings and on the other hand it is pointing out their variable state. Each object appears in the wet plate of the ambrotype not only as a visual but also as a material memory, as a sort of a paradoxical archaeological find. At the same time, the singularity of each plate which can’t be mechanically reproduced along with the fact that it is developed in water from different springs, rivers and seas seems to be mystifying somehow the objects which depict something unseen and in constant mutation.

‘Matter of Time. An Aquatic Cartography’ will be presented as an installation at Zoetrope which has been transformed into the lab of Yannis Stournas for the past weeks. The opening will take place on Friday, September 13nth at the walk of Time Takes Time initiative within the framework of which it is realized.

About Time Takes Time

TIME TAKES TIME is a momentum around paper & words with a focus on the processes, materiality, touch and smell of prints, letters, inks and stained fingers.
Time Takes Time connects Greek and international artists and designers for a moment of co-creation within various workshops and print studios around the city of Athens. It takes place within strong local-global interconnections and seeks to weave between them a relationship and a possibility for tuning-in. Time Takes Time operates as a creolization of points of view, techniques, skills, and imaginaries, not to be seen as distinct entities. It merges layers of technologies from print ambrotypes, fax machine thermal ribbon, up to 3d printing and algorithm data poetry. Time Takes Time aims to combine diverse intimate feelings and subjective relations to the city of Athens through the lens of printed matter as to let waves of resonance emerge between alternative but complementary processes of work.
Time Takes Time organizes city walks through its interconnected workshops and spaces as to allow the various processes to be experienced by the public. Each walk is max 4 hours.



Athens Art Book Fair


Athens Art Book Fair is an artist-run initiative aiming to bring together and showcase artist publications produced in Greece as well as to create a link with publishing-based artistic practices internationally.

At the first installment of Athens Art Book Fair that will take place on September 7-8 in Stoa Kairi, Monastiraki, Zoetrope will be showcasing an eclectic selection of Greek self-published photobooks.


Is a project with a strong focus on the materiality, physicality,touchand smell of prints, letters, words, golden letters, inks, stained fingers. Aim is to organize a momentum, a project of high velocity, to share our appreciation for the matter of Paper & Words; through a series of events that combines and brings into dialogues, processes, skills and gestures performed by passionate people from here and abroad. The idea is to join complementary and alternative ways of working around Paper & Words and to create a time and space here in Athens where dialogues can emerge between people dwelling in this cosmology. The objective is to connect individuals or collectives and make their processes of creation and of production accessible and experienced by a wider public through a program of events. More news soon.


PLATEAU   0 3 4  

An exploration of Greek self-published photobooks


Artists’ self-publications are disorderly phenomena. They are defined by freedom, discovery, creativity, and experimentation as they move away from narrow, predefined structures. Unclassified and unseen, most self-publications entail their own multiplicities, occupying a space of their own.


Self-publishing is a growing practice in Greece, as many photographers and artists are becoming increasingly engaged in exploring and discovering new tools as well as collective initiatives to experiment with their own book production.


In many cases, self-publishing is clearly an act of resistance against formal and conventional structures of publishing. Self-publishers are manifesting new ways of artistic expression and sending out distinct signals, sometimes via just a handful of printed copies.


Despite the fact that many self-published editions are exceptionally designed, by way of introducing lesser-known materials and techniques which move beyond the limits of traditional display and storytelling, their exposure and distribution is extremely limited.


The exhibition ‘Plateau 034’ is a first attempt to map Greek photographic self-publications. Through the presentation of a non-hierarchical and non-complete assemblage, it constitutes a converging point of small, individual gestures. Our aim is to continue this exploration, via a developing rhizomatic platform, which, detached from conventional publishing practices, can set the conditions for the creation of multiple paths, branches, and plateaus.



Michael Almiroudis - Genius Seculi / Konstantinos Doumpenidis - Halt / Nikos Deltakapa - NO TURNING BACK / Pavlos Fysakis - Land Ends / Nicholas Faraklas - Athens Hates Pigeons / Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki - Second Chance / Giorgos Gripeos - a Kind of You / Yiannis Hadjiaslanis - Drive / Zoe Hatziyannaki - To kakovoulo / Antonis Kourkoulos - Roubabikia / Charalampos Kydonakis - WARN'D IN VAIN / Zisis Kardianos - In Limbo / Natasha Killova and Ritsa Blue - A diary of a nighttime / Elena Kollatou & Leonidas Toubanos - Avoid Area / Christos Lialios - Same but Different / Ilias Lois - Golden Peak / Fotis Milionis - 81 / Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis - Vaskos / Margarita Yoko-Nikitaki - Soil / Stefania Orfanidou - Pendulum / Nikos Papanikolaou - Tagada / Sarantis Raftopoulos - Street Food / Spyros Rennt - Another Excess / Ioanna Sakellaraki - The Truth is in the Soil / Alexandra Saliba - Everflow / Olga Stefatou - CHRYSALIS / Stamatis Schizakis - Athens Porn / Danai Simou - Romance / Myrto Steirou - Cruel Nature / Eliza Tamo - hEy yoU / Dimitris Tairis - The Urge / Antonis Theodoridis - The box of curios / Ellie Tsatsou - Alphabet / Dimitris Tsoumplekas - Texas / These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things - Spata / Alexis Vasilikos - Variations of Presence / Irina Vosgerau - Timetraveller / Yorgos Yatromanolakis - Not provided / Apostolos Zerdevas - State


19/6/2019 - 30/6/2019

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 – 19:00, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00


Evangelia Biza, Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Kostas Kostopoulos,

Georges Salameh, Alexandra Saliba, Alexander Strecker, Yorgos Yatromanolakis.


With the participation of The Athens Zine Bibliotheque 


APhF 2019 Satellite Programme

PLATEAU   0 3 4   Talk: Book-making practices in self-publishing modes

With Evangelia Biza (bookbinder) and Kostas Kostopoulos (printer).

Thursday 27/06/19 at 19:30

PLATEAU   0 3 4   Open Discussion: Meet the self-publishers

To conclude our exhibition Plateau 034 / An exploration of Greek self-published photobooks, a first attempt to explore Greek self-published photobooks, we invite you to an open discussion. Sixteen self- publishers share questions, emotions, thoughts, intentions, successes, and failures stemming from their experiences of their self-publishing initiatives..

Thursday 30/06/19 at 19:30

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