Theorimata – Θεωρήματα

Exhibition “Theorimata” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, opening 8 February, 2018.

Catalogue sponsors: Zacharias Portalakis (collector), Nikolaos Vernikios (collector) and Pantelis Tsatsis (ARTFORUM GALLERY)

Artist Panayiotis Tanimanidis spoke recently about his monumental work «Πυρρίχιου πετάγματος» in Pasalimani, Piraeus.   



Magazine Exposed (TIF-HELEXPO), February 2018.

Includes interview with art collector Zacharias Portalakis. Cover image: Opy Zouni (ARTFORUM GALLERY collection).


Yorgos Xenos at the Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair, 23-26/11/2017.

2η ART THESSALONIKI International Contemporary Art Fair

With enormous success and, above 10.000 visitors, the 2nd Art  Thessaloniki  International  Contemporary  Art  Fair was completed for the year 2017, on November 23-26 in TIF-HELEXPO, at Pavilions 10,  9 and 8, bringing the wider public closer to the Modern Art. Prominence was given to Greek Art on the abroad, since people from more than 20 countries visited, which is the stake of such a classy organization. High quality briefing took place and, apart from the exhibits, entertainment and action were activated, as well.

The attendance of 30 galleries from  10 different countries: AGATHI KARTALOS, ARTFORUM GALLERY, Artshot-Sophia Gaitani, CHALKOS GALLERY, CHILI ART GALLERY, Donopoulos International Contemporary Fine Arts, EPsilon Art Gallery, Eric Efstathiou Fine Art, GALERI BINYIL, GALERIAKALO, GALLERY F, Gallery Loger, Gallery on the Move, GALLERY TECHNOHOROS, GuruShots, Fuzhou Tentron Artworks, Kaplanon galleries ena contemporary Art Gallery, KAPOPOULOS FINE aRtS, Kivo Art Gallery, LOS ART GALLERY, New Moment Gallery, PAPATZIKOU GALLERY, Pg Art Gallery, Red Round Gallery, SKOUFA GALLERY, Technohoros art gallery, UFOFABRIK, VLASSIS ART GALLERY-ArtNoise και Galeria A(Belgrade)- Watercolor International.

The Honored artists: Costas Tsoclis and Wolf Vostell.

6 Museums Exhibitions from: Theodoros Stamos, Zacharias Portalakis collection, curated by Manos Stefanidis, “Balance exercises: Plannings and implementation : The inevitable indeterminacy or, the readjustment of origin”, curated by the Emeritus Professor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Mr. Emmanouel Mavrommatis, the International Contemporary Engraving from Georgios Kitis Collection, Stavros Ioannou from Georgios Kostopoulos Collection, curated by Manos Stefanidis, the Laboratory of Industrial Planning, Department of Figurative & Applied Arts AUTH, curated by the Vice Professor Giorgos Liamadis, the Virtual Reality Project,  as multiple other Projects, set the cubit high enough to appoint Art  Thessaloniki  International  Contemporary  Art  Fair, as an institution of an international impact, having nothing to envy from the acknowledged Art  Fairs, globally.

The visitors reached, in particular, 10.252, opposite to 9.420 last year, while most of them came from  Albania, America, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Turkey etc. The Exhibition, also, attracted a lot of young people from Germany, Great Britain and Italy, and groups of students, from the Faculties of Fines Arts and Architecture.

The 2nd Art  Thessaloniki  International  Contemporary  Art  Fair  was established under the aegis of the Ministries of Culture and Internals (Macedonia-Thrace), the Region of Central Macedonia, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and of many Institutions of the city.

The administration of TIF-HELEXPO, the Artistic Director Mr. Pantelis Tsatsis and his Team, will welcome you back for the 3rd Art Thessaloniki International  Contemporary  Art  Fair

programmed on  22-25 November 2018, with the slogan:

Distribution – Briefing – Amusement.want to thank you for honoring with your attendance and your presence the 2nd Organization of Art  Thessaloniki  International  Contemporary  Art  Fair, and promise to continue supporting the Fine Arts and the Creators, changing, by the years to come, the city of Thessaloniki, locally, as much as in an international level.


Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair

Contemporary Art in 2012-2013: the most popular medium in the decade

Demand for Contemporary art is in many ways “bulimic”. But which media are the most sought-after? How has supply and demand for paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and prints evolved and what are the most profitable segments for auction operators? Our analysis is based on artworks sold between mid-2012 and the end of June 2013.

The rapid growth in supply and demand of Contemporary art and the concomitant development of the segment’s high-end has in fact benefited all its media. Besides the constant new records generated by traditional paintings on canvas, drawing is the second hottest medium on the market. The number of drawings sold worldwide this year reached a record (over 10,700 lots for the period July 2012 – June 2013) that was seven times higher than the number of drawings sold over the same period 10 years earlier. The growth in the segment’s revenue has been five times faster than that… representing thirty-six times the volume of turnover generated over the same period ten years earlier and increasing no less than 25% this past year compared with the previous year (July 2012 – June 2013 versus July 2011 – June 2012 ). Several factors have underpinned this growth: in the West, inflation on the painting segment has naturally pushed many buyers towards the more affordable drawing segment, and in China, a tidal wave of Contemporary ink works has hit the market with a significant impact on the segment’s global turnover. Read the rest of this entry »

1st Contemporary Art Festival in Skiathos island, Greece, in collaboration with TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM

Pantelis Tsatsis of TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM gallery proposed the organisation of a contemporary art festival in Skiathos island, Greece. The mayor of the island welcomed his idea.

Four hotels have been selected, as follows:

  • Skiathos Princess Hotel, member of small luxury hotels of the world
  • Kivos Hotel & Suites
  • La Piscine Art Hotel
  • Mandraki Village
  • Kassandra Bay Hotel

Exhibitions will also be held in Bourtzi Art Hall.

Duration : May – September, 2010

This exhibitions will be the starting point for greek interantional contemporary art. So, Skiathos island with its crystal clear waters, will also provide its tourists with the opportunity of coming closer to contemporary greek art.

The Eternal Inspiration Of An Open Mind

artforum exhibition 16 January, 2009 – 10 February, 2010 : Vaviloussakis George & Vaviloussakis Konstantinos

TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM   January 2010 : Vaviloussakis George Vaviloussakis Konstantinos

Gallery TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM (12 Mitropoleos str., Thessaloniki GR) is proud to present 2 solo exhibitions of painting by Vaviloussakis George Vaviloussakis Konstantinos, two artists with a distinguishing career already. It is the second time that George exhibits in TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM, while it is the first time that artworks of Konstantinos will be presented in Thessaloniki.

Opening day : 16 January, 2010

Duration : 16 January – 10 February, 2010

 Konstantinos Vaviloussakis                                                                           George Vaviloussakis