Exhibitions, Films, Learning, Public Programmes

revolution is not a one time event


Friday, 31 March 2023, 18.00-22.00


31 March - 06 July 2023

Curated by:

Maria-Thalia Carras & Foteini Salvaridi


Foteini Salvaridi

Visual identity:

bend studio

Revolutions don’t take place in just one go.

Revolutions don’t happen just in one moment.

Revolutions don’t happen just like that.

Revolutions are not just a one-off occurrence.

Revolutions are not a one-off event.

Revolutions are an accumulation of events.

Revolutions are a dynamic evolution of events. 

Revolution is not a one time event.

It is becoming always vigilant for the smallest opportunity to make a genuine change in established, outgrown responses. – Audre Lorde

Revolution is not a one time event* is a three-month public program that reflects our deep held belief that gathering people together can bring unexpected, potentially unimaginable shifts and changes. Our program, an experiment in form and format, that spans from spring to early summer at TAVROS, will honor the ongoing struggles of small-scale, dare we say, revolutionary, inter-generational feminist practices in Greece and beyond.

A conversation that began by thinking about female identities and the complexities of womanhood, opened up to include more and more individuals and communities with the hope of creating truly polyphonic and diverse occasions for coming together. Our line-up of events/acts will unfold at TAVROS, but also outwards into our neighborhood. 

The exhibition is the basis or excuse for a public program with more than 50 participants: with screenings & discussions, performances and open mic sessions, education and research programs, as well as weekly community gatherings, in the hope of gathering as many female, feminist, queer, masculine, non-conformative, experimental, revolutionary voices as possible.

Our program looks towards fostering knowledge production, joyful conversations and an environment for peer-to-peer, non-result oriented learning, insisting that creative and artistic practices can and do have an impact on the social and public sphere. 

With the understanding that there is not one answer to all our questions, nor just one voice that sets the questions, and with the awareness of the impossibility of having an answer for everything.

Revolutions are not a one-off event, they don’t take place in just one go, they are ongoing.

*Quote by Audre Lorde.

Contributors: Nina Papakonstantinou, Lena Maria Thüring / Nionia Films (Alkisti Efthymiou, Maria F Dolores, Smaro Papaevangelou, Sofia Dona) / Films by Gizem Aksu, Agustina Comedi, Cheryl Dunye, Panayotis Evangelidis, Su Friedrich, Marlon T. Riggs, Harri Shanahan & Siân A. Williams, Hito Steyerl / Yota Argyropoulou with Stelios Kratsas & Alex(a), Genderhood, Erica Scourti with Dimitra Ioannou & Evi Nakou / Eva Giannakopoulou, Nana Sachini / Konstantina Daouti & Melina Kollia / FRMK – conceived by Katerina Iliopoulou & Yiannis Isidorou (soundscape) with poets Phoebe Giannisi, Tonia Tzirita Zacharatou, Lenia Zafeiropoulou, Katerina Iliopoulou, Lena Kallergi, Niki Chalkiadaki, Iana Boukova, Olga Papakosta, Alexandra Plastira, and the translator Elena Vlachou, the choreographer Anna Tzakou and visual artists Iris Depasta and Mania Benissi, VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas, Kostas Tzimoulis) with Leto Messini / Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices, NTIZEZA, Olga Dalekou, Positive Voice / AFSAR (Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research), Haven for Artists, KIRIK & Zeyno Pekünlü, Mimosa House, Radical Sense, Tropical Papers, and others.

Supported by:

Outset Partners. The program has been awarded with an Impact Grant.

Hospitality sponsors: