Atopos cvc, founded in 2003 by Vassilis Zidianakis and Stamos Fafalios, is a non-profit, cultural organisation interested in the expression and adornment of the human body. The word ‘atopos’, from the ancient Greek “άτοπος”, refers to that which is the strange, the unwonted, the eccentric and the unclassifiable.
Atopos cvc is located in a restored neo-classical building at 72 Salaminos Street in the Metaxourgeio district of Athens. The programme and exhibitions of Atopos cvc are also presented in museums, in organisations of the Athens Cultural Net and in international institutions. Benaki Museum, Athens, La Gaîté lyrique, Paris, ModeMuseum (MoMu), Antwerp, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg, Centraal Museum, Utrecht and 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo are included among these institutions.