TAF/the Art Foundation began operating in May 2009 with a dual role of an independent space organizing and hosting cultural events related to all forms of artistic production and a point of social gathering for people bearing a new Athenian identity.
Within just three years of operation it has become an active space of sociability, in which everyone is welcome to attend, participate or watch events, an open space of assembly and dialogue, accessible to the public, seven days a week, all year round.
Three years later, in June 2012, and after a series of collaborations and creative fermentation processes, a new creative enterprise was born: metamatic: The synergy between the TAF team and the metamatic: team formulated a new, expanded team and TAF entered a new phase; in this redefinition context, and aiming to highlight these recent changes, TAF was renamed to metamatic:taf simultaneously expanding its natural space to the internetworked environment.
Today, metamatic:taf attempts to create the right conditions in order to set up a vibrant online platform that will act as meeting point for contemporary ideas and practices, a place where thought isn’t separated from action and culture is conceived as an everyday activity. At the same time, it offers young people the opportunity to realize their creative ideas and present them to a broader audience, establishing an all-inclusive artistic, educational and entertaining experience.