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State of Concept

19, Tousa Botsari Str., 11741 Athens www.stateofconcept.org Wednesday-Friday: 16:30-20:30 / Saturday: 13:00-17:00 / or by appointment Drive me

A Case of Perpetual No

curated by Iliana Fokianaki
Admission: Free
Opening: 11.05.2018, 20:00
12.05.2018-14.07.2018
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State of Concept is happy to present Yota Ioannidou's solo exhibition, entitled “A Case of Perpetual No”, curated by Iliana Fokianaki.

Ioannidou’s exhibition at State of Concept inaugurates a new exhibition chapter that will develop in the coming two years entitled “Department of Justice”, delving into artistic and curatorial practices that investigate the scope of the judicial and researching real events that have had societal impacts: court cases that have divided society and political trials that changed the course of local histories. It will manifest via solo exhibitions, oral histories and other archival forms and launches with “A Case Of Perpetual No” by Yota Ioannidou, co-produced with the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) of which Ioannidou is an alumna.

The exhibition -that succeeds a first act via a lecture-performance the artist presented at State of Concept Athens in January 2018- focuses on the murder of American CBS journalist George Polk in Thessaloniki, May 1948 during the civil war following the Nazi occupation. Grigoris Staktopoulos — a journalist himself — is the tragic protagonist, accused, convicted and died as a murderer, although CIA files published in the 80s proved he had fallen victim of the Cold War that was also choreographed on Greek ground.

DAI & State of Concept Athens collaboration

The program launches with the exhibition that is co-produced with the Dutch Art Institute, and will develop in the next two months with a joint programme of lectures, workshops and events, culminating with the hosting of the last Roaming Assembly of the academic year of DAI on June 3rd and the final presentations of the students of DAI between the 29th of June and the 1st of July.

For more information on the coming programme please visit www.stateofconcept.org and www.dutchartinstitute.nl 

A Case of Perpetual No

Yota Ioannidou , Evidence 1, 2018, print installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and State of Concept Athens

A Case of Perpetual No

Yota Ioannidou - Lecture-Performance (act.1), 2018, State of Concept. Photo by Elpida Belali

A Case of Perpetual No

Yota Ioannidou - Lecture-Performance (act.1), 2018, State of Concept. Photo by Elpida Belali