State of Concept, Athens (GR)stateofconcept.org
Yota Ioannidou launches a new thematic chapter of events and exhibitions at State of Concept, which will explore the concept of justice under the title "Department of Justice". It launches with the solo exhibition "A Case Of Perpetual No" by Yota Ioannidou, co-produced with DAI
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 DAI.
"Department of Justice" refers to the trial of Greek journalist Staktopoulos and his imprisonment for the murder of the American journalist George Polk. Polk served as CBS news correspondent in northern Greece in 1948, one of the most difficult periods in greek modern history.
In her projects Yota Ioannidou creates and revises archives, following a process of research (visits to archives and in situ research) and collection (texts, images, data, maps, films, recordings), according to various ways of formulation. The formulation of the research material combines storytelling and the formation of reading and performing groups on the research subject.