Edition 2017


Mari Bastashevski

State Business

Closed on 24 September 2017
Le bleu du ciel, Lyon, France

Stretching across 20 borders, State Business is a counter-forensic research and an attempt to see beyond the media framework explanation of ideological differences, and into the relationship between state officials and industry that fuels and sustains crisis in status quo and makes violence a norm. And so while photojournalism observes the volatile global events, State Business locates the spaces of decision making where international conflict commerce is a daily routine and investigates the way the information vacuum preserved around these places by the privileged insider elites indefinitely sustains the industry.
Mari Bastashevski

Exhibition curator: Gilles Verneret.
Prints and framing by Après Midi Lab, Paris.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture