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Mari Bastashevski

State Business

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.