How many trials for justice to be indeed just? What remnants of justice can one unsheathe from the bureaucratic, rigid and often impenetrable formats of white, western judicial systems perpetuated and replicated the world over? How to look into the historical injustice of modernity against the Other? Or the environmental injustices of neoliberal state governance committed in the name of progress?
This exhibition aims to look into an archetypal state and supra-state procedure, that of the trial, using it as a paradigm for an enquiry into the notion of the judicial and other relative and adjacent forms of the administration of justice. Aiming to depart from the self-aggrandising position of art as an agent that can fix, reinstate or correct injustices and resisting to claim that the ethics of art surpass the law, this exhibition wants to look at the form of the trial as one that can be appropriated, re-purposed, re-scripted through artistic practices to bring attention to the strenuous judicial realities put to the test and disintegrated by bureaucracy, exclusionary policies and antiquated judiciary notions. The exhibition highlights how court trial patterns and systems, are travelling through time and continents, and how the Western judicial system – so extensively imposed through colonial rule – is now replicated in most non-Western contexts, in all corners of the globe. (...)
With : Carlos Amorales, Forensic Architecture, KHOJ workshop & Zuleikha Chaudhari, Yota Ioannidou, Sanja Iveković, Rojava Film Komina, Franck Leibovici & Julien Seroussi, Jonas Staal, Vangelis Vlachos, Anton Vidokle & Tirdad Zolghadr.
Curated by iLiana Fokianaki.