Vangelis Vlahos

10 March–9 April 2017
Opening Friday 10 March 7-9pm

Chapter 3 of the exhibition trilogy …this is Radio Athènes at Signal.

Three details, three protagonists, three cases: the notes of Euclid Tsakalotos, the current finance minister of Greece; the suitcase of George Koskotas, a former Greek banker; the hat of Ratko Mladic, a former Bosnian Serb military commander currently on trial in The Hague.

Using existing material from the press, state archives and the internet, Vangelis Vlahos engages with the recent history of Greece. In his re-readings and juxtapositions, the grayness of facts transforms into intriguing narratives and timelines revealing a reality juicier than fiction.

This Event has Now Ended is a showcase on how the micro politics of details mirrors the entangled complexities and complicities of global economics and international negotiations. A Beckettesque absurdity unfolds gradually in the third chapter of the exhibition trilogy …this is Radio Athènes.

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Vangelis Vlahos, This Event has Now Ended. Installationsvy/Installation view. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, Objects to relate to a trial (Mladic's hat), 2015/The adidas hat and the Russian one, 2015. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, This Event has Now Ended. Installationsvy/Installation view. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, Objects to relate to a trial (3 suitcases, 2 travel bags, a typewriter and one color TV), 2013-2014. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, Objects to relate to a trial (3 suitcases, 2 travel bags, a typewriter and one color TV), 2013-2014. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, Tsakalotos' bag, 2017. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, Tsakalotos' thumb, 2016-2017. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, Tsakalotos' thumb, 2016-2017. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson

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Vangelis Vlahos, This Event has Now Ended. Installationsvy/Installation view. Foto/Photo: Lotten Pålsson