Stoa tou Vivliou

Stoa tou Vivliou, photo: Mathias Völzke

Known as the Stoa Arsakeiou when it was built in 1900, this central yet somewhat hidden arcade took on its current name, which means “arcade of books” in 1996, when the Society for the Promotion of Education and Learning began hosting book presentations and cultural events in the terrace café and auditorium, often co-organized by the publishing houses working in various languages concentrated here. One unused storefront within the arcade currently hosts paper rubbings of marble steles engraved with the incorporation documents of Yugoexport, a “blind, nonaligned oral corporation” created by the artist Irena Haiduk in the United States (where corporations are people), and headquartered in Belgrade. The storefronts become a document; orations in Greek, according to ancient custom, take place periodically over the course of the documenta 14 exhibition.

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Members of the Army of Beautiful Women Read the In-corporation Documents of Yugoexport

by Irena Haiduk

Each Friday, as night falls, a member of the Army of Beautiful Women reads aloud in Greek from the in-corporation documents of Yugoexport, demonstrating the full use of this oral corporation’s principles.