The relationship between the public and the private, the cataphatic and the apophatic space is the “No Man’s Land” womb. Its primary concern is the structural perichoresis, correlation, and juxtaposition of distorted yet allusive “iconic” urban landmarks and the author’s creations of subjective realities, fragmented and dematerialized micro locations, geographies, and multicultural explorations of form and volume. The sublime interplay of interarchitectural echoes and allusions allures us to diagnose the neuroticisms of our cultures through the architectural cryptograms of the phantasmagoric “open city” created as an architectural cry/riddle about the possibility of liberté, égalité, fraternité in toto.
The spectator, entering the tunnel through the illuminated “back door” will be confronted with images and symbols of the great human expectations; a city “recognizably unrecognizable”, ephemeral as a “dream about a city”, the horrific illusions of “land without borders” extending the invitationto immerse oneself into the no man’s landscape.
At this intersection, the neurotic obsessions with possession and accumulation meets the brave old art of dreaming. What quantum of courage does it take to look at this architectural mirror? What is the dose of will-power needed for one to take up the dislocated and liberating disposition of global nomad/migrant or a proud citizen of the land that is everyone’s and no one’s?
Exhibitors: Stojan Pavleski, Ivan Simeonov, Ljupco Tasevski, Gjorgi Radovanovic
- No Man's Land