MAY 26: OPENING ‘LANDESCAPE’ in the front front of W139
Suddenly a man wakes up, Decides he is a nation and starts to walk
The installation consists of a number of suitcases that “walk” on wooden shoemaker lasts. All but one of the wooden shoe lasts in Landescape were purchased in a small shop called Palestine in Jaffa’s flea market, Israel. All were made and used before 1948, before the existence of the Israeli state. Originated from the artist’s own experience as a foreigner concerning questions of where and what is home, Landescape associates with subjects such as foreignness, integration, minorities, multiple identities and the idea of self-hood in relation to the social environment.
Supported by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst
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