out of sight, Antwerp, 02.02. – 14.04.2019
Awoiska van der Molen, Anna Hofbauer, Ibro Hasanović
Press Release by Dušica Dražić
Try to freeze this image in your mind: two men standing in a landscape. Now sink below the ground. See the sediments of the past. Add layers of culture and all the different interpretations of history and believes. This image is the starting point for the series of exhibitions Two Men Standing.
Two people, thus two images collide – an empty-handed man that walks through the landscape, looking for a place to settle. Then a man of plenty, trying to exclude the other from the land that he claims belongs to him. Law of nature and law of man superimposed.
The exhibition looks for the invisible that suddenly, temporarily surfaces, allowing us to observe where we come from and which commons we have. It looks at traces of radical redefinitions of culture being preserved within the landscape or being attributed to it.