The Polynational War Memorial - Wanås Master Plan
Wanås Foundation, Wanås, Knislinge
May 18 - October 19, 2008
The first full-scale simulation of The Polynational War Memorial was presented in the group exhibition Loss/Förlust at Wanås in 2008, for which the master plan that outlines the various institutions and the memorial in the architectonic proposal was adapted to the park at Wanås.
A map over the park, which includes the master plan, suggests a walk trough the landscape/complex. At five sites along this walk information boards were installed, which showed the architecture as it would appear if the complex would be built at the site. At several occasions during the exhibtion period the artist held guided tours in the landscape/complex that followed the mapped path.
The adaption of the master plan does not imply that Wanås is suggested as one of the six sites where the complex should be built. It is rather an attempt to merge an existing landscape with the proposed architecture, and thus an opportunity to experience the complex in full scale.
The video The Polynational War Memorial, part 3: the Interfaith Centre was shown in the gallery during the exhibition period.
Participating artists were: Lida Abdul, Christian Boltanski, Jon Brunberg, Matthew Buckingham, Ann Böttcher, Sophie Calle, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Regina José Galindo, Alejandra Lundén, Deimantas Narkevicius, Zoran Naskovski, Emily Prince, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Sissel Tolaas and Kara Walker.
Curators: Elna Svenle and Marika Wachtmeister.