|The Baltic Atlas|
Edited by KÄrlis BÄrziÅš, Jurga DaubaraitÄ, Petras Išora, Ona LozuraitytÄ, NiklÄvs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila ZariÅa, Jonas Å½ukauskas
Contributions by Åbäke, Indrek Allmann, Reinis Äzis, Viesturs CelmiÅš, Nancy Couling, Tom Crosshill, Muriz Djurdjevic, Leonidas Donskis, JÄnis Dripe, Keller Easterling, David Grandorge, Felix Hummel, Gustav Kalm, Karolis Kaupinis, Maroš KrivyÌ, Carl-Dag Lige, Laura Linsi, Jonathan Lovekin, Agata Marzecova, Timothy Morton, Kaja Pae, Thomas Paturet, Ljeta PutÄne, EglÄ RindzeviÄiÅ«tÄ, Markus Schaefer, Jack Self, Nasrine Seraji, Tuomas Toivonen, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, JÄnis UšÄa, Aro Velmet, Ines Weizman
“It is impossible, but as you do not know it is impossible, it might be possible.”
—Lolita Jablonskiene, Director of the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, commenting on previous attempts to organize a joint pavilion including all three Baltic States for the Venice Biennale
The Baltic Atlas, published in conjunction with the exhibition of the Baltic States Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, is a gradient between two questions. The first: “what is it possible to imagine?” focuses on interpretations, fictional stories, analyses, and reflections on the ongoing processes, and proposes future projections. The second: “what is possible?” is an inquiry into the methods, resources, and parameters that define space.
All texts have been specially written for this publication. Parallel discourses are positioned next to each other—overlaid in an atlas that works in range of different modes. An atlas is a medium that unravels multiple ways of seeing the region of the Baltic States as an intensification of networks, agendas, and ideas that are relevant on a global scale. Along with the Baltic Pavilion exhibition, this publication offers a sense of an open-ended ecology of practices—a forum on what is to come.
Design by Åbäke and Vytautas Volbekas
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