New Cartography

New Cartography

The map of Europe shown at the exhibition is made of ceramic glazed black containers corresponding to the number of countries within Europe. Each container represents a country has different wall heights or boundaries that separate them from their neighbors.                                      

The students who Malgorzata Markiewicz teaches within the Faculty of Art were invited to create the map. Each student made one container .                                        

The work can open up a discussion about growing nationalist tendencies and weakening of the unity in Europe today. It refers to the phenomenon of closing the borders, building walls and creating divisions.                            

Each of us had to give away our “own” piece of work to create a whole. One lonely container, as one isolated European country, could not achieve so much as in a collective.