Günyol & Mustafa Kunt
Scenes, photography, video, 2005.
The artists were visiting the borders of Kosovo (Kosovo-Albania,
Kosovo-Serbia, Kosovo-Macedonia, Kosovo-Montenegro) and took
pictures in the tradition of landscape-photography. Each photograph
shows the countryside on both sides of the border. The artists
question the mostly invisble nature of borders and their construction.
The photographs are complemented with a video that documents the
backgrounds of the journey. This additional material counteracts the
on the first glance romantic visual repertoire and the focus shifts
to the problematic political and cultural frontiers of the Kosovo.
Günyol & Mustafa Kunt (*1977/1978) live and work in
Frankfurt/Main. Both artists studied in Ankara
and at Städelschule Frankfurt/Main. In their works
they deal with the formation of transcultural identities and question
the nature of national symbols their meaning and constructedness.