Igor Grubić

Missing Architecture

2012

  • Igor Grubić, Missing Architecture, 2012, (1/3)

    Inkjet print on archival paper, Series of 3 motifs

    70 x 105 cm

  • Igor Grubić, Missing Architecture, 2012, (2/3)

    Inkjet print on archival paper, Series of 3 motifs

    70 x 105 cm

  • Igor Grubić, Missing Architecture, 2012, (3/3)

    Inkjet print on archival paper, Series of 3 motifs

    70 x 105 cm

'Missing Architecture' was realized in 2012 in collaboration with the Islamic community of Modica in Sicily as part of the festival 'I Vespri. Civic Forum in Five Acts'. From 827 until 1061 Sicily was under Arabic rule. The local dialect, the names of many villages and even family names bear marks from the Arabian language. Also the kitchen in Sicily shows many influences of the high Arabic food culture.

Starting point of the work was the fact, that despite its large Muslim community, quintessential places for worship like Mosques no longer exist. Igor Grubic recreates the conditions for a delicate architecture: foundations, walls, a minaret, and above all a dialogue with the muezzin, who thanks to 'Missing Architecture' chants 'Adhan' for the first time since centuries in public – for a new and expanded audience – 5 times from dawn to dusk during the time of the festival.

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