6 October, 2018
VENUESTHE BUS STATION
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson
Title: Your Country Doesn’t Exist
Medium: Public intervention / Installation
Courtesy: The artists
“Your Country Doesn’t Exist” is an ongoing campaign from Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, which started in 2003 in Istanbul. The beginning of that year was marked by the largest global anti war protests until today, held against the invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and its allies. Since then, the project has travelled the world spreading the sentence, “Your country doesn’t exist” in different languages, intervening in public spaces indoors and outdoors, and including different media and formats, such as: billboards, posters, TV and radio advertisements, post-stamps, newspaper ads, magazine covers, T-shirts, videos, musical performances, drinks cans, wall-drawings and neon graffiti, among others. “Your Country Doesn’t Exist” was launched for the first time with the artist´s exhibition “20 Minus Minutes” at Platform Garanti CAC Istanbul in 2003.