A “Non-Existing Existence” in the Contact Zone
Emily Jacir’s "stazione" (2008–2009)
Abstract With discussing the contribution of the artist Emily Jacir for the 53rd Venice Biennale 2009 stazione (2008–2009), this chapter will discuss the impact of the cancelled intervention and the artist‘s alternative artistic outcome. Taking the brochure Jacir created in reaction to the cancellation of her intervention in the urban space of Venice, as an object representing the narrative of her project, this chapter will discuss both the brochure and Jacir’s planned artistic intervention with reference to the notion of Venice as an urban contact zone.
Keywords Cross-cultural Exchange, Cultural Transfer, Emily Jacir, Entangled Histories, Urban Contact Zone