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No Man’s Land

Di Paolo Edizioni – Limited edition of 1000 books.

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“No Man’s Land” is an artist’s book by Yona Friedman, printed in limited edition of 1000.
The volume gathers images from several projects conceived by him with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle including “La Montage De Venise” in Venice, “No Man’s City” in Alghero and “No Man’s Land”  in Loreto Aprutino along with texts and drawings. The 121 pages are a flow of photos of the structures and of their realization done with students from different Universities and Academies and moments captured from the flash-mobs improvised by Friedman himself teaching children, students and anyone curious about the basics of people’s architecture. Mobile structures representing the concepts of autonomy, sustainability, adaptability, self-organization, self-planning.
Yona Friedman’s work and thinking is processual, working in fact on the basis of a trajectory in continuous growth and evolution, comprising the experience and contribution of every single person taking part in the process. This empirical approach can lead to a personal and collective transformation subjected to an infinite number of unpredictable variables: people, context and cultural environment together with imagination are factors that characterize each project as unique and unrepeatable.
This book is the first publication of No Man’s Land Foundation. Yona Friedman is the philosophical reference of the Foundation, of which he is Honorary President.
No Man’s Land Foundation is a model for social and ethical change aiming to cancel the idea of property, a project repeatable in any place in the world. No Man’s Land is a gift that art offers to all. Following Friedman’s philosophy the ones participating to the projects enrich an open dialogue through artistic interactions and interventions sharing ideas, needs and thoughts.


No Man’s Library / La Biblioteca di Tutti

Di Paolo Edizioni

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This book shows the results of the exhibition, curated by Zerynthia and patrocinated by No Man’s Land Foundation, in which the spaces of the former Library of the old University of Sassari were filled with contemporary art. Each of the 54 artists called from the international scene (16 nations and 4 generations) was given a set of shelves to create a work around the concepts of archive and Library.
Artists: Mario Airò / Maria Thereza Alves / Marco Bagnoli / Massimo Bartolini / Gianfranco Baruchello / Elisabetta Benassi / Rossella Biscotti / Katinka Bock / Paolo Canevari / Jimmie Durham / Bruna Esposito / Jan Fabre / Matteo Fato / Marco Fedele di Catrano / Federico Fusj / Rainer Ganahl / Alberto Garutti / gerlach en koop / Laura Grisi / H.H. Lim / Fabrice Hyber / IRWIN / Franz Kapfer / Gülsün Karamustafa / Koo Jeong A / Donatella Landi / Felice Levini / Sergio Lombardo / Mark Manders / Kris Martin / Liliana Moro / Hidetoshi Nagasawa / Matteo Nasini / Olaf Nicolai / Maria Nordman / Luigi Ontani / Luca Maria Patella / Luana Perilli / Cesare Pietroiusti / Alfredo Pirri / Michelangelo Pistoletto / Annie Ratti / Gert Robijns / Remo Salvadori / Maurizio Savini / ManfreDu Schu / Roman Signer / Ettore Spalletti / Michele Spanghero / Donatella Spaziani / Leonid Tishkov / Luca Vitone / Erwin Wurm / Zafos Xagoraris. Photographers: Claudio Abate / Elisabetta Catalano / Gino Di Paolo / Attilio Maranzano / Massimo Piersanti.
Video excerpts by: Jean-Baptiste Decavèle / Bernhard Riff / Antonio Trimani / Tommaso Trini /Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani.
Special Guests: Yona Friedman and Maria Lai.
Manuscripts of poets: Anna Cascella Luciani / Alda Merini / Daniele Pieroni /Francesco Serrao / Valentino Zeichen.