Everything solid vanishes into thin air

Everything solid vanishes into thin air

Kibbutzim were intended to be a new form of the estates not being a city nor village. Based on community principles – practising different variations of communism and socialism – they were designed according to the needs of minor groups counting up to several hundred pioneers. Transition from social model to neoliberal order – which happened over recent 25 years – was crucible to some of them. Architecture built in commonality logic experiences a crisis in a time of promoting individualism and competitiveness. Anything being back then a physical evidence supporting project of community life crumbles nowadays. This is why the artist referred in the title to the quote from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels – a logic of vanishing applies also to the spaces that based their existence on the Manifesto postulates.

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