Postcards from Ameryka
Settlements called Amerika, Americká or Ameryka dot the map from the Netherlands to Poland and from Czech Republic to Finland. Their name and history speak of homesteading and yearning for a better future, of success and failed dreams, of hardship and the pursuit of happiness. After the late 18th century, political reforms made land ownership possible for serfs and leaseholders. Unclaimed land was only available in remote and barren areas. Settlers accepting the challenges compared themselves to the pioneers of the US American prairies. They called their villages Ameryka, thus arriving instantly at their dream destination. The cars, horses, houses, paths and empty spaces in 'Postcards from Ameryka' allude to the search of an acceptable place to call home, to freedom and opportunity.
Basil Al-Rawi • Nina Bumbalkova • Xi Chen • Angela YY Cheung • Alessandra Chilà • Vera Dohrenbusch • Neil Harman • Dominic Harris • Eliza Karakitsos • India Lawton • Sara Leigh Lewis • Alvin Lim • Milena Moebius • Andrea C Morley • Raoul Ries • Emma Robinson • Chris Storey • Marta Rovatti Studihrad • Gemma Webb •