Events - Festival 2022

Maps of the Imagination

Saturday 3 March, 10:00 - Sunday 11 March, 17:00
Junor Gallery, 43 South Street
This event took place in 2018

Excerpt of exhibition by Yanko Tihov (not Tuesdays)

Yanko Tihov’s passport map of contemporary Europe was a bestseller in the Junor Gallery’s opening exhibition and is available again throughout StAnza, connecting with their Borderlines theme for 2018.

Maps of the Imagination displays Yanko Tihov’s limited edition, hand-finished prints, in which the artist has filled the borders of each nation with their respective passport covers. Yanko has hand-painted the texts, seals and coats of arms on the covers with 24 carat gold, capturing the individual details of each passport while also reflecting light.

The passport series serves as a reminder of the laws and jurisdictions which bind individuals. The pieces beautifully capture the borders of today’s world, while also “humanising” the globe. Often, while looking at a plain geographic map, we tend only to register landmasses and water bodies. We can easily miss the fact that each and every state, no matter how foreign and distant, has individuals just like us – with a home and perhaps a desire – or need – to travel across borders. Yanko’s inventive maps highlight these concrete identities and personalities.

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Junor Gallery, 43 South Street

Location: in St Andrews town centre at 43 South Street, directly across the street from the Byre Theatre’s South Street entrance.

The Junor Gallery is St Andrews’ newest art gallery, specialising in contemporary Scottish and...