Elisabeth Ida Mulyani investigates notions of neutrality and objectivity in a place that represents a given government or state in its host nation: the embassy. Intended to promote friendly relations between two nations, and to develop opportunities for economic, cultural, and knowledge exchange, the embassy is also simply a place of work for its inhabitants. Yet embassies maintain an air of mystique, as we wonder what goes on daily behind the scenes. Within the dozen embassies she has photographed, efforts are made in meeting rooms, waiting areas, and anonymous corridors to convey something about the nation while attempting to create a homey atmosphere.
72 pages, 20 x 27 cm, softcover, Art Paper Editions (Ghent).