Serpentine Gallery 17 Mar — 26 Apr 1992 Free

Featuring 11 artists from Britain, Germany and America, the exhibition presented work in a variety of media reflecting forms of architecture and urbanism.

The exhibition explored architectural space both as utopian concept and urban reality. Many of the artists had never been shown in a public gallery in Britain before, in spite of their well-established careers abroad.

The title of this exhibition was taken from the last line of Anecdote of the Jar by the American poet, Wallace Stevens. The poem was incorporated in Siah Armajani’s work Element #5, which was included in the exhibition. The title of the show was chosen to trigger a sense of places that most people will never know, but whose very name is loaded with associations.

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