‘We Apologize for the Temporary Inconvenience’ a new limited edition photobook by Huseynov Ilkin is now available on our shelves.
“The title of the book is called ‘We Apologize for the Temporary Inconvenience,’ but in reality this inconvenience is permanent. Since the second oil boom of the 1990s, there has been a constant string of new construction projects, often without any forethought. It is common practice for companies to break ground on a project before they have acquired the necessary funds to complete the building. […]
In order to mask the unsightly building process, Baku City Hall has placed banners on the fences and barriers that run along the construction sites. With this book, I want give a sense of the imposed artificiality that is slowly displacing the actual cityscape.” – Ilkin Huseynov
Read more about Ilkin’s project in this commanding interview with Ajam Media Collective.