1. Zaq landsberg profile
Zaq Landsberg is a Brooklyn-based sculptor known for creating his own micronation, Zaqistan. His artwork and ideas often challenge our conventional understandings of state, territory and sovereignty.
2. Birth of Zaqistan
In 2005, Landsberg won a piece of land in Box Elder County, Utah, with the lowest bid of $610 on eBay. The land has no inhabitants or buildings, but Landsberg and volunteers have installed monuments and Border Patrol gates on it. He called the annual property tax payment to Utah a “contribution” to maintain peaceful diplomatic relations.
3. The Reclining Statue of Liberty
“Reclining Statue of Liberty” is an important work by Landsberg. The statue presents Liberty in a unique way, allowing us to see what Liberty looks like when she is resting and thinking. This design allows people to see another side of the Statue of Liberty, and also gives people a deeper understanding of freedom.
4. Art and micro country
Landsberg’s artistic practice is closely linked to his micronation Zaqistan. Both his sculptural work and the construction of Zaqistan reflect his quest for freedom, independence and innovation. Both his artwork and microstates challenge our conventional understandings of states, territories, and sovereignty.
Zaq Landsberg is a unique artist whose work and ideas challenge our conventional understanding of art and society. His micro-nation Zaqistan is not only a work of art, but also a social experiment that makes us rethink the meaning of nation, territory and sovereignty. His work “Reclining Statue of Liberty” showed the Statue of Liberty in a new way, giving people a deeper understanding of freedom.