Petrit Halilaj. Shkrepëtima

texts by Leonardo Bigazzi, Beatrice Merz, Nina Zimmer, Petrit Halilalj, Sala Ahmetaj
pages: 160
format: 23 x 27 cm
date of publication: May 2019
binding: hardback
language: Italian/English
isbn 9788877572769


This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Petrit Halilaj. Shkrepëtima curated by Leonardo Bigazzi and held at Fondazione Merz from 29th October 2018 to 17th February 2019.

“In recent years, Petrit Halilaj has succeeded in transforming his own biography and the recent history of his nation, Kosovo, into living matter for his works. Despite working with a public and collective dimension, his work often originates from a personal experience, and is usually the result of an intimate process shared with the people dearest to him. Using sculpture, video, performance and drawing, Halilaj has developed a deep reflection on the construction mechanisms of cultural identity, on the value of memory and on the role of art in the shaping of collective consciousness in contemporary society.

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